Dog Fence Jumping Prevention
How to keep your dog from
jumping the fence so he will stay in your yard
stop dog jumping
on people and
dog gates and fences
you have a fenced yard for your dog, there is always the
possibility that your dog could jump the fence.
Some dogs are
excellent little escape artists and will stop at nothing to jump a
So how do you stop your dog from jumping the fence? Read on to find why dogs do this and what you can
do to prevent your dog from jumping the fence and keep him safely within the confines of your
Dog Fence Jumping - Why do they do it?
There are a few different reasons why your dog is
jumping the fence. Your dog could have a desire to go explore
outside of his fenced area. This is generally more prevalent
in dogs that had previously been strays and can sometimes be
by spaying or neutering your dog.
If your dog is a male, he
may jump the fence because a female dog in the neighborhood is in
heat and he can't resist the pheromones that are being released.
It could also be that your dog sees something exciting on the other
side of the fence (like a cat or another dog) and that's why he
jumps. Another possibility is that your dog is just plain
bored. Whatever the reason for your dog jumping the fence, its
a dangerous situation that needs to be solved.
How can I stop my dog from jumping the fence?
The simplest way to keep your dog from jumping the
fence is for you not to leave your dog in the yard alone.
Obviously if you are monitoring your dog in the yard, you can keep
him from going over the fence. But if you keep him occupied,
your dog probably won't try to jump the fence when you are around.
If you just have to leave your dog in the yard alone and there's no
way to monitor him, then the best thing for you to do is assume that
your dog will try to jump over the fence and put safeguards in place
to deter him. You have a few options for dog fence jumping
prevention, starting with electronic dog fences.
Electronic Dog Fences
If you have the resources to put in an electric
dog fence or invisible dog fence, it can be a great solution.
The way electric dog fences work is called static simulation
training. The boundaries of the fence are established by a
wire or wireless technology. Then you place a specialized
collar on your dog that will deliver a warning tone and a small
static "shock" to your dog when he approaches the set boundaries.
By making it uncomfortable for your dog to stray outside of his
boundaries, the static simulation "trains" your dog to stay in your
The good news is that with an electronic fence,
you will stop your dog from jumping over the fence because there is
no way for your dog to jump over the fence.
The caveats of an electronic dog fence are that
your dog may be reluctant to go outside of the fence even when you
want him to, they can be expensive, you will be delivering static
stimulation to your dog as a correction which you may not be okay
with, and if he ignores the static "shocks" your dog can still break
through the fence.
Other Dog Fence Jumping Prevention Measures
An electronic dog fence might not be a good option
for you, but there are other prevention measures you can take to
keep your dog from jumping the fence. First, you can build
your fence to be 6 feet or higher which should be much to tall for
your dog to jump over.
You can also add chicken wire or chain
link to an existing fence to give it more height. If your dog
repeatedly climbs over a certain section of the fence, place a
wooden board on top of the fence in that area, when your dog tries
to jump the fence the board will crash down and scare him, thus
preventing him from jumping.
Another option is for you to create an enclosed
dog run with chain link fencing. You would create a fenced in
area of your yard for your dog to run in and then place chain link
fencing on the top of the run, creating a ceiling that would prevent
your dog from jumping the fence.