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Fence hopper #7804955 04/13/20 06:36 PM
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My female Pointer has taken to hopping the back fence. I've raised it in places, ran a hot wire down one side. She finds new places to escape.

any ideas on how to keep her in?


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Man those collars really work, the ones like a training shock collars. I just bought a puppy from a guy, one of his males always got out, so he keeps that collar on him. That hard charging Brittany won't get within five yards of that fence now! A lot of dogs I've heard figure it out after a while and you don't have to keep the collar on them forever.


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I’ve had a hot wire around top and bottom of my dog yard for years. Stopped a Houdini GSP I had that was a climber, and a couple labs that liked going over the top. The wire around the bottom keeps them from digging out.

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Yeah, I currently have it around half of the yard, on the side she was climbing out. I guess I've got to string some more wire.


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Are you using a direct plug in unit or a solar power unit on the electric fence? I have a GSP doing the same thing on a 5ft chain link. She jumps to the top bar then over. She has always come back so far but don't want to find her in a ditch or lose her. So I was going to run a wire up top and one halfway up high enough my 1 year old cant grab it. If the dog is not grounded will the wire even be effective? Sorry not trying to hijack your thread.

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I have a plug in unit. Yes the dog needs to grounded to get the charge. If it’s a wood fence, and you have a hot wire at the top, I guess you could have a ground wire close to the hot. Contact has to made with hot and ground for a charge to happen. Chain link or metal fence is the ground.

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Mine is a plug in and the wire is on top.
The hot wire I have works where I have it, I just need to string some more.

If your dog is jumping to the top you might try an in ground fence system. I've used Petsafe systems in the past and they work great.
Bury that wire about four or five feet out from the fence and use the training collar on your GSP.
They learn the perimeter very quickly.



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electric fence--run the wire in a place she is sure to touch. A wire along the bottom six inches to foot from the fence will stop digging out. Electric fence is really the best solution dogs will generally stop testing the fence--anything else involves you constantly repairing and looking for weak spots. Keep in mind a lot of dogs can hear when the fence is on. After several contacts they won't walk near it.

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Had a electric wire on a six foot privacy fence and it was very handy. I could hear the dog yelp when it got over it.

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My wife had a terrier, that dog was an escape artists. After the second trip to bail him out of the pound, i went from a simple electric fence to a np mans version. I criss crossed the wires all along the fence, a 2 foot wide grid 6 inches about the ground, and another at 12" high. He did it again, I added another layer at 18". That solved it, until my lab got tied up in it and tore the entire grid up getting out. I restrung it, and both dogs finally quit getting out.


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This pointer has stopped hopping over, at least for now.
She hit that hot wire one time and that made a believer out of her.


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Originally Posted by reeltexan

This pointer has stopped hopping over, at least for now.
She hit that hot wire one time and that made a believer out of her.

Good deal!


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Originally Posted by reeltexan

This pointer has stopped hopping over, at least for now.
She hit that hot wire one time and that made a believer out of her.


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