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Old 10-10-2007, 03:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
 

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How to keep an APBT in a fence

I dont know what to do! I have a privacy fence surrounding my backyard, and it just wont do. The planks are like chew toys for my pup. He will rip them off, chew a hole or just run right through it. I tried chicken wire along the bottom to discourage him from chewing......ha! He doesnt care. I didnt want to crate him while i am at work but its looking like i dont have a choice. I hate having neighbors. I wanted him to be able to run around and play with his buddy all day. I wont chain him. So are there any fence re-inforcement suggestions? If not then i will be crating him tonight. A lot of people say crating is the way to go, but when i look at their dogs they just look sad. But see chaining seems to be a better solution because at least he wont be cooped up all day. What would you guys do?

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Old 10-10-2007, 04:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's best to crate him while you are at work or out running errands. You can leave toys in there with he/she so they won't get bored. Never leave your pitty unattended even as a pup. When you get home from work let he/she out and play with them. Let him get some good exercise.

I crate my dogs while I am at work and when I get home I let them out and when we come back inside they play inside while I am cleaning (I crate while I mop the floor so they don't lick the cleaner off the the floor) or making dinner. Then they are crated overnight. The whole thing starts over the next day.
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Two words( Electric Fence), I have one that is used for Cattle , called and Energizer, my mix used to climb the chain link and after I put that electric fence up he wont get within 5 feet of the fence.
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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the only problem i see with electronic fences is that it doesent keep other dogs or sometimes worse, other humans away from your pup. Since you already have the privacy fence i would say in this case the electronic fence would be your best bet. anything else you use, by the sounds of it, is going to need to be replaced over and over.
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Old 10-10-2007, 07:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I would recommend crating just because I don't let my dogs outside unattended. Things can happen to them , they can get stolen, or get loose and cause problems. This is just me tho.
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Old 10-10-2007, 07:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
 

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Yeah getting loose into the neighbors yard has been my biggest problem. He's pretty upset. I cant leave him outside alone anymore I see that now, no matter what I put up. What about chaining him? Does anyone have any arguments against that? I'm thinking he wouldnt be able to get out anymore and it will let him be able to stretch his legs during the day. My dad had an electric fence when I was a kid. It looked like he used some sort of battery with a wire going from the posts stretched out across the fence. Is it that simple or am I looking at $$$$ in parts and $$$ for someone to set it up right?
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
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like other people have already said is leaving your dog outside unattended in any way is not a good idea, i know in my neighborhood i would never leave my two pups out in the yard unattended not because i am afraid they will get out but someone will get in and steal them. APBT is the most stolen breed of dog they are extremely people friendly and are easy to turn a quick buck on whether it is through selling, breeding, or fighting. crating is not mean and dogs need boundaries, my dogs both get a lot of excercise and when it is time to go in the crate they know it is nap time or time to chew a toy
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Ok Im not trying to sound stubborn, just wanted to know what people thought about chaining. I never really thought about anyone trying to steal my dog, but I guess there are other hazards that could happen to them while I am not home. Anyway I will buy a crate today and start crate training. Thanks to all for the responses.
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Old 10-10-2007, 09:06 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
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Man guys, where do you guys live that theft is that bad. gezzes...j/k I understand your comments about having a dog stolen...I actually dont have that kind of problem where I live. As far as having other people get to the dog , if you have a privacy fence that should not be a problem. My Electric fence consists of a box that plugs in to a outlet, wire, and the isolaters and mounting brackets.....very easy to do. I dont think I have 100 bucks in my whole setup I purchased it all from Home Depot, and as far as other dogs getting in , my neighbors dog tried and the fence got him too, he wont even get close to it anymore. I know of people having their dogs chained and I dont see a problem with that either.
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Old 10-10-2007, 10:43 PM   #10 (permalink)
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never leave a APBT or pitbull type unteathered unsupervised, its just asking for trouble. i see nothing wrong witha good chain set up.
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brogers Man guys, where do you guys live that theft is that bad. gezzes...j/k I understand your comments about having a dog stolen...I actually dont have that kind of problem where I live. "

unfortunately here in Chicago it is a major problem i have met people who had people come up to them middle of the day and try to forcefully take a apbt pup and i have a friend whose dog was taken out of his backyard.
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Old 10-11-2007, 12:17 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I have nothing against chaining. As long as it is not a for long periods of time. When Stack goes outside he has to be chained because he will jump the fence. So unless I take him out there on a leash I chain him. In California it is actually law that you can' chain your dog longer than an hour. Tho I feel that a few hours on a chain is fine. You also have to make sure to have a lengthy chain to allow spacious movement and make sure you have water at least out there. Make sure the water can't get dumped over by getting caught up on the chain. If you are in a colder area make sure he has housing to get in to to stay warm and if it is hot make sure he has shade. Of course you don't want to leave him outside chained if the weather is a drastic hot or cold.
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How about a runner?! Hooks into one tree and goes to another tree stretching parallel to the ground with a running chain hanging from the line that allows the dog full roam of the yard depending on the wire length...We had one for my last dog and it seemed to work pretty efficently.
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Old 10-11-2007, 03:13 AM   #14 (permalink)
 
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I have to say crate him. We started crating our puppy at 9 weeks old and he is now 5 months. I believe that is the safest thing to do. Becasue as with the other owner, if I leave my puppy outside alone it would be like leaving keys in a BMW.. it would be gone in minutes. So leaving him outside would not be a good idea. Also all it takes is one smaill incident with your neighbor and they are calling the pound to pick up your dog. So try the crate. I believe that is the best idea.
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Yeah I wont have a problem with anyone trying to steal him. Hes a BIG boy, and hes not human aggressive, but he doesnt let people he doesnt know just walk up in my backyard either. Its obviously a genuine concern for some though so I respect that. The Petco and Petsmart were closed last night when I got home so I Used some chain and swivel connectors and made him a run that wouldnt get wrapped up as he ran back and forth. I will see how he likes that. Its plenty long but he cant get to the fence. I dont understand, and I hope this doesnt get people upset, but I dont understand why some feel its better to have them in a crate for lengths of time, versus a chain. I am going to get a crate for him though. I guess I am just an old fashioned country boy who believes his dogs should be able to run around OUTSIDE. They are my family, I love them with all my heart, they just belong in a yard or better yet a field. But even then when it was time to go to bed I had a pen for them to stay in. That was back in the day, when there was still something you could call, the country, though...........
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