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Training a Cockapoo to Use an Electronic Dog Fence

Welcome to our dogs of DogFence blog. Within our blog we will be sharing customer experiences from owners who have used our electronic dog fence.  This week, we feature Taloola, the rather greedy and adventurous Puggle who liked to visit the neighbour’s chickens and   oAnnapolis Valley & Nova Scotia shares how Belle the Border Collie uses an Invisible Fence System to enjoy her scenic country lot next to the cows.

But first, meet Belle!

Belle is a nine-year-old Border Collie who has used her Invisible Fence since she was 13 weeks old. Border Collies are known for being affectionate dogs, and Belle is no exception. She loves people and getting attention as long as it’s on her own terms. Her owner, Helen, says Belle thinks she’s a princess.

Why did Belle’s parents contact Invisible Fence of Annapolis Valley & Nova Scotia?

Training Border Collie to Use Invisible Fence on large property

Belle is Helen’s first dog since childhood. Being a newer dog parent to an energetic dog breed, Helen asked her vet for recommendations on the best pet containment for a large property. Helen’s vet recommended she try Invisible Fence, so Helen contacted her local Invisible Fence Dealer for a quote and to find out more about outdoor containment solutions and indoor avoidance solutions.

Outdoor Containment Solutions

Knowing that Border Collies require a lot of exercise, Helen wanted Belle to enjoy the yard (and the beautiful Annapolis Valley view) while she worked from home. Installing an outdoor containment solution gave Helen the confidence in Belle’s safety while she was inside working, and it allowed them to play together outside without distractions like the school bus.

Belle loves to bark at the school bus. She has never been one to chase the school bus (thanks to her Invisible Fence), but she always makes sure she barks at it when it comes down her road.

In addition to providing Belle independence, the cost to have an Invisible Fence installed was significantly less expensive than the cost to install a traditional fence on Helen’s large property.

Indoor Avoidance Solutions

Not only did Invisible Fence help Helen contain Belle outside, but it also allowed her to provide boundaries in her home as well. Helen, like many pet parents, wanted to keep her dog out of the bedroom. By placing an Shields® Indoor Solution in her bedroom, Helen is now able to keep her bedroom “Belle free.”

Plus, giving Belle the freedom to burn energy outside, made a huge difference when it came to better behavior inside the home. More specifically, Helen says that a combination of indoor and outdoor solutions helped prevent her dog from chewing.

How did we safely train a Border Collie to use Invisible Fence?

According to American Kennel Club, Border Collies are known to be highly trainable dogs. Belle lived up to this expectation, learning her boundaries almost immediately. By the time Belle had her second Perfect Start™ Plus training, she was already a pro.

Belle is a smart dog who catches on quickly. She responds to the beep, and now after all these years, Belle still respects her boundaries.

Defra Approved Electric Fence For Dogs

Electric fence for dogs. What You Need To Know!

An electric fence was designed ultimately to stop straying dogs.  This can be expanded on for a multitude of scenarios and dangers, to  members of the public and dogs themselves.

Pets love to be out in the fresh air, with freedom to explore. But just letting them out isn’t always practical or safe. A responsible owner wants to keep their pet close to home and out of harm’s way.   A Dog Fence Pet Containment System you can do just that!

DogFence provides a range of smart, hidden electric fencing for dogs. All of our Containment Systems uphold the rigorous standards of pet protection as laid out by the Electronic Collar Manufacturers Association (EMCA) and are DEFRA Approved. Defra Approved Electric Fence For Dogs

The words “Electric Fence” is not technically the case for our hidden fence products…. The Dog Fence system has no electrical current and is hidden underground operating on FM frequency radio waves.

Your pets can enjoy the full run of your garden and grounds all day, whether you are with them or not, improving their quality of life.

The pet containment system is a radio fence and not an electric fence system.

There is no doubt about that fact that dogs learn through associative learning. When Bruno sees his lead he is likely to get excited, when he hears you touching his bag of food he may drool and run to his bowl. When the bath is run he may go hide! In this same way, your dog may associate the boundary of the hidden fence as a no go area after installation and training.

What You Get With An Electric Fence For Dogs:

  • Safe for your pets (DEFRA Approved).
  • Works of Radio frequencies not electricity.
  • Effective for any number of pets.
  • Full installation and training.
  • Pets are free to run, not run away.
  • Cost effective compared to traditional fencing.
  • Can keep pets out of ‘No-go’ areas.
  • Not just dogs, it’s a pet fence and cat fence.

