I have two dogs one lab and one german sheperd. The lab has turned into an escape artist over the past year. We have a wooden fence and she keeps literally chewing through the fence. I had put chicken wire on the fence and that helped a little but I would still catch her trying to chew on it and pawing at it. Had to take it down. Switching out the fence isn't an option since we live in military housing. She hates staying inside all the time. And she is played with every day. I don't want to get rid of my dog but every time she gets out and is picked up by animal control its a $100 fine. And they can forbid us from ever having dogs in base housing again. I am worried that since she has gotten a taste of running "free" she is going to keep doing this. Thoughts????Answer Question
Do you have a place you can put up a dog run? I had a problem with one of my dogs a few years ago. Putting her on a dog run helped, but then she started bolting out when ever the door opened, which with kids was all the time. I ended up finding her a home on a dead end street in the boonies and she's now as happy as can be. We see her about once a month and know she's doing good. I would try the run first and see if that will solve the problem.
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Don't know why you can't hot wire the fence. It requires a roll of wire and an adapter. you can put it on the inside of the wooden fence. I did this for a friend who has 3 labs. They were going over the fence. When we put it up it only took 2 times for them to go near the fence. Then she turned it off cause they were not going to go near the fence. Since then, her dogs stay inside the boundariesand has left the fence alone. The feed store has everything you need and it is easy to install. It is a temporary solution for a serious problem. My friend has had no problems since this has been done. Ck it out. It's a great way to teach them to leave the fence alone. It won't hurt them but will get thier attention! Good luck and God Bless.
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