Can dogs climb fences?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Mattemma, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. Mattemma

    Mattemma Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    It was raining and we were running late so I left the gate open when I took the kids to school. Came home to find a medium sized dog in the yard.

    We have 6 ft chainlink around the entire lot.I pulled in and locked the gate.The dog ran to the back where there is a corner of trees. Due to a dog attack last year I did not get close. I went straight in to call AC. Went out with a stick in hand to see if I could see the dog.Nowhere. I walked the entire yard 4 times,and even brought out one dog to sniff out the stray. I called AC to cancel. There are no holes in or under the fence. I just can not figure out where this dog disappeared too. I have not let the chickens ,dogs,or cat out to roam the yard.Don't want my kids out when they come home either.

    Could this dog have somehow climbed over,or pushed under the fence? I am thinking under but I checked the fence line and can not see how that dog could have pushed his way under it. I can see how easy it is for dogs to get at chickens if they really want too!
  2. theFox

    theFox Songster

    Sep 21, 2009
    Standish, Maine
    Over dogs can jump.
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Yes. A determined dog can scale a 6 foot fence with relative ease.
  4. duck walk

    duck walk Songster

    Jun 13, 2009
    white springs, fl
    yes, they can climb them and jump them...I had a male Doberman stand flat footed and jump a six foot chain link fence...he did it three times before I believed what I was seeing...I had a female in season in the house and no top on my kennel run where he was supposed to be staying...I have tops on my kennel runs today thanks to him...that was also the year he took the back door off the hinges and sent it sailing...he was a handful...dogs are clever buggers and your trespasser probably hopped it or simply climbed over...
  5. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Sure they can climb! Google dog climbing fence and watch all the videos.
    Here is just one example.

  6. Mattemma

    Mattemma Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    Well I hope he is really out of the yard. I will never leave my gate open again,but I guess the dogs can always climb in too! I wish I could wrap the top with some deterent wire.
  7. Mattemma

    Mattemma Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    Cute video! I have one of those mini pins and he better not get any ideas on climbing.Usually he is to busy barking and running back and forth.
  8. carrlr

    carrlr Songster

    Mar 31, 2010
    Southern Illinois
    I had a small dog once that would actually climb the fence. He didn't do it when we were home, just when we would leave for an extended period. We'd come home and he'd be outside the fence. I was perplexed until one time a neighbor witnessed the act. The dog was a llapso apso and the fence 4ft chain link.
  9. Inkheart

    Inkheart Songster

    Aug 15, 2010
    Columbus Ohio
    Actually i also had a doberman that could stand at a dead still jump up like a gazelle and scale her way over - if it was a shorter fence shecould do the same with out even putting her feet on it for leverage - so my answer is absolutely they can!
  10. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Songster

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    Y'All are gonna think I'm lyin. I had a half pit half catahoula who could jump over a 6 foot fence & climb up trees. He also learned how to hold his breath under water. I think he was only living up to his name which was huevos.

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