LGD Great Pry escaping problem

Discussion in 'Precious Protectors' started by JessaLynn, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn New Member

    Aug 29, 2009
    NW Ohio
    We have an 11 month old female great pry who will not stop escaping.She is pushing on our chain link fence and getting underneath it.We have tied her up now because of fear she will get hit by a car.Anyway to stop this behavior?? Our last resort is to find her a new home. I feel she just doesn't have enough to keep her occupied.We only have 7 goats and we do have another LGD with her, 2 yr old Australian Shepherd.No problems with him.I really don't want to sell her :(
     
  2. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Hot wire along the bottom? Only thing I can think of. But get her some dog chew toys where you can put the peanut butter in them that is hard to get to...keeps them pretty occupied when they get bored.
     

  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I agree with...Kylee... that is what I'd do.... :thumb:
     
  4. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn New Member

    Aug 29, 2009
    NW Ohio
    I will try peanut butter thing for sure! I guess we are gonna do the electric fence and I'm prayen she stays put.Ugh! It breaks my heart haven her tied.She's not much of a guard dog as far as people go.She's to friendly but she does keep coyotes and other critters away.We just love her,such a sweet dog
     
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Yeah... get an electric fence... :thumb: .... but ...you will have to watch her closely... until she knows ....she cant go through the fence anymore.... this is so ...she doesn't get hung up in it..... it's good to watch the goats for a while as well ......if they don't know it..... :hug:
     
  6. myfainters

    myfainters New Member

    Oct 29, 2009
    Lancaster, CA
    electric fence along the bottom... but make sure to train her to the hotwire or it won't work. drape some bacon over it in a few places so she gets hit right on her wet nose... make sure that wire is HOT. It will only take a couple tries and she won't go near that thing again.

    I have to add... when you mentioned having another LGD.... you weren't talking about an Australian Shepherd as an LGD were you? I definitely wouldn't leave a herding dog alone with the goats or the LGD... that is a an accident waiting to happen.
     
  7. Gumtree

    Gumtree Lurking Aussie

    585
    Aug 15, 2009
    S.E. Qld Australia
    we have had that problem, even with electric fence's, our solution is to make a metal stick in the shape of a capital Y ,piece of wire between the top points with garden hose over the wire to stop it rubbing the neck, and put on the dogs neck (watch your legs if they are friendly ....)
    ours are maremma's
     
  8. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn New Member

    Aug 29, 2009
    NW Ohio
    Yeah both stay with our goats.Jake,our Australian Shepherd is new to our farm.We are in the process of getting them an underground electric fence dug so they wont be IN with the goats but just have the outside.I am grateful for all the advice and I to agree that our herd dog shouldn't be in the pen with them so worken on it asap!
     
  9. capi71

    capi71 New Member

    71
    Dec 7, 2008
    Jasper, Georgia
    We had a coyote problem that was luring our GP out of the fence line. She would just slip out under. We used tent stakes from Target and that did the trick.
    I also have a hot wire at the top and if they get too pesky at a certain area we use an electric collar called the Zone. After a few corrections they don't go back. Very smart dogs.
    http://www.mightypets.com/subcat.asp?0=222
     
  10. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn New Member

    Aug 29, 2009
    NW Ohio
    Looks like I'm not quick enough.We had an incident with Jake.He nipped at a few of the goats.We are putting the fence in tomorrow.He's been kept seperate but not much room for him till the fence gets put in and I get him trained to obey and stay in the area along with Holly :(
     
  11. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn New Member

    Aug 29, 2009
    NW Ohio
    It's been raining for a few days and haven't been able to get the fence dug.I'm getting to the point I just don't know what to do with these dogs.Tryen to make a good decision to keep them or not to keep them.WHat should I do?? I am haven a hard time with this cus I love my dogs but it's causing more problems keeping Holly contained in the fence and Jake is fine but becomes to aggressive if an outsider gets close to Holly.UGH!!! I need help!
     
  12. myfainters

    myfainters New Member

    Oct 29, 2009
    Lancaster, CA
    I would put each of them on a Trolley line Holly inside with the goats on a line and Jake outside the fence on a line. Put it so that they can still lay next to each other through the fence.... but Holly can learn to do her job which is guarding the goats..... not leaving the yard and NOT playing with the dog that wants to hurt them. I don't know what the lines are actually called but we got ours at Lowes.... I think Home Depot sells them as well Tractor Supply. It is just a solid 70 ft line suspended between 2 posts (purchased separately) with an attached 12 ft lead on a wheel so it rolls back and forth between the line. This will keep your dogs safe in the yard AND will teach Holly to stay IN the goat yard as she will REALLY bond with the goats and won't want to leave them. :)
     
  13. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn New Member

    Aug 29, 2009
    NW Ohio
    My husband said the same thing.I am going to try it.Anything cus I really don't want to give up my dogs.I just want everyone safe! Really appreciate the advice!!
     
  14. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    remember GP's are designed to wander its part of their instinct and their guarding behavior (along with barking). It seems she isnt bonded with the goats though or she would return to them once her guarding duty was done. I hope the trolly line works for you.
     
  15. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn New Member

    Aug 29, 2009
    NW Ohio
    She does come back and sits at the barn door but I don't want her wondering and getting hit by a car! That's my greatest fear.Our road isn't extremly busy but cars fly down it and one time our children nearly got hit tryen to get on the bus with the bus stoped and lights flashing the person still didn't stop!! If that's children you know they wont stop for a dog!
     
  16. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn New Member

    Aug 29, 2009
    NW Ohio
    GOOD NEWS!!! She is now 100% trained with the underground electric fence!!! Took me a week of training and now she wont even go near the edge of it at all!! I'm so happy and relieved!!! Bad news is she has to be tied at night because she can't leave the coller on 24/7 because it will irritate her skin it says.Only 12 hrs at a time :/
     
  17. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    The idea of teh invisible fence is that soon even without the collar they learn their boundaries and wont cross it.
     
  18. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    :leap: great news.... :thumb:
     
  19. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn New Member

    Aug 29, 2009
    NW Ohio
    I hope so Stacey.Unfair to have her on a tie out cord at all.She loves it cus she has more room to run and be with my kids in the yard.She is such a great dog!
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