December 1, 2010

Layout for an Elevated/Raised House

A customer ask what kind of dog fence layout works for a house that is raised off the ground. The dogs are to be contained in the back-yard, but cannot go under the house. Hi Wes, We have three kids: An 80lb Labrador who is older and simply doesn’t care, ie: she […]
November 26, 2010

Dog Fence Under Kitchen Countertops

A reader suggests that running the dog fence wire under Kitchen Countertops or inside the Kitchen Cabinets foil a sneaky, thieving,counter-surfing Labradoodle! Here’s a situation with a “different” twist to it: We “rescued” a 6 month old Labradoodle last year. The original owners didn’t train him at all, and admitted to a […]
November 23, 2010

Training an Abused Poodle

Sharlene from North Carolina asks about how to train a dog that is more skittish than usual, due to abuse at the hands of a past owner. The answer is that training is not much different, but as an owner you need to make sure not to compensate and coddle the dog […]
October 30, 2010

New SportDog SDF-100A

Janet M. has some questions about the new SportDog SD-100A and how to train with a dog with high prey drive that likes chasing rabbits. thanks for your site, the info has helped me understand much, but I still have questions. I have nearly 3 acres, but may want to restrict my […]
August 25, 2010

What to do if your trained dogs suddenly disregard the boundary?

The reader asked how do you go about containing dogs who suddenly begin disobeying the fence? Hi I have a 2 year old st. bernard and pyranise mix she wieghs about 110 and we have the stubborn dog collar and fence and the correction level is all the way up. but the […]
August 14, 2010

Protecting Boundary Wire From Edgers

A reader asks how to protect the boundary wire where it goes across a driveway on the edge of the driveway where you would usually run a power edger. That is the most vulnerable spot for the boundary wire. It is not a big deal if you do your own lawn care […]
July 25, 2010

Power Failure Accidental Causing Wireless Fence to Trigger

A reader had an unfortunate experience where a power failure lead to her dog getting a correction from a wireless system. The answer really gets to the root of why wired systems are so much better than wireless. We have the petsafe wireless unit and have been pleased with it until this […]
July 21, 2010

Dog Crate Furniture: An Alternative to Wire Crates

Although many dog owners are well aware of wire and plastic dog crates, most have not heard of the more elegant wooden dog crates. But there are alternatives. Dog crate furniture is a great option for dog owners that want the functionality of a dog crate but hate the thought of having […]
June 13, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist 24

A few nights ago I was working my shift at the emergency veterinary clinic when we had a patient come in for treatment. She was a five-month-old chow puppy who had been missing since Friday, and it was now Sunday—late afternoon. She was screaming with pain and very frightened. I assumed she […]
June 13, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist 25

There are so many websites, TV shows and books out there giving advice on becoming the best pet owner possible. The only problem is they’re all written by humans, for humans! Well I’m here today to give the pet’s perspective. My name is Joker, I’m a Jack Russell Terrier and my mom […]
June 14, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist 26

Veterinarians are typically seen as the “gentle doctor,” providing much needed care for society’s companion animals. Although clinical medicine is an important aspect of the veterinary field, it is also important for veterinarians to educate pet owners on proper care of animals. Using advice provided by veterinarians, you will be able to […]
June 14, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist 27

Companions, couch potatoes, feet-warmers, entertainment, best friends: no matter what you call them, they’re our pets. They’re quirky, cute, and individual; and they deserve a long healthy life. This is a ten step guide to become a better pet-owner. It will improve the life of you and your pet, whether you own […]
June 15, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist 28

In today’s society about 81% of Americans view their pets as family members according to a survey by Kelton Research. Fifty four percent of Americans consider themselves pet parents rather than pet owners. Our dogs are remarkably similar to children; they are furry adorable souls that require continuous attention. Dogs need love […]
June 15, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist 29

A ‘pet-owner’ is indeed a vague and all-encompassing title. You may find those that fit the description in all walks of life and on every corner of the globe. The bearers of the ‘pet-owner’ title may perhaps be bested in their variance only by said ‘pets’ that they own. Therefore now comes […]
June 24, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist 30

There are many ways to improve the lives of animals that live with us. Understanding that pet selection is a very important step for improving the overall health and happiness of the animal and its owners is essential. However once an animal becomes part of the family, there are many other things […]
June 24, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist 31

“TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS?! I’m not paying until I see what those charges are for!” Sound familiar? As a pet owner, you have definitely faced a few hefty bills for your beloved furry child. If you didn’t lash out at the technician as they read your bill total, you were at least caught […]