It will shock everything that touches it.Mambo said:Does the electric fence shock them if they try to escape? Would it also shock the squirels? Sorry I could look this all up. But I was just curios about it.
I think your best bet is to just be vigiliant about making sure your gates are closed and secure. And if digging is an issue, something as simple as laying 2X4's down flat across the bottom of your fence at ground level might work. I have a friend who put these all the way around his yard, secured between each fence post, and it ended his problem. Plus, it looks good, too.Mambo said:I wouldnt want to do anything that could hurt him or anyone else. I would feel really bad. He snuck out and was gone about an hour the other day. I freaked out and he hasnt been in the yard since.
Only at some places it reaches the ground. We had homedepot put it in and they wanted it to be even. The ground wasnt. So some palces its a bit higher. Maybe 6 inches or so. He dug another 12 inches to squeeze through there.TangerineFizz said:Does your fence go all the way to the ground? Basically you want to affix the wire to the bottom of the fence, and dig it underground about 3 inches, and ideally, about a foot out. I can't describe what I'm talking about dang it. I'll see if I can google some pics for ya!
I did the chicken wire on two sides of my fence yard where I thought the dogs would escape from. A big plus was that skunks couldn't enter either.TangerineFizz said:Oooh, I bet the female next door has something to do with it, especially if he's never done it before. I can't find any images, but I think you get what I mean. You just make the chicken wire like an "L" - affixing the top portion of the wire to the fence, and burying the longer part of the "L" under ground, so when he digs, he hits wire.
I would try the local feed store ( do you have one nearby where farmers go for food for their livestock?) Or I might think a garden center might have some too.Mambo said:Great. Thanks. Now I need to figure out where to get chicken wire.
I am sure we do. even though we dont have livestock really in St pete. I am sure there is a place. Also thinking homedepot or lowesTangerineFizz said:
Wow, good to know.IsabelsHuman said:Try this first. Put his poop in the holes or places where his is digging. I saw this somewhere and it works for me. She never touches the spot again. I do have to keep checking for new spots though. I found this idea online and it said that eventually the dog will give up. That hasn't happened yet, but I've only been doing this for a couple of weeks. Worth a try.
Probably won't work for you then!!! If this doesn't work for us, we'll probably try the pavers or chicken wire. Good luck.Mambo said:Mambo likes to play with his poop. So I am not sure if that will work. I thought about the rocks and will look into them. I think I will try the chicken wire and hope he isnt to determined.