Ruby is a determined but somewhat skittish girl, so I'm concerned that she will choose the pain over letting a squirrel get away and/or cease to enjoy her backyard romps.
|Do you mean an underground (invisible) fence? We have one and have
had great success with it. First off, let me say ours is adjustable two
ways. The distance from the line to the collar is adjustable and the
amount of "correction" is agjustable. I thought it was very easy to do,
and didn't really take that long.We installed our own and taught Tucker
where the line not to cross was. I know there is a lot of resistance to
this type of system. I have to say that Tucker only
tested his boundries a few times and was a very fast learner. I would
never allow the collar to shock my dog any more than I would want to
tolerate. I held the collar myself to test it every time. It truly was no worse, at the level we chose, than touching your tongue to a weak 9v
battery. No biggy really, just uncomfortable. I promise getting hit by
a car would be more uncomfortable! We really liked ours - and will teach
our new puppy this way when he is bigger.
|If you feel she will bolt regardless of being zapped, perhaps fence an area for her? Dog runs work well for those who have large yards and don;t want to fence in the whole thing.|
|We have a really big back yard and it had a chain link fence around it when we moved in. Truman jumped over the fence a few times and we decided to get an invisible fence to go around the inside of the chain link. He only got zapped a couple of times before he figured out the boundaries. The collar gives off an audible tone (audible to the dog, not to us) as they get near the boundary. If they go further, they get zapped. I think the dogs learn that the sound means "go no further" very quickly. On a side note: Truman learned very quickly so we didn't even need to put his collar on after the first couple of days. HOWEVER, after a while, he learned that without the collar, he wouldn't get zapped and off he went to visit his friend up the street! We have to reinforce him by having him wear the collar again periodically. He doesn't get zapped, even during the reinforcement periods. He must remember what the audible tone means because he sure stays away from the fence!|
|Best part of an electric/invisible fence is attaching the collar to your brother and dragging him across the threshold.
|El Gato: Good tip, 30 years to late to help me.
Seriously though, my brother has used the fence to control his greyhounds with pretty good success. Once in a while, though, one will pick up speed and run right through the field, the heck with the shock. Also, keep in mind, the fence will not keep other dogs or animals out of your yard, so you still have to keep a pretty good eye on things.
|It's too late for me to zap my brothers (darn) but a funny thing happened the other night. My two year old granddaughter came up to me and said "Help me." She had taken Truman's fence collar off the coffee table and put it around her neck like a necklace and snapped it closed. She couldn't get it off. Of course, I took it off but her mother asked if she could borrow it. I don't think she wanted it as a fashion accessory!|
|We are getting an invisible fence installed in 2 weeks so I will let you know how it works out. Trotter loves when cars ride by and wants to run towards the street when they ride by. Hopefully this will deter him.|
|We installed a invisable fence for our oes when she was about 8mos. The fence we bought also came with a hand held trainer. We have turned on our fence once.
I tell you that hand held trainer works wonderful (only bad thing is you gotta buy allot of batteries)!! Morgan is 26mos old and she stays in the yard while im in the house now (fence isnt turned on), when we go to the park or camping I never have used a leash, she just sticks around now!!
I havent used the hand held traing for ahwile since I have her really well trained now. But let me tell you it is so great to have, It also worked great for barking.
|Two years ago, I installed an invisable fence for Mollie. Mollie learned in the two weeks that it said to train them on. No problems with her what so ever.
I haven't trained Beau yet. Waiting, til next month. I don't know why. I have to cut the grass twice a week right now and hoping that the cooler weather, I'll only have to take the flags out once a week for the two week training period. That's my excuse and I sticking to it.
I haven't been online for quite some time. But I found this post and am probably going to need to install some sort of electric fence. Lola keeps jumping up on the fence to get the neighbors attention (barking, crying) and it's right next to their walkway.
Can anyone tell me what brand/type they used that worked well? Also I have seen these fence energizers, has anyone used those? I just want to prevent her from standing on the fence (which is also in my flower bed) she hasn't figured out how to jump or climb over it.
Thanks for the help!
|We used the Canine Fence people (http://www.caninefence.com/Home.asp). Probably the Cadillac of the Invisible fence technology, but I was really happy with their training program and they install it and guarantee that it works properly. Even with this brand, it is still cheaper than buying a physical fence.|
|We have an Invisible Fence installed around the inside of our chain link fence because Truman kept jumping over the fence. The people who installed it gave us a lesson on its use and we followed the instructions. It only took a cojple of days before Truman knew the boundaries. It works great and we hardly ever even have to use the collar now.|
|I only use positive methods of training for my dogs and my students dogs, and have made comments on another thread that I don't need to repeat. A search can be done to find them, but basically I would never use this type of tool. Today these two sites came across a rescue group list I am on. They may be of interest to people contemplating using shocks to train their dogs. It is not only the physical harm, which is visable. It is the mental stress and harm it can cause, which is not visible. If anyone wishes to discuss the consequences of using this type of fence they can contact me privately, as I don't not care to get into a debate about what is in the best interest of the animal. That is the side that I am always.
Warning: These sites are graphic in nature.
http://www.maryshouse.us/A%20Word%20abo ... ollars.htm
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