November 17, 2009

Winter, Snow and Your Electric Dog Fence

How does an electric dog fence cope with snow and the winter? As the weather is starting to get colder and the first light flurries begin to fall, we frequently get asked how a dog fence can be used in areas where snow accumulated up to a few feet thick.  The boundary […]
November 16, 2009

GPS Electric Dog Fence Systems

We often get asked about how well GPS dog fence systems work?  And what are the differences between inground electric dog fence systems and GPS system? Unfortunately at the moment there really are no GPS electric dog fences. There are GPS systems to track your dog, such as the  Garmin’s Astro 220 […]
November 15, 2009

Fence for an Invisible Dog

Would you ever install a dog fence without a dog.  This week, we had a triumphant customer call Robert.  Their Innotek IUC-4100 was installed and working perfectly, nothing unusual there.  But, when Robert asked him about starting the training, he remarked that he had not started training because he did not have […]
November 14, 2009

Training a Puppy on a Dog Fence

How old should a dog be before you can put them on an electic dog fence system? Last Saturday morning, I spotted the neighbors puppies in their back yard. Leila (3 months) and Curtis (4 months) are pretty much the cutest things you have seen. Leila is a little younger but by […]
October 24, 2009

Good Health From Good Food

Good health from good food By Samantha Ryder [About the writer: Samantha Ryder runs the successful blog, Dog Care Reviews (  She has written several e-books on dogs.  Her book on dog food recipes is for sale on the site.] Feed the dog a diet rich in nutrients that is easy to […]
October 1, 2009

Keeping Your Dog Occupied

Once you have your Innotek Dog Fence up and running, and the dog has been taught how to use it, you may find yourself leaving your do outside for longer periods of time.   That is great for your dog, to be out and get some fresh air and some sunlight, but remember to leave him […]
September 28, 2009

What to Do When Your Neighbors Don’t Trust Your Electric Dog Fence

From Today’s Herald Tribune, a story about Lucy the Doberman who is safely contained behind her dog fence but nonetheless upsetting the neighbours: When in the front yard, if Lucy barks at passersby at all it is usually in a friendly greeting. She won’t even go near the invisible electric fence that […]
September 27, 2009

Underground Dog Fence vs. Wireless Pet Containment

How to Choose an Underground Dog Fence Dog Fence shares insiders tips on installing your own underground dog fence.  In this guest post, they will share three tips for how to choose a dog containment system. Underground vs. Wireless Underground dog fences use a buried wire to define your dog’s boundary.  […]
March 12, 2015

The Mobile Wired or Wireless Fence: How to Use an Electric Dog Fence on the Road

With more and more Americans retiring and opting for the freedom of on-the-road living finding containment solutions to allow their dogs to have some freedom can be tricky. This is true wether you are visiting relatives or you have parked at pet-friendly RV facility. If prior to going on the road your […]
March 21, 2016

Vet Tech & Other Veterinary Support Careers Electric Dog Fence DIY Scholarship

For several years in a row 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 […]
June 2, 2016

Can You Install Your Own Electric Dog Fence?

If your quote from Invisible Fence is way too high and you are looking for an affordable option installing your own wired electric dog fence may be the way to go. In contrast to a traditional wood or PVC fence a wired dog fence is a far more economical option that can […]
June 6, 2016

Ten Things You Need To Consider When Buying Electric Dog Fences & Training Collars

Buying and installing electric dog fences can by a life-saving and money saving move. Electric dog fences and training collars have improved tremendously allowing dog owners to use levels of correction that work without having concerns regarding injury or trauma. But before you make the move and buy one here are a […]
June 9, 2016

Using Electric Dog Fences With Aggressive Breeds: The Pros and Cons

Recently we received this note looking for advice on how to properly and safely contain a dog that has demonstrated aggressive behaviors:   Dear Dog Fence DIY, My wife Mary and I are facing significant challenges keeping our dog Kera contained. Kera is a large mixed breed dog that came from an […]
June 17, 2016

Some Things To Consider Before Installing An Invisible or Electric Dog Fence

  If you have been exploring the possibility of installing a wired dog fence in lieu of other more expensive forms of dog containment we would not be surprised if you have a ton of questions and certainly some hesitation related to their effectiveness, regulations for your area and the safety of […]
September 14, 2016

How Long Does It Take For My Dog to Learn to Stay Inside The Electric Dog Fence?

  Let’s talk electric dog fence training. Radio-based wired dog fences are all about training. It is wrong to think about an invisible fence and e-collar as an out-of-the box solution that will work instantly. The goal of electric dog fences is to teach your dogs to remain within boundaries through sound […]
September 15, 2016

Electric Dog Fence Training – Day One

  Now that your fence is installed it is time to teach your dogs proper responses to electrical and sound stimulation produced by the dog e-collar. Let’s review step-by-step what you need to do the first day after your electric dog fence is fully installed: Collar Fit First things first, The electrical […]