How to Train Your Dog Using an Electric Dog Fence

Before you start with this training, tt is important to have as little disruption as possible during your pets’ training sessions.

During the training process it is VERY IMPORTANT that you do not let your dog run off lead in the yard with or without wearing the dog fence collar. If you do, it will confuse him and you may have to re-start the entire electronic dog fence training process. Don’t forget to REMOVE HIS ELECTRIC DOG FENCE COLLAR before taking him from the yard by either of these two options, or he will get corrected as he leaves.

To allow your dog to become accustomed to the collar probes on his neck remove the collar after each training session during the first week. After that, remove the dog fence collar each night for the next three weeks. Eventually he will be able to wear the dog fence collar all the time, but it may take some time for him to develop a tolerance to the probes on the receiver. Clean both the probes and the dogs neck every evening for the first 30 days.

To give your dog a visual boundary and secondly to help you with the training process. The flags should be installed about 12″ to your yard side on the dog fence wire in the ground.

Remember the PetSafe electric dog fence training should be fun, and not stressful at all. Many dogs have extremely short attention spans and training can be very tiring for them, so don’t get discouraged if he doesn’t “get it” at first – they will eventually learn.

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Days 1 to 3 Place a leash on your dog using a flat collar or a slip collar, Never place the leash directly on the receiver collar. Prior to placing the dog fence collar on your dog, turn the dog fence collar to the lowest power setting.

As your dog head passes the flags, give a quick horizontal or downward “jerk and release” correction on the leash. Bring your dog back about 10 feet into the containment area and praise him. The PetSafe dog collar will be giving your dog a warning tone before the very light correction he is getting at the flags.

Enter the containment area at various places and focus on areas that the family typically would leave the yard (ie: driveway, sidewalk or path your dog uses now to leave). Soon you should see your dog turn to avoid the flags. Make sure you play with your dog in the containment area to show him time spent in the yard is a pleasant experience.

Remember, keep him on a leash during this first week, even to go outside to the bathroom. Some dogs will “pick up” the training faster than others. Before proceeding to Phase 2, be sure that your dog is happy to run and play in the yard, generally avoiding the flags. If not, spend an extra day or two flag training. Training is simply following the building blocks – you can not proceed to Phase 2 without first completing the flag training.

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