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November 21, 2008

Burying an Electric Dog Fence Wire in Fall

Burying an underground dog fence boundary wire can be tricky in fall.  When the trees have dumped all their leaves, and left a thick covering on the ground, often a trencher will not bury the wire deep enough to get it under the leaves.   You have two options, either rake a path through […]
November 17, 2008

Using a Remote Trainer

Some electric dog fence systems such as the Innotek IUC-5100 come with a remote training function. This is basically a remote control that allows you to deliver corrections to the dog to aid with training. It is often used with hunting dogs that have to be trained to obey commands from a […]
November 16, 2008

Dog Scared of the Dog Fence Boundaries

My dog won’t go anywhere near the dog fence flags.  He sticks to the area right in front of our house and to the front porch.  What do I do? That is perfectly normal.  After training most dogs will not go anywhere near the dog fence boundary flags out of an abundance […]
November 15, 2008

Special Distractions

My dog stays inside the electric fence, unless there is another dog she gets excited and busts through … When you are training your dog on the electric dog fence there may be some distractions that partiularly test your dogs.  For some dogs it will be a tennis ball going over the […]
November 13, 2008

Correction Level

A reader asks what correction level, their pet fence system should be set to. The basic principle is that you want to use the lowest shock level that is enough to get your dog’s attention even when they are excited or distracted (for xample if they see another dog or a squirrel in […]
November 12, 2008

Reader Question: Creek

… how do I give our dogs access to a creek behind our cabin? The electric dog fence boundary wire can be run through a shallow pool of water and still be effective.  Since the wire is insulated, you simply run the boundary wire through the waterway.  To secure the fence to […]
November 11, 2008

Separation Anxiety

Some dogs have trouble adjusting to their owner’s absence.  Even if they stay safely within the bounds of their underground dog fence, they may act up by barking, digging, chewing on doors and other forms of destruction.  This is usually caused by separation anxiety. To help your dog adjust to your absence, exercise […]
November 9, 2008

Long Hair Dogs

Dog Fence collars have two probes that need to contact the dog’s skin in order to deliver the correction. THis is no problem with short hair dogs, but with long hair dogs the hair often stops the probes touching the skin and prevents the dog receiving the correction for leaving their boundary […]
August 20, 2017

The Dos & Don’ts of Dog Fence Collar Fitting

An improperly fitted training collar is the second most common cause of failure in association to dog containment. Today we want to shift our focus from do-it-yourself electric dog fence installation to a topic that matters more that you will ever know. A properly fitted electric training collar starts early in the […]
August 28, 2017

How to Train Your Dog to Follow a Boundary Protocol in Combination with Their Electric Dog Fence

If you are a reluctant future electric dog fence owner you may want to become familiar with boundary protocols for dogs. Dogs are naturally territorial and easily establish visual queues that trigger behavioral changes. Teaching your dog to follow a boundary protocol will give you significant peace of mind and will reduce […]
December 13, 2017

Do Electric Dog Fences Interfere with Home Security Systems Such as ADT?

We are frequently approached with the question of combining an electric wireless or wired dog fence with an integrated home security system. The concern arises from the idea that many home security systems use a wireless signal to convey changes in the environment such as windows and doors opening to the central […]
January 17, 2018

Can My Livestock Guard Dog Wear An Electric Dog Fence Collar 24/7

We are so glad you asked.  LGDs can be highly problematic when it comes to proper containment. There are significant challenges due to the large area that they cover as well as their tendency to roam or chase when defending the flock or herd under their care.  Owners of well-trained LGDs walk […]
January 23, 2018

What Is The Most Reliable Electric Dog Fence?

If you have been to the pound five times in the last six months and you are known in town as the guy who is constantly posting lost dog fliers in every single bulletin board we are not surprises you are now reading this article. Electric dog fences provide frustrated dog owners […]
February 8, 2018

Can Pitbulls & Bully Breeds Be Contained Using Invisible Electric Fences?

At www.dogfencediy.com we host the largest collection of questions & answers related to electric dog fences. We are not shy to let customers know that this containment solution may not be ideal for their specific needs and we are ready to patiently guide those whose dogs would benefit from having a training-based […]
March 27, 2018

Using Electric Dog Fences with Maremma Dogs – What Works and What Doesn’t

If a web search led you to our website chances are you are a farmer looking for ways to protect your livestock while containing your livestock guardian. For anyone who has had the pleasure of owning dogs with bred for the protection of livestock the challenge of containment never ends. Italian Maremmas […]
April 12, 2018

How to Train Your Dog to Follow a Boundary Protocol in Combination with Dog Fence

If you are a reluctant future electric dog fence owner you may want to become familiar with boundary protocols for dogs. Dogs are naturally territorial and easily establish visual queues that trigger behavioral changes. Teaching your dog to follow a boundary protocol will give you significant peace of mind and will reduce […]