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March 7, 2010

Service Dogs and Therapy Dogs

The use of dogs for therapeutic purposes has expanded in recent years well beyond just use with the deaf. Therapeutic dogs are being used to help people with mental illness such as anxiety, people with diabetes, and people who are prone to seizures. One reader recently explained how his family is planning […]
March 5, 2010

Running Wire Through a Gravel Driveway

Usually you can run the wire unprotected through the ground and across a driveway. The boundary wire is surprisingly durable and can even be run above the driveway unprotected without succumbing to breakages. (although it will wear out sooner). But, gravel driveways are an exception to this general rule. With gravel you […]
March 2, 2010

Can I Use an Electronic Cat Fence on a Dog?

Can you use an pet containment system designed for a cat on a small dog?  We don’t really have a good answer, but are hoping some of you might have some ideas. Hi Stu, I have what might seem like a strange question. First a little background. We just went through a […]
March 2, 2010

Winter Snow Tips for Your Dog

As the northeast gets a last bout of winter, we have a few tips for keeping your dog healthy in the snow: Keep your dog inside where possible.  The cold temperatures can cause a dangerous situation more quickly than you can imagine.  Even sitting in an idle car for too long can […]
March 1, 2010

System Compatibility – PetSafe and SportDog

A common question is whether you can mix systems together, so use say an Innotek Collar with say an Invisible Fence system. Can I use one of the Innotek 4100 collars with my Invisible Fence? I just got a rescue chocolate lab, and I want to be able to have a rechargeable […]
February 27, 2010

Training the Dog on Every Single Flag?

Do you need to take the dog around to every flag when training a Dog on an underground electric fence? Our dog fence training protocol suggests you move the dog to different sections of the installation each time you do a training session. But do you need to take the dogs around […]
February 26, 2010

Doritos Electric Bark Collar Ad

The Doritos ad that aired during the superbowl reminds us of an important principle when training a dog in using an electric fence. In the ad, a dog wearing an electric bark collar approaches a man for a corn chip. The man taunts the dog and tries to get the dog to […]
February 25, 2010

Daddy, Cesar Milan’s Lead Dog Passes Away

Daddy, the Pitbull often featured on the Dog Whisperer has sadly passed away. Fans of the show like us will remember Daddy as Cesar Milan’s model dog – the archetypical calm submissive dog. Daddy projected an amazing energy of being calm yet confident, and very self assured. Daddy was often used by […]
February 10, 2014

Interesting Dog Facts

Dogs as we know them today were descended from a small weasel like mammal called Miacis, the fox and wolves also were dissented from this small creature. The Miacis was a tree dweller which existed around 40 million years ago. Dogs first appeared in Eurasia, thirteen thousand years ago and are thought […]
February 13, 2014

Seven Common Health Issues that Humans and Dogs Share

In many ways dogs and humans are totally different. Dogs can’t do the things that humans can, but that doesn’t mean their bodies aren’t similar. Here are seven common health issues that affect both humans and dogs. Arthritis As your dog ages, his body ages just like yours does. A common problem […]
February 20, 2014

How to Prepare Your Dog for a Human Puppy

If you’re expecting a new baby, you’re preparing for some major changes in your life. These changes will inevitably affect your dog and you may be wondering how to prepare him for the new arrival. Getting your pup used to these changes early in your pregnancy will make the transition that much […]
February 25, 2014

Could Your Dog be a Therapy Dog?

  Therapy dogs have great responsibility. Their primary purpose is to provide comfort and love to those in retirement homes, hospices, hospitals and schools. While some breeds are better suited for this job, any size or breed of dog can play this role. If your dog has been through obedience training classes, […]
February 28, 2014

Fenced In By Love 2014 Winner

We want to thank our participants for 2014 Fenced In By Love Awards. At Dog Fence DIY the most comprehensive resource for wireless and electric dog fence solutions we take great delight in participating in the efforts of every community to provide pets with a safe and caring environment. It was hard […]
March 3, 2014

Tips For Naming Your New Puppy

Choosing a name for a new puppy can be very difficult to do, sometimes even harder than training them. This name is something your dog will live with for the rest of their life, and it’s something that you will need to be comfortable with telling people and calling out in public. […]
March 4, 2014

Fenced In by Love Volunteer of the Year

One of the main drivers behind our work at Dog Fence DIY is to protect dogs from ending up on the streets. When we select wireless and electric dog fencing solutions we do it keeping in mind that dogs that end up homeless suffer tremendously. Lucky dogs are eventually found by their […]
March 5, 2014

Tips For Introducing a New Puppy To Your Dogs

  Bringing a new puppy home to meet your dogs can be a challenging experience. Your dogs are already set in their ways. They’re used to their schedule, to your affection and to their comfortable way of life, and bringing a new puppy into the mix can change that. Bringing a new […]