How to Keep Your Dog From Jumping the Fence
When your dog is in the yard, you want to have the assurance that they are safe and that they won’t escape. Here are the top 6 tips on how to keep your dog from jumping fence.
When your dog is in the yard, you want to make sure they are safe and won’t escape. Since dogs are playful creatures, this can be hard to achieve, sometimes. You may come back to find your dog in your neighbor’s yard, or worse, on the street. It is, therefore, essential that you take measures to keep your dog in the yard and prevent them from escaping. They are easy to implement and you can be totally stress-free after. The following tips will help you stop your dog from jumping the fence.
1. Plant some trees
Trees can serve as an obstacle to prevent your dog from jumping fence. You can plant them close to the fence so that it’s difficult for them to even make it to the fence. Not only will they serve as a great obstacle, but they are also an aesthetic one. They will make your garden/patio look so much better while still doing the job.
2. Make the yard more appealing
If your yard is appealing enough, then chances are that your dog won’t want to leave it. Make it super dog-friendly and entertaining. Maybe you can hide some treats in the yard or have some scents that you know your dog likes. You can even have some of their favorite toys there, so that they are occupied and don’t think about leaving the yard.
3. Install L-footers
An L-footer is a modification of a dog fence that is created to keep your dog from jumping fence or digging under. It is an effective way to keep them fenced in, making it almost impossible for them to jump over it.
4. Supervise them
Though it may sound obvious, it’s not. One of the best ways to keep your dog from jumping fence is to supervise them when they are outside. Keep a close eye on them to make sure that they stay in the yard. If you feel like they are about to jump fence, then you can stop them. Supervision will also protect them from a lot of other stuff, so it’s always a good idea.
5. Block their view
If your dog can’t see what’s outside, they won’t really want to go there. You can plant some shrubs or put some bamboo sticks to block their view. This will force them to look within the yard and stay there.
6. Leashes and crates
Although this isn’t recommended, you can use it as a last resort if nothing else seems to be working. You can either put them on a leash if you are there to supervise or you can crate train them. This will force them to stay within the yard and won’t allow them an opportunity to jump fence.
Each of these 6 tips and tricks will keep your dog from jumping fence. Try them out and see what works for you!
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