Keeping a Puppy in the Yard

My 6 month old Lab puppy jumps over a 4 feet concrete planter barrier to visit my neighbor's back yard. How do I stop this? I need some advise.



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February 5, 20170 found this helpful

Its going to take training....Either you have to be with him 24/7 to stop him each time, or possibly a shock collar. The bigger he gets, the higher he can jump. I have a 10 foot fence around my chicken yard, and our adult lab can get over it.

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February 6, 20171 found this helpful

Here are some great tips I found from the reddit dog training site:

For now, use a long leash or rope connected to a harness to prevent him from running off.
Ditch the food bowl and feed him every piece of kibble by hand. Take the food outside with you when he goes out. Every few seconds, call him back and give him a piece of food. He'll learn to stick close to you and check in with you automatically.


If you trick him by promising food and then not delivering, he will only be fooled a couple of times and then will trust you and obey you even less. Do the opposite--don't promise him anything, just make food appear by surprise.
After you get good at keeping his attention, so he never runs off and never hits the end of the rope, you can think about taking him outside off-leash again. But as long as he's reaching the end of the rope and being physically restrained, you need to keep using it to keep him safe on your property.

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February 9, 20170 found this helpful

at this point the main thing would be to exercise him to the point of exhaustion. Labs are a very athletic breed, and if you don't measuredly address that, he WILL seek other ways to amuse himself, especially at that age.

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