Training

Dog Fence Breakouts

Whenever your dog crosses the boundary line and gets out of the containment area, it is known as a breakout. After the dog has been trained properly on the dog fence system, a dog fence breakout rarely happens. There are two types of breakouts: ...

Dog Training Flag Removal

After your dog has learned how to respect the boundaries you have set, give your dog time to get accustomed, best if you wait about 30 days before removing the flags. Step one: remove every other flag, then wait about 7 – 10 days and remove the ...

Dealing with Fence Fear

A dog who is tremendously cautious or afraid of a new electric dog fence system can be described as having fence fear. Some dogs may show fence fear because of the correction, boundary flags or the warning tone. How you deal with fence fear depends ...

Signs of Stress While Training

When you get your new dog fence, it can be a fun and exciting time for you and your pet. You know that your goal is to allow your dog to have more freedom while keeping them safe. However, remember that your dog doesn’t know this. It should be ...

Choosing the Right Correction Level

Correction Level Setting It depends on the electric dog fence system as to what correction levels they offer. The more expensive systems generally have more correction levels to choose from, whereas the basic systems offer less. Many systems ...

Getting the Perfect Collar Fit

The Importance of Collar Fit In order for your electric dog fence system to operate properly, the collar must fit correctly. If it doesn’t fit right, the system may fail to contain your dog. It could also irritate your dog’s neck. Some systems, ...

Step 4: Allowing the Dog off Leash

The final step in the training process is that you should be able to remove the leash from the dog and let him enjoy being free! You need to begin by gradually increasing the closely-supervised off-leash time. Then the goal becomes to move to the ...

Step Three: Testing with Distractions

The goal of the third step of training is to ensure that your dog has really learned the new boundary rules. This can be done by testing the dog in a controlled situation, creating distractions beyond the boundary line. When you have your dog ...

Step Two: Adding Static Correction

In the second step of the training procedure, you need to teach the dog that there is a consequence for breaking the boundary rules you established for him. What you did in step one was to teach the dog to turn and retreat when he hears the warning ...

Step One: Introduction to the Boundary

The first step in training your dog to understand your electric fence system is to get him to associate the warning tone with the training flags. They should learn to turn and retreat whenever they hear the warning tone. There should be no ...

Electric Fences for Dogs
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