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When You are Busy and Your Dog is Bored

Last week I was at a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® client in Sunrise helping him with his Labrador, Freddie.  Freddie was “testing the perimeter” and needed a little more “don’t go here” training.  He responded very well very quickly and the problem was once again...

Great and Simple Tips for a Great Dog Walk

I was in Lighthouse Point last week installing a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® system for a new client and his Airdale Terrier, Lindey.  The installation went quite well, except for all the rain.  We got everything installed during the moments of dry weather and had...

Stop Your Dog Jumping on Your Guests

I was in Pompano last week at a new Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® client installing a new system for his Olde English Bulldog named Angel.  Angel liked to dig under the back fence, so the Dog Guard underground perimeter fence I installed gave him a very clear queue...

Great Tips to Have Your Dog Love Their Food

I was installing a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® for a new client and his Golden Retriever, Marley, in Plantation late last week.  Because of the rain, it took a day or two longer than expected.  The good news is that it got done and Marley now understands that it...

Properly Train Your Dog to Not Run Away

Last Tuesday I was over in Cooper City installing a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® system for a new client and his Rottweiler named Alfred.  We installed the invisible fence around the perimeter of the house with little cut-ins so Alfred could be in the back yard or...

What It Really Means to Walk Your Dog

I was in Wilton Manors last Monday installing a new Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® system for a client and his Dalmatian named Smokey.  Like many Dalmatians, Smokey was a little crazy and energetic.  He loved to dig under the fence in the side yard and chase the kids...

When Your Dog Always Jumps in the Pool

I was in Parkland yesterday finishing up a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® system for a new client and his Labrador named Walter.  (What a cool name for a dog!)  Walter loved to roam the neighborhood at the chagrin of my client.  We placed a perimeter fence system...

Your Dog’s Fear of Grooming

We were in Fort Lauderdale last week working with a new Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® client and his Yorkie named Sylvia.  The big problem that my client had was with Sylvia getting into the bushes that lined his back yard and then tunneling under the fence to the...

Picking The Correct Type of Dog Training

I was in Boca Raton last Wednesday with a new Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® client and his Collie named Scout.  I was putting in a system to keep Scout from running onto the golf fairway and “visiting” all the golfers.  Their HOA did not allow them to put up a...

Boundary Training for Your Dog

I was in Aventura last week working with a current Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® client and his Akita named Jimmie.  We had installed a perimeter invisible dog fence for him about a year and a half ago and everything had been going great until recently.  Jimmie...

Giving Your Dog a Time Out

Last Wednesday I was in Boynton Beach installing a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® system for a new client and his Brittany Spaniel, Dusty.  My client lived on a road that got a lot of weekend traffic to the beach and he was worried that Dusty would bet hit by a...

Easily Get Your Dog in his Crate

I was at a new Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® client in Miami Gardens last week installing an invisible dog fence system for his Old English Sheepdog, Harry.  Harry liked to meander around the neighborhood and my client loved his view of the lake and the rest of the...

Training Your Dog to Stay

I was in Weston last week installing a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® system for a new client and his Havanese, Rosy.  They were in the Country Club area of Weston which is always a more difficult area to install the system.  Fortunately, all went very well and we...

Train Your Dog Not to be Nervous with Guests

I was in Palm City on Saturday installing a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® system for a new client and his Bull Terrier, Rocky. (Did you know that General George Patton and Colonel Pappy Boyington (WWII) also had Bull Terriers?)  Well, the installation went quite...

A Calm and Great Walk Does Not Start Crazy

I was in Okeechobee last week installing a new Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® System for a client and his Labradoodle, Sasha. The installation went pretty smoothly because he didn’t have a log of bushes, paved walkways and other hardscape to transverse.  I got the...

Make Sure Your Dog Does Not Nip Your Heals

I was in West Palm Beach last Thursday installing a new Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® system for a client and his Border Collie named Jamison.  Jamison loved to jump the fence and chase after all the neighbors.  Being a herding dog, he then loved to "herd them" and...

The Importance of Feeling Confident with Your Dog

I was at a new Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® client in Southwest Ranches last week installing his new fence for his Bull Mastiff, Rocko.  Rocko is a rather large dog and likes to muscle his way through partially closed gates and holes in the fence.  With a property...

Why Playtime with Your Dog is Important

I was in Coral Springs last Tuesday installing a new Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® system for a client and his Doberman named Francis.  I love Dobies because they are really just happy, friendly dogs.  That was the big problem with Francis.  She always wanted to...

How to Have Your Dog Meet and Greet Other Dogs

I was in Naples last week installing a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® system for a new client and his Cocker Spaniel named Buddy.  Buddy liked to jump over the back fence and explore all over the neighborhood.  This made it very inconvenient for my client and he...

Why It Is Important You Go Through the Door Before Your Dog

I was in Palm Beach last Friday finishing up a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® project for a new client and his German Short Haired Pointer named Helga.  Helga liked to squeeze under the back fence and get into the neighbor’s flower bed to dig.  Needless to say, my...

Your Relationship with Your Dog is Based on Your Rules, Not Others

I was in Jupiter last week repairing a broken fence line for a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® client and his Catahoula named Mollie.  I had installed the system about three years ago and Mollie hasn’t wandered off the property since then.  Unfortunately, they were...

Potty Training a Dog That is Just Stubborn

I was in Loxahatchee last Wednesday installing a new Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® System for a client and his Shiba Inu named Hillary.  They were on a five-acre property, but he only wanted Hillary to wander on the grass near the house.  The installation was pretty...

When You Are Riding Your Bike and a Dog Chases You

I was in Coconut Creek last week working on a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® installation for a new client and his Boxer, Sparky.  Sparkey, like all Boxers, loved to run all around the yard.  The problem was that he also loved to run out of the yard.  He loved to...

A Dog Tip for A Misbehaved Dog This Holiday Season

I was in Davie on Monday installing a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® system for a new client and his Goldendoodle named Bogey.  Goldendoodles are often frisky and full of energy and Bogey was no exception.  He had been digging under the back yard fence to get to the...

Making Sure Everyone in Your Family Controls and Loves Your Dog

We were in Lauderdale Lakes last Thursday repairing a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® System for a current client and his Rhodesian Ridgeback, Baron.  I had installed the system and trained Baron about six months ago and everything was going great.  Baron no longer...

Properly Using a Martingale Collar to Walk Your Dog

I was in Wellington last week installing a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® system for a new client and Milo, his Bull Terrier.  It was a rather large property and the installation went quickly.  Milo “trained up” very well and understood where he could roam and where...

When Your Dog Runs into the Street

About a month ago I installed a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® System in Palm Beach Gardens for a new client and his Border Collie named Rusty.  The back yard was already enclosed with a four-foot fence, but Rusty could easily jump over it.  Their big concern was...

How to Work with A Timid, Rescue Dog

I just finished a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® project in Green Acres for a new client and his Bull Terrier, Lucky.  It was a large property and took several days to complete.  While I was working on the installation on one side of the property, his neighbor...

What to Do When Your Dog Doesn’t Potty on the Walk

We were in Tamarac last Thursday working on a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® project for a new client and Lexi, his precocious, roaming Goldendoodle.  As I was installing the perimeter wire in the front yard, a neighbor approached and asked if I also trained dogs.  I...

Pit Bulls Are Great Dogs, People Are Stupid

I was installing a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® system in Palm Beach Gardens for a new client and his Pit Bull named Billie.  The installation was pretty simple and Billie quickly understood where he should be and where he shouldn’t roam.  My client was very...