How high should a fence be for dogs?


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Old 05-23-17, 04:56 AM
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How high should a fence be for dogs?

We are looking to put a fence in for a new puppy. We have an invisible fence, but my wife is suddenly concerned about the puppy running out into traffic; so she wants a real fence.

The dog is a Nova Scotia Duck Toller Retriever. They are physically similar to a border collie. How high should the fence be?

Most of the fence would be next to a 14' retaining wall. Hopefully she would be bright enough not to jump over that; so I am thinking putting a lower more decorative fence there, and a higher more functional fence on the street side.
 
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After looking at some pics at that type of dog jumping, I would put a 6' fence there.
 
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I wouldn't skimp on the "14' retaining wall" side. A lower fence there could be an invitation to jump with disastrous results. The type of fence is also important as some doges are able to climb a chain link fence.

I have mixed feelings about the invisible fences but have seen dogs trained with them and they are amazing. Using both might discourage the puppy from trying to jump. Where a fence was not practical for us we resorted to a long cable run and lease. It got them outside and they enjoyed it safely.

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It is our third dog of that breed. The first two had only invisible fences.
The first was very bright, understood exactly where it was immediately, and never challenged it. The second, who is 16 now, is not very smart. She never really knew where it was, even when the flags were still up, and a couple times went over it to be pet by the the little girls next door.
She never went in the street though.
I think the puppy is bright.
My wife is scared of the traffic at our new house; more of it, and they go faster.

The issue of the retaining wall is the view. A big fence there would lower the property value tremendously. Of course that is better than a tragic accident!
 
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The issue of the retaining wall is the view. A big fence there would lower the property value tremendously.
Think lower property taxes.
 
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Oh, if only it worked that way! I would put a junk car in my front lawn.
 
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a couple times went over it to be pet by the the little girls next door
Are you sure both the wire and collar are working correctly? or does the dog get so excited the shock doesn't phase it?
 
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It was 6 years ago at our old house. She was spry 10 year old.
Yes, they were working properly. She just didn't know where the fence was, and in her eagerness to get to the girls, she just went. I am sure she got a shock, but it was too late to stop her.

We stopped using it a few years ago. She doesn't do much of anything anymore, so why make her carry it around.

I am just talking about our puppy here.

BTW... I don't see a forum help section so i will ask here
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On the tool bar at the top of the reply box is a white 'square' all the way to the right - that is the quote box. The forums have been having issues with log in and the techs have been working on it. It's been awhile so I can only assume that the fix is complicated ??
 
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that is the quote box
I don't see the quote box anymore either. I thought that it was because I'm always trying to stop one or more of the 40 scripts on this site.
 
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I don't see the quote box anymore either.
You used it , so I guess it is there.
 
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You used it , so I guess it is there.
I didn't use it. I know how to type the code.
 
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Back on subject. Here's an ingenious way of thwarting dogs from cresting fencing. Maybe not yard of the month quality, but it would work.

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