Posted on: 18 July 2017
If you have a dog that you want to contain in your yard and you have decided to get a fence, you may find that, along with having the fence put up, there are other things you want to do to ensure the dog stays put in the yard. Here are some ways of making sure your dog stays in the yard:
Have a tall enough fence put up
If your dog can easily clear a 6-foot fence, then you will of course want to go higher. Take your dog to different family members or friends houses with fences of different heights and try to get your dog to jump them. Otherwise, use your best judgement regarding the jumps you have witnessed your dog doing at various times.
Make sure the dog can't dig under the fence
Along with making sure the dog doesn't jump the fence, you also want to be sure it can't dig under it. You may be able to get a fence a little taller than you need and have it installed so some of it is put down into the ground. You may also want to have concrete poured along the bottom of the fence. You can also line big rocks up along the entire border of the inside of the fence that are too heavy for your dog to move out of the way. If your dog is stubborn and determined to find a way of digging under the fence then there are training techniques that can be used. You can get help from a professional dog trainer to use this approach.
Don't leave anything near the fence
If you leave something near the fence that your dog can jump or climb on, then they may be able to get on top of that object and then make the leap right over the fence. Some examples of things you don't want to leave close to your fence include cars, large children's toys, large toolboxes, or anything else that would help your dog get over the fence.
Don't let the dog get through a damaged fence
Make sure you are checking the entire perimeter of your yard to make sure the fence isn't damaged anywhere. You want to do this after every storm and on a regular basis, such as once every two weeks. If you notice any signs of damage then you should have it fixed right away so your dog doesn't make it worse and use it as a way to escape the yard.Share