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We had successfully trained two goldens on our electric fence but when we recently adopted Roxy, we had some concern that it would not work. She has a very high prey drive for our resident chipmunks. They are scurrying around gathering pine cone seeds for the winter.

During the first week of boundary training on her leash with plastic contacts, she had her nose to the ground tracking for chipmunks. At the end of the week, she had only one correction so we put the metal contacts on her collar. All during the second week, she was getting one or two shocks per training session. She reacted to the shock by jumping and yelping, so we knew that it was strong enough.

Finally she had a couple of training sessions without getting shocked. This week she has been off leash and got only one shock! She loves zooming around our 3-acre lot and jumps in our pond to cool off on every lap!

Jim
 

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Great to hear that the E fence is working great for you. I wish my house/lot were laid out to have any kind of fence.
 

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So happy it worked out. I feel Brady has such a better quality of life than any of my previous dogs because of our IF.
 

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I remember training my boxer for the electric fence. It took about 10 minutes for her to understand it. She tried to follow me into the garage, which is where the northeast corner of the fence was. She went across and was shocked then jumped across the other corner of the fence and got shocked again. She has never since tried to cross the fence when she hears the audible warning. She was about 7-8 years old so she didn't really have much interest in running out of our yard anyway.
 

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We are getting ready to install our electric fence in about a week or two. I can't wait for Thunder to be able to run around like he wants to outside, however I am so worried about him eating things he shouldn't. I know we will make sure that everything is picked up but I am concerned about rocks and sticks. Does anyone have any advise or the same concerns?
 

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Its amazing how quick they learn not to go by the boundries of the yard. Our Otis learned within 10 minutes even with another dog across the street unleashed. He wouldnt even move. Now i honestly dont need to collar for him to to leave the front yard, but mainly he and Milo have full run of the fenced in back yard.
 

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