The majority of dog owners are purchasing an electric fence as a way to keep their mutts within their own yard limits. They are tired of getting angry calls from their neighbors and worrying about a car hitting them the next time they run out into the center of the road.
When utilizing an electric fence you need to train them to remain within the boundaries and teach them what will come about if they don’t. Without the necessary training the puppy may become adventuresome and run right through it and out into oncoming cars. As competent as these are they cannot be too strong and do any trauma to the pet.
Be sure that you are setting it up right. You must know every part of the unit and how it all works. It is important to understand where the edge is, what the warning sound will be, and how much of a charge you will need to use. You need to give your dog plenty of running room – but you should have it far enough from the neighbor’s grounds.
After the installation process is complete you can put the shock collar around the dog and put the leash on him. Take him to each of the flags that signify the edge of the fence. When the warning sound goes off speak to them in a strong and commanding voice and say ‘no’. Afterwards lead them quickly back into the yard. He must be praised if he follows you.
Do this every day for thirty minutes until your dog will back away from the alarm of the electric fence on their own. Make sure to give him a treat and a ton of praise. For better training you must add in distractions so that they understand that no matter what is happening they need to keep away from the noise.