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    Lita has a new ability! She is able to climb the fence like a cat. Driving me nuts! What to do?!
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    Any advice? I tried something new, I had her on leash and we went to the fence and told her to jump. When she did, I yanked on the leash and she would crash down. We did this 5-6 times and now when she goes by the fence, she sits. This is on leash though, haven't tried it off leash. It just sucks cuz she can't play off leash in the yard and Dio is quite depressed over this...

    Any ideas on how to keep her in? Please?!
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    Only thing I can think of is training her not too. Ernie used to get on the table and chairs or climb the trellis to get over the fence.He would push a plastic garden chair to the fence and get up. I treated every time he stayed in the yard and didn't climb. He hasn't for a long time and think now past it anyway. Other thing I did was turn the chairs on end near the fence so he couldn't get close enough to jump.

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    How about investing in an invisible fence

    I wouldn't have one without a fence but maybe this would be a deterrant ?

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    I second Sampson. While boundry training is certainly doable - if you ran an invisible fence inside of the physical fence that would be a good deterrent to her climbing.
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    How about investing in an invisible fence
    I second Sampson. While boundry training is certainly doable - if you ran an invisible fence inside of the physical fence that would be a good deterrent to her climbing.
    I agree. A somewhat cheaper, possible solution might be to increase the height of the fence by adding an extension. But the invisible fence would be better.

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    I understand your fear - really I do but I TOTALLY winced when I read you asked her to jump then punished for doing so - I hope you never need to ask her to jump for any reason

    is she scaling the fence or leaping over it? If she's scaling it a modification to your fence should stop her

    if not I'd have her on a long line and only out attending - if she goes to jump the fence step on the long line and distract her

    Personally I am not a fan of invisble fences

    My dogs (FINALLY) have pretty solid boundary understanding .. the small ones can wiggle through the fence the large ones can clear it easily ... it is stressful until the get the notion that their place is inside the fence
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    Stupid question: how do you boundary train? I have an idea but am not too certain.
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    it's not a stupid question at all - and I suspect there are as many ways as trainers .. for me helpng my dogs build a comprehension of boundaries involved asking them for a behaviour (usually a sit, wait) while I left the property.. I started small rewarded mightily for holding the boundary line then slowly built up to being able to walk off property and get the mail or put out garbage or whatever ...I still reinforce them holding the line
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    So, how would you do it in front of a fence? Open the gate and walk out of it? Not quite sure...
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