Dog Proofing my skirting

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squirt13
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I have a dog that last summer would push the skirt out of place and go under the house to get around the fenced yard. i had to chain her up in a fenced yard, however this summer i no longer can physically go and untangle her. I was wondering if anyone had placed a in-ground fence under their house and if it worked.

If anyone has any other ideas please let me know.

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If you are talking about the "Invisible" fence, you mat have problems if you have metal siding. We tried one but the metal siding from our & the neighbor's did strange things to the RF signal transmitted from the dog's collar.
I think I would find a way to reinforce the skirting. Greg
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squirt13
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We can't use anything but the vinyl skirting. Do you have any ideas on how to reinforce the skirting?
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Possibly build a 2x frame behind the skirting? Greg
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Can you use the white metal roofing panels cut like the vinyl skirting with the wood framing--I have seen it done and looks great but strong--unless you get really close you could not tell the differance
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Try an electric fence for dogs. They are easy to install. The dog will get shocked 2 or 3 times and then will never come back.

I use one to keep pack rats out of my motorhome.
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Trade the dog in for a house cat.

I read the once a dog gets past the pain of the electric shock collar they are off for other parts.
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Lorne wrote:Trade the dog in for a house cat.

I read the once a dog gets past the pain of the electric shock collar they are off for other parts.
I meant the actual electric fence not the "invisable fence"

I would have tried the "invisable fence" but I had a hard time getting the collars on all the pack rats :-)
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I had the same problem with a tenant of mine that is a pack rat, can't get her to ware the collar.
She thinks that TV show "Hoarders" is a DIY show.
I may have to try installing the actual electrical wire and see if that works.
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