We get asked this question quite often and the answer is a resounding “YES”! There are certain rules that need to be followed to ensure the fence works against critters, but if those rules are followed, the fence works beautifully. The video above shows Maisy being tested by a large doe, but staying put in her yard. The picture below shows Reggie doing an elegant hunters stance at a rabbit just outside of his boundary. Both of these were submitted to us by happy customers after their dogs did NOT pursue the wildlife.
- Make sure the collar is nice and snug. Since the collar is so snug, make sure you take it off at night to give his/her neck a chance to rest.
- Make sure the correction level is appropriate for you dog. We always start low and only go as high as we need to go, but some dogs do just need to be set at a higher level. Your DogWatch fence training level can be easily adjusted by you, as shown in this instructional video.
- Follow the training schedule. This takes about only about 10 minutes per day per dog for two weeks, but it is SO important in teaching them what to do when they encounter the fence, even with distraction on the other side.
- If you are having trouble, please contact us and we’ll make sure we come out to help you with the training.
Sometimes there is a bit of trial and error early on, but soon after the training is complete you should have peace of mind that your dog will stay put in the yard, even if there is something on the other side of the line that they want. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like a free in-yard estimate.