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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-23-2015, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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Fencing concern-- advice?

My White GSD does perfectly well with our "dog-ear style" wooden fence, 4' in the front yard and 6' in the back. He has never tried to dig out, climb, jump over, etc. We are getting a second dog from a rescue in a week or so. Husky/GSD. Only 4 months old, but I'm nervous about the husky escape artist reputation. Does anyone have experience with this type of mix? Should I be overly concerned, or will the new little girl probably follow our big guy's lead as far as boundaries? I am wondering if I can trust this new dog outside like we do with our GSD. I certainly don't leave him out there unattended all day, but sometimes he'll be out for an hour or so by himself. Thanks for any help you can offer!
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I'd see trouble coming your way.

How about installing an "invisible fence" and I do mean the brand name?


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I had a husky who I adopted from the humane society. She was 4 when I first moved into my house. The backyard had a 4 ft. chicken wire fence which she easily sailed over. I replaced it with a 6 ft. chain link and she didn't attempt to get out but I did keep the gates locked. But when a wind storm blew one part down - she gingerly picked her way over the down parts and was off. She also was very good at escaping from the car or even when I would change her leads from the short one to a long line. Interesting a house down the street has only a 4ft. chain link and 2 huskies. One is older and the other much younger. But the older one always respected the fence and when they got the pup, she did also. So, with the 6 ft. fence you have in the backyard and with your other dog, I don't think you will have a problem.

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