German Shepherd Dog Forums - Reply to Topic

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50% is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Thread: An adequate size fence for our front yard? Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces):
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
12-07-2013 09:24 AM
llombardo I went with a 6 ft vinyl, no one has attempted to come in or out. Well except for a squirrel that comes under and runs for dear life when the dogs come out.
12-07-2013 09:21 AM
Sp00ks Not to sound like a jerk but ours knew not to leave the fence. We could leave the gate open and she wouldn't pass the threshold of the fence. In fact, there is a part of the fence that was old privacy that is all but rotten away that I need to fix before the pup comes.

However, I would never leave her in the yard when we were not home. If she stayed outside for any amount of time without us, we would check on her every 20-30 minutes. Most times she was sunning on the deck or chasing lizards.

If I were to leave her outside when we aren't home, I would put up a kennel with a roof of some sort. Her job is to protect the house when we aren't home so that would sort of be counter productive.

Yes, I have had escape artist Shepherds in the past. Climbing a 6' cattle fence. I had to put the fence about 1' in the ground and fenced about a foot at the top horizontally so she couldn't climb out. That was more of a large pen than a fenced yard though. She was destructo with separation anxiety. I could not leave her in the house. She ate through a door once.
12-07-2013 07:41 AM
doggiedad you put extentions on the fence that lean inward.

Originally Posted by JanaeUlva View Post
Yep that's what I do. I learned that a dog can easily climb a 6ft fence so why spend the money for 6ft and have to run a hit wire too.

Sent from Free App
12-07-2013 05:37 AM
JanaeUlva If you get the hot wire up before they learn to jump the fence they most likely try to climb first, touch the wire and they are usually no longer interested in getting over the fence. If they already know to jump out then the hot wire might not work. And then you might have a bold dog that will attempt to jump the wire because they can't climb out. But I myself have not had that happen and will cross that bridge if I ever come to it.

Sent from Free App
12-07-2013 05:30 AM
Originally Posted by Lilie View Post
I have a 4' chain link fence and run a hot wire on top, just in case one of the dogs decides to try it's luck.
Yep that's what I do. I learned that a dog can easily climb a 6ft fence so why spend the money for 6ft and have to run a hit wire too.

Sent from Free App
12-07-2013 02:52 AM
boomer11 i wouldnt trust a 4ft fence either. unless you own a 120 pound fat shepherd, it could easily clear a normal fence. i'd look into an electronic fence or at least an 8 ft fence. my theory is anything that you can jump over, a shepherd can definitely jump over.
12-07-2013 12:00 AM
doggiedad pet fencing, is that special fencing?? research in your area where
you can buy fencing. i wouldn't trust a 4' fence.

Originally Posted by View Post
Hey yall. We live on the bayou front in Louisiana. It's much easier for us to put a fence in our front yard for Ally. Not completely fence it in, but fence off about half the yard for her. Does anyone have any ideas or know where we can get a decent price on

>>>>> pet fencing? <<<<<

We'd really appreciate it! Thanks alot!
Sent from Free App
12-06-2013 11:54 PM
Mikey von My past two GSDs would easily clear a 6' fence. Kaya, the more athletic one, would get over 8 footers in her younger years. We now live in the sticks just outside of town, we are in the process of installing a radio fence for Kimber.
12-06-2013 08:00 PM
TAR HEEL MOM Hot wire? Explain please I never leave my guys in the fenced dog yard when I leave the house (even for a few minutes) because I live in fear that Tar will finally figure out how easily he could jump my 4' fence I have wisteria planted all along the new sections and when it grows in good it adds a leafy bushy foot or two to the fence, but that may take a while.
12-06-2013 05:59 PM
Originally Posted by Harry and Lola View Post
Is this the place where you have lots of alligators and creepy things?
Those are in the back yard
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:49 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2