Electric Dog Fence

We used to have a conventional fence for pet containment. It went deep enough that it wouldn’t be easy for our dog to dig under, and it was high enough that she could not jump over it. We figured that this was the best way to make sure our dog didn’t get away and run out in traffic. We live by a busy interstate road, so the chance of her getting hit by a car was very real and a trip to our veterinary clinic was a sure thing. Unfortunately, one day my wife left the gate open for a few minutes while she was unloading the car. That was just enough time for the dog to get out, run into the road, and get hit. Fortunately, she escaped with nothing worse than a broken leg, but it was definitely a painful lesson for all of us.

electric dog fence transmitter
electric dog fence transmitter

We decided to try something different. We upgraded to an electric dog fence. In the past, we have been against getting an invisible fence for dogs because we didn’t think it was quite humane enough. There are different dog restraint fences out there, basically they all involve giving the dog some sort of unpleasant signal to show that she has strayed too far. The particular electronic fence we got would admit a high pitch, painful beep in her ear. Although I felt bad about having to do this to my dog, it beat the alternative. Hurting her ears with this type of “fencing” was certainly better than letting her get hit by a car again.

electric dog fence receiver
electric fence receiver for dog collar

The most common mistake people make with an electric dog collar is to depend on it too much before the dog has been completely trained. We got a good bit of advice and stories about this. A lot of people assume that a pet containment system well stop a dog instantly from going outside the boundaries. This isn’t really the case. An electric dog fence annoys or hurts the dog, but the dog might not realize immediately that she is being hurt for going past the barrier. She might believe that something else is causing a loud beeping in her ears , and continue to run out in front of traffic. Invisible fence training requires careful supervision until your dog gets it. Up until that point, she can still get into trouble.

Fortunately for us, we had a conventional fence. We simply put the electric perimeter fence about a foot inside the conventional fence so that, whenever she got near to it, she would hear the painful beeping. You can shop online and a good start is http://www.petsafe.net/fencing. If you don’t have the luxury of using a normal fences as a training aid, you can simply use a long leash. Leave the dog tied up so that she has the ability to go just outside the fence perimeter. That way, she can get far enough to hear the annoying beeping, but not far enough to get into traffic and a trip to the vet clinic.

Raising a Bulldog Puppy

bulldog puppy

There are as many ways to raise a bulldog puppy as there are to raising a family. As with children, there is universal and undisputed wisdom. Kennels see all types of personalities and the training behind the pets. Consider the following when training your dogs.

“My bulldog just won’t listen to me” and “He just won’t behave!” are not valid.

1. Your puppy will never understand English. They WILL learn the meaning of sounds. Your bulldog will study you to learn your body language, your facial expressions and your sounds (language.) “Wanna go out?” and “Have to go potty?” and “Hafta pee?” will all work, but will require three times as much work as simply picking one phrase. Pick a sound (command) for EACH behavior and stick with it. You will probably want to tell the Mount Pleasant SC Kennel what you have been using.

2. A young puppy’s metabolism is scurrying along more quickly than you may think. The younger your new bulldog pup is, the faster he is growing, the more fuel he needs to sustain his metabolism, and the more often he will want to remove waste. Do not punish house-breaking mistakes. These are YOUR fault. Your best friend’s age and breed determine how often he must go out. Can you believe as much as once per hour early on? Right after a nap and after he eats are your cues. Praise him heavily for good behavior. Dogs love our happy faces.

3. Dogs thrive on our happy facial expressions and body language. The worst punishment you ever need to give your bulldog is a scowl and to turn away from him. You will see his tail fall down and his face get so sad. Ask your local kennel staff if you don’t believe this. They see thousands of personalities, but this behavior is universal. Boarding dogs and boarding cats is their business. With respect to animal behavior, few people see more pets than the staffs at boarding kennels. If you have a question, their anecdotal answers are just as good as a behavioral expert.