How can I build a DIY fence to keep dogs out of my yard?

  5 answers
  • Dfm Dfm on Oct 10, 2019

    You burry the fence a few feet into the soil, and put up an electric fence on the top of fence. The burred piece makes it harder to dig on. On or 2 light shocks

    and they stop.

  • Sharon Sharon on Oct 10, 2019

    And if your dog is a jumper, put a top on it using cyclone fencing or chicken wire.

  • Joye R. Foster Joye R. Foster on Oct 11, 2019

    If your fence is already up, burying it will not be an option. We have two Yorkshire Terriers who are diggers. We put an electric fence at ground level.

  • Oliva Oliva on Oct 13, 2019

    Ruta graveolens plants, citrus rinds, alcohol soaked cotton balls, marigolds planted en masse, rosemary and lavender plants can also repel unwanted animals. For stronger effect, spray the perimeter with cayenne pepper in a little water with a few drops of liquid soap, for sticking power. Chili powders, garlic, etc. also work.

    If you install a fence, note that it will need to be at least 6' above ground, and at least 12-18" below ground to repel "diggers". Avoid using bonemeal as a fertilizer, which apparently attracts dogs.

  • Deb K Deb K on Aug 22, 2020

    Hi Delia, dogs are opportunistic, they won't dig to get in, unless you have something in there they really want, like a ham or turkey on a picnic table lol! You should be able to put up any barrier o keep them out, Here's a couple ideas that should help you out,