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PostSubject: These damn fences   Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:06 am

Hi guys,

My first post and it's about fence jumping or more accurately, how to stop it.

How about some background first. Obviously I have a husky. He's just turned 1 and for a husky he's pretty good(usually). I take him for walks everyday. During the week he has his backpack on with light weights in it, because a normal walk is just not enough. On weekends he gets a lot more activity ranging from long walks, meeting other dogs or people to his favourite, going to the pet shop. During the day when my girlfriend and myself are at work he is in his crate. When we're home we take him outside and play either by himself or with our other dog, a shiba. I should mention he is NEVER ALONE outside. Everything is going well so far, 90% of the problems we have had have been solved with more walking. Now I have one I'm not sure how to fix.

FENCE JUMPING. He hasn't done it yet but he's showing interest in what's on the other side and has started standing up to see what there and doing little hops. Nothing big but I can this as a problem and I want to solve it before he works out he can jump the fence. The obvious solution is get a higher fence but, although we don't have a large property it is long and we have 6 neighbours that we would have to deal with to replace the fence.

Does anyone have any suggestions. I was thinking of trying a supersonic collar with remote so when ever he tries to interact with the fence I can let him know its wrong. Even though I'm not fond of it I was also considering an invisible fence along the perimeter or attaching him to a run that goes from one end of the yard to the other.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Here's a photo of the terror.
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PostSubject: Re: These damn fences   Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:14 am

Chicken wire is really cheap, you could run it along the top of the fence.
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PostSubject: Re: These damn fences   Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:32 am

@seattlesibe wrote:
Chicken wire is really cheap, you could run it along the top of the fence.

I have considered using the plastic chicken mesh for at least the front fence and gate since it won't impact on my neighbours at all but on all sides I'm not so sure of. I'd have to check council and state laws about modifying fences and if I need to get permission from them first.

Also how do recommend I attach it to a colour bond fence. If it were wood I could just nail it and fold them over to hold it in place but on a colour bond fence I imagine I'd need bolts going through which would certainly upset my neighbours.
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PostSubject: Re: These damn fences   Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:06 pm

Questions and some tips:
What kind of fence, I did not notice that?
How tall?
How scalable,ie are there horizontalrails that could provide a bust over?

Tips: Bourbon did this. He scaled ie placed on paw on the horizontal rail and boosted himself over with one paw on top and then over! It is a four-four and a half foot tall split rail of cattle fencing with chicken wire mesh one it. There are three horizontals withe chicken wire staples to the posts and horizontals. We got him a runner for the temporary, we got him a long line for temporary "loose" yard training and then got the invisible fence whish we did NOT bury we put on the middle horizontal all the way around. He learned quickly to stay away from the fence. We started with us out side and doind the instructional training on the fence. Then we started staying outside but letting him be on his own. Then moved to leave him out while we do yard work.

Cons: you lose part of your yard since the dog can not get close to the fence beeps at 2-3 feet away.
Pros: it is temporary but it a good training aid.

Now we started this back in maybe May and we are comfortable leaving him in the fenced yard with the collar on while we are inside during the day. I am so happy with it that I am thinking that by the end of the month I am turning down the "correction" so he can get closer to the fence to see his neighbor dogs. The person that I got this idea from is now one year later not using the electric fence at all.

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PostSubject: Re: These damn fences   Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:28 pm

How high is the existing fence?
A four foot fence he could probably jump without touching.
Rollers on top (PVC pipe on a metal bar)  would help for a higher fence that he'd have to climb.
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PostSubject: Re: These damn fences   Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:56 pm

Is there a thread that shows fences that everyone has setup that works for huskies? I have been wondering similar question and tried doing searches but didn't find much. Maybe a sticky would help since this seems to be one of the biggest issues noted for the breed but there seems to be very little information on how to secure them? For myself, I was kind of thinking of burying metal or chicken wire and adding a electric fence. I currently have about a 6' wood privacy fence, but some spots it goes down to 5.5' or so.
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PostSubject: Re: These damn fences   Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:07 pm

http://www.huskycamp.com/security.htm
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PostSubject: Re: These damn fences   Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:38 pm


This is my fence and you can see how a husky could scale it.

