You all know I have a husky :) and well she is a jumper she can jump 7 feet high. She is very hyper that part I just love about her lol. Her crate where we were training her well she destroyed it. We are remodeling so she is outside :( for the most of the day. I thought of buyiing a fence those invinsible ones but Vet said that wouldnt help. Now we are going to put up more wall into our yard to make it higher but for now I am scared she is going to run away :( not that she would want too but my dog is a runner. My other options are taking her to the park (they have a place just for dogs) to run free as much as she can and get tired or take her to a sitter. I dont want to sound corny but I cant stand being away from her. I even postponed our vacation because we couldnt afford to get her the ticket. So we are waiting. The reason for me posting this is I might get a second opinion on the fence. Thanks once again!
Is your yard fenced in at all and how tall is the fence? 6 feet is a good standard for fence height. What seems to work best is to put an invisible fence just inside or along the base of the regular fence, so that when the dog approaches the fence as if to jump it, it gets corrected. If you get the invisible fence, make sure you get a professinoally installed one. It will cost considerably more but it's worth it. Or you could go the cheaper route and line both the bottom and the top of the fence with an electric cattle fence strip, thats what my aunt had to do when the dog they adopted refused to stay in the yard. The jolt might be bigger on that than on the electric fence though, I'm honestly not sure.
Invisible fences are BAD unless you want to keep your dog in one section of your already fenced in yard. IF you have a Chihuahua & you install an invisble fence, a Bullmastiff could get in & swallow your dog whole. But if you have a Bullmastiff, a Chihuahua could come in & the Bullmastiff would kill it. My suggestion is- Get a regular fence!
your vet is right it won't help. if you have a fence all ready up or are going to put one up then like Minniyar said it would be good to put it inside the fence to help her from jumping the fence. But to just have the invisable fence won't do the trick. dogs like that will learn real fast that it only hurts a second to go over the wire and they your home free. if there is something like a fence to block them from just running though it that might work. Our daycare provider has a border collie that they can keep in their yard she also likes to run. They had to make her a pen with a top on it to keep her in. It is a very big pen with support beams and poles in the middle of it. of couse you should only have to put her in it when your not watching her, but that would also give you a yard to put flowers and things in and not have to worry about her eating them and getting sick. just another suggestion. good luck
all the information i have read regarding the invsible fencing says it doesn't work well for strong willed dogs. always mentioned in that category were huskies. the best person to talk to would be the company that would come and install it. they give guarantees so if they didn't think it would work with your dog i am sure they wouldn't waste their time putting it in.
the thing I don't like about invisible fences is they don't keep OTHER dogs out, and your dog can be hurt. We had a neighbor who kept their lab in the yard by an invisible fence, and a loose dog came in the yard and attacked it.
I feel for ya!!! I have a climber and she climbs every fence no matter how high. I went to the feed and seed store and bought an electric fence made for livestock. I ran a wire along the top and the bottom just in case someone decided to go under. It works great!!!! My dogs will not go within a foot of the fence and I don't even have to turn it on anymore. Once they get "hit" once or twice then they learn and will never go near it again. Alot of people may think it is cruel but, you have to look at it this way. Which is crueler, being hit by a car, running away forever, or learning very quickly that your yard is the best and safest place for them? It is not expesive and works great.
I have a Dog Watch system similar to the Invisible Fence. It comes with a guarantee and also with assistance to train you dog if you are having trouble. It has a height line as well as depth. The measurement is usually equal if you you set the warning at 4feet then the fence height is 4ft ect.ect. I am not sure of the maximum but you could look into it. I put mine in in January and my dog is still on level 1. The correction is mild ( I did it to myself before it went to my dog. My fears were that she would get out and be hit by a car (once was more than enough in a lifetime). I have it around the entire1.3acres of my property. She loves it and has even gone out accidently without her collar on occassion and never tried to get out. I am not sure the age of you dog, but they usually assess your dog before installing it. I have a Wheaten Terrier and she is very active so this has been a great gift for us. She is safe and I can relax. It is true however it won't keep other dogs out, but She isn't out unless I am home. Good Luck it is a difficult choice.