Pet Fence - The Training Videos

PLEASE NOTE... In these Case Studies, you will see our 'clients' the dogs... Experiencing the 'Correction' from the Pet Fence Dog Collar for the first time.

We have had the permission of the owners of the dogs to show these videos, and are very grateful that they gave us the opportunity to share these with you. Our aim here is to show how easy it can be to introduce the dog to the radio signal, with the right equipment and approach. (and maybe make people more comfortable about purchasing a Dog Fence).

 

An Electronic Dog Fence does not necessarily have to be such a bad experience for the dog, but they do have to experience the 'Correction' in order to understand what it all means. And this can be confusing for a dog - as I explain they want to obey you and go for a walk but we are actually trying to get them to refuse to follow us... And from a dog's perspective, this must be frustrating.

 

REMEMBER every dog is different in personality, temperament and energy levels so these are merely SAMPLES - These dogs do not know me and may respond differently when you do the training. If you feel that I am not holding the leash in the correct way... or I should have turned left instead of right... or the dog is on the wrong side of me... or you feel I should have said something different at a certain moment then that is fine with me and I am happy to receive feedback. I want to let the dog make it's own decision as we introduce it to the 'Corrections', be it's guide and explain a few things to you along the way to you. #That'saLotaWork

 

My intention and the purpose of the video is not to give you the exact and full training - all that is included in our kits... But to merely give you a brief sample of how a small group of dogs reacted when experiencing the correction from our Dog Fence Collar for the first time.

 

- Colin

Your Dog MUST Experience the 'Corrections' to be Trained.

This page is all about the first part of the training where we introduce the dog to the radio signal for the first time. In all of these videos i mention how we start the training on the lowest level possible - we want the dog to experience a slight 'correction' and help it understand that there is something at the gateway (or where-ever you start the training) that is not pleasant.

Basically we are aiming to get the dog to make it's own decision to stay away from the radio signal. A bit of time, some verbal queues, some visual reminders like the flags, the audible tones and some low level 'stim/corrections' from the collar will help achieve the best result for you and the dog - Which makes long term success easier to achieve.

Sorry... But if you expecting to see the dogs get a MASSIVE ZAP - Do a double Backflip and run screaming from the fence in total terror - then go back now. (I do understand that after all the grief and worry you have gone through with your dog escaping... you may want to see a bit more of a reaction from the dog)

So lets get started...

Case Study 1 - Yellow... The Sheep Chaser

Yellow is such a calm and pleasant young lady... she barely noticed the collar - she was quite happy to be lead around - but then we found the correct level and she started to make up her own mind about going through the open gate.

As mentioned in many of these videos we face a challenge, the dog wants to go through the gate for a walk and they also want to be obedient and do what we are asking by following us in to the signal. Yellow actually shows quite a bit of conflict in getting to the point where we get our refusal.

Case Study 2 - Maggie... The Rescue Dog and Avoiding Porch Sitting Syndrome

This is Maggie's new home - you can hear the cars going down the road and that's the risk.

It is great that she is being introduced to the radio signal in the very early stages of her being at her new home... The Pet Barrier will also assist in settling her in to a her new territory so she will also consider it home. Some rescue dogs take a while to realize they have a forever home as they have often been moved around several times. So escaping can become their first response to a new environment.  We have seen amazing results using the Pet Barrier with settling new dogs in.

We get quite a quick result from Maggie... She shows all the typical responses that i expect and all in the right order. Just remember that with me being the stranger and someone the dog has only just met - the result might be slightly different when you (the master) are doing the training. Dogs want to obey they want to be good and they do like going for walks - so there may be bit more confusion for the dog when you do the training.

This gradual training really helps prevent porch sitting syndrome - remember the 80/20 rule... 80% of the training is teaching the dog where they can go and be around the property... they will very quickly work out the other 20% themselves and know where the radio signal is.

Case Study 3 - Helix... 

Helix is a very jolly and active dog and is now settling in a new property with his family, but he is a bit scared of loud sound like thunder, fireworks and gunshots. 

Starting with level one of the collar, He was really really excited to go and have a walk with me but as the training in the dog fence goes on he felt the correction and as an obedient dog he felt that he should not be going there. Even with some distractions he still made a good desicion to go back on his own, when he felt a little bit uncomfortable near the radio dog fence. He really was a good obedient boy at the end of the day and got a good result. 

Case Study 4 - Roxy... A Fence Jumper

Roxy is a bit of a gentle soul and a really friendly dog but also she is quite a fence jumper who is in a new property which worries her mommy. She has been living in a cage for quite some time, but now that the Pet Fence is up and she is ready for the training she might not live in there anymore.

At first, we are not getting much of a response from her which is quite normal because she is excited to go for a walk. But tightening up her collar a little bit, we surely got a fast refusal from her. 

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