Why does my dog keep jumping the fence?

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We have had her for 2 years now and up till a month ago she never even tried to leave the yard. Why now? We havent changed anything.
How can I keep her from doing it anymore before she gets hit or shot?

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    8 Responses to “Why does my dog keep jumping the fence?”

    1. sweetu says:

      may be she is finding some partner.

    2. vj500622 says:

      More than likely it is because it is bord. simply play with it more or take it for longer walks and give it more attention. Is she spayed if not it could be that she is on heat

    3. tia says:

      YOU MIGHT HAVE TO GET A HIGHER FENCE .AFTER THEY FIND OUT ,THAT THEY CAN JUMP IT .THEIR IN NOT A WHOLE LOT YOU CAN DO . UNLESS YOU WANT TO TIE HER UP . POOR PUPPY .

    4. Jake says:

      To see what’s on the other side………………….

    5. The Rock says:

      Just the obvious question first. Is she desexed. Boredom can do it. She is probably still in puppy mode. Maybe she has found a friend that you dont know about, perhaps you need to follow her and see what she is doing when she escapes. As she is growing up she is becoming more adventurous. Maybe somebody is feeding her and she is being wooed away from home.You need to investigate.

    6. 23 says:

      Because she can. She must have discovered something on the other side of the fence that she likes and she wants to get at it.

    7. xtommythecatx says:

      she’s bored..

    8. Dog_trainer says:

      I guess until now, it never occurred to her. Maybe she saw something she wanted to chase. It doesn’t really matter why.

      Many breeds can jump like crazy and most zoning laws won’t let you put up a fence higher than 6 feet. An electronic fence inside your fence may stop her, but there is a lot of training time required and the dog does receive a shock. If you chain the dog up inside the fence, you’d better be damned sure she can’t get it caught on anything and hang herself.

      My personal preference for a jumper is to put something in the way of her take-off point. You can build a horizontal lattice all the way around the inside of your fence up on blocks about four inches off the ground. This should extend from the fence to about 4-8 feet away from it. If you don’t want it to look ugly, you can grow roses or another type of thorny vine up through it. Plastic lattice will last longer than the wooden type, or you can use chicken wire. Anything that the dog won’t want to walk on.

      This may also keep a climber from getting close to the fence, but if it doesn’t – try this. Add a small piece of fencing along the top of your fence that angles in, so she can’t get a grip on the top of the fence to pull herself over. Model it after the barbed wire tops on industrial chain link fences, but don’t use barbed wire or your dog could be severly injured.

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