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turpin123 02-12-2012 04:51 PM

dog getting out under fence! need ideas please
so the back yard is fenced but it is on a slope and the bottm of the fence does not meet flush with the ground and my dog being the curious meathead he is loves to sneak under and get us all in trouble...i dont want to just screw some plywood along the bottom thinking the neighbours wouldnt be thrilled...thinking lattice ? help please

joecaption 02-12-2012 05:01 PM

May as well but up cardboard.
Lower the fence and use crushed stone againt it or
go buy some Invisable fence or have it installed for you.

titanoman 02-12-2012 07:35 PM

Lattice will just fall apart.
Do like Joe says or tell meathead not to do that anymore.

Hardway 02-12-2012 07:41 PM

Donít know how much space there is between the bottom of the fence or what type of fence you have. So send a pix, I will be able to then tell you what to do. I have dogs for 45 years, never an escape!

BigJim 02-12-2012 09:23 PM

Electric fence wire 6 inches above the ground 6 inches away from the wood fence. The dog touches it a few times and you can turn it off.

NceptioN 02-12-2012 09:48 PM


Originally Posted by jiju1943
Electric fence wire 6 inches above the ground 6 inches away from the wood fence. The dog touches it a few times and you can turn it off.

Best way.

cibula11 02-12-2012 11:03 PM

I've got a place where my dog can get out from under the deck on our stairs. I had a piece of welded wire fence that I trimmed to fit. As long as it stays in place, my dog never leaves. Every once in a while it comes loose, but it was free and it works.

Ironlight 02-12-2012 11:56 PM

I would try just stapling some chickenwire along the bottom and see what happens. Dogs really don't like wire and after poking his nose in it and having it feel weird against his paws he'll probably back off. It's the cheapest easiest solution for the short term.

If that does not work, and electrified wire will definitely "learn him good" and pretty well eliminate the problem permanently by changing his behavior.

jklingel 02-13-2012 05:06 PM

If you don't like the elect fence idea, bury a horizontal strip of wire mesh about 18-24" wide along the fence there, then run it up to fill the gap. Tie wire the old and new fences together. The dog will not be able to dig out, which he/she may try to do since it is used to going out there.

ratherbefishing 02-13-2012 05:06 PM

Electric wire along the bottom and one along the top. Two stings and you'll be able to disconnect it. My fence charger has trained half a dozen dogs at half a dozen houses.

jklingel 02-13-2012 07:46 PM

I don't know what kind of charge those elect fences have, but if it is anything like those mini-tennis rackets that you use to kill bugs, it will work super well. I touched one of those muthas once, just to see what the bugs were dealing with, but I won't touch one again. I was amazed.... notice how I refused to say "shocked"?

Jay 78 02-13-2012 08:43 PM

Stack a layer or two of pavers along the fence line. Integrate them into some sort of landscaping.

woodworkingkid 02-13-2012 09:34 PM

i would just take some chicken wire and staple it along to bottem of the fence.or what you could do is get some cedar boards and screw them up over the opening.

Nailbags 02-13-2012 09:36 PM

Place tack board along the fence the dog won't cross it nor dig it up.

CplDevilDog 02-13-2012 11:49 PM

Get a bigger dog? :wink:

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