There are several threads already posted about this. You can do a search for the word "fence" to find them. There is one on invisible fence (not electric invisible). And one on jumping fences.

Good items are invisible fences, electric fences, and pvc coyote roller bars.
Where do you live?
When I was looking into this I noticed that invisible fence worked in suburbia, the electric fence seemed to be people with more wide open space and the roller bars were more out west. IMO

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PostSubject: Re: These damn fences   Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:42 pm

I meant to say good resource Micheal this is actually the place I found out about electric fence and roller bar fencing.
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PostSubject: Re: These damn fences   Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:43 pm

I have a 1.8m Colourbond fence and I live in Australia in the suburbs.

It's starting to look like an invisible fence is my best option. I asked for a quote just to see what they say.

It's funny though I think if he could see through the fence he wouldn't be as interested in jumping. He doesn't try to get over or knock the gate we put up to stop him from going into certain rooms even though he could, he rather just howl at us. I think he just wants to know what's going on.

Thanks guys for the help.
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PostSubject: Re: These damn fences   Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:53 pm

If u have fence already and r gonna do an invisble on top check to see if u can buyit from hardware or dog store since I believe the hard part is the bury. If u did not bury and just wrap on the fence like we did. It is I'm guessing cheaper. We got our used but I believe $ 150 included lots of wire and the connectors and all. But a company would give you a guarantee.

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PostSubject: Re: These damn fences   Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:39 pm

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PostSubject: Re: These damn fences   Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:29 pm

My parents have an invisible fence that they just tied to their fence and buried it only in the places where there were gates. It worked pretty well for their dog. I have a wireless fence. It works on a signal and only bites if they go out of the signal so there's no wires to put out that you ever have to worry about hitting with the weed eater. We only have a four foot fence and Kenzi has never jumped it. she's always been more interested in going under. Good luck keeping your husky in. I'm sure you'll find something that works for you.

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PostSubject: Re: These damn fences   Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:31 pm

Jenn that is exactly what I did w the invisble fence

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PostSubject: Re: These damn fences   Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:05 pm

Oops, I must have scanned the post and missed that. Didn't mean to double up info. Embarassed 

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PostSubject: Re: These damn fences   Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:32 pm

Thanks for all the help. I'm looking at invisible fences but now I'm having trouble finding one that can run on 240v. I shall persevere and hopefully stop the fence jumping before it becomes a problem.

Thanks again.
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PostSubject: Re: These damn fences   Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:46 pm

@Oscelot wrote:
I have a 1.8m Colourbond fence and I live in Australia in the suburbs.

It's starting to look like an invisible fence is my best option. I asked for a quote just to see what they say.

It's funny though I think if he could see through the fence he wouldn't be as interested in jumping. He doesn't try to get over or knock the gate we put up to stop him from going into certain rooms even though he could, he rather just howl at us. I think he just wants to know what's going on.

Thanks guys for the help.

We're in Aus as well - we have wooden fence on one side and chicken on back and other side - we've had to put an elctric system on the back fence as they have animals and our Mal was trying to get over the fence. We have solar powered system $300 range and is very effective. Husky got zapped once and Mal 3-4 times and haven't been near it since. The rest of the fences they don't worry about, including our decking which fronts on to the front of the house - they sit watching the world go by but don't try and get over thank goodness.
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PostSubject: Re: These damn fences   Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:15 am

Stacey/Sam are you able to help with purchase or research location as Oseclot is having 240V issues and as an American that is not a problem I can help with.

Oh Jenn that is okay I thought maybe I did not explain myself correctly in written ( I can talk your ear of but do not explain very well in text).

Hopefully this helps all.

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PostSubject: Re: These damn fences   Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:59 pm

I should be right if I can only find American voltages I've found some stepdown transformers I can buy.
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PostSubject: Re: These damn fences   Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:01 pm

Go to farming stores, that's where we bought ours from
 
this is the brand and pretty sure same model to what we have https://farmerswarehouse.com.au/product.php?productid=16134

*edit - this is just the system, you will also need to buy the wire/twine and connectors to mount to posts/fence - it cost about $360 for our system all up and doesn't impact on the neighbours side of the fence at all.
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