What should I do if my dog is jumping the fence?

As a pet owner, there is nothing worse than your dog jumping the fence to get out of the safety of your yard so they can run around and explore the rest of the world.

The first time that my dog jumped the fence in my back yard, I had no idea that it had even happened until my neighbor called me and said that my dog had wandered onto his front porch. I had initially thought that maybe my boyfriend had left the gate to the backyard open or that he may have ran out the gate while my boyfriend wasn’t looking. Either way, I had no idea that my dog jumped the fence. That is why I didn’t hesitate to let Duke back into the backyard unsupervised the very next day while I went to take a shower.

As I was drying my hair to get ready for the day, my neighbor called me again to let me know that Duke had shown back up at his house again. It was then that I realized that he had to be jumping the fence. So later that evening I let Duke back into the backyard with hopes that I would catch him escaping so I can see just how he was doing. After hours of waiting and watching, I finally saw him jump onto the chair of the patio set, on to the table and then over the fence he went.

I moved the patio set a few yards away from the fence so that Duke could no longer escape from the safety of the backyard. He hasn’t been able to get out since!

So, if you are having problems with your dog jumping the fence, you will need to go take a look around your yard and make sure that there is nothing that they can be using to climb or jump on to give them a boost over the fence.

If you think it is something that they can use, move it about three yards away from the fence. This will help to limit the possibility of them being able to jump over it again. It would also help if you have a tall fence. Depending on the size of your dog, you may need a bigger fence than most. The size of your fence should also be based on the kind of dog you have. If you have a dog breed that is known for jumping, then you will need to make sure you have the proper size fence for them as well.

Also, chain link fences make it super easy for dogs to climb over. If your dog is jumping the fence and you don’t have anything around the fence that they could possibly be using to help them over it, then you will need to look into getting a new dog fence. One that will be large enough to keep your dog in their designated area.

If you are unsure of what kind of dog fence you will need to look for, you can take a look at http://www.doggybakery.org/want-best-dog-fence-money-can-buy/. There are also a ton of other sights that you may want to consider looking at if you are interested in a new dog fence.

If you are not sure about getting a new dog fence and you are just looking for other alternatives to keeping your dog from jumping your fence, you can get online at take a closer look at http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/dogs/tips/escaping.html so you can learn more!