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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:59 AM

Fencing question for dogs

I live on 40 farm fenced acres that my previous dogs would not jump over. Also, I have an one hundred foot dog run with 4 foot wire fencing that I want to make 6 ft. Would it be better to get 6 ft fencing and run it along the 4 ft with some extra support stakes or just add 2 or 3 foot fencing to the top of the fence already there?

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womanofthehills Feb 2019 OP
jcgoldie Feb 2019 #1
2naSalit Feb 2019 #4
womanofthehills Feb 2019 #6
womanofthehills Feb 2019 #5
ret5hd Feb 2019 #2
Polly Hennessey Feb 2019 #3
Duppers Feb 2019 #7

Response to womanofthehills (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:06 AM

1. What kind of dogs do you have?

And what sort of support does your existing fence have? Unless you used very long t-posts or something I'm having trouble visualizing how you could add 2 feet of fencing to the top of a 4 foot fence and have it be very stable.

I asked what kind of dogs because if you are trying to keep them fenced into 40 acres I think that would be very hard. I have LGDs Anatolian/Pyrs and they mostly stay in but if they want out to chase a predator, they find a way... usually by digging under at night. I pound stakes in the holes they make if they are near the road but its pretty much an effort in futility. They can also go over unbelievable heights. I have a male who I put in a pen in the barn with 6' chain link and the loft is only 8'... he scaled it and came out through the 2' gap at the top after I had buried cattle panels in the dirt so he could no longer dig under.

Some breeds might be easier to contain I suppose...

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:28 AM

4. I agree.

Best to reinforce if anything.

I also wonder if there are large predators in the area, that would make a difference too.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:54 PM

6. Not really, mostly coyotes

A month ago we had a baby bear in our neighborhood. Yrs ago, a raccoon came in my doggie door.

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:35 PM

5. two husky cross dogs

Right now i have 4 ft metal t-posts but will put 6ft posts spaced between some of the t's. I have an old dog run from a previous dog who could not jump the run - it's about 12 ft by 100 ft - access out of a doggie door.

I have a GPS tracker on one of the dogs because they are going over half a mile from my house. They are both husky cross dogs and great jumpers. I plan to let them run for an hour in the morning (using the tracker) and then the rest of the day they will be in the house and have access to their run.

I have another small area that's 6 foot that they have not tried to jump over.

Anyway, with 6 foot posts inter spaced on the 4 ft fence, do you think there is any different between using 6 ft fence as far as stability or just add 2 feet of fence. I want to do the 6 foot but my boyfriend thinks that's overkill, but I don't.

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Response to womanofthehills (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:11 AM

2. Was REALLY hoping for something more like this:

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Response to womanofthehills (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:18 AM

3. Me, too.

My first thought: Dogs fence?

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Response to Polly Hennessey (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:19 PM

7. 😅 Had a Lab that could climb any wire fence. nt

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