January 15, 2019

Picking The Best Electric Dog Fence For A Large Ranch

Main Problems You Will Find When Containing Dogs In Large Properties Farming and ranching frequently depend of working dogs to shepherd cattle, protect livestock and provide security to assets. In addition, farmers often keep hunting hounds whose work function is radically different from an LGD. If this is you chances are you […]
December 12, 2018

Keeping Farm Dogs Contained – 10 Things Farmers & Ranchers Are Doing Wrong

Whether you are a seasoned rancher or a total newbie you are likely to rely on dogs for shepherding and livestock guarding duties. Keeping a dog contained or within a fence on large properties while still allowing freedom of movement to facilitate their work is probably a primary concern.  Aside from the […]
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 17, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist #1

We will be publishing some essays from finalists into our new Veterinary College Scholarship. The topic this year is: How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Advice from a Veterinary Student. Pets are a source of great joy to a large slice of the world’s population. We love our pets and do […]
May 20, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist 2

This is the second finalist in our new college scholarship program. The theme this year is how to be a better pet owner. Nearly everyone can remember being that bright-eyed child looking longingly in a pet store window, and begging their mom or dad to allow the animal to become the new […]
May 23, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist 3

This is the third finalist essay in our veterinary scholarship series: “A dog has no use for fancy cars, big homes, or designer clothes. A water logged stick will do just fine. A dog doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor, clever or dull, smart or dumb. Give him your heart and […]
May 26, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist 4

This is the fourth finalist in our scholarship competition, on how to be a better dog owner. We’ve all heard the common saying, “measure twice, cut once.”  However, many people forget to “measure twice” before bringing a new pet home.  As a second year veterinary student, I have seen many owner mistakes […]
May 29, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist 6

Today, we have another one of the fabulous essays from the finalists in our Veterinary College Scholarship Essay Competition.  It has some great advice on how to be a better dog owner: One of the most important facts to realize about pet ownership is that it is not just a privilege, but […]
June 2, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist 7

Today we have some more great advice from veterinary students on how to be a better pet owner, from a finalist in our Veterinary School Scholarship. Medical care for animals is very important.  Veterinarians not only provide routine care such as vaccines and health checks, but they also see and treat all […]
June 5, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist 9

Being a pet owner is one of the most rewarding privileges humans have, possibly only surpassed with parenthood. However, like having a child, owning a pet is accompanied by responsibilities, expenditures, dedication, but ultimately, it is rewarded with affection and friendship and joy. If you are not already a pet owner it […]
June 5, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist 10

There are several steps that one can take to be a better pet owner. The initial considerations start with realizing that a 10-15 year commitment was just made to take care of the pet for its lifetime. This includes the animal’s healthcare, psychological, and nutritional needs. All of these things do cost […]