Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Snohomish, WA
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Question on your back yard
OK...I am at a loss when it comes to what to do about the backyard situation. Little Marley (9 1/2 weeks) loves to run around with us, although on most of the trips outside I try to keep it to the potty business so he can stay focused on associating the outside with that.
For the first 8 days he stayed within our yard boundaries, but today he has discovered that you can run beyond the rock/bebble/tree boundary into the neighbors yard. They have a Pomaranian which is pretty territorial, so I am not sure how he'd react if he catches the little intruder. We briefly introduced the two today and it went ok, but that was under controlled circumstances.
We have a very big 1/2+ acre back yard which is not fenced, but rather has a growing tree hedge on most of the sides that Marley can still easily run through and will probably for years to come.
Most of the neighbors that have dogs use the invisible fence system, hardly anyone in the entire area has a regular fence. The ones that don't have that, have older dogs that just don't seem to run off from them when they play outside with them.
What do I do now that he is trying to take off all the time? Keep him on a leash at all times as I do when I take him potty outside? Set up an expen outside and keep him in there if we go ouside?
What do you guys do? What do you suggest in our situation? Putting a Wood fence around the whole yard is NOT an option.