January 15, 2019

Picking The Best Electric Dog Fence For A Large Ranch

Main Problems You Will Find When Containing Dogs In Large Properties Farming and ranching frequently depend of working dogs to shepherd cattle, protect livestock and provide security to assets. In addition, farmers often keep hunting hounds whose work function is radically different from an LGD. If this is you chances are you […]
December 12, 2018

Keeping Farm Dogs Contained – 10 Things Farmers & Ranchers Are Doing Wrong

Whether you are a seasoned rancher or a total newbie you are likely to rely on dogs for shepherding and livestock guarding duties. Keeping a dog contained or within a fence on large properties while still allowing freedom of movement to facilitate their work is probably a primary concern.  Aside from the […]
November 30, 2018

Do I Really Need to Bury The Wire For My Electric Dog Fence?

If you are at the end of your rope and your dog has escaped more times than you can count with hands and toes you have landed in the right place. One of the big considerations when it comes to electric dog fences relates to the burden and complexity associated to the […]
October 16, 2018

Is Your LGD A Wonderer and at Risk of Being Shot By A Neighbor? Setting up an Electric Dog Fence May Save its Life

If you live in a farm and your setting is mainly agricultural hearing stories about dogs being shot is not news to you. It breaks my heart each time I hear about dogs injured by firearms that die slowly or end up maimed or blind because the caliber of the weapon used […]
October 10, 2018

Do I need to Check My Electric Dog Fence Loop After Flooding or a Hurricane?

If you have an electric dog fence such as the YardMax or SportDog you are probably concerned about its reliability after a flood or major water event. The level of damage if any to your wire loop depends on the nature of your installation and other environmental factors such as water currents […]
June 20, 2018

What is Pressure Necrosis & Why No Dog Should Ever Have It

  We have heard every dog advocacy group talk about the dangers of using electric dog fence collars yet we continue to hear success stories from friends and neighbors. This dilemma has us questioning wether we should resort to invisible fencing as a support tool to keep our dogs safe and contained. […]
June 8, 2018

Good Swimming Dog Fence Collars

Which electric dog fence system has good collars for dogs that like to swim?  What dog fences have good waterproofing? For dogs that love to swim (we are talking about you Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever … or any other breed with Retriever in the […]
May 30, 2018

18 Things That People Are Doing Wrong When Using Electric Dog Fences

We can’t emphasize it enough. Invisible fences are only as good as the quality of your installation and your level of commitment towards training. On a daily basis we receive calls from dog owners who are frustrated with their containment systems mainly because they did not do their homework beforehand. If you […]
September 14, 2008

Top Cause of Failure

As an installer, I have had many customers who tried to install a system themselves and quit in frustration.  But, suprisingly it is not usually the actual installation that trips most people up, it is the training. By far the most common cause of failure for both professionals and DIYers is training.  […]
October 6, 2008

Reader Question: Creating a Safe Gate

… How do I create an invisible gate? … Some installers talk about creating an “invisible gate” (or “safe gate”) so the dog can exit the property safely when you want to take it on walks.  There is really no such thing as an “invisible gate.”  What they mean is that they […]
October 22, 2008

Reader Question: How old is too old?

 … Is my dog too old? We have all heard the proverb that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but is that really true?  From our experience you can teach healthy dogs of any age how to use an underground dog fence.  We have sucessfully taught dogs over ten years old how to […]
November 16, 2008

Dog Scared of the Dog Fence Boundaries

My dog won’t go anywhere near the dog fence flags.  He sticks to the area right in front of our house and to the front porch.  What do I do? That is perfectly normal.  After training most dogs will not go anywhere near the dog fence boundary flags out of an abundance […]
April 19, 2009


One of the big secrets for training your dog on their dog fence system is confidence.  If you are confident in yourself, your dog will have confidence in you and will be more likely to follow your commands.  The corrections will not be a big deal because your dog will sense that you are in […]
February 13, 2010

Summer Holiday House Containment

Dog fences can be set up for use in a summer house or a holiday house. This is particularly easy if the dog already has a fence in it’s regular home, because the training is transferable. I’m thinking of installing an e-fence in my summer home, but I only live there from […]
February 22, 2010

Biting the electric dog fence collar

When dogs are rough housing, they often get in the habit of grabbing each other by the collar as they tousle. This is usually not a big deal, but with an electronic dog fence, you want to break the dogs of this habit lest they damage the collar. I have two young […]
February 24, 2010

Using a Dog Fence to Protect a House

A dog fence is occasionally used to protect a house from a dog that scratches as doors or tries to break through walls in an effort to regain entry to the house when left alone. This is often a symptom of separation anxiety, and the underlying condition should be addressed with a […]