Putting up a do-it-yourself pet containment system does not guarantee its effectiveness. What good would an electric pet fence be if your pet is not properly trained to appreciate it?
The key to make your do-it-yourself fence a success is to be patient with your pet. Contain your excitement over your fence by teaching your pet dog to respect boundary through training. Mark the boundary and electric fence lay out with flag markers.
A vital piece to the electric pet fence system is the pet dog's receiver collar. Without the collar, the boundaries that will be set and the corrections needed will not be recognized by your pet. All pet containment units come with receiver collars according to your pets' size, each model advice pet owners to measure and fit the collars the proper way.
1. Have your pet wear the collar, and get used to its weight. Snap the collar on a slip leash of about 6 ft. long. For a number of days, spend time with your pet gently leading it through the flag marked lay out of the fence system (with no electricity).
2. After a few days of this, turn up the electricity on low. With your supervision, have your pet experience the warning sound and an occasional run in the boundary. With the collar setting on low, this will give an idea of what 'going beyond the boundary' means. It is important for pet dogs to experience mild corrections to associate what is the marked boundary and what is right from wrong conduct.
3. While training pet containment training is still going-on, let your pet get used to some changes it can associate the receiver collar with the fence and boundaries. Change your pet's receiver collar to a regular one when bringing
your pet out of your property or beyond the boundaries. Carrying your pet to the car, beyond the markers you've put is done to ensure your pet's not getting confused.
4. Some pet owners make the mistake of putting the electrical correction settings on high for the first time. This kind of mistake, often produce "porch dogs". Sudden and senseless pain are not requirements for success. Patience and consistency is the combination needed for your do-it-yourself fence to work right.
Once your electrical pet fence is purchased, whether you're to install it or have it installed, the unit comes with a manual. Read the manual especially the pages about reinforcing your pet training. Constant reinforcement of a pet's training is done to guarantee the system to work.