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June 28, 2010

Lobotomized Dogs

What do you do when the fence works too well and the dogs won’t even go outside? My son and I installed the IUC 4100 about a week ago, We have 3 dogs, a black Lab who adopted us 5 years ago, she is very sweet and has never been a problem […]
June 22, 2010

Playing Fetch With a Containment System

A reader asks if they can teach their dog to play fetch, going through the containment system boundary. Strange question but I was hoping you would know. Im looking at putting the Innotek/PetSafe UltraSmart IUC 5100 Contain n Train in and I wanted to know a training question. My dog and I […]
June 18, 2010

Customer Tips

Dan from Virginia offers some experiences and tips from his installation: 1). DIY issues I thought that it was going to be “no problem” putting the wire in the ground. After weeks of researching the issues involved with this project, I settled for a saw that is used for cutting concrete slabs […]
May 25, 2010

Two Dogs with only one Dog on a invisible fence

Can I have one dog on a dog fence and one dog not on the fence? Will my dog get confused? I have two dogs: A German Shepard-Lab-Husky mix that is about 80 lbs and has a high pain threshold. He loves to run and chase every critter he can find. The […]
May 24, 2010

Havahart Wireless Review (By PetSafe)

The Dog Fence DIY review is now available for the Havahart Wireless Dog Fence. Petsafe did one of the few early reviews of the Havahart Wireless Radial-Shape Dog Fence system. It is reproduced below for your reference: New 2.4 GHz wireless pet fence shows inconsistent test results Background: In spring 2010, Woodstream […]
May 21, 2010

Containing one dog in a smaller area

How do you contain one dog in a smaller area than the rest of the dogs? A reader asks, I have a large Yorkie rescue dog who is an escape artist. I can’t let her get past the walk through gate of the smaller chain link fenced yard into the larger fenced […]
May 19, 2010

Containing Aggressive Dogs

A reader asks whether a containment fence is appropriate for dogs with aggression issues. I have 2 lab like puppies we rescued from a dumpsite. They are now approximately 10 months old approximately 50 lbs, and were spayed and neutered about 6 weeks ago. They just attacked and seriously injured our neighbor’s […]
May 17, 2010

Using Electric Fence Wire

A customer asks if they can use electric fence wire left over from an electric cattle fence, with their dog containment fence. I live on a 40 acre farm and would like to “invisible fence” about 6-8 acres around the house and barns. Having formerly raised calves, I still have some of […]
June 25, 2013

Dog Fence Near Salt Water Lake

A customer asks about an installation in a saltwater environment We recently moved to TX from MS and into a home with an unfenced yard that backs onto a lake (off of Galveston Bay). We have a Jack Russell, who isn’t in need of fencing, and a boxer (60 lbs) and her […]
June 25, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist 32

Pet ownership has many obvious advantages, but it also requires a lot of responsibility. In the following essay, I will indicate aspects which I think make a better pet owner. First of all, before adopting a pet, it is crucial to understand that this is a long term commitment. The future pet […]
August 2, 2013

The winner of the Veterinary & Pre-Veterinary Academic Scholarship for 2013 is…

Gemma O’Reilly Gemma is enrolled in the Bachelor of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland, Australia. Gemma is a third year student and has maintained an exceptional grade point average. The winning entry is available in this PDF file or by clicking the image below. Congratulations Gemma and thanks to all […]
September 24, 2013

4 Common Health Problems in Dogs

While it may be true that some dog health issues appear to be breed, size and shape specific, there are some medical concerns that can affect our four-legged friends no matter what their make. These are four of the most common reasons for dogs to visit their veterinarian for treatment. Skin Irritation […]
September 24, 2013

Dangers of Placing Your Dog for Sale on an Online Ad Site

You may have come to a point in your life where for one reason or another you have to re-home the dog that you have grown to love and have accepted into your family. It’s one of the hardest decisions that you’ve ever had to make in your life and the most […]
September 26, 2013

Where to Look for Answers You Can Trust about Dogs

As you browse around the Internet, looking for more information that pertains to caring for your dog, you’re going to see a lot of sites come up in your search engine. People love their dogs, that’s for sure, and they love to share information about them and how to best care for […]
September 27, 2013

Understanding Dog Disobedience

  Obedient dogs are a pleasure to own. They are allowed outside the confines of the back yard, and they are able to run freely in parks or on the beach. You may even take your well-mannered dog to a café. There are times however, when even the cleverest dog may appear […]
September 27, 2013

Barking Dogs – Deciphering their Pitch

  Dogs use several means of communication when trying to get attention, from pawing at your arm to dropping a soggy tennis ball in your lap. The most recognizable of these, and often the most annoying, is barking. While most people are accepting of a typical dog bark now and then, problems […]