Keeping Your Dog from Jumping the Fence

Keeping Your Dog from Jumping the Fence

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You own a house and a dog. You have put up the fence to keep the dog inside your property. The problem is that your thinks of the fence as an opportunity to jump and get to the other side. If your dog does not jump, it tries to dig under the fence. Many dogs can even climb fences. As a dog owner, it is vital that the animal is kept inside the premises.

Like humans, a dog can employ tools if it wants to do something. Your dog continually searches for tools to overcome the fence. You must take away everything which the dog may want. Canines are known to use garbage cans as a stepping stone to jump over the fence. The same goes for a pile or any goods stacked together. Dogs also use low hanging tree branches to escape. To stop such a possibility, walk around your garden and look at every object there from your dog's point of view. Once you do that, it will be easy for you to remove all climbing aids.

Limit the dog's view

Your dog may love to escape as it gets an excellent view of something the animal finds interesting. Dogs try to escape more if they find other dogs or school children outside the fence. If it does not see the outside, chances of the animal trying to escape are much reduced. Restricting your dog's view of what is outside your property depends on the kind of existing fencing. Reed fencing is comparatively cheaper and comes in rolls. Attach to the existing fence to cut visibility. Many dog owners plant fast growing shrubs to block the outside view. It looks pretty but has one existing problem: dogs can clumb this shrubbery to escape.

The biggest problem is those dogs which dig tunnels. These canines are generally more persistent than the climbers. If you fill one hole, the animal will create another. It is thus an unending hard work to keep the dog from digging a tunnel. The solution is to make an L footer along the fence base. Take any roll of a heavy garden fence or even hardware cloth.ย  Unroll what you have got alongside the fence. Bend the fence so that one foot gets attached to the fence and remainder lie flat om ground at the fence base extending to the yard. The L-fence name describes the fencing's L-shape once it gets shaped. The L base is staked to the ground and covered with rocks, gravel, and dirt. Allow the grass to grow over this area. Do not mow the grass in this area. Adopt other means to cut it.

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