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She's jumping through the FENCE!!!

Oh gosh, to my horror and dismay, Gucci can jump through our rod iron fencing into the neighbor's yard and also through the front part into the front yard (risking the dangers of the street)!!!! This has hinderend our outdoor potty training a tad because I'm afraid to take her out to the backyard.

I think I'm going to have my husband put up chicken wire along the bottom of the fence today. Has anyone else had to do something like this? The invisible fencing is NOT an option with me, I just don't want to do that! (sorry if that offends anyone)

Does anyone have any other ideas? Do you think the chicken wire is the best thing to do?

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That would have been my suggestion as she my get large enough that she can't get out and you can then remove the chicken wire. It's an easy temporary solution.
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there is also a wire with small squares called "hardware cloth",if you don't like the chicken wire.
as she gets bigger perhaps she won't be able to get through?
the only other thing I could suggest is to take her out on a leash...that's what I did.

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I found some black chicken wire and husband is outside (moaning and cussing) putting it up now! LOL!!! He says it will take him ALL day We have a big back yard.

She isn't enjoying going out on the leash too much, she loves to run and play in the yard......so hopefully this will work!

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We used hardware net in our backyard, but on top of our fence, so that the cats wouldn't jump over to the neighbor's yard and it should work really well with your puppy. I think it's also much safer than chicken wire and easy to remove once you don't need it anymore. I can't get the link to work,but if you go to home deopt and type in hardware cloth one of the items that comes up is Tenax 3x15 Black Hardware Net. I think we used green, but this seems to be the same.

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Julia,

I think that's what we bought! Husband just had to run to Home depot for lots more!

Thanks!
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Glad your little girl is going to be safe. I can't imagine not letting my dogs have a free run of the backyard. They would probably destroy my house. lol

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When I got Asta we had to put chain link around our patio & pool . We also had it fenced with wrought iron bars but I was worried he might squeeze through the bars and sustain a fall .
When I got Cosmo he could sueeze through anything not the chain link but through the bars on the entry gates . Asta never thought of it . Different dog different motivation . So we had to put up that green stuff temporarily and I had to walk the fence line looking for holes he could get through ..
As to the leash ..
I think it is a good idea to take the dogs out on a leash to go potty only - they seem to need to seperate doing their business from playing . It is fine to let them play but they need to know there is a time to potty and a time to play ..
I had to keep Cosmo on a leash a lot when he was very young - he was into everything . It was amazing how fast he could get into trouble and get things in his mouth ..
I know I posted this before but I repeat it , I did not use a regular leash - nothing heavy duty . I used a leash you would use for a toy dog like a tiny poodle . Very narrow very light - just something that gives you a bit of control and it would get the dog used to a leash .. It worked well for Cosmo - he used to drag it around in the house and he has never fought the leash . He does sit down and refuse to budge however ..
Oh yes - in regards to tail ,collar or harness the boys were playing in the backyard yesterday playing run like heck and Cosmo took a shortcut and lost control and he landed in the pool . What a suprise it was to him . I just grabbed him by his collar and I got him out .. All was fine .. I might have had to go in the pool if I had to grab him by the tail . ..
No worries he was fine - he intuitively started to swim .
Another first for Cosmo !
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I remember when Daisy was a puppy, we took her with us to visit friends. They had just purchased a new house, and their back fence was black iron. Well, Daisy went right thru it into a huge field! I freaked! I screamed for my husband, which scared her and she ran further into the field (they had no gate for me to go thru to go get her). Then I remembered how much she liked to play "chase"....so I started running back toward my friends house calling Daisy's name....she wasn't going to miss out on that game of chase so she came right back thru the fence chasing me! Phew!
Cosmomom~ That is too funny about Cosmo taking his first swim! It funny how much it startles them, and they automaticly know how to swim. We have an above ground pool with a deck around it. So far no one has fallen in, but I do bring the dogs in with me a few times in the summer on really hot days. Swimming is not their favorite thing, but I figure it helps cool them off!


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Wow! So this is a common problem?? I didn't think Gucci would have the nerve to jump through to the neighbor's yard to play with their Springer Spaniel! LOL....Guess I was wrong on that one!

My POOR husband......has been outside putting up the safety netting for the last 4 hours! He had a a few too many glasses of wine last night too! LOL, poor guy While I've laid around, did some gardening, gave Gucci a bath...nothing laborous at all!

I really HOPE Gucci likes swimming! I plan on atleast getting in with her a few times and teaching her where the steps are in the pool, so if she were ever to fall in she'd know how to get out. In the summer months we really enjoy our pool and use it daily! I'd LOVE to see her float around with me on the floaties and swim and have fun in there with us.***fingers crossed*** She's getting better with baths so maybe there's hope, and she HAS jumped in the shower a few times with me! LOL

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