Worried my dog could jump the fence!?


Hi well im getting a border collie pup soon and when it grows up were going to leave it in the backyard to sleep because weve got a nice big warm custom built dog house for him to stay in, But i was just worrying if me and my family had to go shopping or something for a couple of hours and we leave it in the backyard it could jump over the fence. (Apparently they can jump very high)

Is there any solutions to this?
Is it ok if i tie a rope to its collar thats long enough for him to go all around the backyard, which would provide him shade, food and water and entertainment (Toys)?

And even if i do increase the size of the fence it could just dig under by the time we come back from the shops…

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6 Responses to “Worried my dog could jump the fence!?”

  1. Bonzie12 says:

    don’t leave the dog outside when you go away especially tied on a rope or chain that can get wrapped around the dogs neck and strangle him, or wrapped around a leg and break it. Any dog left outside should be supervised. If you train him to stay in the yard and not to jump over the fence he shouldn’t jump over the fence. If you train him not to dig, he shouldn’t dig under the fence. You can’t just leave a dog in the yard and expect him to be happy. No dog is happy left outside for an extended period of time by himself. Eventually he will get bored and probably destructive.

  2. Sarah says:

    Border Collies are dogs that are extremely intelligent. With this intelligence, comes one of the best canine escape artists I have ever seen!
    First, do NOT chain ANY dog for ANY period of time! This leads to agression problems and mental problems. Second, make sure you have plenty of stimulating toys for the dog to play with while you are away. Remember, these dogs require 1-2 hours of strenuous exercise per DAY! That means lenghty walks and runs in an open area.
    I have fostered many Border Collies, and found the only way to keep an extremely determined dog in the yard is by building a dog run for when you’re gone. Attach the dog house to the run, and make sure the run is chain link, has sufficient grass and dirt to dig in and go potty in, and make sure the run has a top! use concrete to anchor the chain link supports, and extend the fencing so that it curves about 3 feet inward and under the dirt to prevent digging.
    You can also do this with chicken wire attached to your fence and extended the same amount into the ground around the ENTIRE perimeter of your yard. Also, getting chain link that is curved INWARD at the top of the fence line will hinder the dog from jumping/climbing over.
    Good luck!

  3. KKingS says:

    First, that is a high energy breed. So yes, just leaving him out in the backyard alone will likely lead to boredom, which will in turn lead to the desire to "explore."

    Do NOT tie a rope around him. That is how dogs strangle themsleves….like my neighbor’s dogs who got his chain caught up on the picket fence and hung himself.

    The solutions to this are 1. Make him an indoor dog. 2. Make sure you exercise this dog like crazy and spend plenty of time with him so he does not need to seek excitement off your property. 3. Build a large kennel with roof to keep him contained when you aren’t there to monitor.

  4. red_shorty_76 says:

    Don’t tie it to a rope inside the fence, give the dog a little trust you haven’t even gotten it yet. The dog should stay in the yard. We had 2 growing up & they stayed in the yard.

  5. lilly 25 :-) says:

    hi u rated my dog ya i am lilly 25 🙂

    i wanted to tell you he was over wight cause his leaver was full

    of blood so he bloated
    but i would do electric fence

    hope i helped thanks bye

  6. Tissa says:

    You never want to tie a dog and leave it unattended because the rope could get stuck on anything in the yard, even tangle around the pole and slowly strangle the dog. How high are your fences? If you’re getting a male be sure to get him neutered, it curbs the desire to roam. Most strays in shelters are un-neutered males.

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