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Jane Lefler, Animal Behaviorist
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We have just moved house and my dog keeps jumping the fence.

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Hi there - we have just moved house and my dog keeps jumping the fence. I haven't managed to see her doing it so don't know where. Beyond reinforcing the fence, is there any advice you have to settle her and keep her in the backyard while I'm at work.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Training
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 1 year ago.

Hi JaCustomer,

My name is ***** ***** I’ve been involved professionally with dogs in the health and behavioral fields for over 18 years. It will be my pleasure to work with you today.

There are various ways of correcting this behavior. One is using some angle braces on the poles like those used for barbed wire on the top of many security fences. YOu then use chicken wire attached to the angle brace to create an additional layer to the fence. You angle it in so that the dog is not able to climb over the fence. See one here:

Here is another idea for modifying a fence to prevent jumping.

If a dog is a climber, you can run a wire cable brom one edge of a fence to the next and put a piece of pvc pipe on the wire. When the dog goes to climb over and tries to put their paws on the pvc pipe, it spins and the dog can not move over the fence. Read about this here:

An electic dog fence is a quick solution as well. You run an electic wire about 6 inches in from the other fence and this keeps the dog far enough away of the fence to be unable to jump the fence or climb. These can be purchased at feed stores, pet stores and some hardware stores such as tractor supply and lowes. They are similar to fences used for cattle but at a lower intensity.

You can also purchase and under ground wire fence and use a collar that shocks to keep the dog off the fence line or an instant pet fence system. Pet safe sells some very effective instant fence and underground fence systems. Used systems are frequently available on auction sites.

A final option that might work is a no jump harness. They make it hard for a dog to jump at all. See one here:

I hope this information is helpful to you. If you would like any additional information or have more questions please don’t hesitate to press the reply to expert or continue conversation button so I can address any issues you still have . If you do find this helpful, please take this opportunity to rate my answer.

Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 1 year ago.

I forgot the links for the instant fence systems.

Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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