Does your dog need a mid day walk?

How can I stop my dog jumping the fence and running    
away or have other issues when your away?
Dogs jump fences or have other issues for many different reasons such as:
He sees an animal or something else that he feels compelled to chase.
The dog sees a friendly person or dog she’d like to meet.
Maybe your dog is bored and looking for something to do, or looking for you. Some dogs can suffer
from separation anxiety

A dog could find it frightening to be left alone in a yard or home alone.
A dog might learn to associate the yard or home with anxiety, fear or loneliness.
Dogs can also wander to search for mates so it is important to talk to your vet about neutering
Sometimes dogs can hear things on the other side of the fence and jump over to investigate.
It is very important to work out the underlying cause for the jumping or destructive behavior. Knowing why a dog is jumping over a
fence or  is the first step to addressing the issue.
Make sure all of your dogs physical, social and behavioral needs are being met.
Is your dog is getting enough daily physical exercise? It’s important to provide daily exercise such as going
for a walk and/or visiting a dog park. This also provides your dog with new and interesting smells and
environments in which to seek and explore.
Are they receiving enough daily attention and social company?
Does your dog have environmental enrichment? Does your dog have safe dog toys to play with? If your dog
likes to dig, do they have a designated digging area?
Do they have food, water and shelter and a comfortable sleeping area? Do they have access to a toilet area?
Does your dog suffer from separation anxiety? You should talk to your vet for advice.
How long is your dog left on their own? If a dog is left for long periods alone this can lead to boredom and
frustration which can then lead to wandering and jumping or destructive behavior. Its important to minimize the time left alone in
the yard. Try organising for a dog walk in the middle of the day to break up the time period in the yard.
Is your dog neutered? Neutered dogs are more likely to not wander in order to find a mate to breed with so talk
to your vet about neutering it is healthier for you beloved pet too.
If you are in the yard with your dog it is unlikely they will try to jump the fence while you are there as
they usually prefer to stay with you. However if your dog looks interested in jumping, catch their attention by
calling them or grabbing their favourite toy or tasty food treat. When your dog responds to you and comes
towards you, always reward them for this. Continue to reward them when they move away from the fence and
come towards you.
In addition to ensuring all of your dogs needs are being met and ruling out other underlying causes for
jumping such as separation anxiety or searching for mates to breed with, here are a few suggestions to
prevent your dog even being able to jump the fence.
Use PVC plastic piping or large rubber tubes, at least 5 to 6 inches in diameter, cut lengthwise down
the centre. Place them along the top of your fence. This makes a curved, slippery surface that a dog
cannot get a grip on to get over the top of the fence.

Alternatively, place a small diameter PVC pipe inside a larger diameter pipe and hang these on a cable
How can I stop my dog jumping the fence and running away? suspended above the fence to create a roller bar which a dogs paws can not hold onto.
Erect a shorter, interior fence two or three feet from the outside fence, preventing him from getting a
running start. Plant shrubs a couple feet from the inside of the fence, again breaking that running

Place “cat netting” along the fence at an angle so that your dog cannot get a foothold on the fence

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