Many pet owners struggle with balancing freedom with safety when it comes to their pets. Not only do you want to keep your pet away from the dangers of the street, but you also want to keep your dog from accidentally damaging your neighbor’s property. To help protect your pet, our certified Pet Trainer, Sandy Benes, put together some tips on how to keep your dog in your yard.

Why is my dog trying to escape my yard?

Before trying to change your pet’s behavior, it is important to understand why that behavior occurs. Dogs and cats leave their property for several reasons - curiousity, boredom, fear, distraction, etc.

In some cases, dogs that suffer from anxiety, boredom, or isolation may try escaping their yard to find a more stimulating environment. Dogs with a high prey drive, may be chasing after squirrels or cars. Others may leave their yard to explore or play.

Ways to prevent your dog from escaping your yard.

There are several different methods to keep your pet in your yard and away from the busy street. In some cases, a traditional fence or tie out could help to keep your dog contained in your yard. It is important to check the laws of your neighborhood and state. In some neighborhoods and states, tie-outs are not allowed - especially if your neighborhood has an HOA.

Another solution to keep your dog in your yard is Invisible Fence® Brand’s Boundary Plus® Technology. Our electric underground dog fence allows your dogs and cats to safely explore your yard right up to your property’s edge while respecting their boundaries. Our certified trainers customize training plans and correction levels to teach your dog their boundaries without fear or confusion, so you can be confident your dog will stay in your yard and enjoy their independence.


Keeping your dog in your yard doesn’t have to be a difficult task. Since 1973 Invisible Fence® Brand’s innovative solutions, industry-leading training and expertise have given more than 3 million pets newfound independence and security - while also instilling confidence in their owners.

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