Features September 2016 Issue

Why (and How) Dogs Escape Fences

Note that in this photo, the dog is wearing a choke chain, which we donít recommend for a number of reasons Ė not least of which is that in the case of a dog who jumps fences, it could get caught on the fence and hang the dog. As well-built (and expensive!) as this fence is, itís not tall enough to contain athletic dogs, and, like all wire fences, it does nothing to block a dogís view of everything going by. Dogs who are continually exposed to passersby are more likely to get aroused and try to escape than dogs who canít see through their fences.

Why (and How) Dogs Escape Fences

How to contain dogs who go over, under, around, or through fences.

The risks for a free-roaming dog are legion, including, but not limited to: getting hit by a car, shot by an irate neighbor or a police officer protecting public safety, attacking or being attacked by other animals, being picked up by animal control, or simply vanishing, never to be seen again. Yet some dogs seem hell-bent on escaping Ė doing everything they can think of to get over, under, around, or through their humansí containment strategies. What do you do when you have a dog who is dedicated to escaping his yard?

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