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Crushed limestone for dog run – $8 a month
Here’s the scoop:
My dog, a Siberian Husky, loves to run and play outside and has to be supervised as she has a strong prey drive. We live in a city in Southern Ontario, Canada. We have a private backyard and our yard is paved with crushed limestone. Our house backs onto a major thoroughfare.
A neighbor of ours lives on the other side of the road from us. Her backyard is paved with crushed limestone. They have been battling with each other as they both want to run and play in their yards.
The problem is that the neighbor’s dogs are very aggressive and will run up to our yard. My Siberian Husky would run and play outside with them, but would be terrified of the neighbor’s dogs.
A couple of months ago, we had a major snowstorm. The neighbor decided to shovel a huge area of their yard out and set up their dog run right there on the front lawn. My Siberian Husky was scared to even get close to the run because she didn’t know what would happen to her. I got on her to go home and she did so, but she stayed way at the end of the drive, about 50 feet from the road.
When I left home later that day, I noticed the neighbor had put up fencing. I called and asked them if they were going to fence in their yard and make a dog run. I was told by a friend of mine who lives next door, that the neighbor had told her they were going to start making a dog run.
They have been fencing in the dog run area for a couple of weeks now.
It’s my understanding that the neighbor’s dogs have been very aggressive towards my Husky, they come up to our yard a lot, barking at her, but the fence is really big and thick and she just doesn’t know what to do.
My Husky is very sweet and gentle, not like other dogs and I’ve heard they are really territorial and aggressive when they see another dog.
I was thinking of trying to get some type of leash on her. They would have to leash her for her to run on the pavement. I was thinking of getting a chain link fence and attaching it to the wall of our yard and then putting the leash through the holes.
Then I thought about getting a plastic dog run that we could put out for her. It would help her feel safe and I could put her in it for just a short time to calm her down.
But I was thinking of getting a small dog run for $100-$150 from one of the pet stores.
I don’t know if we can afford it and I don’t know if she would feel safe in it. She gets nervous when other dogs approach her. I’m not sure if this is a good idea or not.
Any thoughts or suggestions?
Your best option is to take the dog to a trainer. This dog is going to have to learn that people, cars, bikes and dogs are not prey, so she needs to learn to be less afraid of them. She’s going to have to learn that your yard, the backyard of someone she doesn’t know, is not dangerous and that she is going to be safe there.
When she does understand that it’s a safe place, you’re going to need to do more training with her and get her used to being leashed and out in your yard. She doesn’t need a fence, but you do. She needs a safe, enclosed space with people, dogs and other things she doesn’t understand about, so she’s more comfortable. You can try this by putting her in a fenced yard.
If your Husky isn’t used to leashed walking or being out, make sure she’s used to it before you put her out on the street.
Also, make sure you’re not going to put her in a yard that doesn’t have people in it and if there are dogs in it, make sure they’re friendly. If there’s a dog run and she’s not comfortable with the other dog and owner there, that won’t help.
Finally, make sure your dog is safe. If you’re planning on training with her, this dog needs to know how to deal with dogs who attack her. Teach her how to deal with a leash, a chain and/or any other equipment you plan on using to help her out in the yard and the streets.
This may take a while, but the sooner she’s comfortable, the sooner she’ll be able to be safe.
I think it would be a good idea to ask your neighbor to put up a fence so your husky can at least have some level of protection while your dog is outside, and then you can ask her to put in a doggie door so that your dog can enjoy getting in/out of the house.
What I’m wondering is if she wants a doggie door for your dog.
She could put up a fence around her yard, and let your husky have the run on her side.
There are different ways of doing this, depending on how far you want your husky to be able to run. If you have the money, and you feel like you’re getting the best results, maybe you can purchase a wire fencing to enclose her yard. It will allow her to run as much as she likes, but also make it feel more like she’s in her yard.
What you will want to do is put in some sort of dog door so that your husky can get in/out of the yard, but you can’t open it all the way. You can do that with a chain on the gate, so that it only opens enough for her to be able to get in/out. When she