Ok so we have two 6month old german sheperd,lab,doberman pups. One lives across the streeet with my boyfrend and his brother with me. Mine is Ruffin and his is Blu just to make the story easier to understnad. any who Blu has found that he can easily jump the front yard fence. He does it like a lot now and hge even does it right when we're infront of him. Its getting annoying because he always gets out and the neighbors are probably getting annoyed too. He jumps out when he wants to and then jumps back in. for instance today my boyfriend was walking across the street to my house and we left both dogs at his house. Blu left Rufifn over there and jumoped my boyfriends fence and so we kept him at my house and we kept him outside and then i guess he jumped my fence then went across the street and jumped back into his. Sometimes he runs to the park which is like 4 houses down and its impossibel to outsmart him...he is so clever. It can take 15-20 minutes tryig to get him in. He runs really fast to. we're afraid that he might get hit by a car, jump out during the night and the coyotes might get him, or the a neighbor may call the dog pound...i work there so its not like i wont see him but still. SDome people in our neighborhood dont like our dogs for some reason because they bark at people they dont know so we're just fearful. Is there any way to correct this? We tried tieing him up but once we untie him he runs to the fence and jumps./ my boyfriend even put him in his little kennel cage sorta thing. but the top is made of tarp that was tied onto the top and Blu just jumped out of that too. HELP! We're losing our patience and i dont want my boyfriend to get rid of Blu. please HELP HELP HEELP!!! -KELLY ps. thank you
what tyoe of fence do you have/ how tall i think you have have resort to running an electric fencer(like for livestock) arounf the fence. or you may have to fix a way to lift the hot wirre above the fence so that when he jumpsit it will shock him, figure out about where he clears the fence and go from there. it will not hurt him and it may take two or three hits, but he will stop, probably after the first time. my dogs have all been "bitten" by the fence and they give it wide berth too. I don't worry about teh neighbors MUTTS running my horses either. i told him when we fenced the land in as long as his dogs did not run my horses we would be fine, but that if they did get in the fence andmy mare did not kill them, if i caught them running my horse i would kill them. a few bits later from the fence none of his dogs even look that way.
Ruffin, I use an electric fence as well. I have a livestock wire running the top and the bottom of my fence. I don't even have to turn it on much anymore. Once the dog hits it a couple of times then they will not go anywhere near it.
its crazy, he doesnt clear the fence. he jumps, grabs on to the top of the worught iron gate (thats where he jumps, the gate) and then climbs to the top and right over. The gate is prolly only like 5 some feet...not the tall. how much do those things cost? i told my boyfriend about atuffl ike that and he just keeps saying no he needs to learn i dont want to buy anything like that blah blah but if he wont i will cause i dont want anything to happen to Blu. He did it again just tonight while me and my boyfriend were leaving to go running....sheesh this needs to stop. thanks for theh elp. -KELLY
You can get the fence and the wire for under 100 dollars. Tell your bf that 100 dollars to prevent it from happening or a huge vet bill or even death if he runs in front of a car (god forbid). better to be safe then sorry
I agree, making a hot wire for the top of the fence is a great and easy deterrent. Paying the money for it gives peace of mind and will cost you a hell of a lot less than the vet bills from him being hit by a car, getting into a dog fight, even shot by a freaked out neighbor. In the mean time, the dog has learned he can jump the fence and there's nothing you can do. IN fact, he's learned that it's awesome fun to jump the fence cause you guys chase him and he is having the time of his life, so by jumping hte fence he actually gets rewarded (to his mind). Start putting him on a leash when you go outside and never let him off the leash until you can fix the fence. This is not something a dog can be 'trained out of' as your BF suggested, once he knows he can get away with it he's going to keep doing it.
min is right. and tell the bf this, if he gets out and someone hits him, his is responsible for the car's damage too. if he bites someone he is responsible for those bills. the cost of the fence and wire is nothing compared to those bills. the smallest fencer you will probably be able to get is a one mile fencer. just hook it up and Blu WILL stop. it won't take much, but that is your best bet, hmmm fencer & wire vs car repair, vet bills and worry, big weight diff.
Ruffin is it only one spot that he jumps out of or is it different every time. Tie him outback with a leash that makes it almost to the fence and when he runs to get out it will snag him back. I do think you need some type of electric shock to deter him but for the time being that might work I use to do that with one of my Poodles that would just jump the fence everytime I let her out. I measured so she could just get close and and then slam it would pull her back. Now what I do is just hang a training lead off her collar and she will only go so far up to the fence.
thanks you guys i think im going to buy it for him or at least help him out...i really dont want lil blu to get hurt...or into trouble! Yea some people in oour neighborhood dont like him so yea. Itihnk an electric fence with work. Yea we tied him up before, one time we put the loop of his leash under a big wooden chair with a huge rock on it and we went out front to wash the cars and all of a sudden we hear the chair like scoot and Blu was free! It was crazy. that dog is a master at escaping! Needs to stop though, but its pretty amazing. He only jumpy at the gate its liek a wrought iron gate so he just jumps and grabs onto the top and climbs the rest way up. he hasnt tried jumping the plastered fence or the other plaster fence that leads to the main road. oh my goodness if he did that i'd have a heart attack!!!! thanks again!! -KELLY