Removing the Flags

After the dog has been trained and really understands the boundaries, wait a month, then start removing the flags.  First, remove every second flag.  Then wait a week, and remove every second remaining flag.  Wait another week and remove all the remaining flags.

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Voni March 24, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Where do we place the flags? On the wire line or where the beeping starts?

Thanks
Voni

Admin- Hi Voni,

You will set the training flags where the collar is admitting the warning tones. These way when you are training, every time that your dogs reaches the flags the collar is receiving the signal.

Layne April 11, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Will snow in excess of 3 feet affect the fences capacities as I live in a rea of heavy snowfall

Thanks

Admin- Hi Layne,

The snow will slightly affect the wire signal. We recommend turning the boundary width to a higher level when there is an excess amount of snow coving the wire.

John Linstra March 28, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Initially how far apart should the flags be, is there a rule of thumb.

ADMIN – Hi John,

I would space the flags every 5 yards on the straight sections, and more like every 2 feet on the bends (because they are a little trickier for the dog to learn). If you have extra flags, use them. You can’t have too many.

Dave D March 20, 2011 at 1:47 pm

I share a common driveway with another house. We each have an eight foot wide drive, separated by 3″ channel of dirt. In that channel, in this area will be a part of my main wired loop. This area will amount to about 1/6 or 1/5 of the entire loop. My issue is that the driveway is in use, so I may not always be able to place and later retrieve the flags during training. Should I focus in this area for training first, since sometimes the flags might not be there. Is there any alternate method like coloring a line on the concrete?

Admin-Hi Dave,

When you begin training I would recommend focusing on a well mark area inside the contained boundary. It is better to introduce your dog to a small portion at the beginning of training so he/she does not get overwhelmed with the new limits. For an alternate source to the flags you could purchase some small orange cones similar to the ones you see marking school zones or soccer goals.

admin July 22, 2009 at 4:27 pm

Take a look at this post of what to do if the dog gets scared of the flags:
http://www.dogfencediy.com/2008/11/16/dog-scared-of-the-dog-fenc/

Joe July 13, 2009 at 10:57 am

I am on day three of training with my dog. After the second shock she won’t go anywhere close to the flags. We even took many of the flags away so she would go up to the boundary to hear the beep, but she seems to know where the boundary is and digs her heels into the ground. How do we continue with training if she won’t go near the boundaries? (we’ve tried treats, toys, etc, she won’t even face the flags!)

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