Need some help with dog fencing

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Old 02-26-20, 07:44 PM
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Need some help with dog fencing

We have two big dogs needing about a 6-ft fence around our backyard. I was just going to buy the welded wire fence from tractor supply but after doing some reading I'm wondering if the Walden wire fence would not hold up to the dogs, or tree branches and other stuff falling on it. According to what I read we need the woven style fence so it has flex and give. But I can't find the woven in 6 foot. I'm doing wood post on the corners and t post in between
 
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Old 02-27-20, 04:49 AM
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Almost any fence can be damaged by tree limbs falling on it. As for finding a woven fence 6' high it might have to be ordered if you can't find anyone locally that stocks it. It does exist but it's rather rare as there are few animals that need a fence that high. Here is one supplier I've used in the past and they have several 72" options.
 
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Old 02-28-20, 10:41 AM
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I have a big dog too, and 48 inch woven wire keeps her in (Great Pyrenees). For me, 48 inch wire is high enough because with it being a few inches off the soil, it actually ends up being 4'-6" tall, but there are further ways to stretch fence...

If you are convinced that 4'-6" is not enough, you could string the 48 inch fence at the 5 foot height, and then fill in the bottom foot at 6 inches with a strand of barb wire. Barb wire is recommended too at the ground level anyway if you are afraid of yours dogs digging out, or other dogs digging in. Or you could put in multiple strands of barb wire, say every 6 inches and get your 48 inch wire to 5'-6 or even 6'-0. I think you can see where I am going with this.

You could string the 48 inch fence at 1 foot up, and then use barb wire to fill in at the bottom, and at the top to get you your 6 feet.

If you are worried about other dogs getting in, or coyotes, you can use off-set plastic insulators, and run a strand of electrical wire on the OUTSIDE of the fence to discourage dogs or coyotes from encroaching upon your dogs.

Also, you were told right, welded wire is junk. It will break the strands when anything goes to climb on it, or it gets cold from contraction. Knotted wire is expensive ($179 per 330 ft roll), but it also lasts 30 years, making it the cheapest fence of all.
 
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Old 02-28-20, 11:06 AM
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What's wrong with using chain link fencing? I have it around my yard and it has taken punishment from tree debris pretty well for many years.
 
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Old 02-29-20, 05:49 PM
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Our 1 dog has already jumped over a 48 inch fence and between the wire about 10 inches above it. They are slick.
 
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Old 03-01-20, 05:30 AM
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My suggestion still stands. Use 48 inch wire if that is all you can get, and then supplement it with wire strand to make the six feet.

Animals are typically jumpers or burrowers; for instance sheep go UNDER a fence and cows go OVER them. If your dogs are known jumpers then I would put the 48 inch wire at 6 feet to 2 feet, and then from 2 feet down to the ground, run stranded wire.

I say "stranded wire" because it need not be barbwire if you are worried abut your dogs getting tangled up in it. Tractor Supply sells barbless wire that is 2 strands of high tensile wire that will keep the dogs in. I think a quarter mile of it is like $56, so pretty cheap.

If you put barbless wire at 6 inches, then another strand at 12 inches, and then another strand at 18 inches, THEN put up your 48 inch woven wire, I would think that would keep your dogs from going over, or ducking underneath. I mean six inches is a very small gap to fit through, and two strands of high tensile wire is nearly impossible to cut, much less for a dog to break through.

But it depends how big your "backyard" is. Chainlink fence would work, but how big of an area are we talking here? My dog's kennel is 22 acres...I cannot afford chainlink fence for that. (LOL)
 
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