dog fence

November 30, 2018

Do I Really Need to Bury The Wire For My Electric Dog Fence?

If you are at the end of your rope and your dog has escaped more times than you can count with hands and toes you have landed in the right place. One of the big considerations when it comes to electric dog fences relates to the burden and complexity associated to the […]
October 16, 2018

Is Your LGD A Wonderer and at Risk of Being Shot By A Neighbor? Setting up an Electric Dog Fence May Save its Life

If you live in a farm and your setting is mainly agricultural hearing stories about dogs being shot is not news to you. It breaks my heart each time I hear about dogs injured by firearms that die slowly or end up maimed or blind because the caliber of the weapon used […]
October 10, 2018

Do I need to Check My Electric Dog Fence Loop After Flooding or a Hurricane?

If you have an electric dog fence such as the YardMax or SportDog you are probably concerned about its reliability after a flood or major water event. The level of damage if any to your wire loop depends on the nature of your installation and other environmental factors such as water currents […]
June 20, 2018

What is Pressure Necrosis & Why No Dog Should Ever Have It

  We have heard every dog advocacy group talk about the dangers of using electric dog fence collars yet we continue to hear success stories from friends and neighbors. This dilemma has us questioning wether we should resort to invisible fencing as a support tool to keep our dogs safe and contained. […]
June 8, 2018

Good Swimming Dog Fence Collars

Which electric dog fence system has good collars for dogs that like to swim?  What dog fences have good waterproofing? For dogs that love to swim (we are talking about you Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever … or any other breed with Retriever in the […]
May 30, 2018

18 Things That People Are Doing Wrong When Using Electric Dog Fences

We can’t emphasize it enough. Invisible fences are only as good as the quality of your installation and your level of commitment towards training. On a daily basis we receive calls from dog owners who are frustrated with their containment systems mainly because they did not do their homework beforehand. If you […]
May 23, 2018

Thinking About An Invisible Dog Fence? – Five Things to Consider Before You Get Started

  When we first decided to have a large dog we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. What a surprise! The breeder had told us ours was a breed prone to be calm and would usually hang out under a tree. Our precious dog does love to hang out […]
May 14, 2018

Best Electric Dog Fences and Invisible Dog Containment Systems for 2018

When temperatures begin to rise wildlife becomes more active; we see more squirrels and bunnies get busy having babies. If you are a dog owner and your pup is nothing more than a sneaky escape artist this means additional work, extra stress and endless hours of chasing and searching for your pup. […]
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 […]
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 […]
May 1, 2010

Small Side Passage Wiring

Sometimes when you have a small side passage between the house and the side fence, you can’t have the full boundary width or else the dogs will not be able to use that side passage. WOW – what a great site. Thank you for all the wonderful, useful information! I do have […]
July 21, 2014

Ten Signs Your Stubborn Dog is not Under Control

There is a very fine line between loving your dog and letting them have their way. By letting a dog have their way you jeopardize their safety and the safety of others. If you are a new dog owner and you are having trouble with control use this handy list to help […]
July 28, 2014

Dog Fence DIY 2014 Do-It-Yourself Hackathon

With fall around the corner, crafters, amateur handyman, carpenters and all manner of creatives are itching to complete outdoor or indoor projects to make the life of their dogs just a little better or just a little cuter or offer a money savings alternative to more expensive dog accessories or dog safety […]
December 11, 2014

How to Use Wired Fence or E-Collar to Protect Your Flock from Your Dogs

When we think about flock protection we often neglect to consider homegrown risks like our own dogs. If your dog is not a breed specifically bred to guard your flock you can safely assume that their instinct will be that of a predator. Domestic dogs, including those belonging to you as well […]
February 19, 2015

Getting Ready For Spring: How to Protect Your Vegetable Garden From Digging Dogs

For most gardeners this is a season focused on the planning and preparation of our landscaping projects for spring. From starting seedlings indoors to selecting the cultivars that we will display in our prized flowerbeds. If you are like most gardeners and share a passion for pets just as much as you […]
February 23, 2015

Using Underground Dog Fencing Solutions to Tackle Digging Dogs

For many home owners a wired underground dog fence is not necessarily the primary type of fencing. A good and solid dog fence, forged iron fencing or even a well constructed brick wall will not stop a dog prone to digging. Some dogs are natural diggers and the trait is actually considered […]