When you get a dog fence, how do you train the dog?
Training Tips to Make it Easy on your Dog Get Instant Results and Ensure Long Lasting Effects
Start at your dog's favourite escape point or the most vulnerable area first (An open gate)
Spend 80% of the time walking the dog around the safe area.
Keep your dog secure between training sessions.
And a BONUS Tip...
Use the lowest levels in the collar when training - to get the best results.
This video takes you through these steps, and more...
These 3 Points Make a Lot of Sense
But you have no idea how many times we come across people who are either not aware of them, after they have had failures with the dog fence they purchased or have a system that was not a good match for their property and/or their dog. Getting the right system will mean years of trouble free dog containment.
Porch Sitting Syndrome - What is it?
If you would like to know more about 'porch sitting syndrome', Plus get our FREE dog fence buying guide then complete the form for more information. We explain this in more detail and... how to avoid it.
There is More in the Full Training Guide
These points are just a few basic guides to the training for your Dog Fence; they are designed to give you a basic understanding of how to introduce your dog to the fence system with the least amount of disturbance to your dog and to massively improve the results you get.
A complete step-by-step training guide is included in each kit – this will cover these areas and other points in detail and is easy to follow. (Audible Beeper training – Flag recognition – distraction training and temptation training)
It’s only 10 or so minutes per session.
There is more to the training and this is set out in the step-by-step training guide supplied in each kit. But, the idea here is to give you 3 small tips that make it really easy on your dog and on your to achieve instant results and follow an easy process to make those results last.
You will get Instant Results
With our receiver collar the results will be instant, just follow the guide for fitting and adjusting the collar and then it is just a series of steps to follow to keep reinforcing the basics for your dog.
Why can’t I just go to the HIGHEST LEVEL Straight Away?
What we want to do is to get your dog to make his own decision to stay away from the fence, escape holes, front driveway or garden beds. If you introduce your dog to the system too quickly and at a high level this will scare and confuse the dog – to the point were he will not come out of the house or off the porch (hence the term ‘porch sitting syndrome’). If this happens you run the risk of the dog escaping a few months later as tey do not have a full respect for the radio signal.
Point 1 - Start at your Dog's Favourite Escape Hole
I found that a dog's first experience of the corrections in the collar are their most memorable and hold the greatest impression on the dog.
So the first place to start is the area that offers the most risk for you, for example, the front gate you open or their favourite escape hole.
There's more on the video and details on the next page...
Point 2 - Spend Most your your Time in the Safe Areas
You may find your dog is a bit reluctant to go anywhere with you once you have done some of the training - so the most important thing is to teach them where they can go...
This section is probably the most useful in making the whole experience as easy as possible for your dog... here's how.
Point 3 - Keep your Dog Secure between Training Sessions
Very important. it does take a couple of days at least to make your dog comfortable around the property and understand their new territory, so follow the steps in the guide and follow our advice on which levels to use on the dog's receiver collar at each stage of the training.
For further information or a chat about your dog and your property,
give us a call at 1300 THE DOG (1300 843 364).