Dog Proofing a Fence

Dog Proofing a Fence

How to make sure your dog does not jump your fence

Every dog owner has a responsibility to keep their dogs securely at home, either indoors or confined to the garden. While it’s accepted that cats tend to roam freely, coming, and going as they please, dogs have to be under slightly more control and better supervision. Remember, as a dog owner you are liable for any injury or damage caused if your dog attacks a person or livestock. You also have to take into consideration your own dog’s safety. Many people run into problems when their dogs escape accidentally, and there are different options for making sure that this does not happen.

Erecting Your Fence

Get as much heavy gauge wire fencing as you’ll need to go across the entire length of your existing fence. You’ll need two metal fence posts for each section of fence, two for each working gate, and one for each corner. The fence posts must be at least six feet tall. Lay out your fence post material by section of fence, placing each new fence post about five feet apart, two on either side of each working gate, and a post in each corner. Now you’re ready to begin the hammering.  It doesn’t matter whether you work from the inside or the outside of the fenced area, whatever is more convenient. Put each fence post up against the existing fence and hammer about one foot of it into the ground. Now that the posts are up, we’re ready for the wire fencing to go up. Unroll as much of the wire fencing as you can comfortably work with and place it flat against the outside of the new posts and entire existing fence, including all gates. No more than half of the height of the new fencing should be above the existing fence. Use rebar wire to secure the wire fencing to the chain-link fence and new fence posts.

Training Puppies

The socialization period for puppies, which takes place from 6-14 weeks of age, is critical for a dog’s behavioral development. During this time positive experiences with other dogs, people, noises, and activities can reduce the likelihood of fearful behaviors, such as aggression and phobias, later in the dog’s life. Puppies that are not properly socialized are more likely to develop behavioral problems that can make them unsuitable pets and increase the chances their owners will relinquish them to shelters.

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