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12-28-2012 06:41 PM
Yoschi's_Pet_Human I had a rott/pinscher mix growing up... he was a beast... he used to dig under the fence, so I poured. Concrete trough,, the he literally chewed through the 4x4 posts like a beaver, collapsing he whole fence... I tried a harness and cable, but he got sores ... I finally got an electric fence... problem solved... only took two weeks before I didn't need it anymore ... when he'd get out he would just post up in my front yard growling at my neighbors ... he never left the yard, but the neighborhood wasn't all that appreciative,, lol
The thing is, also, I didn't know much about dog training back then ...
12-28-2012 05:17 PM
MiraC I have the PetSafe it works great with my dogs.

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12-14-2012 11:39 AM
Kayos and Havoc You can make you own rollers with PVC I would think, and it would be much less expensive.

I like the terra cotta plant boxes filled with annuals every day. Attractive and functional.
12-14-2012 11:14 AM
msvette2u Yeah I looked once at the rollers and they are quite expensive.
12-14-2012 11:12 AM
Liesje I would try lattice or a hot wire. I think the rollers are going to be expensive.

I've had some dogs that need fencing and some that don't. Now that I foster it's a requirement (literally) that I have complete 6' fencing. I like it because I can let my dogs be outside for hours and they don't require direct supervision. Also before I had a fence (at my old place) I've had issues with other dogs charging into my yard or people tresspassing and teasing my dogs. The first fence I put up was 4' wire mesh agricultural fencing, so any GSD could be over, under, or through it in seconds but it worked very well, kept the other animals and annoying people out!
12-13-2012 10:45 PM
Belmont Thanks for the reponses. I'm leaning towards the lattice, but I'm checking out the roller.
12-13-2012 07:49 PM
Originally Posted by Olivers mama View Post
What are those?
Non-Lethal Coyote & Animal Deterrent that Looks Great on Any Fence. Easy Installation! | Coyote Roller

They can be mounted to the top of a flat wall.

My DH just suggested terra cotta planter boxes spaced appropriately along the top and screwed/bolted to the wall cap and that might be an even more attractive solution- unless you have a dog who likes to garden was my response- but thought I'd throw it out there
12-13-2012 07:37 PM
Olivers mama
Originally Posted by GrammaD View Post
I'd look into coyote rollers.
What are those?
12-13-2012 07:23 PM
GrammaD I'd look into coyote rollers. More attractive than lattice and durable too. IMO.
12-13-2012 07:01 PM
Olivers mama IMO, I just wouldn't take the chance. I don't care how "well-trained" they are.

Case in point - On the 4th of July, firecrackers a-popping, a local K9 went missing. After years on gun ranges, he just decided the fireworks were too much for him this 1 nite. Off he went - up & over a 7-ft fence. Highly-trained K9 had a goofy moment. Luckily, a neighbor nabbed him (knew his human partner) & kept him indoors until the noise stopped.

I guess this explains why we saw so many HBC when I worked for vets - everyone thought their dogs were so well-trained that they'd never escape. To each his own. Your dog - short fence. My dog - high fence!
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