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anie_is_cool2 asked in PetsDogs · 1 decade ago

how do you stop a puppy from jumping the fence?( HELP)!?

i have a 8 mouth old puppy and she jumps the fence i do i make her stop!

15 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Tie a piece of string about a foot from the top of the fence all the way across. Dogs will only jump a fence if they have something sterdy to push off of (the top of the fence). Its worth a try, works on our dog!!! Good luck

  • My friend has had the same problems with both of her dogs. Aside from building the fence higher, she was advised by the local dog training service, that the habit has already been learned, and probably cannot be broken-they know they can get over, and continued to do so despite her attempts at an invisble (electric fence). You'll have to modify the environment, that was her only solution.- She didn't have chainlink; if you do, you may want to consider a privacy fence. (She chained him until she raised the height of the fence- it sucked but was the only thing that worked for her...thank goodness they weren't diggers!) Good Luck.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    You appear to have a high energy dog. I would recommend finding this dog a new home. This dog needs more time then you can provide. A high energy dog should be walked at least once a day if not twice, one walk should be at least an hour. Often its best to do this in the morning then your dog will have drained some energy and will be less likely to get in trouble or cause as much trouble as it would if it did not burn off any energy. You should also be doing training with your dog, either on your own or in classes. If your dog is jumping out of your yard, you might have to put the dog on a line to prevent this. You can get ones that still allow the dog to roam the yard they just cant jump out. Another option would be to hire someone to come walk your dog daily, give the dog the socialization and play time that it needs.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I remember seeing this thing on TV about this farmer that tried to keep cayotes out of his chicken coop. The thing was a rotating bar that when the cyote jumped on it, it would slip. See maybe if you can find something like that!

    Also a friend of our's put up a LONG rope that stretched across her yard and then tired another long rope to her puppies collar so the dog could still roam and play without getting into trouble.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Well, it sounds like you have a very athletic dog with plenty of drive or a very short fence. (smiles).

    For a while stop letting her go out alone. Go out with her and play ball.. have 2 balls and as she brings one back to you .. as soon as she drops it throw the other one.. This should soon become her favorite game..

    When she goes out to potty go out with her and say "hurry up".. "go potty".. whatever you choose.. but pick something and say the same thing "often"... then as soon as she squats say "good hurry up" and take her right back into the house.. give her a treat as soon as she is in... reward good behavior

    What you are doing is teaching her that the yard is a good place to be... with an added bonus of having her become even more bonded to you. Eventually she will not want to leave her yard because it is where good things happen.

    If you have to leave her outside while you go to work then purchase a kennel run with the 6 ft walls. OR crate her .. but as soon as you come home then let her out and something GOOD has to happen.. or she will start to hate the crate.


  • 1 decade ago

    Obedience training...or get a higher fence...or only take the dog out when someone is able to keep an eye on it...good luck.

  • 5 years ago

    A dog should be trained on how to eat, walk with you, not to bark, potty training and sleep on its place etc. You can teach anything to your puppy, dogs get trained easily with some good instructions. If you want some good training tips visit

    If properly trained, they should also understand whistle and gesture equivalents for all the relevant commands, e.g. short whistle or finger raised sit, long whistle or flat hand lay down, and so on.

    It's important that they also get gestures and whistles as voice may not be sufficient over long distances and under certain circumstances.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I'd watch her, and if she tries to jump over, tell her a strict "no!". If she doesn't like water, maybe that would work.

    Also, she is probably gonna get bigger so I'd get a bigger fence.

  • get a higher fence to stop her from jumping over it and to stop other dogs from getting other dogs from getting to her

  • 1 decade ago

    Have you started to train her yet? Also what breed of dog is it and how tall is the fence.

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