I have a chain link fence which is pretty high but my neighbors' pit bull constantly climbs the fence to get over to my yard. I am scared of this dog and the Law Dog has been called numerous times about this.

I would really like to put something across the top of my fencing so that I no longer have to fear this dog entering my yard, as I have two Brittany Spaniels and do not want them to be harmed in any way.

I would appreciate any information you can give me to fix this problem.

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    This isn't your problem, if your neighbors cannot keep their dog in their own yard, then they shouldn't have a dog. And please fix your caps lock key.
    – BMitch
    Commented Aug 20, 2012 at 15:36
  • You are so right, this is not my problem but it has become my problem because my neighbors are ignorant to the fact...they feel they can have a pet but allow it to do whatever it wants...I do not want my girls hurt by this dog so that is why I am asking for suggestions. Commented Aug 20, 2012 at 15:53
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    I would just call Animal Control (or your local equivalent). If it keeps happening, and the owner isn't doing anything to stop it, they should take the dog away and hopefully find it a better home.
    – BMitch
    Commented Aug 20, 2012 at 16:18
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    Well, you could shoot the dog, once its on your property... Commented Aug 20, 2012 at 16:46
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    Clearly you should keep the dog. It likes you better.
    – dbracey
    Commented Aug 21, 2012 at 0:26

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Coyote rollers, won't harm children like barb wire, is effective, and can be home owner installed.

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A Coyote Roller is a patented ribbed roller that mounts to the top of your fence. When a coyote or other predator tries to jump your fence to attack your pets, it requires them to grab hold of the top of a fence. With Coyote Rollers in place, the animals will fall right off of your fence and will not be able to jump over.

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    You can make a DIY version of this with PVC pipes suspended on wire run along the top of the fence. I did this with a wooden fence by installing the wire/pipes between the tops of the wooden fence posts. Not sure on the best way to secure it with a chain-link fence.
    – auujay
    Commented Jul 9, 2014 at 20:37
  • We had a neighbor with one of these. The coyotes figured that if they couldn't use the top of the fence, they would just jump completely over the fence. Just make sure the fence is high enough. Commented Nov 2, 2017 at 13:05

I'd get some Barbed Wire arms for the fence.

Since a picture is worth 1000 words,

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However, the non technical answer is that it's legally your neighbour's problem.

Depending on your jurisdiction, it might be legal to shoot the dog.

Pitbulls are often great dogs. But they can also be awful dogs if owned by idiots.

  • I like your response :) Although I am against injuring an animal I sure like the idea about the barb-wire..where could I purchase this do you know? And would I be able to do this myself? Thank you again! Commented Aug 20, 2012 at 15:56
  • Check out your big box store (Lowes/Home Depot). They should have these in stock, or at least through order. I've never done it, but it looks fairly simple to do. You might need some help tensioning the wire. Commented Aug 20, 2012 at 16:00
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    The barbed wire is probably unnecessary - if you can install the angular brackets with something solid (or even just regular wire), it will prevent the dog from being able to get over without being dangerous for kids
    – Steven
    Commented Aug 20, 2012 at 16:34
  • @Steven good point. Commented Aug 20, 2012 at 16:42
  • Dogs can dig too, remember.
    – DA01
    Commented Aug 20, 2012 at 19:16

You could put an electric fence wire at the top. They make kits that contain a single wire and are powered by a battery and possibly have a solar charger. They do not harm animals and are usually put down near the ground to stop aninals from digging under.


Use chain link fence slats. It will prevent the dog from climbing the fence and also give you privacy.

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