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Trouble keeping in yard

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Zoey15, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. Zoey15

    Zoey15 Puppy

    Hello! I adopted my pitbull zoey from local animal shelter last Christmas and she’s been an amazing dog but having some issues keeping her in the yard. I put up chain link fence and she dug under it and after filling holes she started climbing it and jumping over. I moved to new house with about 1/2 acre yard and thought I would try invisible fence. It worked for about 3 months then she realized she can pace the perimeter until the alert beeping is worn down and stops and then jumps right over. I have used the flags and adjusted boundary control and it takes her a minute but she always figures out where the boundary is and paces until alert beeping stops or battery is worn down (we have gone through 3 in 3 months). At this point I am just unsure what else I can try. We live on a farm so she is not allowed to roam free with the cows so keeping her in the yard is essential. She is allowed in the house when I’m home and stays in her crate at night but I don’t want to keep her crated for 10 hours a day while I am at work. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
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  2. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    How tall is the fence? What did you fill the holes with?
     
  3. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs GR CH ACE Staff Member Administrator Premium Member

    Why not a tie out chain spot? Cable run? Several options here.
     
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  4. Zoey15

    Zoey15 Puppy

    5 feet I think and combination of dirt and/or concrete
     
  5. Zoey15

    Zoey15 Puppy

    Guess I was trying to avoid the chain but will probably be trying that option
     
  6. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Little Dog

    Chain spot gives them the most freedom to run around. You could try a chain link kennel with a roof on a concrete slab or decking?
     
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  7. Worg

    Worg Little Dog

    I've heard good things about coyote rollers for keeping dogs that jump and climb in their yard, as for digging under there are bars you can pound in the ground then tack to the fence. Stacking bricks along the bottom of the fence line can help, not that they are immovable by a dedicated dog.

    A cable run would certainly be much cheaper and still over quite a bit of freedom.
     
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  8. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Yeah I’d definitely say chainspot/tether. You can try to improve the fence but at least that way you have a backup.
     
  9. Zoey15

    Zoey15 Puppy

    We tried using cinder blocks around the bottom on the outside which stopped the digging but then she started climbing the fence and jumping. Coyote rollers are a good idea- I never thought about that! We went ahead and bought some chain so hopefully that helps. Thanks for ideas!
     
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