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Fencing options?

My fiance & I will be moving into our house once my current lease is up at the end of May. We were thinking about either getting a GSD puppy or a rescue once we're settled, The house is on a plot a little less than an acre, and I was thinking of putting up some sort of fence in the backyard. What type of fence is best for a GSD? I'd like for it to look good but not cost a fortune either. What has worked for you all? Thanks in advance!
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If you're planning to fence about an acre, cost is going to be a factor.

Are you planning to leave the dog out in the yard unattended, or will the dog live in the house and mostly go out to play with humans or for short periods to potty? If the dog is going to live in the yard, the fence needs to be a lot more secure.


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I would think a 6 foot wood fence would do..thats what I'm looking for in a house for my dogs

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I would think a 6 foot wood fence would do..thats what I'm looking for in a house for my dogs
When I priced a six-foot wood fence for my 1-acre lot, I got price quotes of $15,000-$20,000. That's why I said price is a factor with the bigger lots.


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If you're planning to fence about an acre, cost is going to be a factor.

Are you planning to leave the dog out in the yard unattended, or will the dog live in the house and mostly go out to play with humans or for short periods to potty? If the dog is going to live in the yard, the fence needs to be a lot more secure.
We won't be fencing in the entire acre, just an area in the back. We're planning on letting it stay inside with us for the most part.
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you don't need a fence since your dog is going
to be an inside dog.
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Ouch!! That is why I'm looking for something already fenced Maybe try a smaller area to fence just for the dog? I don't know much about invisible fences but I know it didn't work on my dog...she went through and kept right on going

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you don't need a fence since your dog is going
to be an inside dog.

Sometimes the things you come up with just make me smile when I'm having a bad day

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We won't be fencing in the entire acre, just an area in the back. We're planning on letting it stay inside with us for the most part.

Don't they have those fences used to keep coyotes out? I forget what they are called but I'm guessing they would keep a dog in

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Tessa is an inside dog, but having a fenced yard allows her the freedom of off leash running, fetching,exploring and just having fun...plus I can sit with a good book and we can veg out together..(except for the squirrel carcass she shared with me this week)
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