Dog Fence Review.  Choose the best dog containment system for your dog.

Should I buy a dog containment system via a retail store, catalog or the internet?

As a master dog trainer and a electric dog fence owner, I would emphatically say No to purchasing any dog containment system this way!  The following reasons explain why I am making this statement:

First and most importantly, it is very easy to psychologically damage your dog if the proper dog training and dog conditioning is not done.

Most people  just put the electric dog fence collar on their dog and shock the heck out of their dog in the name of dog training and conditioning.  Some dogs (depending on the dog personality or dog temperament) can learn this way; but you scare them doing it.  You can scar a dog doing this especially if this occurs during one of the two fear imprint stages a dog progresses through during their early years.  In addition, you run the risk of your dog pooping in the house and being afraid to go out doors.

The correction is not the reason most dogs stay in their yards! Proper training and conditioning is the reason dogs stay in their yard.  I often hear people tell me about the dogs they see running down the street that are on these store bought dog containment systems.  Training, conditioning and system reliability may very well be the reason this occurring.

Other dogs (the more dominant, stubborn and high energy) tend to think the correction they are receiving around their neck is just a part of life.  They learn to ignore it or take the pain.  If they see something outside the dog fence they want, they go.

The only way I would buy one of these electric dog containment systems (via the methods addressed above) is if I knew a professional dog trainer that would help me with the training.

This is true with a full service dog fence company as well.  I would just not assume that the person working with your dog is qualified to train.  I would make sure!  And, in most cases I would make sure your trainer is a real dog trainer capable of reading your dog’s personality and temperament.

This would be just one concern I would look at when performing a dog fence review.  There are other articles on this page that addresses other concerns.  Feel free to review and call me with questions.  My number is 414-416-1683.

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