Dog Jumping Fence- No reason Too!?


So here’s the deal-
I have a lab/husky mix. About 3 years old. And he can completely clear my 6ft privacy fence.
We currently keep him and our other dog in a kennel to prevent this, but I HATE the kennel. I got the big yard especially for them.
I’ve looked online. The tips online aren’t relevant to my situation
He doesn’t touch the fence when he jumps it, so electric wire wouldn’t help
Invisible fence Collars aren’t an option- they chew them off- (I have a timber wolf mix that detests them) That’s why we have them micro-chipped.
Boundaries before the fence only help running starts- he doesn’t run and jump at it- he just jumps!
He’s neutered– so he’s not chasing females
He always gets attention, and walks, has plenty of toys, well fed, plus he has another dog with him. So he isn’t neglected or bored.
I can’t make my fence higher due to city ords and plus I have a considerable amount of expensive privacy fence.

Any other ideas from any other dog owners that could be beneficial??

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7 Responses to “Dog Jumping Fence- No reason Too!?”

  1. JL says:

    Hi! Hope this helps.

    Jumping-up is primarily a problem of adolescent and adult dogs. Puppies jump-up, but owners rarely see it as a problem. In fact, many owners unintentionally encourage puppy jumping.

    For dogs that jump-up to greet people, a variety of dog training texts recommend the owner: shout at the dog, squirt it in the face with water or lemon juice, swat it on the nose with a rolled-up newspaper, yank on the dog’s leash, hang the dog by its choke-collar, squeeze the dog’s front paws, tread on its hind paws, knee it in the chest or flip it over backwards. Surely, this is all a little excessive for a dog that’s only trying to say hello. Confucius once said, "There is no need to use an axe to remove a fly from the forehead of a friend." Why not just train your dog to sit or lie down when greeting people?

  2. Ocimom says:

    There is a "top" you can put on the top of your fence that is like a hood and extends out so that if the dog goes straight up he runs his head into the top of the fence. Its made to supposedly keep a cat inside your yard. That may work for the dog.

    Otherwise, you would have to supervise them when in the yard and stay out with them for awhile and play.

  3. S says:

    There are a couple of options you might try. This worked on my dogs. My guys get out of their collars one way or another too but this solution is not for long term. It is to be a training tool.
    Now I don’t like tying a dog out but there is a contraption you can buy that goes between two trees high up. and then there is a runner attached to it that the dog’s collar clips to so he/she has room to move but can not get tangled around objects in the yard.

    When you are at home wait for him to jump the fence. As soon as he does take him and hook him to the runner. He stays on it with his movement restricted for a time frame….say thirty minutes to an hour. Then let him off. When he does it again he goes straight to the runner. You could do the same thing with the crate but I just used the runner in my own situation. It took some time but i can open the fence and tell my dogs to "kids get in the fence" and they will go in and won’t come out even if the gate is open because they like to have run of the entire yard. But it takes time and consistancy.

    Hope it helps.

  4. UHave2BeKiddingMe says:

    You did not say what type of fence you have.

    I suggest you get a "Coyote Roll Bar" and install it at the top of your fence all around.

    This will keep him from being able to scale the fence.

    They can be made easily with PVC pipes.

  5. Heather says:

    you can always try to angle a little bit of chain link fence at the top leaning slightly into the yard, that might help

  6. Kathleen says:

    Huskies are notorious for this. Friends of mine had two. They had to build an 8 foot fence, but the top two feet sloped in towards the yard. It prevented the dogs from getting out but they continued to try.

  7. BYB's breed crapadoodles says:

    If he’s jumping the fence, it’s because he’s not supervised, which means he’s not properly cared for.

    When you can’t be watching your dog, you bring him inside. Problem solved.

    I’ll never understand the people who want a dog as a lawn ornament.

    You can sit there and tell me about how "dogs are dogs" and they don’t need to be inside right up until your dog gets squished by a car.

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