How a Dog Guard Electronic Dog Fence Protects Memphis Area Dogs
Dog Guard® Out of Sight Fencing® has be protecting family pets since 1988 through a local presence and company-wide commitment to a PROVEN Pet Containment Program that includes:
- We provide professional installation of a
technologically superior pet containment system
- Safely contains 1 or more pets to up to 50 acres of property, OR can be used indoors to give you control over where your pets can and cannot go.
- Uses high-tech encoded receivers & training collars that gives YOU total control of TWO levels of correction in order to remind your pets where they can and can’t go.
- We backup the technical superiority of our containment product with a 2- 4 week professional pet training program that helps your dog use visual and auditory cues BEFORE the use of the two harmless correction signals that help keep your pets where they belong.
- Then we provide LOCAL, year round service and support to make absolutely certain your system gives your pet the freedom and security they need while giving YOU the peace of mind of knowing your pet is safely restricted to your property, as well as kept out of areas of your choice, such as gardens, ponds, etc.
How a Wireless, Underground, Electronic Dog Fence Provides Containment
- After you and your local Dog Guard dealer have determined where you want your dog contained on your property, as well as areas you do NOT want them in, a thin signal wire is planted underground to define the containment and exclusion area(s). As seen on the fencing layouts page, there are a variety of configurations that enable you to completely enclose up to 50 acres, while laying additional signal wire can be used to define areas your dog CANNOT access. PLEASE NOTE: This wire is carefully and safely planted without any damage to your lawn or landscaping, and little – if any – sign of its presence.
- Bright yellow boundary flags are then planted and used to provide a visual signal to your pet of the boundaries of your property, as well as exclusion areas like a garden, pool or pond.
Then We Start the Professional Dog Training
The BEST dog training is a family affair, and it is critically important that families and pet owners understand 2 things about the Dog Guard training program:
Proper training is the key to helping your pet respond to the Dog Guard Out of Sight System.
- The physical presence and involvement of the owner(s) in the training process produces FAR better results than training by the trainer alone.
The training program utilizes a specific progression and combination of visual cues coupled with verbal commands and followed by 2 levels of a harmless correction stimulus – either an auditory sound or a slight physical, followed by a stronger stimulus designed to provide a sufficiently uncomfortable sensation for your dog to want to avoid the sensation and getting too close to the boundary wire.
Here is a more detailed description of the training process:
- Exercising and walking the dog on leash near the boundary flags for fifteen minutes or more, twice daily.
- If the dog moves toward the flags, he should be given a verbal command of “Back or Flag.”
- If the dog continues to move towards the boundary flags (within 3 to 6 feet), the first correction stimulus (auditory or slight physical stimulus) is applied via the collar, and the dog should be moved away from the flags with the leash and given lots of praise. This technique helps the dog quickly learn where the boundary is located.
- Later, once the dog becomes familiar with your property boundary, the flags can be removed and training is continued, occasionally letting your pet come within 3 feet of the boundary, at which point the 2nd, stronger correction signal is delivered, and the leash is used to return the pet to a distance of 7 feet or more from the boundary and lavishly praised.
- When it appears clear the dog understands where the boundary is, the leash can be removed and the twice daily training is continued until the pet demonstrates awareness of the boundary along the entire perimeter.
- Often, by the 6th or 7th day of training, various distractions are introduced to the training to make sure your dog knows its boundaries regardless of external distractions.
- If your dog is a slower learner or hard-to-train, I am happy to return after the first 5 -7 days of training if necessary, but in most instances an additional week of 2 training sessions a day with the owner(s) alone is sufficient.
Remember! Praise, repetition and reinforcement are the keys to successful dog training!
If the training is done properly, most pets will not need more than the 1st correction stimulus before the 2nd stronger stimulus is even called into play. And should your dog or pet need that 2nd warning stimulus, as in the case of hard-to-train pets, YOU have total control over the strength of BOTH the 1st and 2nd correction signals delivered by the training collar.
While some people incorrectly refer to the training collar as a “shock collar”, the 2nd correction stimulus should NOT cause pain, so much as an annoying physical discomfort that your pet will naturally want to avoid.
As a professional dog trainer, it is my responsibility to make sure pet owners understand and feel comfortable with the training procedure. I am more than happy to return after the first week of training if and when it is necessary, but most times a phone call or two is all that is required. While the length of training varies from pet to pet, most pets are ready to be completely off leash after 5 to 7 days of good, effective training.
The combination of superior pet safe containment technology and professional, experienced, dealer-led dog training provides the foundation and confidence for us to offer a 30-day Money Back Containment Guarantee on top of the manufacturer’s LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY!
Want to Get Started or Learn More?
Click on our short video for a light and informative overview of how Dog Guard® Out of Sight Fencing® helps protect your dog from getting lost or hit by a car and keeps them safely confined to your property.
I also invite you to contact me or call me at 901-382-8352 to schedule your FREE in-home consultation or to answer any other questions you may have on how your family and pet can benefit from a Dog Guard® Out of Sight Fencing® system.