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|01-30-2010, 04:12 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Stephens City, VA., USA
Invisible Fencing Questions
Our Yorkie is 2 yrs old and weighs about 4 1/2 lbs. He is quite loveable and very cute. He loves to run like the wind when he gets loose. Normally we have him on leash when he is out but every now and then he just shoots out the door when someone comes before we can catch him. We were looking for a indoor containment system that would keep him from going too close to the door and were wondering if anyone has any suggestions. Pet Smart has one for about $60.00 but the reveiws are not very positive.
|01-30-2010, 07:25 PM||#2|
Action Jackson ♥
Join Date: Dec 2008
I would do basic obedience training.
Train him to "stay" and "sit" and "down". Practice at the door and make him stay while opening the door. Treat him like crazy with praise and treats when he does what is asked. Begin walking out the door before your dog so he learns not to walk out of the door in front of you or before you.
I really don't know much about the indoor containment systems but I'd imagine they're definitely not 100% and why shock your dog if you don't have to? I think invisible fences, etc have their place for sure. But training is essential regardless.
Any other questions- just ask.
Here's a good video:
~ Brit & Lights! Camera! Jackson! CGC ETD TKP ~
Last edited by Britster; 01-30-2010 at 07:26 PM.
|01-31-2010, 05:02 AM||#3|
Yorkie Kisses are the Best!
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Houston TX
Blog Entries: 1
In my opinion - and I've NEVER dealt or known anyone with one of those fences - I think they're cruel ....any product involving electricity would scare me and seems like it would be painful for the dog too....I personally wouldn't do it - but again - I have no experience with them
I know someone who bought a shock 'collar' and before putting it on their dog - tried it on his own neck - the second he felt the shock he said NO WAY. (I was clapping) ....I don't agree with those either.
You could try a baby gate. That could interfere with you coming and going cause you'd have to step over it - but until you can train him to stay - that may work for you. (Years ago) we had one for our Cockers and it worked great - especially at Halloween when the door was very busy. We had it set up outside the door.
|02-01-2010, 10:40 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jul 2005
the people across the road from us have has a Invisible Fence. their old dog would always just sit at the edge of it for years. but one day ran right through it chasing after another dog and got hit by a car. I would not have one.
we always use a baby gate in the door way.
|02-05-2010, 12:31 PM||#5|
Donating YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Oct 2006
I train my yorklets not to dart out the door. I have typically over 6 yorkies running my house but right now only 6 I have and not one of them rushes out the door. I didn't say they don't go out the door but never past the person that rang the doorbell. I have taught all my yorkies they are NOT allowed to go past a certain point of the front door or my garage door. I have taught each of my dogs one at a time how to act outside without a leash and they each catch on they are NOT allowed to run out my front door. They know the difference from each door!
Brooklynn's Yorkshire Terriers
|02-05-2010, 01:12 PM||#6|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Huntington, WV
I can't give much advice since Ella doesn't run out the door when it opens. Although, an invisible fence is a big NO for me. They are very harmful to the animals heart, heard this on It's Me Or The Dog on Animal Planet. Down the road there are 2 german shepherds inside an invisible fence. I've walked by them many time w/ Ella but one day they decided to jump the fence and attack us. If their owner wouldn't have been outside idk what would have happened. I would go w/ a baby gate, or as Britster said obedience training. =]
Proud parents of baby Ella
|02-08-2010, 07:55 AM||#7|
Donating YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Where the deer and the antelope play
If you choose to go with something like that be sure to read the package very carefully. Many of them say they should never be used on a dog under 10 lbs. (may even be more than that).
Also, for anyone who may have something like this outdoors...I have a friend that has the electric fence around their parameter (country home). They of course, have a big BIG dog, and it works well. It keeps thier dog from going past the parameter of their property BUT it does not keep others from coming in. So, you would have to be very careful of predators still for your smaller dogs if you use anything like this outdoors. Just FYI.
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