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JonBailey
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Breed(s) of dog(s): Golden retriever
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Location: Boise, ID

What's the best way to stop dogs from digging under fences..

Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:53 pm

... and gates?

A slab of concrete, curbing, laid neatly along the fence line? A strip of electric wire along the bottom of the fence? What do people here do to deal with problem digging dogs.

Down South they use that not-so-elegant solution of wiring strips of mesh fence laid flat along the ground to the bottom of the chain-link then staking it in. Concrete fence borders, curbing, may be more expensive but looks neat.
"Let Hercules himself do what he may, the cat will mew and dog will have his day." - William Shakespeare

birddogger2
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Location: Lower slower Delaware

Re: What's the best way to stop dogs from digging under fences..

Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:30 pm

Best way, bar none... is to have the dog in a 6 ft high, 9 ga. chain link wire kennel with a concrete floor. If the dog is a climber, put a top on the kennel.

Never seen a dog able to chew through 9 ga. wire or dig through 4 inches of concrete.

RayG

setterpoint
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Re: What's the best way to stop dogs from digging under fences..

Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:47 am

your kennel is dirt dig Down about a few inches and put some tin down about 2 ft on the inside then cover it back up when the dog digs down and hits the tin he can't go no deeper the dog may try differantdrum spots but will give up trying to dig out

polmaise
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Re: What's the best way to stop dogs from digging under fences..

Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:27 pm

birddogger2 wrote:Best way, bar none... is to have the dog in a 6 ft high, 9 ga. chain link wire kennel with a concrete floor. If the dog is a climber, put a top on the kennel.

Never seen a dog able to chew through 9 ga. wire or dig through 4 inches of concrete.

RayG
You are way over thinking this stuff with the OP "Ray" . (imo)
Best way ,bar none ....Is for the OP to stop dogs from digging under fences .. But that wont happen :roll: :wink:

Meller
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If you hunt, what game?: ...Quail, pheasant, woodcock
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Location: Missouri

Re: What's the best way to stop dogs from digging under fences..

Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:54 pm

I just put my dog on the outside of the pen, and let him dig in, that way I won't care! :D

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DonF
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Have also had Shorthairs and Pointers.
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Re: What's the best way to stop dogs from digging under fences..

Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:47 pm

Take down the fence! :mrgreen:
I pity the man that has never been loved by a dog!

Warrior372
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Re: What's the best way to stop dogs from digging under fences..

Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:21 pm

Every time my boy digs a hole I throw a huge rock in it and fill the hole back up with dirt. He gradually did all of the digging for me and now he is unable to dig down far enough to slide out.

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DonF
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Have also had Shorthairs and Pointers.
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Re: What's the best way to stop dogs from digging under fences..

Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:54 am

Warrior372 wrote:Every time my boy digs a hole I throw a huge rock in it and fill the hole back up with dirt. He gradually did all of the digging for me and now he is unable to dig down far enough to slide out.
Great idea! :D
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fishvik
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GWP/Lab
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Re: What's the best way to stop dogs from digging under fences..

Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:19 pm

Warrior372 wrote:Every time my boy digs a hole I throw a huge rock in it and fill the hole back up with dirt. He gradually did all of the digging for me and now he is unable to dig down far enough to slide out.
Similar to my approach. We have a large supply of porous, rough lava just south of town. I line the inside of kennel with large pieces of it. They try but they quit when they realize it hurts to do so.

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oldbeek
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Re: What's the best way to stop dogs from digging under fences..

Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:18 pm

I put a hot wire along the bottom of my fence on pvc pipe posts, for a dog that was an escape artist. He touched that wire once. Never needed the charger after that.

lewiemoo
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What's the best way to stop dogs from digging under fences..

Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:38 pm

Put his poop in the hole. It stopped two of my dogs from digging in the same spot

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