How High Can Goldendoodles Jump & How High Should Your Fence Be

Goldendoodles are energetic, smart, and strong breeds, these are only a few of their many many great traits, but they can be the perfect pets because of those exact three traits.

However, being smart, strong, and energetic can be annoying in some aspects, for example, they can use their wits to do anything they put their mind to, including finding a way to leave the house and go wander into the dangerous world by themselves.

You will be surprised by how smart and determined your Goldendoodle can be in getting over the fence.

So, how high can Goldendoodles jump? Goldendoodles can jump 4-to-6 feet high, however, it also depends on their genetics, their character, and some Goldendoodles can jump up to seven feet high, and can jump high enough to get over a fence because they will keep trying till they succeed if the fence isn’t that high.

Keep reading if you want to learn how to keep your Goldendoodle inside and to stop them jumping over it and risking their life outside of the safety of their home.

How high can a Goldendoodle jump?

goldendoodle and fence to show how high can goldendoodles jump

Most Goldendoodles can jump 4-to-6 feet and if the fence is seven feet, they can easily jump over it.

How high your Goldendoodle can jump depends on their genetics, size, energy, and the personality of your dog.

If your Goldendoodle is more like his golden parent, they probably can jump as high as most large dogs but if their other parent is a miniature poodle and their size is small then they can only jump 4-to-5 feet.

Do Goldendoodles jump a lot?

Yes, Goldendoodles can jump a lot, they are an energetic breed and tend to jump when they are happy or excited, also, if you don’t give them enough exercise they may jump out of boredom, or if you are doing something they may jump just to get your attention.

Do Goldendoodles need a fenced yard?

Yes, Goldendoodles need a fenced yard because they are one of the breeds that need space to play and your yard needs to be fenced so they can’t just go outside alone so for their safety they need a high fence that they can’t jump over it.

However, the fence is just for making sure that nothing bad happens to your pup and doesn’t mean that your Goldendoodle will jump or even try to jump the fence.

Dogs tend to jump the fences when they are bored or if they have separation anxiety and you left them alone for a long time.

Dogs, in general, tend to do better when they have access to a safe outdoor space such as a fenced yard. Goldendoodles can still be great apartment dogs, but they will thrive more with an outdoor space.

But what if you don’t have one or you live in an apartment? Check out what to do if you don’t have a yard for your dog in my post on do Goldens need a yard here for the activities and tricks you can use to make sure your dog still gets the exercise they need and even thrive in the small space you have.

How high should the fence be for Goldendoodle?

The fence for a Goldendoodle should be 6-foot or more to keep your Goldendoodle from trying to escape or jump over the fence, or to keep other dogs from jumping in your backyard because they can smell your dog, so you can get one of the electronic fences that can keep them safe.

You would be surprised at the number of dogs that can jump in your backyard because they can smell your dog especially if you have a female dog in heat, it will make the fence way more important to protect your dog from them.

The best wireless fences for a Goldendoodle

Here are the best wireless fences for a Goldendoodle.

PetSafe wireless fence pet containment system.

This is one of the quickest fences to install, it can take just 2-hours to set it up, you just put the base unit in place.

You can control the size of the area that you want the fence to cover and it can work up to 90-feet in each direction.

It’s completely waterproof so it can work in all conditions so just make sure to have a waterproof outlet so you can plug into it.

JUSTPET Dog Wireless fence electric pet containment system

The Justpet fence can cover up to 900-feet and you can make small adjustments for every 10-feet.

It delivers a small shock to your dog when they cross the line, so they can know the boundary, however, personally, I was never a fan of this method but it does work with multiple dogs and especially stubborn ones.

PetSafe Stay & play compact wireless fence for dogs & cats, waterproof & rechargeable, above-ground electric fence.

It offers up to 105 feet in all directions coverage, it has a wireless boundary that allows you to create a safe barrier to protect your dog without spending so much time trying to bury the wire.

It’s also waterproof and rechargeable and you can set it up easily.

Tips for fencing your yard 

Here are the most important tips for fencing your yard that I’ve learned over the years:

  • First of all, if your neighbors have anything to do with your backyard then you need to tell them about the fence before you do it.
  • It’s better to hire a professional to do it, it can take a lot of time and you just need to make your priorities.
  • It’s also better to remove everything around the fenced area to make fencing your yard much easier.

Related Questions 

Can a Goldendoodle jump a 4-foot fence?

Yes, Goldendoodles can jump a 4-foot fence, you need a six or seven feet fence so your Goldendoodle can’t jump over it, however, if you have a miniature Goldendoodle can’t jump a 4-foot fence so it kinda depends on their kind and their energy as well.

Why do Goldendoodles jump so high?

Goldendoodles can jump so high for so many reasons such as they are seeking your attention, they want to communicate with you and the jumping gets them closer to your face, exciting to see you or someone or they are just playing.

Do Goldendoodles like to jump?

Yes, Goldendoodles like to jump, they tend to do it when they are happy or excited to see you,  playing, trying to get your attention, or wanna get closer to you, however, if you don’t like that behavior, you shouldn’t encourage it, for example, don’t give them attention till they stop.

Helpful Resources

How to Stop Dog Jumping Fences

Living with a Retriever: Recommendations and Sources

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