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Old 08-05-2016, 10:21 PM   #1
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Dog fencing

Have any of you had luck rigging up fencing for your dogs, or have you tried any commercial fences that you could recommend?

I have three small mill dogs that are runners.
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Old 08-05-2016, 11:04 PM   #2
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X Pens. I full time, and my dog has more room than I do! She has her own yard and can come on go as she pleases from inside to out.

When I move, they fold flat and take very little space.
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Hi Gina.....


So Shiela, I don't full time but use fences for Lily. I bought 3 sets which come in 8 panels each. They are 2 foot x 2 foot which is plenty for containing Lily she would never attempt to jump over it. She slightly over a foot tall, a Poodle. So that gives me 24 panels. I separated them into:
3 - 4 panels
1 - 6 panel
1 - 2 panel

This lets me configure them however I choose for the moment, instead of always having to deal with an 8 panel set or two. You'll notice that only adds to 20 panels, the remaining panels are always left at home for blocking off the kitchen area.

Like Gina says about her baby, Lily has more room than I do but Hey, she's my priority. I like the idea that Lily can come and go as she pleases. It also a nice feeling to step out of the trailer into another room. I always have my awning out which definitely makes it feel as another room.
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Old 08-06-2016, 09:05 AM   #5
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Love the commander - so true! Thanks for the responses. How do you secure the steps and under the trailer to keep them from escaping? A playpen would entail me picking each dog up and putting them in or out of the pen.

I looked at picketplay fence last night and like the security and human gate, but a little pricey at $600.

I contain them not only to keep them from running but to help keep them from being attacked. It won't stop every predator but may slow them down long enough for me to intervene.
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also Xpens but one of my dogs doesn't stay in one if I leave so he has to be crated if I am very far away. I'd like a better solution but have yet to find one. My other alternative is a tie-out attached to a tree or trolley wire or the trailer, but that only works with one dog- otherwise they tangle.
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Shiela,
I took 3 of those little cooling racks and cut them down to the proper size height wise, that's so the door clears them. Any way, I connected them with the smallest hose clamps, there by creating a small fences which sits behind the step. I connect it to the fence and each end. I use clips the same as I use connect the fence pieces together.

I'll take a picture and post it soon.
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I used a small animal fence about 11" tall to go at the base of the trailer and then I fence an area around it so we can go in and out of the trailer without leashes on the dogs.
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Someone awhile back mentioned sheep fencing- it's net with poles attached that go into the ground. Net wouldn't stop the dogs except it can be electrified- which you probably wouldn't have to do more than once. Her dogs knew it and would leave it alone. I have not tried it- for one thing it tends to come in 100 ft rolls- but it could be an option.
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Bobbie, how do you get out of the yard when you want to step out? Do you have to take the fence apart?
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I either step over or just open it at one of the connecting panels. Shown is probably 3 exercise pens. I use 24" ones as two of my dogs won't jump out and the third can get out no matter how high, and with 24" pens they are lighter and I can step over.
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Some people put the fencing all the way around the trailer- good for hot areas so the dogs can rest under the trailer. But I don't like to carry the extra pens it would take.
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also Xpens but one of my dogs doesn't stay in one if I leave so he has to be crated if I am very far away. I'd like a better solution but have yet to find one. My other alternative is a tie-out attached to a tree or trolley wire or the trailer, but that only works with one dog- otherwise they tangle.
I use this stake with 3 dogs; bangs into the ground with a hammer easily, the dome makes it easy to pull up, and the swivel on top accomodates all 3 cable tie-outs. With the stake as the pivot point, the dogs don't get all tangled up.

http://www.petsmart.com/dog/tie-outs...pfm%3Dcategory
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I've also seen some clever designs with plastic lattice cut to the needed height. Here's one where there's a cutout for the trailer step:

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...a1b1d9d0e3.jpg
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