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Old 08-06-2010, 08:20 PM
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Fence to keep neighbor dog out

I need to make a fence to keep a neighbor dog out larger yard in the sticks. Do you guys know how high to build a fence to keep a dog out? (it's an german shepard) Also what do you think is the least expensive option that will keep the dog out. I don't think that they really care what the fence looks like, but I figured I'd give them two options a nicer wooded fence and a cheaper get-the-job-done type of fence.
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Old 08-07-2010, 09:18 AM
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Lots of styles of fence will keep a dog out, it's just a matter of preference and making sure it's built well with no gaps for them to squeeze thru.

Make sure it's tall enough to keep a big dog from jumping over. I usually say 4'h for a medium dog at least, but you'd probably be better off at 5' + for a big dog, particularly if it's a jumper.

Also, the bottom of the fence is a common place for breeches. Dogs like to dig. I usually like to install a pressure-treated footer bd that is partially buried. That also helps keep the pickets/planks up off the ground as well. If the dog really likes to dig, you can bury wire mesh about a foot deep along the fenceline, but obviously there is more labor involved with that.
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:22 AM
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We've had good luck with Benner's Fencing- it's an easy to install "invisible" fencing system. We've used it on larger lots to keep a wandering dog in and their deer fence system to help keep deer out.

"invisible fencing"
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:48 PM
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How do you use an invisible fence to keep the neighbor's dog out?
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Old 08-09-2010, 03:53 PM
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How do you use an invisible fence to keep the neighbor's dog out?
Well, first, you really,really, really have to want to keep the dog out...

then you just have to believe in it.




No, seriously, it's a black grid material that blends into the background on larger properties, much like screens in a window.
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