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i considuring buying a invisible fence for my golden puppy becouse she is constantly running over to our neighbors house and going under the horse fence and barking at their horses i keep imaginating her being kicked or somthing she also goes over to r other neighbors house fortantly their realy nice people so the dont get to upset when she barks and cwals over a fews timeslol:)
i have been working a little on boundry trianing but is showing no improvment what so ever and i cant keep getting her out of the horse pen


i need somthing to keep her in the yard this is the second day in a row she Imediantly darted over to the horses barn when i let her out:(:(:(

any opionians and suggestians would be helpfull

THNXXX :) :) :) :)
 

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Lots of dogs will run right through it. I honestly would just put up a real fence. That way she is protected from outside threats, too! :) That or work really hard on her recall, and never let her out unleashed until she is fully trained.
 

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I think that you might want to work on her training before installing an invisible fence. It sounds like she is doing some dangerous stuff by chasing the horses. She needs to be kept on some sort of lead when she is out until she is much better trained. She is getting positively reinforced every time she goes over there and chases the horses, since that is what she likes to do.
 

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I'd get a fence ASAP, sounds like an accident waiting to happen. Maggie was 2 yrs. when we first moved here. I had no intention of getting a fence since we live on acreage and while we were building Maggie ran off-leash here all the time with no problem. Amazingly, when we moved in she went "deaf", her recall went to zero and would take off every chance she got. Invisible fences were still in their infancy so we installed a wood fence around part of the backyard. Until the fence was installed we tied her. I would like to get one of those wireless fences for the front yard but haven't done anything yet.

I know many people that have an invisible fence and love it, many that don't. It seems that the one's that have the greatest success are the people that have the fences professionally installed and the dog professionally trained.

I've read that a dog or puppy need to weigh at least 10 lbs. to use the invisible fence collar.
 

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Personally I'm for the physical fences simply because I would like to let Lucky out and have him enjoy the outdoors without being restricted with my schedule.

Now that we have no fence, I don't even feel comfortable putting him on a tie out unless I'm out there. I've heard from the neighbors about packs of stray or( not stray) dogs acting aggressively.

A puppy is even more vulnerable.

As far as just having control while being supervised it sounds like a good tool.
 

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I had an invisible fence installed last summer. It's true, dogs will run through if the reward is great enough. I still never leave Daisy outside alone. I can tell now that she thinks before she runs through and that gives me enough time to redirect her. I still have to watch her closely.

There's another family down the road that has an electric fence -- their dog runs through sometimes too, without a peep.

Still though, I'm glad I have the fence. It gives us both more response time with temptations. Last weekend I was working out in the yard for several hours. I was tuned into her pretty much constantly and I had to break her focus a few times but not once did she go beyond the boundaries. That's success in my book, I'm very pleased :)
 

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and i forgot to add we live on a rental property and we realy cant install a fence so if we want to keep her safe its either electric fence or being tighed up but since we live on 5 acres i want her to be able to run around
so what i think ill do is boundry train her a little were the line is then ill install the fence so she will not get shocked as much ;)

but i have some friends and they use there electric fance on there dogs and it works great im going to go talk to them today to see what he thinks:)
 

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I have had an invisible fence for years with all my goldens. (Our neighborhood does not allow physical fences)

I have started when they are around 5 months old. Never had a problem with goldens running through it. Sometimes I discover the batteries need replacing when I see they are too close to the perimeter of my yard.

If the reward is too great they might run through it....and remember it doesn't stop others from coming into the area. I never leave the dogs out there if I am not around to monitor the dogs. If I am leaving the house on errand or work ...the dogs are brought into the house and not left outside! Goldens are very easy to train to an invisible fence!!
 

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so what i think ill do is boundry train her a little were the line is then ill install the fence so she will not get shocked as much ;)
I'm wondering if you could call the invisible fence rep in your area and ask for some of those boundary flags. You can put those in right away and that will help give your dog a visual of where the boundaries are. I caution you though, if there is no shock for crossing, your dog is going to be very surprised when you do eventually add that feature. I'm wondering if it might take longer to train just because she'll have the association that nothing happens? I don't know, I'm just thinking.

Daisy has only been shocked a handful of times, maybe 5 and that was very early in the training.

Once she crossed in an area she rarely goes to, and then she panicked and crossed again to get back to the house .... it was terrible. I felt so bad for her and it was totally my fault for not focusing on all areas. So when you do install the fence, spend time training with the entire boundary, not just the area she's in most of the time.
 

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Definitely in the mean time get a long leash (30-50 feet are good lengths to still allow some freedom) until your puppy has better recall and boundary training.
 

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Definitely in the mean time get a long leash (30-50 feet are good lengths to still allow some freedom) until your puppy has better recall and boundary training.
I agree. Letting her out without a leash and no recall or boundary training is sort of just asking for a problem to happen.
 

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We got our electrice fence from PetSafe, online. You lay the wire on the dirt (part the grass like combing a part in hair) and then using wire 'staple' pin the electric wire to the dirt. It's much cheaper than Invisible Fence and could be taken with you when you leave that house.

You do have to train the dog yourself but it comes with instructions. You don't mention how old your puppy is. When we had Invisible Fence in our former yard, they recommended 6 months old.

You're lucky your neighbor is understanding. If anyone's dog continually came into our horses pasture, I would be upset. I wouldn't want a dog getting them running. It always ends badly.

http://www.radiofence.com/dog-fences/
 

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Invisible fence has worked well for my Boxer and Miniature Pinscher. They will not even attempt to cross it once they hear that beeping. Although, these two dogs have no real prey drive if they see other animals. They just casually watch.

With my GR, I never have gotten a collar for her. I only let her outside when I am out there with her, and she never gets more than 10-15 feet from my side. We go on long walks out in the county or in the woods with no threats of cars so Bella is use to staying by my side without needing to be leashed.
 

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realy thats so funny couse my puppy is exactly 5 months thats nice to know that its not to young to start :)
 
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