Asked on Oct 20, 2017

What is the cheapest way to fix my fence ?

Donna RingNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CALisa S.


My dog has educated herself as to how she can slip underneath this fence, there is a major highway on the other side and I’m worried about about my baby getting run over. I have a huge backyard that I have already paid top dollar for privacy fence, but this fence was already put up by the college. Any ideas how I can fix this problem
Big gaps under fence
7 answers
  • Amanda
    on Oct 20, 2017

    Hi Donna. You may need to dig down and bury more fencing. Otherwise you can put another fence up. Putting the dog on lead it another idea.
  • Gaby
    on Oct 20, 2017

    what i did with mine was buy tent stakes at walmart on sale hammered thm down about every so many feetnow not even my puppies can get out however one of my dogs did figure out how to go over her kennel walls so un less you can prevent a over the wall escape my Elsa is a hussy if he cant get to her shell find a way to get to him. determination

  • Erma Whiteside
    on Oct 20, 2017

    Replace it. If he's digging to go underneath, bury bricks under the fence line. That's my suggestion.
  • Katie Yeh
    on Oct 20, 2017

    Hi, could you buy inexpensive chicken wire fencing about a few feet tall and attach it along the fence at the bottom with clear zip ties? I would edge 4" or so into the ground along the fence and place the bottom of the chicken wire fence into that. You can secure to the larger fence with zip ties. I put up a garden fence this way so the rabbits won't get in under the fence and it worked. It may not look pretty but it might keep your dog in the yard!
  • Lisa S.
    on Oct 20, 2017

    Yu did not say what type of dog, size of weight. This would never hold in a big Labrador like mine. I would put up a regular fence.
  • I have a wood fence and used cinderblocks. You need to spend the money and sink proper fence posts and install a proper fence. Not cheap, but worth it for the safety of the pets. Never ever chain an animal to a post or fence unattended. If a predator enters the yard the animal has no chance to escape or defend itself. The leash or chain can become tangled and strangle the animal. Too cruel for words.

  • Donna Ring
    on Dec 7, 2017

    We had the same problem with our chain link fence. My hubby is in lumber sales so he got 2 x 6 x 12 ft boards. Laid them flat by the fence. He then dug out under the fence and slid the board it. He covered it with dirt and you cant see it. The dogs got a shock when they thought they were gonna go on the lam again...and hit wood! That has been years ago and the boards are still there. Dogs stopped trying.
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