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    Jumping Fence

    Any one have a dog that jumps fence my puppy is almost a year old just can't keep her in what should I do? I tie her up she digs. She is a indoor dog just goes out to potty other then that she is a very good dog.

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    Re: Jumping Fence

    Hi HelloGal! Welcome to FG. Valerie and myself are the two members here who tend to give advice on pets. I was a vet tech for several years and Valerie has a ton of experience with animals as well.
    First, what breed is your dog? How long have you had her? Is she spayed?
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    Re: Jumping Fence

    Some breeds are more apt to be fence jumpers than others, and if she's
    not spayed, then spaying her might help a little once she's through
    recovery. BabyRider asked you questions to give us a better idea how
    to help you... for instance "How long have you had her?" If she is a newish
    member to your family, she might have some separation anxiety issues.

    She sounds to me like a girl pup who needs a lot more attention and
    exercise. Remember, a tired pup is a good pup. Walks, playing a game
    called "Two Ball" (throw one, she brings it back, drops it, throw the next
    one) and also mental stimulation, in the form of obedience training, would
    be very helpful.

    I would also suggest taking her out to potty on a leash, when she's
    done, bring her back in.

    Buy her lots of toys, there is something called a "Kong" that you can
    put treats inside (peanut butter if she likes it) and they amuse themselves
    for long periods of time trying to get stuff out.

    Please do let us know how it goes!

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    OH ya she has toys like that for sure. Yes she is a female, mix I got her when she was only 6 weeks old. She is part border collie part pitt bull. The sweetest dog with kids and indoors. She is not spayed I am going to do that with my tax return so far she has not gone in heat. I have crate trained her and she minds very nice in the house. Excersise is a issue as the cold weather keeps us indoors more. I do throw toys for her and she brings them back very good. She also loves frisbees and I throw those for her in the yard. But no matter how much we excersie she is full of energy. I don't work I am at home so she is not left alone and when I do leave I use a crate. She is very smart and If I catch her going to jump I say NO and she does hessitate. She learns everything so quick so I don't understand how to teach her not to do that. She glides over it too like I never seen a dog who can jump like a deer. She runs very fast too. She loves to go out when the kids go out side and I like that idea but she won't stay in the yard. Thanks for your help. OH we were thinking of getting a training system for her do you know if those really help?

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    You sound like you're doing a lot of things right so good for you. I would
    start watching her like a hawk though if she isn't spayed, because if
    she's getting out you're just asking for a litter of unwanted pups.

    I would go back to the always leashed when outside. And you asked
    about a training system, I'm not sure but do you mean a shock collar?
    If so, that is something I think only should be used with the help of an
    experienced trainer, they can really do pyschological damage to your
    girl if not used properly.

    Something else you might try, is make yourself the center of her universe.
    NOTHING is as fun as mommy is. Turn yourself into a treat dispenser.
    Call her to you and reward. Use tiny little treats, about the size of your
    little fingernail, and have special ones that she ONLY gets when you're
    outside. One I like to use that doesn't cause tummy upset and is not too
    high in calories is boneless chicken breast. (Skinless, too!) Cook (boil)
    and then dice up in tiny pieces. Keep them with you in a baggie (freeze
    or refrigerate any unused portion) and when you go out, call her name
    and give her the command (whatever you use, come, heel, etc.) and then
    treat her when she gets to you.

    The border collie part of her is highly intelligent and generally needs a
    "job" to do so they don't get bored. You might think you are giving her
    lots of exercise, but they need a lot!

    After she's spayed, you might try to find a dog club that meets for
    play days or agility, etc. or take her to a dog park where she can blow
    off steam playing with other dogs.
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    OH thanks I have truly never seen a more smarter dog she does love to play. I am getting a bike soon with a bike trailer I wonder if I can train her to go along side of me. I am talking about a training system that has like sounds it is sold at pet smart I believe it has a noise dogs don't like when they go out of the bounderies set. I appreciate your help. I can't wait for summer she is going camping with us and to the mountains for sure. I really am getting her spayed for sure Next month she has an appointment for vet. To do it I just need the money never knew having a girl would be so expensive but I wanted to see what having a girl is like.Well she came to me as a suprise but once I held her in my arms I could not let her go to the pound. She was found at a dairy by my sister in a box starving poor dog. My kids love her. I do offer treats when she won't come in the house I call her and she comes running. Shakes her paw and sits pretty. I had to get big dog bisquets to teach her to take it nice she did not mean to but she took my finger off (not litterally) a few times. But she has learned real well to take things gental thats what I tell her Gental and she slowly takes it so the smaller treat thing could work. She also uses her paws a lot too she moves the kids off her with her paws she won't growl or use her mouth at all. I try and teach them to respect her too I hate it when kids are mean to dogs and we wonder why the dog bites. Very neat to have a place to talk about dogs. Do you know of any way I can give her a job to do so to say? Like train her to get the paper or something. What can I do to help with that besides daily walks or do they consider that a job. I would so love to find a house in the country for her.

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    Re: Jumping Fence

    The border collie part of her is highly intelligent and generally needs a
    "job" to do so they don't get bored. You might think you are giving her
    lots of exercise, but they need a lot!
    I totally agree with this. The Border Collie is bred for herding and has hereditary instinct to go and find something to herd.

    Getting her spayed might cause her to put on a bit of weight and make jumping a bit more difficult.

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    Re: Jumping Fence

    Quote Originally Posted by Jcas
    I totally agree with this. The Border Collie is bred for herding and has hereditary instinct to go and find something to herd.

    Getting her spayed might cause her to put on a bit of weight and make jumping a bit more difficult.
    Weight gain after spay is a common misconception. Continue to feed
    properly and it just won't happen.

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    Oh well thanks I am getting her spayed as soon as we can a month or so. I did get that collor that gives a beep and she won't leave the yard now. She is realy maturing now and just had her first heat. So she has been indoors and supervised very much. But the collor thing has worked wonders and she don't even need it on now to stay in her bounderies.

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