Best way to keep a dog from digging under fence?

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  1. CorCentral

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    A neighbor of mine has a pitbull and a chain link fenced yard. The pitbull is nice, does'nt bark, etc. It is a very nice Pitbull.
    BUT.....................

    Most of the neighbors that live around the people with the dog are mad because the dog keeps digging under the fence, going into their yards and digging in their yards, flower beds, etc.
    After a couple times of the dog doing this, the owners just let him roam the neighborhood and have done nothing to try to keep the dog inside their own yard. I suppose they gave up!

    How do you keep a dog that likes to dig, inside a chain link fence? Any commercial product available?

    I heard one way was to bury some type of fencing close to the fence so that when the dog reached it, it could dig no further. Or perhaps use an invisible dog fence (w/electric collar) set to the same size as the back yard?


     
  2. Crono

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    Use cayenne pepper near the fence
     
  3. Canai

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    Declaw it.
     
  4. bctbct

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    Pour vinegar around the fence line.
     
  5. Fritzo

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    Electric fence = one of the best investments I've ever made.
     
  6. Sphexi

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    Landmines.


    Or, just bury the fence down a foot or so.
     
  7. CorCentral

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    Which type?
    Wireless, or the one where you bury a small gauge wire around the perimeter?

    I should'nt be doing this research, but the people with the dog are clueless!

     
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    just call animal control next time he gets out. eventually they will take responsibility or lose the animal.
     
  9. CorCentral

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    That's what I would've done and a great idea, but their fence is already installed.

     
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    Claymores, lots of em.
     
  11. olds

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    The dog is bored, he doesn't get enough attention/exercise.
     
  12. waggy

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    take the fence down. then no more digging under it.
     
  13. CorCentral

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    I was looking into this and have actually emailed a couple in the area, but want to try and resolve it peacefully first and offer suggestions this spring.

     
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    You people severely lack creativity. Hammer some long spikes or rebar into the ground, tie them to the fence, or link them together with wood and U shaped nails.
     
  15. MikeyIs4Dcats

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    you will regret not doing so if that dog goes on to injure someone or be injured itsself while raoming free.
     
  16. Sphexi

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    Okay...they could always try some training then? If he likes digging so much, pick a far off corner of the yard, make a small dirty pit there for him to dig in, throw in some bones and toys and whatnot, let him go wild there, instead of under the fence. That and a little bit of active training on their part (training collar?) and maybe they won't have to invest much in changing their fence?
     
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    2 options for "best". Kill dog or take down fence.
     
  18. BoomerD

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    <insert obligatory "Shoot the dog" comment>


    There's not much you can really do.
    Yes, you could dig up your yard and install fencing below the existing fence...(expensive option)
    You can just call animal control every time it happens...let them handle it...(make it expensive for the owners)
    You could try cayenne pepper around the perimeter of your property, but it washes off and will need to be redone regularly.
     
  19. rpanic

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    Break one of its front legs.





    just kidding
     
  20. Capt Caveman

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    Thanks for trolling.

    Best option as you have mentioned would be to bury some fencing a 12-16 inches below the current fence. Or possible use landscaping lumber logs and bury those.

    Another option would be to attach the dog to a runner that ran along the fence so it couldn't get close enough to fence.
     
  21. Injury

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    Why should you have to pay anything to keep the neighbor's dog out of YOUR yard? Just call animal control when it happens and make it the city's problem.
     
  22. Canai

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    I like this idea.
     
  23. thedarkwolf

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    I did the invisible fence thing. I tried everything else to keep mine from going under the fence and thats the only thing that has worked. I'm way to lazy to bury the wire and it wouldn't have worked out for my layout anyway so I just ran the wire through the loops in the chain link fence. Works great. Cost $120 give or take for the kit at Home Depot.
     
  24. BoomerD

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    But this is not his dog...it's the neighbor's dog...and it doesn't sound like they really care enough to fix the problem themselves.
     
  25. thedarkwolf

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    Sounded like he was asking for suggestions he could give them.