Oh, your dog’s an escape artist? I’ll fix that!
I got a call from a frantic woman at her wit’s end. No matter what she did, her Husky/Shepherd mix continued to get out of her yard and wreak havoc throughout the neighborhood. I went to her house and told her, “No problem.” I was an expert!
I assessed the situation and saw she had a mismatch of different types of fences at different heights. I met the dog, which was athletic and highly energetic. I told her we needed to install a 6-foot fence, and we would make sure there were absolutely no spaces at all for escape! The job cost about $5,000. I told her I would make sure the dog couldn’t get out. She hired us, and we started work immediately.
When we finished, we called the homeowner out to look at the impenetrable wall we had built, all of us wearing a smug grin of pride. “Well, let him out! Let’s see if he likes it,” I said.
The dog bounded out like a bull in a china shop. His fur was puffed up, electrified with excitement. He started frantically running up and down the fence, his paws tearing up the ground, realizing he could not get out; his old escape hatches were gone!
His frantic pace back and forth continued. Then, like a shooting star, he sprinted right, shot back to the left, leaped on top of a brick backyard fireplace, and sprung over the fence. Gone!
Immediate shock and horror fell on everyone’s faces as we chased the dog down the middle of the street. The customer frantically looked at me: “I just spent $5,000, and he got out in 5 minutes!”
I said, “Sorry, but I think you have to get rid of that built-in barbecue.”
I guess the dog likes his freedom!
Here at Geo Brothers Fence, we work with our customers to provide customized fencing that’s right for you. If you have a similar situation with animals getting out (or in!), call us at (978) 998-0660 , and we’d be happy to provide you with a free estimate.
Robert Georgenes, Owner of GEO Brothers, LLC fence company