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#4757615 - 05/15/18 07:55 AM Anyone use electric fence to keep dogs out of yard
callbay Offline


Registered: 05/29/05
Posts: 811
Loc: Ozark Mountains
Neighbor lady has five dogs. Although not mean they are a nuisance and keep coming on our property and barking and chasing or vehicles etc.

Any one have success with an electric fence?

Thanks a ton!

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#4757638 - 05/15/18 08:18 AM Re: Anyone use electric fence to keep dogs out of yard [Re: callbay]
IndyIan Offline


Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 9030
Loc: Ontario, Canada
It keeps our dogs in the pasture, but it is primarily a psychological barrier. Our young dog will slip under if she doesn't get zapped hard in a spot, and she will go through there again.
Put some bacon grease on a spot when you first put it up, as you want the first touch to be a memorable one. The charger only hits once per second and if the dogs learn they can slip under fast without a good hit, that's what they'll do.
Get a decent charger too, so it will work when its dry out, or kill off weeds and grass on it.
I don't know if you can get away with 1 strand, maybe with the grease trick?
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#4757639 - 05/15/18 08:19 AM Re: Anyone use electric fence to keep dogs out of yard [Re: callbay]
TWG1572 Offline


Registered: 12/18/07
Posts: 554
Loc: Madison, Wisconsin
In bit different scenario, we used electric fence in our pastures since we intensively grazed them. While the intent was to keep the cows in, it also kept our dogs out. It seems like it would work in theory, and I'm assuming you live in the country so liability is not as big of a concern.

Wire placement will be key. You'll want one wire low enough they can't slip under.

Edit: We also had a good charger. It would throw you through the air if you touched it. Don't cheap out on the charger.


Edited by TWG1572 (05/15/18 08:20 AM)

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#4757641 - 05/15/18 08:24 AM Re: Anyone use electric fence to keep dogs out of yard [Re: callbay]
jeepman3071 Offline


Registered: 04/15/10
Posts: 4134
Loc: Storrs, Connecticut
Depends how you plan on setting it up. If they only come in on one side of your yard, an electric fence about 6-10" off the ground might work. Unless you plan on surrounding your entire property with fence including your driveway, it still might not keep them out.

Honestly this is something you need to discuss with this neighbor, and if she does nothing speak with animal control about it. This is for both your sanity and the safety of the animals. There was a guy who walked a poodle in my neighborhood with no leash. It would run through yards, across the street, etc. I almost hit it several times because it would chase me as I drove by them. I finally had a talk with the owner one day about how close it has come to getting accidentally run over, and now he has it on one of those extendable leashes.
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#4757673 - 05/15/18 08:55 AM Re: Anyone use electric fence to keep dogs out of yard [Re: callbay]
tmorris1 Offline


Registered: 07/15/03
Posts: 2331
Loc: MN
Sounds like the neighbor is the one that should be putting up the fence, not you! Have a talk with them first and if they don't do anything, it is their problem if 1 gets run over or something happens.

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#4757723 - 05/15/18 09:23 AM Re: Anyone use electric fence to keep dogs out of yard [Re: callbay]
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Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2595
Loc: Wet side WA
The most effective tool a larger dog. But how do I know this?
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#4757736 - 05/15/18 09:30 AM Re: Anyone use electric fence to keep dogs out of yard [Re: callbay]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 12575
Loc: NE,Ohio
my favorite is when the neighbors dog leaves land mines you step in while mowing.

/sarcasm.

I also got charged by a neighbors dog while I was 50ft in my own yard.. sprained my knee.

was a 85lb black lab.

Next time It charged me it ran into my shovel and not my knee.

It also chased a motorcycle in the street(first time it ever went in front of the house) and got cited.. so the neighbor keeps a MUCH closer eye on the dog now.

Love the dog but its much to aggressive.. I didnt get bit just ran into my knee and took me out.
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#4757888 - 05/15/18 12:34 PM Re: Anyone use electric fence to keep dogs out of yard [Re: callbay]
Blaze Offline


Registered: 12/31/10
Posts: 1378
Loc: Washington State (East)
We use electric fence to keep ours in. They are enclosed in about 3-4 acres of it. We use a hot wire and a grounded wire right above and below it.

If they (try) slip through they touch both the hot and grounded wired. This works good when the soil drys out in the summer. Its been 10 yrs and nothing has slipped through.

Lately we have been tearing it down and replacing with three foot livestock wire with a hot wire above it so they don't climb over. Mostly to keep other dogs and coyotes out.

It is a constant maintenance issue keeping the grass weed-wacked or round-up under the wires. Which I'm going to do soon.

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