• Sol is a climber, not a digger. I have 500 feet of 4foot cedar fence, and he jumped over it the first week by putting his paws on the cross beam and pulling– I then installed a 'hot wire' run by a small generator across the cross-beam, and he touched it once and never again. He now loves the yard so much that when he's gotten out a gate left ajar once or twice, he just goes back in-- but I think he might still jump and chase when the neighbor's cat is around, so i keep the fence 'hot'.

    Kris


  • @kristink:

    Sol is a climber, not a digger. I have 500 feet of 4foot cedar fence, and he jumped over it the first week by putting his paws on the cross beam and pulling– I then installed a 'hot wire' run by a small generator across the cross-beam, and he touched it once and never again. He now loves the yard so much that when he's gotten out a gate left ajar once or twice, he just goes back in-- but I think he might still jump and chase when the neighbor's cat is around, so i keep the fence 'hot'.

    Kris

    Where do you get the hot wire from??


  • @DiegosMom:

    Where do you get the hot wire from??

    You can get them at any farm and tack store. We used them for our horses as they would jump a barbedwire fence, but not an electric fence.


  • I have also heard that if you put PVC pipe, with a wire in the center of it, along the top of a fence, andyou have a climbing basenji, the b will touch the PVC pipe, it will roll and the b will not be able to go any further.
    I like this, as it doesn't cause any pain.
    But then, I have not had a climbing b…so keeping them comtained is the main thing!


  • EL D had never given me any trouble (and I have dogs on all sides) with just a regular chain link fence (4 ft I think and he can easily jump nearly 5 ft from a sitting position but never went over the fence) nor with digging … UNTIL ... one neighbor bought a stupid pretend poodle who comes out and eggs EL D unmercifully. Then he started jumping so I put some boards up because I didn't want him to clear the fence nor hurt himself. So then he started digging to get under and it didn't matter what I put down there -- big rocks, little rocks, sticks. I was just about to sink some concrete blocks when I instead bought a 6 foot panel of privacy fence and had a talking with the neighbor. It hasn't stopped the stupid dog but EL D doesn't dig as much because he can't see through the fence. But he wasn't really a digger to begin with so I don't know if that helps you or not.


  • My 2 b's have dogs on either side..it funny, cause when Maggy the black girl lab barks, they both run out and run the fence.
    When Rosko barks, the male lab on the other side, they pay no attention.
    Poor Rosko, he so wants to run the fence with them!
    laugh


  • Well I am building a privacy fence.. So any suggestions with anything about a privacy fence would be helpful! Someone said something about concrete pavers under the fence or something?? what are concrete pavers?? Sorry I'm clueless about this!


  • Concrete pavers are like outdoor tiles made of concrete. I'm sure you've seen them in the outdoor area of Lowes or HD. They come in varying shapes and sizes. We have them under our gates so that the gates can be closer to the ground without dragging on the dirt when we pull them closed. Our privacy fence is a shadowbox style which is no real problem because neither of our neighbors have dogs. However, one of our neighbors has an "indoor" cat that they put on a tether in their fenced in back yard on nice days when one or both of them are at home. The cat can reach our fence. Cory and Jayden, who were around cats when they were little puppies, are thrilled when "Ralphie" is outside. Cory especially likes to reach through the slats to try and "pet" Ralphie. Ralphie likes to harass them a bit by hissing but he comes right up to the fence to commune with them.

    Pat


  • The PVC with wire through it sounds like a DIY version of the Coyote Roller.

    http://www.coyoteroller.com/coyote_roller


  • We have actually been really lucky in this regard. Our backyard is enclosed by a picket fence reinforced with chicken wire around the bottom. It was here when we moved in last year. Cyrus has never tried to dig or climb out of the fence at all. We are actually hoping to replace our fencing with vinyl this year, so it will be even more secure. Cyrus does not have access to the outdoors when we are not home, however. He is too clever for his own good, and we worry about what he would do if left to his own devices!

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