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    Exclamation Fence Jumper!

    Hi everyone ! hope your all well ....i havnt been on for a while...settling in- just moved out couple months ago.

    Sam, [my 8 year old border collie] has taken to jumping the fence at my new house :/ previously he was always living on farms, hes now an inside/outside dog and has learnt to use a pet door.....toilet training in 2 days after always being outside dog was amazing.

    anyway, unless i leave him with a bone or someone babysitting him when i go out he will jump the fence. the only fence short enough to jump on one side leads to nighbours yard and they have relatively high fences too... so he was obviously pretty keen to get out... luckily he doesnt go far .

    the first time someone grabbed him out on st for me until i got home , the second time i woke up to find him gone [overnight].... opened the front door and he came running up the street and came in. so im glad he doesnt wander. .... third time i saw him running around neighbouring yard so just in time got him back.


    does anyone have any solutions? or a success story?....

    also i read years ago about a harness that they wear that prevents them from jumping?

    THANK YOU
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    http://www.dogforum.com.au/k9pro-dog...e-jumping.html

    You've got a few choices.
    1. build jump proof fences or a dog run with a lid on it.
    2. keep the dog inside when nobody is home. crate training may help here.

    Given that the dog is leaping out I'm not sure how useful an invisible (electric) fence would be.

    And maybe very long walks before you go out would help.

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    Confine him.

    Personally, I find that once they make it a habit to jump when noone is around, its pretty impossible to break it.

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    i wouldn't confine him.....

    there are other ways you know and reasons.

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    Given that the dog is leaping out I'm not sure how useful an invisible (electric) fence would be. best thing to do i had a pack of 3 jumpers one of them i trained to jump over things and and she never ran away the outer two in a big yard electric fence on no husal the best thing to do for a jumper is a electric) fence around the yard

    thank Hyacinth for the idere
    Last edited by ruby mc nugget; 07-09-2011 at 01:44 PM.

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    i forgot to mention! the first time he did it - before jumping the fence he'd run riot in one of the bedrooms - pink guitar knocked on its face, and the blinds are now trashed :/

    if i confine him he Barks! .... he didnt jump out for the first maybe couple months here. it was just a couple weeks ago he started once - when i just walked out of the front door.

    he hasnt done it in a about week. i will check out the link posted -
    & the fence is getting built up to 6 foot soon, but that was spose to happen few months ago when i moved in so God knows when that will get done....
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    Quote Originally Posted by spiderwick View Post
    i wouldn't confine him.....

    there are other ways you know and reasons.
    Im sure there are, how about instead of knocking my advice, try providing soem of your own.

    My advice is based on owning a jumper. It didnt matter how high they were, he was over them. It didnt matter what we tried he continued to jump and in the end had to be confined or chained when noone was home.

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    6 foot is not enough. 3 meters might be. A run with a lid on it may be the only way.

    If he's not getting enough joy from where he's at now - and he's finding it somewhere else - he will do that more and more.

    You could try crate training him. If my dog barks in the crate - I walk away from her - like hot and cold or whats time mr wolf... if she's quiet I keep approaching and give her treats or let her out. But if she barks - she stays in.

    A BC should be able to figure this out pretty quick. But if you yell at him or give him attention for barking - he will do that more too.

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