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Postby kera09 » December 20th, 2009, 6:30 pm

Ok so as some of you may know we still rent and have a partially fenced yard. Our yard is huge and it would be so nice for me to be able to go out with all of them and let them run!

I was thinking about maybe using the chicken wire fencing on the one side of the yard that is not fenced. Just something that will contain them, ONLY when someone is out there with them! To go potty i will still put them on the lead. Wondering if anyone has any better ideas? This has to be inexpensive and easy enough to install and uninstall!
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Postby dlynne1123 » December 20th, 2009, 7:02 pm

It really depends on your dogs i guess, and your neighbors! We have the wide chicken wire in part of the yard, but we are out there, kicking our boots, in the cold when its potty or play time, other wise they are on leash. We are too worried about the distraction that convinces them that jumping the fence is no big challenge. All our dogs don't really test the fence at all. I've had fosters that in seconds flat will have a hole dug or be climbing over it! Also, make sure you do go get a real door, or gate or have one made. With cement in the ground. Otherwise it will not be so sturdy and you may risk and doggy shaking it loose or depending on where you live, frost will do wonders on a fence.

Also, depending on what is too expensive, you can get used, large chain link parts to put together, to any size you want, 10 feet tall, 10 feet wide, etc. With a gate and all. ( check out craigs list) All you have to worry about is what ground surface you have. You can pick it up and move it when you move! Both temporary but I don't recommend with houdini dogs or unsupervised back yard time.
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Postby TheRedQueen » December 20th, 2009, 11:41 pm

I have my yard fenced with field fencing and t-posts...

http://www.tractorsupply.com/field-fenc ... re-3610626

It went in over a weekend...with friends helping. We have a wide chain link gate to get the lawn mower in...and two smaller gates...those are hung on metal and wooden posts that are cemented into the ground.

It was cheap and fairly easy to install, and it's pretty heavy duty...much more sturdy than chicken wire...it's made to keep in livestock. :D
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Postby maberi » December 21st, 2009, 9:27 am

I agree with Erin

Field fencing is the cheapest and by far the easiest to install and works well to contain large dogs

TheRedQueen wrote:I have my yard fenced with field fencing and t-posts...

http://www.tractorsupply.com/field-fenc ... re-3610626

It went in over a weekend...with friends helping. We have a wide chain link gate to get the lawn mower in...and two smaller gates...those are hung on metal and wooden posts that are cemented into the ground.

It was cheap and fairly easy to install, and it's pretty heavy duty...much more sturdy than chicken wire...it's made to keep in livestock. :D
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Postby TheRedQueen » December 21st, 2009, 10:58 am

The field fencing I have is also smaller on the bottom...so it keeps smaller dogs in well also. :) Just in case any was wondering.
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Postby kera09 » December 21st, 2009, 11:32 am

thanks everyone! now i just have to ask the landlord and see if i have to get a permit for something like this.
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Postby maberi » December 21st, 2009, 11:37 am

I would also call RG&E and have them come out and mark where the gas lines come in. It's free and will assure you don't suddenly explode
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Postby kera09 » December 21st, 2009, 11:40 am

maberi wrote:I would also call RG&E and have them come out and mark where the gas lines come in. It's free and will assure you don't suddenly explode


good idea, i wouldnt have thought of that :oops:
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Postby maberi » December 21st, 2009, 11:50 am

PS - If you get the go ahead, shoot me a message

I have a friend with a post driver so you don't have to buy one
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Postby kera09 » December 21st, 2009, 12:00 pm

maberi wrote:PS - If you get the go ahead, shoot me a message

I have a friend with a post driver so you don't have to buy one

Thanks so much! erics step dad also has one :dance:
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Postby Marinepits » December 21st, 2009, 4:27 pm

maberi wrote:I agree with Erin

Field fencing is the cheapest and by far the easiest to install and works well to contain large dogs


I agree as well. We just used heavy-duty staples and stapled it to the trees around our yard, LOL. Our HOA does not allow fencing over 3 feet tall (my dogs laugh at that) and we discovered that the field fencing "disappears" into the background of the woods when viewed from the road, so it's a perfect solution. I plan to put up more in the spring.
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