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March 29, 2010

Dog Containment Fence Training a Older Dog, a Pup, and a Pacemaker

A reader asks about training on the dog containment fence system, when you have an older dog ready to train now and a younger dog that is not quite old enough, but will be trained later. We adopted a 3-4 yr old lab mix and a 4 month old mountain feist / […]
March 28, 2010

How Much Space to Give a Dog

I have a border collie/ black Lab mixed. He will be 1 year this year. Would this be a good system for him? What about putting the fence across the drive way? I have 1 acre, what is a good amount of space for my dog? I don’t want to go overboard, […]
March 24, 2010

Verbal Command During Dog Fence Training

When training the dog to recognise their boundaries, we usually use a verbal command to let them know what they are doing is not the desired outcome and to reinforce the physical training. We usually use the word “No.” A reader asks if you can use any other command. I was reading […]
March 20, 2010

Finding a Wire Break In a New Installation

A customer asks, what do you do if there is a wire break in a new installation? And how do you go about finding the wire break if you think it is in the twisted wire? On Tuesday my new Dogtra EF-3000 new transmitter indicated a possible wire break. I can’t find […]
March 16, 2010

The Zen of Finding a Wire Break

For even professionals, finding a wire break can be a big exercise in frustration. Most of the time when we are called out to find a customer’s wire break it is easy and we find it within minutes using our RF choke and trust AM radio. But other times that wire break […]
March 15, 2010

Stopping a Dog From Jumping

A very common behavioral issue with dogs is jumping on people as a way to greet them. great website. Leaning towards the Innotek 5100 for an 8 month 40 lb golden doodle for both training and containing. We’re in a fairly quiet neighborhood, but when people walk by she goes after them. […]
March 14, 2010

Metal ID Tags with a Correction Collar

A reader asks why you cannot use metal id tags in conjunction with a dog fence system. And how you round the corners when running the system along a gutter where there are sharp ninety dgree turns. I just bought an Innotek 4100 – their manual says for the dogs not to […]
March 13, 2010

Using an Electric Dog Fence in France

A French reader ask about setting up a system in their I ran over my terrier yesterday, and need to do something to stop a similar accident happening again! Her back leg has come out of the socket and she’s being operated on tomorrow. Thankfully I didn’t kill her! My priority now […]
December 19, 2013

Ten Low Shedding Dog Breeds

There is hope for those who would love to be a dog owner, but have allergies which they thought would not allow it. There are several low- shedding dogs, which may affect a person with allergies just a little or not at all. Besides shedding very little if at all, these dogs […]
December 27, 2013

To the Left or to the Right? Does Your Dog’s Tail Wagging Direction Matter?

The direction your dog wags its tail may be more important than you think. Researchers have found that tail wagging direction elicits different emotional responses from other dogs. Understanding these responses can go a long way in helping owners keep their dogs calm in the vet’s office or avoid a dangerous situation […]
January 3, 2014

Fenced In by Love 2014 – Dog Rescue Organization and Volunteer Of The Year – Open For Entries

  Deadline Extended to February 24. Details Below At Dog Fence DIY we know that wonderful things happen when we are surrounded by love. We are thankful for all the volunteers that reach out to defenseless, abandoned and abused dogs and take extraordinary steps to ensure their safety. This Valentine’s Day we […]
January 8, 2014

How to Choose a Reputable Breeder

  When you’re looking for a purebred dog it’s important to restrict your search to reputable breeders. Puppy mills, backyard breeders and pet stores should be avoided at all costs. An experienced breeder who invests time and effort into health checks and careful socialization will provide you with a dog that is […]
January 17, 2014

Incredible One-Handed Woman Makes Dead Dogs Come Alive (14 photos)

At Dog Fence DIY we have always taken pride in providing dog owners with a variety of resources on every possible topic related to dog ownership. Our in-house vet has written extensively on dog bereavement and her work is regularly quoted by many publications. Recently while updating our guide we came across […]
January 26, 2014

7 Common Warning Signs of Cancer in Dogs

Cancer is a disease that not only affects us humans, but makes our loyal dog companions ill as well. With cancer being the leading cause of disease-related death in dogs, it is important for dog owners to be on the lookout for early warning signs and symptoms of this potentially deadly illness. […]
February 3, 2014

My Dog is Lost! Now What?

Knowing your pride and joy is lost out in the big, dangerous world can be a suffocating feeling, but now is not the time to freeze with worry. The best thing you can do is act fast, getting the word out that your pup is missing; tell as many people as you […]
February 6, 2014

A Guide on How to Safely Walk Your Dog

Do you think a dog is concerned for his or her safety? Seriously! Dogs endure intense training to guide handicapped humans. But do they actually receive that same quality of training on how to take care of themselves. That is the very reason dog owners must devise ways to safely walk their […]