How to Set Boundaries That Your Dog Will Obey Every Time
It’s no surprise that dogs have a natural tendency to explore and learn more about the world around them. On the leash, they excitedly pull us this way and that as they smell something interesting and dive in for a closer smell. This is unfortunately why thousands of dogs end up lost each year; they decide they need to satisfy their curiosities and the next thing we know they are gone. But there are several ways to avoid this heartbreak. First, use the benefit of a great containment technology called an invisible dog fence. Second, if your dog does get out again, consider looking at one of the many dog tracking collars so you can find your dog quickly.
The first way to set boundaries for any dog is to establish them immediately. In all of the perimeters around your home, walk your dog around the perimeter you plan to set for him. When he starts to go off course, make an unpleasant sound and tug on his collar briefly. Keep doing this several times a day for a week prior to your purchase of a pet fence. Next, decide on an invisible pet fence to buy for your front and back yards. These systems are meant for being outside in the elements and they are reliable and active 24 hours a day. They come with a wire for a boundary, so be sure to place this wire in the same boundary you have been showing your dog. Most kits come with markers or stakes to give your dog something to see as he learns the boundaries. Once the collar is on the dog and the wire is activated by the indoor power unit, the dog will begin receiving correction for nearing the wire. The pet fence companies claim that a dog will learn to stay within its boundaries, without a leash, in less than 2 week’s time.
Dog tracking collars come in many different styles, with all sorts of features, and in a variety of price ranges. Decide what you need for your situation before buying a collar. If you take your dog hunting and will be traveling to lots of different places where you and your dog may become separated, then look for a longer-range collar with something like GPS. Yes, just like what we love to have in our cars, we can have in our dog’s collar. The GPS system works the same by telling us our dog’s exact location via satellite positioning. These systems work in more than just a hunting scenario, they can work for any dog that runs away and needs to be found. This can save your dog from being out on the streets any longer than he has to. However, though you can find your dog in a jiffy if he runs away, seriously consider investing in an invisible dog fence as a compliment to any dog tracking collars you decide on.
The above technologies work together to create a safer and more secure boundary for your pet. You can allow them to roam outside with confidence knowing that they will not run off or get hit by a car. There’s no price tag you can put on that kind of peace of mind!