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How To Stop A Wandering Dog: 3 Fence Solutions For Persistent Dogs

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If you have a dog that does not like to stay in your yard, and you are constantly chasing them down after they run off down the block, then it is time to get a good fence solution. Whether your current fence needs to be repaired, or perhaps you don't even have a fence in place, this article will help you out. There are several different methods you can use to deal with your wanderlust filled dog, but something needs to be done. It's not just a case of having to be bothered running after your dog, it's a case of safety. You want to keep your dog safe from getting hit by a car in the street. So, here's some ideas to consider.

Repair A Broken Chain Link Fence

If you already have a chain link fence in place, but there is a small section where your dog is able to sneak through, then you have a simple solution. All you need to do is bring in some fence repair experts, like A & R Rent-A-Fence, and have them fix the gap. You might have been putting off getting the fence fixed because you didn't think you had the skills to patch chain link, and were afraid that you might need a totally new fence. However, that's not the case. A fence repair company can come in and fix the section that is damaged. They don't have to go in and tear out the whole fence and lay a new one. They can weave in new chain link and patch the section where your dog has been getting out.

Install An Electronic Fence With Collar Deterrent

If you don't have a chain link fence, but instead have something such as a picket fence or split rail fence, then you might want to install an electronic fence with collar deterrent. The way these work is that your place a special collar on your dog. This collar will be connected electronically to the perimeter of your yard (you install a wire around your yards perimeter, perhaps along the base of your current fence) and when the dog attempts to cross the threshold, they will receive a small shock. This will dissuade the dog from crossing the yard and running off.

Temporary Fence Panels Coupled With An Electronic Deterrent

If you have a puppy, and you currently have a split rail fence, you might want to rent temporary fence panels to secure the yard. A puppy might be super excited and try and run off through the open split rail boundary, and they could get confused about the shock. The temporary fence panels can be placed inside your current fence and seal up the big openings, which will make the fence impenetrable to the excitable dog. After the puppy gets used to the yard, and their electric collar, you can return the temporary fence panels.