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Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

Australian Shepherd Jumping Over Fence

by D. Nighswonger
(Pocahontas, Iowa)

Beautiful Shadow

Beautiful Shadow

We gave our beautiful Australian Shepherd, Shadow, a 4 ft chain link fence to run in the backyard. Today a chainsaw scared her evidently.

I went in the house for minute and thought she was fine. When I had been out with her she didn't seem scared.

My husband called said a neighbor found her loose. Thank God they got her on a leash. If I lose her I'll have a heart attack. What do we do now?

How can I fortify the fence or make it taller? How can I keep her from doing it when she sees a cat or dog in the neighborhood that she chases in the backyard but has never tried to jump before?

Any help is appreciated. Please and thank you.

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fence line
by: jcrply

Because we had a problem with feral cats and raccoons using the back yard as a latrine, I installed an electric fence wire at the top of our chainlink fence. It is a low voltage wire, designed for chickens and other small animals. It gives a little shock (like touching a metal door handle in winter). But that is enough to dissuade without harming. It should keep your pup inside the fence. It's easy to install. I use a solar powered little fence charger. You can get all the supplies at Amazonor directly from a manufacturer online.

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