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Wireless dog fence

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BReeves, Sep 13, 2018 at 2:15 PM.

  1. BReeves

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    Our rescue cattle dog is pretty good but sometimes she gets head strong and goes beyond the boundaries we have set for her. She will come back but it only will take once if she ever gets all the way out to the highway. Anyone have and can recommend a wireless dog fence. Looks like the PetSafe at $259.99 is pretty popular, or at least available.

    https://www.chewy.com/petsafe-wireless-containment-system/dp/48854
     
  2. MacFromOK

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    If you go that route, be sure to introduce her to the perimeter under supervision (preferably on a leash).

    Otherwise she may barrel through it before the effect registers.

    Just my two cents. :drunk2:
     
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    I've heard of many dogs that have charged the fence and found once they can get through it, they don't fear it anymore.
    Don't know your location, but I'd suggest a tracking collar if your far enough from a road that you can intercept the dog before it gets to the road.
     
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    The pet Safe one has a dial to set the boundary shock zone as wide or narrow as you need to keep your dog from breaking across it. You can adjust some models for low to high shock value. I shocked myself with all settings to see how bad it would hurt my dog before ever putting it on him. They also beep before they shock so there is an audible warning. I was able to drastically reduce how hard it shocked once he learned the boundary. After a while that audible warning alone may be enough. They also come with flags like utility companies use so you can set a visual line your dog can see. These units are valuable for containing dogs that like to dig under the fence too.
     
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    We used to have a female MinPin that loved to bark. We bought "bark collars" for her and the male MinPin and she learned about the limited time of shocking. When she wanted to go outside to bark at something, you could see her tense up in anticipation of the shock, then she would bark and get the shock, and then she flew through the pet door to the outside barking like crazy.

    They aren't stupid.
     
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    Been doing quite a bit of research and for sure "training required". Good thing is wife and I both are retired and have the time. I'm 1/4 mile from the highway but hoping we can let her out without supervision when it gets cold.
     
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    I have the Extreme Dog fence with 2 labs. When I put on their collar, they won't get near the boundary. When a friend came over to let them out one time and didn't put on their collars, one of them ran out. The other did not.



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    I am getting ready to install my third fence.

    First fence was around my 5 acre home site in 1998 and controlled three rat terrier trained to catch and kill gophers (Richardson Ground Squirrels), Rock Chucks and rabbits on sight. They were extremely tenacious and aggressive about pursuing these pests in the grain fields. I had two two females and a male. All were trained on leash about the fence and quickly learned how close they could get to the fence. The Male however would run through the fence if he saw a rabbit. If he saw a rabbit, nothing stopped him. After catching or loosing the rabbit he would come back to the out side of the fence and sit and whine until the collar was removed so he could go back inside the perimeter on his own. He would not approach the fence for any other reason.

    Second fence was installed on 15 acres at my friends house in 2013 to control 2 Decker Rat Terriers, 2 Airedales and one Jagdterrier. These dogs were used for denning coyotes around sheep ranches. The Jagdterrier had experience with predator fences around sheep so electricity didn't phase him, but he didn't like the collar but would stop when iyt buzzed and before shock. We didn't trust him. He was always getting in fights with the other dogs so he was kept kenneled unless working. He was a real B/A little dog and could flat clean out a coyote den. The two Airedales at first weren't phased by the collars even when the collars were turned up to full power. Then we got some longer studs and that fence became like a brick wall for those two. The Deckers caught on real quick and were never a problem. I was up at my friends place in August to visit his widow. The Jagdterrier and one Airedale are gone now. The two Deckers still stay away from the fence, but my friends Widow said the Airdale has been getting out. I checked his collar and the battery was dead. Checked the two Decker collars and those batteries were dead also. Changed them out. The Airedale wander toward the line and must have heard the warning buzz, because he slammed on the brakes and moved away.

    I now have moved to OK and have no need for a hunting dog. Wife got me Cavalier King Spaniel lap dog. Dog doesn't know she is a lap dog and likes to run and chase. If the door opens a crack she is out. Based on my past experience, I bought another fence.
     
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