Paula Theriault
Paula Theriault
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Asked on Oct 10, 2017

Best inexpensive fence for dogs?

Ken2dogalJanet Pizaro
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My back fence was rotted so i removed it several years ago. Now that ive adopted a 1yr old Husky x Sheppard , i need to replace it. He seems to be able to twist and writhe through any space his head will fit through, he thankfully hasn't yet fgured out digging under but i am told huskys he will in time :( sure He can climb and get over temporary barricades up to 4 ft high. All this in pursuit of squirrels. I'm looking to build the most cost effective ( aka cheapest) fence possible across backyard, approx 64 ft. Suggestions please.?

5 answers
    • Paula Theriault
      on Oct 10, 2017

      taller Thank you Janet. That is one of the better pallet repurposing ideas ive seen. Most stand them up and slide a piece of tpost in to hols in place which makes for a great ladder lol. I'd just have to rework this idea to make it taller amd ensure nowhere to dig under
  • 2dogal
    on Oct 10, 2017

    Having has a Shepard/Husky mix, I know what you are going through. Yes, they dig, jump and are very active dogs that need a job to keep their minds busy. If you want the cheapest, I would install woven wire fencing, then I would use and electric wire strung across the top and the bottom. You can get woven wire fencing in 100 ft rolls. Electric wire is not cruel. It only takes a few shocks for them to learn - especially when you are not at home to watch them. Better that than run over by a car.
    • Paula Theriault
      on Oct 10, 2017

      Thank you Sal..great idea ! Im not sure why i didnt think of it 🤔 With so many farms surroundings our small town you think i would have. And i agree its not cruel if correct strength. And they do learn fast.
      Many of our gardeners use it to keep deer out..both the wire fencing and electric wire. Ill go price it out today..Meanwhile, I will leave the question as I am open ro, and appreciate of other's ideas.
  • Ken
    on Oct 10, 2017

    This seems an ideal place to use an "invisible fence". Buried cable and dog collar that gives a reminder to the dog when he gets too close to the cable. After the dog gets accustomed to where he is allowed and not allowed to be you can likely quit using the system as my friend did. In two years I've known her the poodle knows where she can and cannot go and the system has been inoperable the whole time.
  • 2dogal
    on Oct 10, 2017

    Invisible fencing is only good for dogs that are not prey driven. If they go after squirrels or rabbits, they can and will run through the fencing. Then sit outside whining to get back in. :) I speak from experience with shaved necks, longer shocks, stronger shocks and the fencing now sits on a shelf in my garage. Paula has a Shepard/Husky mix - large, furry, independent minded.
  • Ken
    on Oct 10, 2017

    She does not remember the cost. She's an excellent CPA but does not remember prices of anything. I looked at Home Advisor and they give a price around $350 for the package plus installation. Installers adverting on-line all omit pricing from their sales pitch. All that tells me is that I should look elsewhere because if you have to ask...

    As a comparison, I recently had 100 feet of split rail installed, which would not be enough to hold your dog in, and it was $1000. Makes the invisible fence seem like a bargain if all you need is to keep the dog at home. In my case the neighbors refused to wear the "special" collars so I installed the wooden fence.
    • Paula Theriault
      on Oct 10, 2017

      Thanks so much Ken for going to the trouble of looking up the pricing. I am completely on board about avoiding sellers that make you call for pricing. :) i can also relate to your friend..Im guilty of not doing well myself what i donwell for others at work. Lol
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