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Archive for August 31st, 2011

Electrical Fences

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
posted by Jim Murphy

A good fence keeps dogs from roaming and improves the relationship with your neighbor. Many people install underground electric fences that will activate a dog’s collar when he gets too close. The dog will first hear a warning tone, then feel a mild shock. This sometimes makes dogs fear the yard which you don’t want. Put up flags to show him the yard’s boundaries, then walk your dog around the yard on his dog leash. Whenever he approaches the fence, tug on leash to return him to a safe area.  Do this for a few days then allow him to experience a small shock. Soon your dog will get used to the perimeter of the yard and not go to the edge where he could get a shock.  For the next steps, take your dog off his leash and play with him in the yard. Make sure he is always supervised at this point.  After a few days, try him in the yard by himself. Observe him from a nearby door or window. Before long, your yard will be a great and safe playground for your dog.

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