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Keeping Dogs from Jumping Fence

My dog can jump over my 4ft. chain link fence. What can I do to keep her contained?

By Yarbokr from Nashville, TN

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April 8, 20090 found this helpful
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Raise the fence 2 feet. It isn't that hard or expensive to do. The dog also shouldn't be left outside alone so long they're interested in running away. It's a poor life to be that lonely.

If you exercised the dog for 1-2 hours a day by jogging and walking fast with them; they'd happily be too tired to want to jump and run away. The dog would also get enough mental stimulation from all the sights, sounds and smells of a walk they'd be even less interested in running.

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August 26, 20170 found this helpful

Excercise doesn't make the least but if difference for an adventurous dog. We walk a mile to the dog park, play for 2 hours, walk a mile back home, and dog will still have the urge to jump. Dogs who jump are necessarily lonely, they are just dogs following their instincts.

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April 13, 20090 found this helpful
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I watch a show called the Dog Whisper and one family had the same problem and he used a plastic mat by the fence that gave off a small charge when he stepped on it, just enough to startle them. The mat was about 20-30 feet long and maybe a foot wide. He did say that someone other than you lay the mat down, so there is none of your scent on it.
Good Luck

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April 21, 20090 found this helpful
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Make a small extension of the fence that slants toward the yard and that will keep the dog from climbing or jumping over.

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April 8, 20090 found this helpful

Extend the fence.

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April 14, 20090 found this helpful

My dog can be put in the back yard for a few minutes and she goes directly to the area of the fence that she can climb over. I have since fixed the fence, but it does not stop her from trying. No matter how much excercise she gets, she still wants to be out on her own.

Karyn

RE: Keeping Dogs from Jumping Fence


Raise the fence 2 feet. It isn't that hard or expensive to do. The dog also shouldn't be left outside alone so long they're interested in running away. It's a porr life to be that lonely.

If you exercised the dog for 1-2 hours a day by jogging and walking fast with them; they'd happily be too tired to want to jump and run away. The dog would also get enough mental stimulation from all the sights, sounds and smells of a walk they'd be even less interested in running.

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April 21, 20090 found this helpful

Try tying lots of colored balloons with SHORT string to the fence. It might work. Fill them pretty full so t hey will pop when the dog gets in contact with them. Hope this helps. So many dogs are escape artists.

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May 5, 20090 found this helpful

I would probably consider investing in a humane e-collar to curb the jumping from leerburg.com. That if none of these other things worked. Also at leerburg.com I would look at the webpage and put dog jumps fence into the searchbar.

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