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February 16, 2010

Installing a Dog Fence in a Rental Property

When you are doing a temporary installation of the dog containment system in a back yard, then it often makes sense to try and avoid buying the wire or cutting the driveway to avoid upsetting the landlord. But how do you do such an installation, how do you move the system, and […]
February 16, 2010

Using a Culvert or Drainage Pipe to Go Under a Driveway

Sometimes there is a conveniently located pipe, conduit or drainage culvert under your driveway allowing you to run the wire under your driveway more easily than if you need to cut across. I plan on doing my entire yard and wanted to know if the wire would transmit through a driveway culvert? […]
February 15, 2010

Reader Question: Terrier and A Great Dane

My question is, can you run this cable above the ground in places and underground in others and not have it effected by the different areas? I know that you recomend the dogtra EF-3000 for people who have two different size dogs. I have a dane puppy and a terrior mix. The […]
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 12, 2010

Invisible Fence on a Goat

According to this article, Invisible Fence* works not only on dogs, but also on goats. Scientists at Montana State University wanted to see if they could use an electric dog fence on goats to see if they could keep them confined. The idea of the exercise was to Interestingly, they did not […]
February 11, 2010

Roaming Guatemalan Greyhound

Whenever a dog is not being contained in an electronic containment system, the typical owner response is to want to increase the correction strength. This should not be the first response. There are other things to try first. The most common problems are a lack of training on the electronic fence and […]
February 10, 2010

Securing a Gate With a Dog Fence

Sometimes you don’t want to secure the entire perimeter, just a small section such as a gate. IN these cases using a full electronic fence system is more than you need. For example, Doug wants to secure his driveway, already having a fence for the rest of the property. I have 3 […]
February 9, 2010

Doing a Backyard Dog Fence Installation

One of the most common questions we get asked is how to do an installation that contains your pup in only the back yard and does not give them access to the front yard. The complication is that the boundary wire needs to make a complete loop, but you do not want […]
March 19, 2014

Your Dog and Runners – Keeping Everybody Safe

I recently attended a fun run where someone had entered the race with their dog. The dog was on a loose leash and suddenly ran in front of another entrant, causing him to stumble and almost fall. He was angry and lashed out at the dog with his foot; fortunately he didn’t […]
March 20, 2014

How to Choose a Reputable Rescue Group

  Volunteering for a rescue group seems like a noble idea for an animal lover. More often than not, you will be able to find a group that is close to home, or that works with the type of animal you prefer. While their intentions may be good, there are times when […]
March 21, 2014

Intervertebral Disc Disease in Doxie Dogs and Other Long Bodied Breeds

  Dogs that have a longer back in relation to their leg length, such as the Basset Hound and Dachshund, are more at risk of developing slipped discs. One study looked at 700 dogs of various breeds that were presented to the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals in the UK during a […]
March 22, 2014

The Sport of Nose Works – Training Your Dog to Smell

Training your dog to smell? That sounds quite strange. After all, what is the one thing that every dog is known for? Well, there are many things I suppose. Big cute eyes, being man’s best friend and stealing the trash are just a few that come to mind, but the answer is […]
May 18, 2014

2nd Annual Electric Dog Fence DIY Scholarship for Veterinary & Animal Science Students

Last year, we had the honor of hosting our first Veterinary & Pre-Vet Scholarship. It was a true honor for us to be able to help a needy student in a way that most scholarships normally can’t. Our goal is to provide a deserving student the opportunity to have some financial relief […]
May 19, 2014

Clearview Dog Fence Solution

Almost half a decade in the dog containment business has taught us that not every dog is the same and not every fencing solution works for every family. While many houses lend themselves to the unobstructed view afforded by a wireless dog fence this solution is simply not practical for every home. […]
May 22, 2014

25 Ways to Keep Our Dogs Safe & Tips From Dog Owners From Around the Globe

DogFenceDIY has partnered with dogs and their families around the globe to give you stories and tips on how to keep dogs safe based on their own experiences related to getting lost, getting sick or even surviving a natural disaster. To get us started we have listed 25 ideas on stuff you […]
June 2, 2014

Improving the Quality of Life of Canine Companions-Finalist 1 2nd Annual Dog Fence Scholarship

This entry is by Mr. James Dircksen second year veterinary student at Purdue University and candidate for our 2nd annual Dog Fence Diy Wireless Dog Fence Scholarship.   Dog Fitness Matters There are many ways that I believe we, as a population of dog owners, can improve the quality of life of […]