Dogs jump fences for many reasons, boredom, lonely, scared or inquisitive. Some dogs like to see what’s on the other side of the fence. That could be a person, an animal that your dog is trying to get to, excitement or inquisitive. Sometimes it can be quite the opposite and they may feel threatened or antagonised. There are many strategies that you can use. A radio, music, recorded items such as “through a dog ear,” can help to decrease the noise outside of the fence and help desensitise the dog to the noises. Especially if it is a regular noise that they are becoming anxious, stressed or excited about. Some dogs like to sit up high because they want to watch what’s going on on the other side of the fence and they are happy being up high. Others this may not work for and could make the situation worse.
Trialing different ideas is important so you can understand how your dog thinks.
Provide the activities that motivate your dog to escapeFinding out what motivates your dog to escape and how to prevent it from happening in the future.
To prevent dogs going over the fence
Further resources from RSPCA Australia Knowledgebase below;