What a SHOCK!

We went Sunday to PetSmart and got the dogs an invisable fence.  It took a little while to get it set up (just a few hours).  It is the wireless instant type of fence not the buried kind.  We finally have it set up so that they can’t get in the front yard or the driveway.

We knew that Chloe would take the shock so much better than Marley, we were right.  He freaked the first time he got shocked.  We didn’t even set it very high because we knew it wouldn’t take much for him.  He cried like such a baby.  He has always over exaggerated any sort of discipline we give him.  He started acting too scared to even leave the porch so we set it on level one.  On this level it just gives them a warning beep and no shock.  It has worked really good. 

Chloe on the other hand is set on level 4 out of six.  She still runs right through it if she really wants to.  She listens really well but also likes to chase birds and cats.  I don’t think it will be very long before we can set her on level one too.

We worked outside building a shed the past two days and never had to worry about where the dogs were at.  It was really nice because they could run and play when we would have usually left them on the deck.  I would highly recommend this system to anyone who has considered it.  If we tried to build a fence it would have cost a fortune and taken forever.  Plus this way we can enjoy our tree filled view rather than a fence!      

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5 Responses

  1. Thats awesome! We already have a fence in the back, but i wonder if it would be worth in the front… we love to be outside. Although- we might wait until we move and see what our next home will be like. Glad it is working!

  2. My parents have one of these setup inside and outside our house for our dog. Eventually they just turned it off because he’d been trained well enough not to go in particular rooms. I agree that it’s a good idea 🙂

  3. That is soooooo cool!!! =)
    I bet the dogs love being able to go outside and play!

  4. Well, I have fencing all around my place, so I don’t need it. How does it work, is there something on their collar?

  5. Kathryn,

    There is a small box on the collar with a battery in it. They get a warning beep when they get close to the line then a shock when they cross it. After just a few days they got it and we could turn the shock level down. The dogs have loved it this week. They are like different dogs.

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