|Barked: Sun Feb 17, '13 3:28pm PST |
|I've had a few breaks, but only by trees falling on it! Mine is a mainly for "show" fence, I NEVER leave them down there without me right there so they are usually playing with me or each other and not testing the fence at all. If they can see it, it works! The top portion is an old expen just balanced across from a shed to the beginning of the snow fence... I don't even hook it to anything. Of course, my dogs are all raised behind fences so they don't test them for the most part.
Only Riley, my red toy poodle, and he gets out of anything except 8 feet chainlink so he's never been down there. He just climbs ANY fence. Surprisingly, it's hereditary... his father is the same way, and he has NEVER even met his father!!!
The fence in their big play yard is stockade, about 40 years old, and totally rotted. I had two strands of regular electric for the labs, one low near the ground and one at head level because they stayed in there all day without me. I did tack snow fence over the inside of the stockade in most places to block the actual holes that they could see out.
No electric now, the poodles just visit WITH me down there for some running and I pretty much trained Riley to stay in by crating him right down there with everyone, every single time he got out. Only took a few weeks and he is good now, but again, I NEVER leave them down there without a person with them. It is also my chicken yard and the chickies never get out of it. But, it is HUGE and lots of bushes and trees and BUGS so they don't want to leave.
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