We rescued a stray from the desert. Way too big a dog for us, appears to be a great dane/husky mix about a year old. Great heart, very social, no aggression but some separation issues. I couldn't give him to a shelter...I tried, none would take him. So I got him neutered and fixed up and on erlichya meds and I have an obedience coach coming over weekly to help us train him and we take him running with us occasionally as his health seems capable. He's a sprinter, but not an endurance runner and the erlichya left him with a feeble leg that is almost completely healed. Anyway, he's a doll but not a great match for our family. I have a 6' fence that he recently started jumping. We work all day and I don't want to keep him in a crate all day while we work, I want him to be able to be in the backyard during the day. We put him on a tether after he started jumping, but he ate through the harness. I can't keep getting calls at work from HomeAgain that someone's found the dog...he hasn't gotten more than a mile away before he decides to go say hi to a stranger and they call the number on the tag. We caved in and put an electric collar on him last night. Today I'm home sick so I'm watching him outside. He really wants to jump. He looks at the fence and cries. But he's also whimpering in the middle of the yard. I know the collar isn't biting him in the middle of the yard, he's just lonely and bored and wants to jump the fence and go running around. He's about a year old. I hate that he's so unhappy. I have another dog, a little border collie mix, but he's old and has a heart condition so he won't play much with the pup. I can't afford to get the fence raised for at least another few months, so I'm hoping the pup will learn not to jump, but his sadness is breaking my heart.