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My 7 month old female GSD is a great dog! She is an awesome family dog, she does know basic commands! I am experiencing some problems though. Every time I am outside and I turn my back she climbs the fence! It's like I cannot keep her in the yard! I have been told when she gets out she goes to my neighbors yard, climbs the fence, and attack their dogs then leave! I honestly didnt know she was like this! She is so sweet and loving, I hardly ever hear her bark! How can I stop her from climbing the fence? Why would she attack another dog? How to correct this behavior?
 

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My 8 year old GSD has never had this problem, but her lab-mix son has. I gave her son to my grandparents as a present. He was going to be an outside dog. Sweet boy, lazy at times, hated walks but loved to cuddle. But then he started climbing over the fence and when we made the fence higher, he dug under the fence to get out. We finally just let him stay out since we were living in the country and he was fine, never hurt another dog or run off. I know you can't do that to your dog but I'd advise making the fence taller and/or training her to stay within the fence. Tell her it is bad to go outside without you and she should catch on quickly. I taught my 8 year old GSD to stay whenever I had to walk off somewhere without her. If all else fails, I'd install an electric fence for just awhile until she learns that if she passes that line, she will have consequences. Sorry if that seems a little harsh, its just, a little shock like that is better than her possibly running out into the road and getting ran over. Better safe than sorry. Hope she learns to stay put!
 

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Do not give her the opportunity to climb the fence and attack other dogs. If you are not out to supervise her, she needs to be inside or in a kennel with a top.

There are people how have run an electric fence top and bottom or put up a second containment fence. but until you have that figured out...supervise.

Now...is she attacking? It's odd that she would attack and then leave. Have the dogs been harmed? Or is she playing? Because GSD's make the most gawd awful sounds when they are playing. You need to see what she is doing yourself and not take another's word for it.
 

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Get an e-collar and anytime she touches the fence give her a significant shock. She will think it is the fence giving the shock and will stop touching it.
 

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Do not give her the opportunity to climb the fence and attack other dogs. If you are not out to supervise her, she needs to be inside or in a kennel with a top.

There are people how have run an electric fence top and bottom or put up a second containment fence. but until you have that figured out...supervise.

Now...is she attacking? It's odd that she would attack and then leave. Have the dogs been harmed? Or is she playing? Because GSD's make the most gawd awful sounds when they are playing. You need to see what she is doing yourself and not take another's word for it.
I have to agree with this... and yes I doubt she would "attack the dogs and then leave" and yes they do make the most awful sounds when they play, when Penny plays (she is nearly 8 months old) with her other GSD buddy it sounds like a huge dog fight and sounds really nasty and they are just playing, no teeth no heckles up ect. So for now keep her tied up, or supervised constantly, while you build either A. more height onto the fence, B. Build an outdoor kennel with a roof and also concrete on the edges or have the entire thing concrete to prevent her from digging out of it.
 
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