Electric Dog Fence
Your Dog to Learn the Containment System’s Corrective Field:
your dog wear the receiver/collar for 3-7 days before activating
your pet containment system. He’ll get used to the collar and pay
no attention to it. What he needs to learn is that the perimeter
– not the collar – issues corrective stimulation.
receiver/collar must be snug against your dog’s skin. A snug collar
is safe, comfortable, and necessary for your system to work properly.
Check the tightness of the collar by inserting one finger between
the end of a contact point and your pet’s neck. The fit should be
snug but not constricting.
not allow your dog to wear the collar more than 12 hours at a time.
Because of the corrective prongs on the underside of the collar,
wearing the collar 24 hours a day can lead to skin irritation. When
your dog is not wearing the receiver collar, he should be inside
your home or kenneled.
flags to mark the boundaries of the perimeter at first. Your dog
will need visual cues to learn. Leave the flags up for 15-30 days.
your dog on a leash the first time he receives corrective stimulation.
When he crosses the corrective field, pull him out and issue "sit"
and "stay" commands.
will be directing the dog to appropriate behaviors and he will learn
by your commands. Train your pet that staying in the yard is the
safe and correct way to avoid the correction.
can’t expect any pet containment system to be effective without
training your dog. It’s not like a fence. It’s invisible. Your dog
will be confused. Plus a determined, untrained dog will withstand
the stimulation long enough to break free.
dog should be at least six months old and weigh at least ten pounds
before you consider a pet containment system. Any younger, and your
dog probably will not accept the necessary training. Any smaller,
and the receiver collar will not fit snugly.
you do not train your dog to live with your pet containment system,
he may not go into the yard at all. Or he may find a spot, afraid
to move, and sit motionless.
aspect is teaching your dog about the invisible gate. You’ll train
your dog to leave the invisible perimeter when you want him to.
Pick a spot on the perimeter.
2. Deactivate your pet containment system.
3. Command your dog to "sit" and "stay" in the
perimeter at that spot.
4. Cross the perimeter and issue a "come" command. The
dog will exit the perimeter without receiving corrective stimulation.
5. Always use the same spot every time to let your dog exit the
6. Remember to praise your dog for correct behavior!
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