If you are worried about having been away from home for too long, without having let your pet out. It might be that you are worried about your dog bothering the neighbours, straying and getting lost, or being involved in an accident on the road.   Even if you have a static fence installed, a dog can be a great escape artist!

Modern roads are dangerous enough without the additional hazard of stray pets. The nightmare scenario here is that your pet could cause an accident, in which someone could be fatally injured and your pet can suffer the same fate. Responsible pet ownership now means that we have to keep our pets secure.

Using our DEFRA approved electric fence for dogs provides the solution to all of these concerns.

DogFence supplies a system for keeping pets within the boundary of a property without the need to install and maintain an unsightly, expensive traditional fence.

The concept of electric fencing for dogs, was first introduced in America, more than twenty years ago. Over a million pets now benefit from it and times have changed in that electric shock collars are illegal in the UK.  DogFence has worked closely with DEFRA to provide a product which falls within the remit of legal requirements.  The pet containment system from DogFence is a DEFRA approved pet containment training system.

Pet behaviour is usually easy to condition, our training succeeds in substituting a psychological boundary for a physical one.

What Is A Hidden Fence?

  • A wire is laid around the perimeter of the property or chosen area and is either buried a couple of centimetres underground or attached to existing fencing. A transmitter sends a low power, low frequency radio signal continuously around the wire which acts as an aerial.
  • Your pet (or pets -can be any number on the same system) wears a tiny battery-powered receiver, on the collar which picks up a coded signal from the wire.
  • When the pet comes within the signal range, he hears a warning beep from the receiver which he must learn to obey.
  • If the warning beep is ignored, which may happen just a few times at the beginning. A correction similar to the static electricity sometimes experienced from a car door or lift button will be experienced.
  • The correction doesn’t harm at all, but it startles and your dog doesn’t eagerly want to repeat this experience. Association of boundary is learnt via training and initially the use of marker flags to provide an effective way to contain your pet, even without a physical fence in place.

Installation and training is a provided by DogFence. It is important that our step-by-step procedures are followed if the psychological boundary for your pet is to be established. Our expert training advisers guide you through the training process on installation day and provide future support.

Our friendly and helpful team are more than happy to answer questions and give advice. 100% safe – no electricity is carried along the wire. This is 100% not an electric shock fence.

Get in Touch with your requirements today!

Our team can:

  1. Advise on the purchase of your system.
  2. Assist you with the layout.
  3. Advise on the installation.
  4. Quote for the installation.
  5. Answer any questions you may have.
dog in run - no containment fence here

Indoor Dog Fence – The Solution To Stair Gates

Indoor Dog Fence – The Solution To Stair Gates

An indoor dog fence for a dog in your home is essential. Owning a puppy, creates the need of having some way to contain your pet.  This can be for safety or you may simply want some indoor area’s, to be a no go zone!

Like parents with children, the use of stair-gates or playpens are fine when a dog is a pup.  Of course dogs grow and even a small breed dog will scratch.  Damaging the gate, the door frame and can completely pull the gate away and escape.  A dog escaping a gate can lead to injury to claws, paws or worse if the gate falls.  A larger dog can simply jump over it and go where they please.

The Solution to Stair Gates.

Dogfence Ltd crafted a solution based product to combat exterior issues with a pet containment system which works within the confines of your garden/land. The indoor dog fence system, which can be used as a standalone system, or to compliment your outdoor dog fence.

How The Indoor Fence Works

Sharing your home with a dog, does not mean you want them to have access to every room.   A babies room, upstairs or where you have items you do not want broken or chewed.

indoor dog fence - pet safety

The Indoor invisible fence is the solution you need!

If you have used a stair gate across the staircase or doorways, you will likely recall tripping over them.  Struggling with your hands full to open or even pass through the gate.  Not to mention the damage to paintwork on the door frame when the gate is knocked off or the frame by members of the household.  What about when your pet tries to get through?   Simply shutting a door can result in damage to the door, frame and flooring by your pet.  A gated solution can become costly.

The indoor dog fence system works in very much the same way, as the outdoor fence.  The collar gives an audible beep, followed by an impulse when the boundary is neared.  Our training methods ensure your pet, rarely, sets their collar off.

There are a different indoor dog fence options.  The Indoor Fence IB200 or BOB (Battery Operated Boundary), which can be moved from room to room.  We offer a bespoke solution for our indoor fencing service.  Take a look at our indoor dog fence page for further information or get in touch to speak to our team and discuss a solution for your indoor pet containment needs.