Fence for GSD

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by SarahFair, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    Ill be putting in fencing for my GSD this weekend. She has "issues" with other dogs that I am currently trying to work out of her. Shes fine as long as I bring them up to her but if she sees them in her yard or any where near her she flips. I want to make sure I get a fence high enough so when she sees a dog going by shes not going to make a jump for it.
    How high should I make it?
    I had a GSD when I was younger that could clear 4 ft easy. Im thinking 6 ft....
    I think we are going with cattle fencing as we have much ground to cover.
    Any other suggestions that wouldnt be real costly?
  2. tharrell

    tharrell Songster

    Jul 28, 2008
    Colorado Springs
    I would do 6' MINIMUM! I have seen gsd's scale 6 ft walls before. I think it depends on the dog. How big is she, and how athletic is she? A dog that runs everyday, does agility ect is going to be able to jump a fence easier than one that lays on the couch all day. And also would she actually try to jump it? We have a little mutt that only weighs 35 pounds and he can jump a 4' fence easily, and pobably higher but he won't unless we give him a command to do so. Have you given any thought to an electric fence?
  3. animalgirl2010

    animalgirl2010 Songster

    May 9, 2008
    bootheel of missouri
    I could never keep my gsd in when we had her she actually climbed the chain link fence so we put a privacy fence up and she still found a way to get over it. I even tried putting electric fencing around the top and that didnt even work. Hope you have better luck than me. Lol
  4. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

    Feb 26, 2009
    Madison County, Iowa

  5. abluechipstock

    abluechipstock Songster

    Jan 13, 2009
    fort ashby, wv
    i miss my gsd, she was a wonderful dog, loved people, very dog aggressive though, she liked my other dogs but as long as she was the boss, but she'd fight any strange dog that came up to her, i found her dead one day out of the blue, she torsioned while i was sleeping one day, i got home from work that morning fed everybody and when i went outside around 7pm she was dead in her kennel, poor girl, i hate that i was sleeping while this process was going on, my dad lived beside me and mowed my grass and thought there was something wrong with her but didn't wake me up, go figure, back on subject, i'd get a 6 foot fence so she couldn't jump it or have people reaching over it
  6. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Songster

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boondocks, Colorado
    6 ft minimum. We had one that could scale a 6 ft fence. It just depends on her. The GSD we have now wouldnt jump out of a three foot fence, unless you threw his stick over it... Oh, those yummy sticks! [​IMG]
  7. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    Shes an inside dog so every time shed be out Id be with her and no...no agility [​IMG]
    Shes 24" at the shoulder. I dont think shed jump it. Shes got a good recall but I fear if her minds made up there will be no turning back!
    I thought of an electric fence but they just zap them once and thats it. Shed be over that line *zap* and then gone and then Im afraid shed be to scared to come back over in fear of getting zapped again..

    Im going to TSC tonight to see what kind of fencing they have. I wont be in this house much longer (5 years max) so im not looking to put alot of money into it.
  8. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    ...and new chicken mom....I LOVE the pic!!!

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