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January 6, 2017

Are Electric Dog Fences a Good Option for Huskies?

                                      We recently received a few questions from a wonderful family up north who is fortunate enough to have a team of sled dogs with both huskies and malamutes. These two breeds are the […]
December 14, 2016

Problem Puppy? Should You Rehome, Re-train or Re-fence?

    The struggle is real. The lovely ball of fur that you brought home as a rescue has turned into your worst nightmare. The neighbors are complaining left and right and you are at your wits end. When the puppy came home the rescue organization had told you it was bound […]
December 6, 2016

Split Rail or Picket Fence Not Keeping Your Dog Contained? Consider a Secondary Dog Fence System

Keeping our dogs contained is not as simple as it seems. Many dog owners struggle making the proper decisions related to dog fencing. In fact, when it comes to dog adoption you may find that without a fence you may not have the coveted puppy you are looking to save. Wood fences […]
November 16, 2016

Does my Electric Dog Fence Wire Need to be Buried or Can it Be Exposed?

Now that you have decided on installing your own electric dog fence, it is time to think about affordable and practical approaches to purchasing your wired dog fence and electric collars and installing your hardware in a way that makes sense. The first step is to select a wired dog fence offering […]
October 11, 2016

Calming Treats For Dog Fence Training

Let’s talk dog fence training treats. If you have been hard at work looking for a solution to keep your stubborn dog contained chances are you now know that electric dog fences are all about training contrary to wires used to keep cattle enclosed a trained dog will only be exposed to […]
October 6, 2016

Using Sheep for Vineyard Management? Consider Using Electric Dog Fences and E-Collars

You may be wondering if you read our title right. The answer is yes. Using sheep for weed management prior to bud break has been a common practice among many traditional vineyards. For years this was achieved using pastoral care to ensure the sheep remained within the assigned area. Pastoral teams made […]
September 26, 2016

Electric Dog Fence Training-Day Three

  Day three is all about reinforcement and expansion. By now your dog most likely understands the basic responses associated to visual feedback as provided by the flags and it has a sense of what is likely to happen when approaching certain areas. With this idea in mind day three will require […]
September 22, 2016

Electric Dog Fence Training-Day Two

Getting your dog to understand invisible boundaries is the key to proper training when using electric dog fences. In many instances the primary barrier will be the electric wired fence. In many others the electric fence will be secondary to a physical fence and aimed at providing a second layer of protection […]
May 2, 2009

WiFi Fence Update FAQ

Perimeter Technologies has an update on the WiFi Fence.  We will post a WiFi Fence Review as soon as we can get a working unit in our hands.  Their FAQ is included below:   Does the Wire-Free™ WiFi Fence require a computer or internet service?  Wire-Free is a self contained fencing system […]
May 25, 2009

Retraining a Dog on the Electronic Fence Boundaries

We recently had a customer who had trained their dog on an electric dog fence system but had for various reasons stopped using it so their dog had unlearned the boundaries and now roamed freely. To reintroduce the dog to the system, you basically want to start from scratch with the training. […]
June 2, 2009

WiFi Fence Update

Another update on the WiFi Fence system by perimeter technologies.  The WiFi Fence is now scheduled to ship in late June.  Perhaps they should consider renaming it the “Godot Fence!”  From teh feedback we are getting from all of our customers, if it works well the product should dominate the Petsafe PIF-300 […]
June 27, 2009

WiFi Fence First Look

The Perimeter Technologies WiFi Fence has gone into production and will be delivered to pre-orders in the coming weeks.  We were able to get one of the early units this week from Perimeter and have been playing with it for the last week.  Our initial thoughts are that it is a significant […]
July 3, 2009

Dog Fence Experts Book

One of the most frequent complaints we get from customers is that the instructions included with dog fence systems are pretty sparse.  The good folks over at Dog Fence Experts have written a Dog Fence Book to try and fix this problem, covering both dog fence installation and training.  The book covers the main topics […]
July 12, 2009

Big Dogs = Petsafe Stubborn Dog?

One of the most frequently asked questions we get is when to use the PetSafe stubborn dog on a big dog.  The answer is usually No. Most people that think they need a more powerful electric dog fence, really need better training.  Eight times out of ten, training and not more power […]
July 17, 2009

Two Dog WiFi Update

The new version (v 1.5) of the WiFi Fence capable of handling two collars at the same time was meant to ship this week but has been delayed due to technical difficulties. Commendably Perimeter Technologies is holding up production rather than rushing with something that doesn’t work properly. The current wifi fence […]
July 17, 2009

WiFi Fence User Experience Update

After the first month of customers having the Perimeter Technologies WiFi Fence system, we have been gathering feedback and would like to update you on what we have heard, admittedly from a very small sample: 50% of customers are happy with their system, it worked fine out of the box and they […]