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A Common Mistake in Potty Training Your Large Dog

I was in Miramar last Wednesday finishing up a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® Installation for a new client and his rambunctious Rhodesian Ridgeback named Boomer.  Boomer liked to jump in the lake and swim to visit other neighbor dogs.  My client needed to take...

Start Your Dog Walk Calm and Collected

Last week I was installing a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® system in Cooper City for a new client and his very frisky Golden Retriever named Bear. Bear was known by everyone on the block as the dog that always got out of the back yard and came to play with the...

Your Dog’s Fear of Thunderstorms

Robin and I were installing a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® system in Hollywood last Wednesday for a client and his escaping Labradoodle named Chloe.  The back yard backed up to a lake that Chloe loved to swim across and visit the rest of the neighborhood.  Well, we...

Protect Your Dog in the Summer Heat

Robin and I were in Naples last week performing follow up calls with several of our Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® clients.  All of them were doing very well with the system and none of their dogs had gone through the underground fence zone.  Everyone thought it was...

Stop Your Dog from Digging in the Yard

We were recently in Sunrise installing a new Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® System for a client and his German Shepherd named Lucky.  Even though they already had a regular fence, Lucky liked to dig and wiggle under it.  It took two days to install the underground...

Having Only One Set of Rules When Training Your Dog

We were in Palm City earlier in the week finishing up a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® project for a new client and her Beagle named Angel. Angel loved to roam the neighborhood and could easily get through their current fence.  Because of Home Owner Association rules...

Train Your Dog to Behave During a Car Ride

I was finishing a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® System in Boynton Beach for a new client and his Bichon, Princess. He already had a fence around his property, but Princess was very good in finding all the holes in the fence and “wiggle spots” where the bottom of the...

The Importance of Confidence in Teaching Your Dog to Properly Walk

We were in Miami Gardens on Thursday finishing up a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® installation for a new client and his Boxer, Shadow.  Shadow loved to run into the lake in their back yard and swim after all the ducks.  Well, Shadow never caught any of the ducks,...

Training Your Dog is not a Race, it is a Process

I was in Davie last Monday finishing up a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® installation for a new client and her beautiful Catahoula (Louisiana Leapord Dog) named Piper.  The property was about one and a half acres in size and was bordered on two sides by a canal and...

What to Know About Your Dog Being Outside in the Summer Heat

I was in Okeechobee last week installing a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® System for a new client and his French Bulldog, Buster.  They moved into their house a few months ago, and even though the entire property is fenced with a “regular fence”, Buster has no...

Should You Allow Your Dog on the Bed at Night

We were finishing up a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® installation in Weston last week for a new client and his Jack Russell, Gator.  The installation was in the Country Club development and it took an extra amount of effort for us to navigate all the landscape and...

Don’t Confuse Your Dog by Changing the Rules

Robin and I were in Pompano Beach last Wednesday installing a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® system for a new client and his Rhodesian Ridgeback, Comet.  The system worked perfectly and Comet responded very well to the perimeter training.  During our conversations...

Prepare and Take Your Dog to the Dog Park

Robin and I were in Coral Springs on Friday finishing up a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® installation for a new client and his Australian Shepherd named Hawkeye.  Hawkeye caught on quite quickly and after only about ten minutes of practice, really didn’t want to...

Where Should You Keep Your Dog’s Crate?

Last Wednesday I was in Margate installing a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® System for a new client and his Boston Terrier, Brooklyn.  The four walkways of pavers made the installation rather challenging, but once complete, Brooklyn was a breeze to train.  The great...

A Great and Simple Potty Training Tip

Robin and I were in Boca Raton finishing up a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® system for a client and his Westie, Elsa.  It seemed that Elsa liked to find all the big spaces between the bottom of his wooden fence and the ground and then burrow through and visit all...

Training Your Dog Not to Be Afraid of Car Rides

I was in Palm Beach Gardens yesterday fixing a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® System for an old client and his Pit Bull, Lola.  The system had been installed over 10 years ago and some roots had finally grown and broken a section of the underground perimeter wire.  I...

Jogging with your Dog

We were in Naples last week installing a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® system for a new client and his Boxer, Sheldon.  Sheldon loved to wiggle through the current fence and visit all the neighbors during the day and that was causing some issues with a few of the...

Building Your Dog’s Boundary Close to your House

I was in Margate yesterday setting up a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® system installation for a new client and his beautiful Chow named Duke.  We were setting out the perimeter marking flags so that he could confirm the location where he didn’t want Duke to cross. ...

Properly Establishing a Perimeter Boundary in the Yard for Your Dog

We were in Green Acres last week installing a new Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® system for my client and Murphy, his crazy Labradoodle. Murphy loved visiting all the neighbors and it was really making my client go crazy.  He could never find his Labradoodle and it...

Managing Your Dog’s Pottying on a Road Trip

We were over in Southwest Ranches finishing up a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® project for a new client and his beautiful Vizsula named Bear.  Bear was a great dog and loved people, but would get out and attack the ducks in his neighbor’s pond.  Although they...

Swim in the Pool without Your Dog Going Nuts

We were in Pompano Beach last week installing a new Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® System for a client and his very active Labradoodle, Riley.  She was a great dog and learned where the invisible perimeter was located and what to do very quickly.  After just a few...

How to Play with a Dog that has been Abused

I was in Naples last Friday installing a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® System for a new client and his Beagle, Oliver.  I finished the installation and my client was amazed at how everything seemed invisible and his yard appeared to be untouched.  When we worked in...

You Train Your Dog for Life; It is Part of Your Bond

I was in Victoria Park (Fort Lauderdale) at a new Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® client last Thursday installing a new dog perimeter fence for his German Shorthair, Rocky.  This crazy dog liked to jump the fence and chase kids on their bikes down the street.  As soon...

Successful Potty Training Technique When You Can’t Be Home

I was in Fort Lauderdale this morning at a new Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® client installing the perimeter underground fence for Zoey, his Wheaton who loves to run up and down the street.  I finished up the system and quickly taught Zoey that he had a new safety...

Successful Dog Training Starts with the Proper Tools

We were over in Loxahatchee last Friday finishing up a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® System for a new client and his Doberman, Diesel.  The big problem that we needed to overcome was Diesel’s getting into the horse corrals and annoying the horses.  We installed the...

Don’t Set Your Dog Up for Failure; Keep Him in Your Yard

I was revisiting a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® client in Plantation last week to followup with Comet, his two year old Greyhound.  We had installed his invisible dog fence system about six months ago and everything was going wonderful.  Comet was staying in the...

Things to Remember With Your Dog When You Have Guests Coming Over

This morning I was in Wellington at a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing® client fixing a break in their perimeter system so that Missy, their Bull Terrier will continue to remain safe and secure on their property.  It appeared that they had been doing some landscape...