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January 31, 2010

Can I use the Innotek IUC-4100 Dog Fence with a Pitbull?

A common question we get is whether you can use the Innotek IUC-4100 with a high pain threshold breed like a pitbull or german shepherd. Hi, I am relocating to the mountains. Elevation is about 5000+ ft. So we get snow and sometimes a lot. I have two pitbulls, one is between […]
December 17, 2009

Dogtek Corrections

The folks at Dogtek made two made comments on the new Dogtek EF-4000 review.Both are valid and we are updating our review to reflect this information. As you will recall the Dogtek systems are a new product on the market based on a French product, made by a company called Num’Axes. First, […]
December 15, 2009

New Dogtek EF-4000 System

There is a new electric dog fence system on the market from a new company called Dogtek.  The system, the EF-4000 is an imported system from France, made by a company called Num’Axes.  What is particularly interesting about this system is that it allows the user to set the correction boundary width […]
December 5, 2009

Steering Using a Dog Fence

A scientist has created a dog fence style for cattle. The collar the cow wears keeps the cow in the boundary. But it gets even cooler: In the February 2009 test, Dr. Anderson equipped cows with a prototype neck saddle and stretch halter for a virtual fence system he hopes will eventually […]
December 4, 2009

Pack Instincts

When you have two or more dogs, their pack instincts will help you train the dogs on the electric dog fence. If the alpha dog(s) are contained, the more submissive dogs will usually follow suit. So if you are going to concentrate your effort somewhere, it should be on the lead dog. […]
November 29, 2009

Dog Fence and Joggers

We suggest that when you install your dog fence, you offset it a little form the property line. Trying to give the dog the maximum freedom often motivates people to put the boundary line right at the edge of their property, as they are entitled to by law. After all if you […]
November 29, 2009

Dead Batteries on an Invisible Fence

You hear all kinds of reasons why invisible fence’s don’t work. Some border on the ridiculous (some dogs don’t care about the correction) and some are perfectly plausible (without training the fence is ineffective). Somewhere in the middle is the dead batteries story. Consider the following from a local county dog board […]
November 27, 2009

Introducing Dogs to a New Dog Fence

What do you do when you move house and the dogs have a new electric dog fence system to learn? Or what if you change the route of the boundary line for your current system? The first step is to put the boundary flags back up. If you are in a completely […]
August 1, 2014

Dog Fences For Terriers

Terriers are known to be hard-headed and driven. Their compact, athletic body harnesses endless energy and they are known to test boundaries constantly. Digging is a common problem with all types of terriers. They are also known to jump fences. Another common problem with terriers is a drive to escape as soon […]
August 6, 2014

The Best Dog Collars Collection

At dog fence DIY we test, review and sell only the best training collars in the market. If we feel a product does not deliver superior and safe features we simply do not feature it in our store.     From the Petsafe deluxe to dog training collars specially designed for small […]
August 11, 2014

Four Smart Reasons to Install an Electric Wired Dog Fence

If you are shopping around for a dog containment solution you have perhaps considering installing a wired electric dog fence similar to Invisible Fences. One of the largest costs associated with a wired dog fence relates to installation. After a little over five years in the industry of dog containment & training […]
September 16, 2014

Ways to Improve the Quality of Life of Your Dog by: K. Bollag

K. Bollag currently attending Yale University is one of our finalists for the wireless dog fence 2nd annual scholarship. Here is her essay: In my favorite photograph from my early childhood I am reading to my best friend. “Reading” for the three-year-old me was looking at the pictures in the book and […]
September 17, 2014

A Rationale Approach to Locating a Missing Pet by J. Abee

Finalist to the 2nd Annual Dog Fence DIY scholarship J. Abee Oklahoma State University   Topping the list of panic situations for a pet owner is the unfortunate realization that their pet has gone missing. Pet owners can unfortunately be abruptly faced with the daunting and emotional task of locating a beloved […]
September 18, 2014

Improving the Quality of Life & Safety of Your Dog

Finalist: S. Morici Cornell University/Auburn University DVM Program Throughout the United States many issues exist that deteriorate the quality of life of the canine population as a whole. Tragedies such as dog fighting and animal abuse are often more common than we would like to admit, and of course, the frequency of […]
September 22, 2014

What to Do Before Your Dog is Lost

2nd Annual Dog Fence DIY Scholarship Finalist P. Etchegoyen Kansas State University The operative point is not “what to do when your dog is lost,” the operative point is what to do before your dog is lost. Yes, there are lap-dogs which do not require exercise and large spaces to obtain such, […]
September 23, 2014

What to Do When Your Dog is Lost Scholarship Finalist Essay

Finalist: E. Salz University of Missouri   As a veterinary student, and the proud mother of my own pup, I understand how easy it is to become attached to these furry four-legged friends of ours. It’s also easy to understand how traumatic it can be to lose the canine you care so […]