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04-17-2012 09:45 AM
This is part of my problem with them. They tend to be used by people that don't take a personal interest in the dog and think the electronic fence is the ultimate babysitter. Just going based on what I've seen in my neighborhood, no offense to those that use them as part of training and do take an interest in their pets.
you are supposed to walk your dog around your property line or wherever the fence is so they know their boundaries.
04-17-2012 09:46 AM
04-17-2012 09:46 AM
Does anybody have any experience with electronic dog fences? If so, how well do they work? Is it a permanent installation or is it just used until the dog learns it's boundries?
I guess they must work since they are still on the market but to my mind it just seems that if the dog bolts after something, it's going to blow right thru that boundry.
04-17-2012 10:04 AM
04-17-2012 10:13 AM
Thanks for the replies. I did some reading about the training required and that makes sense. I could see people just installing it and hoping their dog figures it out.
04-17-2012 10:15 AM
Every now and then I hear one of our collars beeping so I move it. I accidentally grabbed one by the probes the other day and it lit me up. No wonder my little dude stays in the yard now.
can you imagine how mean that would be? all of a sudden you are walking and just get blasted for no reason? people piss me off sometimes
04-17-2012 11:30 AM
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04-17-2012 11:35 AM
I'm not big on the concept because there's no visual aid for the dog to see where the boundary is. Our dogs would have probably been fine with a foot high fence when we were training them to stay in the yard. We have a three footer, but they could jump it without batting an eye. It's the idea that "inside is yours, outside is not" that needs to be put into their minds. My philosophy on the electronic dog fence is that it doesn't tell the dog what they're doing wrong. Jumping a physical boundary is an easy event to trigger "no bad" in a dogs mind. Walking and suddenly getting bit gives them a "WTF?" more than a "no bad."
That said, several neighbors have used them and they do work, in a way. But there's a lot of confused doggy faces the first few times they try to cross over.
DISCLAIMER: I have a strong dislike for this in principle, so my biases are clear.
04-17-2012 11:37 AM
04-17-2012 11:44 AM
Just train the dog. I've trained my dog not to step on the street. I have 3 acres boarding conserv land, so her going into other yards doesn't happen
04-17-2012 11:50 AM
I have 2 dogs and an electric fence. It works on one, but not the other. Once he gets a scent, he runs right through and takes the hit. We have gone through the training process 3x already.
He is now on a runner.
04-17-2012 11:55 AM
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