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Electric Fence Installation and Pet Fence Training Tips With the purchase of a new Dog Guard fencing system for your dog comes the requirement of an adjustment period. Understand that like any new change to your pet’s routine, your dog might need a little time to get used to the fence. Installation of the fence can help you instantly protect your pet and keep it from accessing areas outside of your home, but your dog can need a few days to fully understand that certain spaces are now off-limits. Typically, a smart pet will be able to determine that new boundaries exist within a week, even if the fence is wireless and out of sight. It’s normal for your pet to test the limits of an electric dog fence. Installation success doesn’t necessarily mean that your pet will accept the new boundaries as soon as you install a dog fence. Prevent problems before they arise by making a few smart choices after considering your pet’s personality and usual activity. Remember, preventing bad habits is much easier than attempting to correct them once your pet has adopted an unruly pattern of behavior. Fear and Anxiety While electric fences are safe and effective, the change of having to move and play around one can present challenging circumstances for a dog used to having free rein over a domain. Sometimes, changes in dogs’ environments can lead to fear and anxiety as they attempt to assimilate to the new rules of their home and favorite spaces. Help your dog accept the fence as part of its environment.


Some dogs can take longer than a week to become accustomed to an electric dog fence. Encourage your pet and lead by example: Demonstrate that the new fence is a normal part of life and your dog will quickly pick up on your cue. While it can be tempting to take a break, stay consistent with implementing the boundaries of your electric dog fence. Installation can only be successful if your dog has its receiver collar on at all times. Escape Attempts Dogs that run past an electric fence can find themselves stuck outside of its perimeter with no way to get back into a yard without getting shocked. Before guiding your dog back home, turn off the fence’s transmitter or take off your pet’s collar. This will allow your dog to re-enter its environment without experiencing an unnecessary shock. Electric fence installation can be a great investment in your dog’s safety. The best fence, however, can’t work properly without proper placement of the pet’s receiver. Safely Entering and Exiting the Perimeter Creating a safe way to exit and re-enter a perimeter is a necessary task for pet owners who buy an underground dog fence. Installation of an electric fence means that there will be permanent boundaries that need to be respected, even during routine tasks like dog-walking. Avoid confusing your pet by associating certain procedures with entering and exiting.

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Electric Fence Installation and Pet Fence Training Tips  

Checkout the great tips for training your dog to an electric fence. For help with underground dog fences, contact dogguard.com. 518-687-0030

Electric Fence Installation and Pet Fence Training Tips  

Checkout the great tips for training your dog to an electric fence. For help with underground dog fences, contact dogguard.com. 518-687-0030

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