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December 17, 2011

Large Dog Fence Installation

A reader installing a 23 acre dog fence asks some questions about large dog fence installations and training. I’ve been all through your site and love all the information but as with anything new I have a few different problems and questions that I hope you won’t mind answering. I have 23 […]
September 7, 2011

Trampoline Interference With Dog Fence

A customer asks why the dog fence collar keeps going off near the trampoline when the trampoline is placed near the dog fence boundary. I just installed an older invisible fence- 14 gauge wire. It works, but the transmitter is very old. Model ICT 150 with a LP 3000. It only has […]
September 2, 2011

Thick Fur

There are special challenges in dealing with particularly thick fur and ensuring contact between the collar probes and the dog’s skin. My wife and I are considering purchasing a pet fence containment system from your company. We have a 2yr old Husky who loves to run away when outside. We have been […]
July 11, 2011

Using Conduit For an Installation

A reader asks about using conduit for an installation: I recently purchased an Innotek SD-2000 with 2 collars to self-install. When I was getting ready to install it, I did some searching for answers to a few questions and came across your web site. Wish I had found it BEFORE I bought […]
April 13, 2011

Jungle Dog Fence System

A customer has question specific to a jungle dog containment system installation. Hi, we live on about an acre in south west Costa Rica in a remote village in the mountains above the ocean and we are in need of an electronic dog fence. Since we have the smallest property in the […]
February 27, 2011

Creating Gaps in the Dog Fence

A reader makes an interesting suggestion for creating gaps in the dog fence wire by having a second device that deliberately causes interference. It’s funny to read how many people want to create dead zones in the loop by just splicing in a length of twisted wire. You’re so patient with your […]
January 31, 2011

Dog Fence System Recommendation

A customer asks for some system recommendations for a Border Collie and a Border Collie mix. Hello Stu: I am looking for a system to cover approximately 3 acres for a BorderCollie and a headstrong BC/JackRussell. The house sits at the uppermost point of some very hilly terrain, and the ground is […]
January 17, 2011

Fence For a Rescue German Shepherd Mix

A customer asks for the best system for a rescue German Shepherd mix. Dear Stu, I am looking at different models on your site and would love to have your advice before purchasing one. We have a female german shepherd mix who is about 7 years old, about 45lbs. We’ve had her […]
June 9, 2013

How to Be A Better Pet-Owner: Finalist 17

Before I begin, I would like to acknowledge that this essay was inspired from the book titled “Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals ”, written by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson. This book provides a lot of information on the behaviour and needs of animals, and is definitely […]
June 10, 2013

How to Be A Better Pet-Owner: Finalist 18

Charlie almost never has loose stools. In the last ten years of his boxer life, he has had off and on stomach issues, seasonal hair loss, neurologic issues, behavior problems and heart problems to name a few, but he almost never has loose stools. Even so, I spent over a month treating […]
June 10, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist 19

Since I was a little boy I always had pets; from dogs to cats, cattle to horses, and every critter in between. My passion for furry, feathered, and four legged animals grew into a dream of becoming a veterinarian. And now, as I am fishing up my first year of veterinary school […]
June 11, 2013

How to be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist 20

     Although we hate to compare our pets to people, for many, it really is true that our furry friends are just as much a part of the family as our children. They eat family meals with us (albeit crumbs from under the table), they sit on our laps to watch TV […]
June 11, 2013

How to Be A Better Pet-Owner: Finalist 21

    A close friend of mine recently adopted his first pet, a husky. Poor guy had no idea how much time, energy, and money went into owning a pet, regardless of what people told him. This idea that pet owning is easy is a common mistake that many people make. I believe […]
June 12, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist 22

Dear Future Client, I wanted to take a moment of your time to introduce myself, so that you can get to know a little more about me.  I truly believe you want to be the best pet owner you can be.  I understand that you know your pet better than anyone else […]
June 12, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet-Owner: Finalist 23

When in college, most students are not ready to take on the job of parenting. I mean, studying for all those classes is enough without the extra work of caring for a baby. However, most college students do seem to think they are ready to care for a small animal, like a […]
June 13, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist 24

A few nights ago I was working my shift at the emergency veterinary clinic when we had a patient come in for treatment. She was a five-month-old chow puppy who had been missing since Friday, and it was now Sunday—late afternoon. She was screaming with pain and very frightened. I assumed she […]