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Neauxla_Tiger
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Electric fence/shock collar for dogs recs
Alright. I'm a broken man. I've been fighting a losing war with my two labs trying to keep them from escaping and getting an electric fence seems to be the only thing left I haven't tried. They have escaped every conceivable way. They learned to open the latch on our gate, so I bought a padlock. They broke off a fence board, so I patched it up. They dug a hole under the fence, so I filled it in and installed mesh chicken wire around the yard. And as of this AM they ripped the chicken wire off the fence (which was staple gunned in every foot or so) and got out again. Oh and they love to escape on Monday mornings as a big middle finger to my wife and me(3 out of their 4 escapes). Their persistence has worn me down.

So it's time to call in the big guns. Can anybody recommend an electric perimeter off Amazon? Preferably one that comes with two collars and also has a remote shocker so the same collars can be used when taking them for walks. And if it doesn't break the bank, that'd be a plus! Tired of pouring money down the drain with these two A-holes


TIGERFANZZ
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re: Electric fence/shock collar for dogs recs
Pet Safe is a very trusted name in that industry. I have the Per safe "in ground" fence-most of it is above ground-& it works great. I tried the wireless one but it is hard to "set" the perimeter if your yard isn't a perfect circle. Also, the in ground one is cheaper. Buy from Tractor Supply, best prices. You'll have to buy an extra collar because they only come with one. I also switched the receiver to a more sturdy collar, the one it comes on is flimsy with a shitty plastic buckle.


Wtodd
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re: Electric fence/shock collar for dogs recs
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Electric fence/shock collar

My experiences were not positive. It will depend on the dog type and their pain threshold.


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tenfoe
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re: Electric fence/shock collar for dogs recs
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I have the Per safe "in ground" fence-most of it is above ground-& it works great. I tried the wireless one but it is hard to "set" the perimeter if your yard isn't a perfect circle. Also, the in ground one is cheaper. Buy from Tractor Supply, best prices.


I have this same thing and agree. The only thing i'd say is to look for a used transmitter on ebay if you want to save some money. Electrically they are very simple and not really something that will break.

When it comes to wire, if you just buy 18ga stranded copper wire it is cheaper than the "dog fence wire." I pieced mine together from ebay and tractor supply and saved $100 or so. Mine is 1400 ft of perimeter wire, so the normal kits wouldn't have had enough to make it. I bought a 1000' spool and a 750'. OP, I don't know what your yard setup is, but I rented a trencher for a day to install. Some people use an edger, but the trencher wasn't terrible. I only vibrated in my sleep for a day or so. Much better than running a sod-cutter for a day.


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LSU_Smash_the_West
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re: Electric fence/shock collar for dogs recs
Tri-Tronics e collar. Keep it on them they will learn soon enough what that collar means. Best thing I ever bought in my life.


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cgrand
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re: Electric fence/shock collar for dogs recs
they all work, i have petsafe
heed the advise above about the wire...just buy the head unit and the collars, and go get the wire at the depot or amazon

ground saw is the easiest way to install

everyone i asked and everything i read said it would not keep my bloodhound in the yard. well...she doesnt even wear her collar anymore and i couldnt drag her to the perimeter with my truck


TeddyPadillac
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re: Electric fence/shock collar for dogs recs
have you beaten their asses for escaping?
Have you trained them to stay in the yard even when the gate is open, and only leave the yard when you say so?

I had this problem with my two. Took a few beatings and some simple training of them simply waiting for me to give them the ok to do things like leave the backyard, or wait for a treat.

I think the biggest thing i did was make them wait for my approval for just about everything. I don't try to forbid them from doing things all together. I will fuss them if they do things without my approval, but will show them that they can do all these things, if they simply wait for me to say "ok". When i say the word "ok" they know they can proceed.
We used to have rabbits in our backyard every evening and morning. When i'd let the dogs out, i'd slowly open the door and make them wait at the door. then i'd say "ok" and they'd chase after them.
Same thing when we use to live by a pond. I'd open the gate and start walking to the pond but make them wait at the gate, then i'd say "ok" and they'd run out.
Let them know you're happy they listened.


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Cowboyfan89
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re: Electric fence/shock collar for dogs recs
We used one for a few years with a coonhound. Pet Safe wireless. Worked great MOST of the time. He would still get out by running right through the pain of the shock until it stopped.

I've known people with smarter breeds than a coonhound that said the dog would get close enough to get the collar to start beeping, and would sit there until it died, then take off.

Nothing is foolproof with dogs. If they want to get out, they will. Once the dog figures out that the pain is only for a short time, kiss em goodbye.


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Chuker
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re: Electric fence/shock collar for dogs recs
Thread reminds me of why I don't have a dog. They are a PITA unless you live rural.


imo of course


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Neauxla_Tiger
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Member since Feb 2015
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re: Electric fence/shock collar for dogs recs
I have a completely fenced in backyard in a residential neighborhood. Problem is the fence is old and they are finding its weak points. Don't want to put up a new fence until I know they've grown up and won't just try to chew through new fence boards (plus they're still actively digging, so fence by itself isn't enough). I don't plan to bury it the wire, but just run it along the fence

Do any of you get creative in installing it so you can still allow them access to certain areas? I know the wire has to loop back to the head unit, but I'm thinking it might be tough to do that without cutting them off from the porch for example. I don't want to create another problem by causing them to never want to go through any doorways/gates when I need them to


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