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LookingForTheLight 07-01-2014 11:08 PM

Invisible Fences/ Shock Collars
 
Hey everyone! I had a huge scare today. First let me say my backyard is fenced off with 8 foot cement brick walls except for the back of it, instead there is a not steep 8-9 foot hill that then leads down to a busy street. I saw my girl, Baylee, outside and then turned to my computer for a second, and the second I looked back she was not in my sight. I naturally went outside and called her name as my backyard has many places to hide and is pretty spacious. I got no response. I instantly sent out the SWAT team (my family) to search for her, and I went out to the backyard and climbed the hill and called her and she came running up the backside of the hill. I sure was scared. So, getting to the point (I ramble!), my family can not really afford to have a huge sturdy fence put in on the hill, and so I am wondering if an invisible fence or shock collar may be a temporary solution. I personally am against negative reinforcement, and doing any kind of harm to a dog to train them, but I am wondering if any has experience with a shock collar? And how does an invisible fence exactly work? Are they expensive? Are they a good solution for this? Any help is appreciated! Thank you!

martemchik 07-01-2014 11:12 PM

Cheapest solution...go outside and watch your dog.

Chip18 07-01-2014 11:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by martemchik (Post 5717425)
Cheapest solution...go outside and watch your dog.

Well there is that! But I'll add:

A long leash lots of time and "corrections" will work but it's not going to be quick.

A short section of E fencing and training should work but a high drive dog could blast through the E fence with enough motivation.

Or a trainer and an E collar would be the quickest route.

Your problem is distance an E collar gives correction at a distance, but it takes training and time to understand it's proper use!


LookingForTheLight 07-02-2014 12:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by martemchik (Post 5717425)
Cheapest solution...go outside and watch your dog.

That was very rude and sarcastic of you. She is primarily an outdoor dog, and I have school and can not view her 24/7, and I make sure someone watches her all the time, so if I one time look away, my bad, but that comment was unhelpful a waste of a post.


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