This video demonstrates a few reasons I love Bullet so much. Watch how he plays with Lexis, and more importantly, his reaction to the dogs behind us. He's awesome.
I have never allowed any of my dogs to even think of fence fighting. They start barking, posturing or obsessing in any way at a dog they are brought inside immediately. Every single time, from day one. Sure, it takes time and dedication with each dog but eventually it pays off and the effort is SO worth it in the end.
The dog freaking out at the fence is still a puppy (I'm guessing he was born last summer because he showed up in the late fall/early winter at around 8 weeks old).
The woman runs an in-home day care... Um, yeah. Red flags are flapping in my head.
Boy-oh-boy. I sure am looking forward to summertime when I get to spend hours in my garden next to this. I'm hoping the Mennonite Mongrel becomes used to my presence and stops his barking and lunging on the fence, but both dogs have endurance. *sigh*
As an added bonus I own the fence, the neighbours had a chain link up on their side until they ripped it out this fall. The wooden fence is old and not very well constructed to begin with, and when you combine the erosion of the dog claws and their weights being hurled against the boards I'm worried it's not going to last much longer. I don't have the funds to replace a fence this year so I'm choosing not to think about it and have gone into avoidance.