We were up in Jupiter with a Dog Guard Out of Sight Fence Client training their dog to stay in the back yard last week. Everything was going well and the client really understood the process. As we were wrapping up, she mentioned that her family (and doggie) were going up to their cabin in East Tennessee over Christmas and New Years and she was concerned about her dog escaping from their back area into the woods. She didn’t want to put an entirely new system up there because they only spent a few weeks a year at the cabin. She was wondering if there was a way to extend the processes we were using up to the cabin to keep her dog safe and contained.
Using another Dog Guard Out of Sight Fence system is always the best way to contain your dog, but if you have already trained your dog using our methods and system, we have a lower cost alternative if you want to extend the process to another location. The first thing that you need to do is to be completely sure that your dog understands the perimeter training for the Dog Guard Out of Sight Fence. He needs to recognize the flags as a perimeter and associate the collar with sensors as an active perimeter deterrent. This is critical for the process. Once you have accomplished this, you can move to the next step and the next location (the cabin in East Tennessee in our client’s case).
We also offer a compact, portable e-collar system that includes a sensor collar and hand-held activation device. This unit can provide the exact same feel as the perimeter collar and, through your action, can provide the exact same deterrent as the perimeter system.
Here is what you must do:
- Take the same type of visual perimeter flags that you used with your original system and place them around the perimeter of your other location.
- Place the e-collar on your dog and set the correction device to a similar deterrent level as your perimeter system.
- Walk your dog around the area on a leash.
- As you approach the perimeter flags, issue an audible correction to your dog through the e-collar.
- Back your dog off and continue walking.
- Approach the flags again. As you get close to the flags, issue an audible correction through the e-collar. If your dog does not change direction and move away from the flags, take one or more steps towards the flags and issue a static correction through the e-collar system. Direct your dog away.
- Repeat this process until your dog remains away from the perimeter flags in the same way that he does at home.
You have now conditioned your dog to understand his new area to have the same rules and boundaries as his area at home. You will probably have to reinforce this for a day or two. Never leave him alone outside because you are never sure who or what might approach.
If you have any questions about using the e-collar or want more information about the Dog Guard e-collar or the Dog Guard underground pet containment system, please contact The Best Out of Sight Fence Trainers in Coral Springs and South Florida.