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Dogs keep escaping from yard!!

I have a chocolate lab and a mini schnauzer. Wierd combo but they are the best of friends lol. I am in Kentucky and the ice storm has left us with a damaged fence. The problem is, it's not our fence, it's the people that live behind us. They are renters and to put it mildly the house is nasty and I have no expectation of things being fixed any time soon. We plan on putting up our own privacy fence in the spring/summer when we have the money saved up. We have put up a wire fence to try to patch the broken slats of the fence but they still keep getting out. Anyone tried an invisible fence type of thing? Are they expensive? There seem to be so many different kinds. I'm going to pet smart later today to see what they recommend but though i'd ask you wonderful moms what has worked for any of you! Thanks!

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MissAlisabeth

Asked by MissAlisabeth at 10:39 AM on Feb. 14, 2009 in Pets

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  • How about a zip line? Can you attach it to anywhere? We have one from our garage to a tree and our dog is able to freely roam the backyard.

    Christine0813

    Answer by Christine0813 at 10:48 AM on Feb. 14, 2009

  • invisible fences work well for some, but it really depends on the dog, and if they will respond to the jolts that they get. and the fence thing is more than likely the landlord's responsibility- do you happen to have their number to call them? i would try and find it out, although you probably aren't going to have much luck. i think the zipline idea sounds good, it's cheaper, too.
    MaMaLaLa369

    Answer by MaMaLaLa369 at 12:16 PM on Feb. 14, 2009

  • Aw man I feel ya we did the invisible fence and our dogs ran right through all the time. We put a chain link fence finally around our manufactured home,and now the dogs just beat on the shirting till the fing their way out,so now we have to put up something different,arggggg DOGS!
    MarGeee

    Answer by MarGeee at 6:51 PM on Feb. 14, 2009

  • We had an invisible fence for awhile in our other house. It worked well with our first dog. He did get out once, yelped as he went, and then when he was done having fun in the neighborhood he stood on other side and waited until someone helped him get back in. It worked until the gophers ate through the line. We put it in ourselves, wasn't too hard hubby made a little tool he put on back of riding lawn mower to make 2" line in dirt and laid the wire. You can turn up the voltage if dogs go through. He pretty much stayed in yard after it quit working just out of habit. zipline might be a good solution for now anyway.
    Minnesotamom

    Answer by Minnesotamom at 11:56 PM on Feb. 14, 2009

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