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I just got a new fence for my backyard. My family and I love the privacy. Well, we didn’t have 2 seconds to enjoy it…when we noticed that the dog next door dug a hole underneath and started popping all over our yard. We let it go the first time and filled the hole…but then he did it again…so we filled it again. This is becoming unacceptable to us as we take pride in the landscape of our yard.
I have done my research and it seems that an invisible fence is pretty much the only way this dog will stop digging holes and relieving himself on my premises. My wife and I even approached the neighbor with this idea and he outright refused to even entertain it…in fact, he laughed at us.
What should we do to make this dog stop coming into our beautiful yard?
Richie in South Dennis
Although I know many people do have invisible fences which can keep a pet contained. I think there may be another route to take.
First I think you should approach your neighbors once again… maybe you took them off guard bringing up the invisible fence. Maybe there is another solution. I know my family members that have fences have put brick pavers between the bottom of the fence and the grass to fill in the gap. This may be a bit time consuming but it may be worth a try and it actually looks good and will keep other animals out of your yard.
Let me know how it goes.
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