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    Default How to keep dog in yard?

    We can't keep our dog in our yard he keeps escaping. We have modified the fences heaps of time but he keeps jumping over or under. If we can't work something out soon we will have to give him away which we don' want to do. He is currently tied up and its so cruel. Any ideas?

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    I've never used them, but what about one of those electronic devices. I think it attaches to the dogs collar and other units are used to mark out the perimeter of the fence and if the dog gets too close to the fence it emits a high pitched sound that is uncomfortable to the dog (but not able to be heard by the human ear). I have no idea where to get them, or how expensive they are, or if they even exist anymore.

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    We have erected an electric wire around the fence line. Works a treat battery has been dead for over a year and they still won't go near it. Nothing else worked for us.

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    What breed of dog do you have? We put up 8 ft high fences and used sleepers dug underneath to stop the digging. There is invisible fences which uses a collar on the dog like the pp said. Is the dog sterilized? This can sometimes help with wandering too. Also repellant around the fences might help to deter the dog from going near them. You can hire some of the electric devices, the electric fence is pretty good too, our dogs wouldn't go near the cows paddock fence after touching it once lol.
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    Can you take your dog out every day and give it a really good run, playing with a ball or something? Ours is so tired after that she can't be bothered to escape!

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    For digging out, we used curry powder. Buy a big cheapo pack and sprinkle it around fence line, they hate it up their nose!
    Then as much entertainment as you can leave for the dog.
    bottles of water with frozen water & dog biscuits in it ... toys to rip to pieces anything .... they eventually grow out of it - but it IS a hassle in the meantime!!

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    I have little dogs so climbing isn't an issue but digging is. One of my dogs is like a snake and can get out of the tiniest gaps under the fence. We did the same as lulu mentioned and dug trenches under the fences and put in wooden sleepers. Works really well.

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    Buy a dog run, and the wooden slats that go underneath. It is impossible to dig or chew out of, impossible to jump, impossible to be anywhere except in that run. They're fairly cheap on ebay, come in a range of sizes and weights, and last forever.

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    Definitely sort out a proper dog run.

    Theres two types - there's the fenced in type, or there's the one where you run a wire from one post to another, and you loop a light chain on the wire and the dog can travel up and down the length of the wire, as far out as the chain. You MUST make sure they have water at both ends and they cant get tangled on anything, and must be able to get cover from the weather.

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    Thanks girls he is on a run now, we have just purchased an invisible fence and will give that a try. Hopefully it will help.


 

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