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  1. Annabellam

    Annabellam New Member

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    Hello guys. Wondering if anyone else have a dog. I have been having problems with mine running across the yard which is not in good shape and into the neighbours compound. A friend recommended that i get this wireless dog fence. Has anyone used it before and did it work? Appreciate help and advice.
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    MassExodus Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I have three dogs but several sections of fenced off yard. Never tried wireless. When I first bought the property I walked my pit around the perimeter and would pee at the corners. The dog followed suit. I walked her every day after that, around the perimeter, and she would mark her territory. After correcting her for crossing the invisible line a few times, she never left our yard, but eventually I fenced it all.
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    kormath Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    i have friends here with the invisible fence. works well if you use the shock collar with it. otherwise they learn the beep isn't doing anything and ignore it. One friend's dog is masochistic and likes the shock though, he'll run zizags back and forth across the "line" and then flop in the middle of the back yard panting. Keep telling them they need a stronger shock collar, but they say no, they'd have to get one that would kill the dog. So now he's tethered to a stake in the back yard. Their other dog though has quit wearing the collar and knows where the boundary is. He'll run right up to the invisible line and stand there barking at whatever. If you try and get him to cross he'll start shivering and whining. I think that dog got the brains for both of them ;)
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    MassExodus Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Shock collars are for people too stupid to train an intelligent animal to obey. Or to lazy to use a t post driver, t posts, a string line and fence to enclose a yard. Hmm, that sounded rather harsh. How bout, some people just shouldn't own dogs.
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    Marija Well-Known Member

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    I have two American staffordshire terriers, and never had problems with them. My yard is fenced but ever since they were puppies I would leave the yard gate open and slowly taught them that they shouldn't go through it. Now I can leave the gate fully open, leave and they won't even think about going into the street. I'm highly against shock collars, and like Mass said, it only takes some training. :)
    What kind of pup you got? Picture maybe? :)
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    kormath Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    my pup? tons of pics ;)

    One of my favorites -
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    Named him Tigger, before his first grooming he was brown and reddish colored, kind of like... Tigger at that age he was jumpy and energetic so the name fit ;) then he got his first grooming and turned silver.

    He's 5, weighs 4-5 lbs. He's a Morkie, maltese and yorkshire terrier cross, more maltese in him than yorkshire.

    As for shock collars, they have a use as a last resort for training the untrainable, or to get your brother back for the cattle prod at the country strore ;)
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    Fuzzball79 Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Personally, I would never use any adverse training methods like shock collars (it looks like they will be banned in Scotland anyway). I've always had large powerful dogs - German Shepherds, Husky X and now a Wolfdog (the breed, not the hybrid) - and have never needed to use any of those.

    For me it's all about boundary training if you are unable to erect a fence, though even with a fence boundary training is very helpful. Until this is established, maybe not let the dog(s) out unaccompanied. Maybe this link helps:
    http://www.clickertraining.com/node/2409

    BTW, these are my spoiled pooches, Storm (Husky X) and Nevis (Czech, Vlcak):
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    Marija Well-Known Member

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    He's very hansome :) Love the name and it suits him. Here are my two
    Ares
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    And his daughter Una
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    nice!

    i've worn a shock collar, the shock isn't that bad, highest setting doesn't hurt, but does get your attention. like sticking your tongue on the 2 points of a 9volt battery. i'd rather be shocked by the collar than the cattle prods ;)

    My older brother and I, probably middle school age, used to go with my grandpa to the Cal Ranch and other country stores. We got kicked out of a couple from chasing each other with cattle prods. Cattle prods hurt!
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    Casey K. Well-Known Member 3 Year Member

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    You're so country, lol!!! :)
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    Kormath get back in the yard! BAD!BAD! GIT!

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