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    Unhappy Fencing Rant

    Ok at this point in time I am living on a semi-rural property. There is only horse fencing so no way dog proof.
    I have had to lock both dogs in a pool/tennis court area while we are not at home (its huge). But as they're both such amazing diggers I've had to buy an electric retainment fence to put around it to prevent them from digging out.

    Sometime over the weekend the fence wire has broken somewhere and the dogs realising theyre no longer getting zapped have totally destroyed the electronic box.. so its off to ebay again..

    Does anyone else have any issues with keeping their dogs in? And how the hell did you solve it?

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    Jesus! They sure got their revenge! lol

    My issues were will Bella being able to jump the fence, we are rural acreage. She is now in a run every time we go out until we have the time to put up a new higher fence. Star pickets and 1.42m high dog mesh. Its fairly cheap... well for 200m it was around 600 bucks so maybe not (and that won't do the entire yard either) but its worth it to keep them in.

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    Yes....mine are locked in the washhouse when I am not home.

    And Pippi at the moment is tied outside if I am not out there supervising. This doesnt happen often though as they are usually inside with us.

    We are getting a dog pen soon and will put flooring down so they cant go under

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    Personally i feel you have to set the dogs up to fail. The way i have trained my dogs was to get them on a long leash...for me a 15ft leash and hold onto (whilst sitting down pretending to ignore them) Open the gate of front door or whatever it is you use to contain your dog and let them wonder around on the leash, as soon as they go to go outside the boundries, give them a correction and say NO! You can also practice recall at the same time if you want. Eventually the assoiciate that leaving the boundries without permission is a bad thing and dont do it (well mine dont do it or try and escape anymore, but with recall side of things Tia is proving a PITA).

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    I was a mean mummy.

    When Batty was little (middle of summer) he started to make his way under a gate... I had the hose (with one of those jet trigger things on the end of it) and hit him on the backside with cold water. I only had to do it once.... He didn't go under the gate ever again.

    Now I'm living in a place with fences that are shorter than the jumps for agility & he won't go over the fences or under them. Even when the other dogs (housemates three) get out he just comes in and dobs on them....

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    gotta be cruel to be kind

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    I've tried the cold water.. It was not successful but I guess could be worth another shot. My dogs probably the main problem. I think I've got her trained as to where she can and cant go but then when I turn my back for a second she tries to dig under it. The fence could be tiny as shes not a jumper (yet) but if theres any type of dirt she'll dig under.
    Im going to get the hose today and let them into the whole area (as atm theyre confined to the pool area bit as its bricks but I feel bad) and will squirt any digging attempts. Also going to put her poo around the edge as she seems to have a phobia of it

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