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03-02-2014 02:19 AM
nktigger99 Yes we looked at doing that for the boxer....but since he did not use the top of the fence to climb over it wouldn't have worked. But this dog was 3 years old and had years of practice jumping fences. There was a reason he was a rescue.

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03-01-2014 11:18 PM
David Winners Coyote rollers.

You should use conduit as it is UV resistant. It is also paintable with paint meant for plastics or with the appropriate primer and flexible top coat.

Someone posted about them a while back. Cool idea.
03-01-2014 10:48 PM
scottkeen I just took Ruger to doggy day care, where he saw his old friends (from the previous owner), and the trainer who knows Ruger very well. They were so glad to see Ruger and he was ridiculously excited.

I asked the trainer what to do about fencing. She said I could do the 4' fence but to put PVC pipe on a cable run along the top of the fence, standing above the top of the fence rail. When Ruger tries to jump onto the top of the fence, he'll grab onto the PVC roller and roll right back off. Brilliant!!!

I found a site where someone had done this exact thing with their huskies.

Works with metal fencing too (I'm installing metal fencing):

The only issue I have with this is aesthetics. White PVC on my black metal fence won't look so good, so maybe I can use gray conduit instead.
03-01-2014 10:02 PM
Saphire I should say that since heavy snowfall created problems for is this year, we will be looking to build new fencea rhis summer and will look to go 8' if possible.
03-01-2014 09:33 PM
Originally Posted by scottkeen View Post
Great to hear that (not the snow part). Did you also put in an e-fence too, or just the 4' fence?
No e fence here.
03-01-2014 05:27 PM
nktigger99 Would actually tried putting it in e ground......if the fence is already there you have to go about 4" from the base.....then 1 foot from that a small yard that eats up a lot of you aren't suppose to male sharp turns so corners have to be curved....if the wire is to close at a corner it will short out that area and not make it work. Also you can make a dead just twist the two wires together and they short out that spot making a dead zone.

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03-01-2014 04:57 PM
Originally Posted by scottkeen View Post
OK, I see, so if the fence is 4' high, then you probably had a bracket (like a bridge) going up another 2-3' above the gate then across the gate then back down again to the fence.

Any reason you didn't just bury it in the ground around the perimeter of the fence?
Because we would have lost to much space out of a small yard....we have neighbors on all 3 sides. The fence was a fence that has been in for a few years before we moved in.

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03-01-2014 02:27 PM
Originally Posted by Saphire View Post
Does anyone know how many feet you would lose to e fencing?
I'd like to know this too. From what I've read, you can set the range to 1-10' from the wire. So I guess that means at the minimum setting you would lose 1' of space.

Since the jumpability of the physical fence probably doesn't make a difference whether the range of the e-fence was 1' or 6", I was planning to put the e-fence 6" from the OUTSIDE of the physical fence, so that I'd lose only 6" of space inside the fence and it would still do it's job if the dog got right up to the fence. The intention for me is to deter the dog from going near the physical fence.
03-01-2014 02:20 PM
Originally Posted by Saphire View Post
My dog also respects our 4' fence....until heavy snowfall turned ot into a 2" fence.
Great to hear that (not the snow part). Did you also put in an e-fence too, or just the 4' fence?
03-01-2014 02:20 PM
Saphire Does anyone know how many feet you would lose to e fencing?
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