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Best electronic fence? and training tips

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    What is the best electronic fence for a small dog? He is a mutt but most likely min pin / terrier type.

    I would like to be able to have him outside with me as I am working in the yard and such. He is good most of the time, but is he see other people, he likes to go and visit. Once he gets focused, calling him does not work.

    Also what is the best way to train him for the fence?

    We are going to fence in the backyard, but it will probably be another year or two before it happens. Just bought the house and list of projects to do.

    Here is pictures of him in case you are interested. He is a cute bugger.

    Jacobson's Saddlery, LLC
    Society of Master Saddlers Qualified Fitter
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    Jacobson's Saddlery, LLC
    Society of Master Saddlers Qualified Fitter


    • #3
      He is a cutie. I've heard so many stories of dogs going right through the electronic fences, I'd be wary of them.

      2 ideas- Can you have him on a long lunge line (30 ft.) attached to your belt? He can be with you but still safe and unable to run off.

      Otherwise I'd spend the money you would have spent on the e-fence and put up a smaller temporary enclosure for him.
      Maybe something 25X50 or so, just so he can be near you in the yard. Even better if you can attach it to your house so
      he's safe to go out and potty.
      "There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery." - Charles Darwin


      • #4
        I’d move that backyard fence up to the top of your priority list for projects. It is not that hard and does not need to be that expensive to ensure your dog’s safety and your convenience. What is more important than that?

        Maybe put him in an x-pen while wanting to have him with you in the front yard while you garden.


        • #5
          It really depends on the dog. I think e-fences can work great for dogs that don’t have a really strong prey drive, and for dogs who are happy staying close to home anyway.

          My sister has one for her 1yo lab. They put flags up along the boundary so that they and the dog would have a better understanding of where the line is. My sister walked the perimeter with the dog on a long lead so that if and when she got shocked she would know to come back toward my sister and the house. She only got zapped once before she figured out what the warning beep meant.