Homemade coyote rollers
For anyone who doesn’t know what coyote rollers are here is their website, but its basically a rolling pin made out of metal tubing attached to the top of the fence. When the dog (or predator) hits the top of the fence the roller dumps them back on their butt.
Very cool idea, but not cheap. We’ve been looking at ways to top our chainlink fence since Arty has already proved his climbing ability (and for that matter Apollo could go over the fence we have if it ever occurred to him to try). Someone pointed out this page to me. If you scroll about halfway down they describe a homemade “rolling pin” fence topper. Now I just have to figure out the best way to attach it to a heavy duty chainlink fence!
Edit 9/19/2014: Apparently quite a few people are hitting here, looking at the DIY instructions, and then going onto the Coyote Roller official site and buying. Because of the volume of people doing so Roll Guard (who owns Coyote Roller) has offered me a spot in their affiliate program, and after some thought I’ve accepted. What that means for you: if you click through to the Coyote Roller home page via the above links and proceed to buy from them I’ll potentially earn something off of that sale. I’ll admit that the possibility of earning enough to cover the blog costs was to tempting not to try it. On the other hand, if you experience a negative experience by doing so, something that appears to be related to the click through, please let me know…..