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    Steve,

    I have a 5 yr old desexed female cross breed (we think ACD x beagle) that scales 2.1meter high fences.

    Containment system no longer keeps her in the back yard.

    What do you suggest???
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    I had a boxer/staffy x like that. he ended up on a chain if noone was out there with him

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    A containment system that includes a wired in roof.

    Or maybe a pool fence. You know the sort that kids can't climb - has no foot holds.

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    Maybe the dog doesn't need footholds?

    I always thought my dog used to "climb" our 2 metre high back fence. Even thought he used to use the compost pile in the corner to get over so nailed up some wood over the back.

    It was only one day when we were playing ball with him in the back yard and the ball went over the fence that we found out he didnt climb at all.

    I kid you not, he ran up to the back fence (2 metres) and just leapt right over the top of it without even touching it. My jaw hit the ground, he was only about knee height to. Then he grabbed the ball and jumped straight back over to us to continue the game LOL.

    Anyway, agree with hya, if he is a climber pool fencing will work well. Otherwise a run of some sort with a roof (this is what we would have got our boy but unfortunately at the time it was not possible, hence the chain)

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    Why not try what people do for foxes, but to keep her in not keep something out? The fence bent inwards if wire or use brackets and pieces of corrugated iron or perspex to overhang into the backyard so she can't get over the fence?

    Kind of like this:


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    ah... thanks ang I had thought of that.

    she does not need leg holds... up and over...
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    Perhaps a floppy top chicken wire extension. Or an extension on the top that comes back into your yard on an angle.

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    S: The ideas put forward are ok, but there are 2 concerns, 1 is why is the dog trying to escape and 2. if the suggested methods dont work, your dog may be at risk on the street.

    I might suggest you look at building a dog run to ensure there is no problem.

    Also why is the Cont. System not working?
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    Quote Originally Posted by k9force View Post
    S: The ideas put forward are ok, but there are 2 concerns, 1 is why is the dog trying to escape and 2. if the suggested methods dont work, your dog may be at risk on the street.

    I might suggest you look at building a dog run to ensure there is no problem.

    Also why is the Cont. System not working?
    Originally thought that she had become desensitised to Cont System. However we have discovered Cont. system not working as collar has been damaged. I can no longer get replacement collars for this system. Company stopped making them 18mths after I bought my system. I dont have another $500 - $900 to buy a new system.

    Why is she trying to escape? We have no idea... Plenty of stimulation, exhausting her doesnt work. She lives with another dog.
    She has always from day 1 tried to escape. Fence jumping started 2 years ago when she watched a neighbours dog jump over the fence into our backyard.
    Doesnt matter if there is someone home or not.
    The last time we believe she followed an intruder over the fence. A previously closed/locked gate was found open immediately after she cleared the fence.

    We are going to try a physical barrier at a 45 degree angle. But I would really like to get the containment system working. That has always kept her in.
    Last edited by Netty; 05-24-2011 at 10:32 AM. Reason: for further clarification
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    Check out Ebay and your local 'pocket trader' etc, you may find a second hand unit. That or try a local vet, some rent them out and you can start putting some money away to buy one.

    We had a jumper.... she also used to clear our 6 foot fence. We spoke to a farmer friend and borrowed an electric fence set up, that stopped her in her tracks. She tried twice and after that never went close enough to the fence to jump over again.

    We set it up about 40cm off the fence and 40cm off the ground, that suited her height and jumping action so she was earthed when she touched it so she got the zap.

    We had to do the same thing with the truck bay with Boof n Lilly, they kept chewing the wiring on the truck. We put eucalyptus around the perimeter of the truck bay and on the wiring, that didnt work. So we got an electric fence set up again.

    They have different settings, we use it on low which is plenty good enough.

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