Reduce Dangers of a Nervous Pet
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by Scott Smith
1y ago
As a pet owner, your number one goal is to keep your pet safe, but nervous dogs can make that goal hard to meet, even if you don't realize it. Some pets are naturally nervous, but can still be helped by a few adjustments to their environment. If you can't find ways to calm your pet, he or she can be dangerous to themselves or others. One solution is an underground pet fence. Pets who are nervous may become even more nervous with a fence they can see. It can make them feel caged in and stressed. An underground fence will keep your pet safe from oncoming traffic, but won't promote that sense of ..read more
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How Dogs See Fences
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by Scott Smith
1y ago
You want a fence to keep your dog in a contained area so you can keep him or her safe. You see it as a means by which to give your dog freedom to run while still being a responsible pet owner. Your dog however, probably sees the fence differently than you do, which is why underground pet fencing might be your best option. ~Tigger: “Oooh look! He put up a higher obstacle for me to jump! Does it still count as a jump when I pull myself up by those openings?” ~Chewy: “Wood?! I love chewing wood! My owner loves me so much that she surrounded the whole place with these tall wooden things for me to ..read more
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Get Your Dog to Stop Chasing
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by Scott Smith
1y ago
As far as dog behavioral problems go, chasing can be one of the most dangerous. Your dog could end up chasing something into the street. Your dog may end up getting into trouble, or even lost, by chasing something you don't want him or her to, or by getting out of your range. Many methods work, from remote training to leashes, but the specific one you use will depend on the breed as well as your efforts. Dogs chase as a natural part of their genetic makeup. To curb this behavior, you have to give your dog a reason to stop. In the case of hunting dogs, you also need to teach them when it is oka ..read more
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Keep Your Pets Safe during Chemical Lawn Treatment Season
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by Scott Smith
1y ago
As warm weather approaches, many homeowners will be sodding and seeding—and chemically treating—their lawns. While having a beautiful lawn helps to make the neighborhood look great, many of these chemical treatments can pose serious health risks for dogs. This is why dog fences are particularly important this time of year. If you don't already have a fence in your yard, now may be the time to consider one. While many people look at pet fencing as a way to keep the neighborhood safe from stray dogs, it is also a way to keep pets safe from things that humans do. Pesticides and lawn treatments ca ..read more
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How Do Dogs Know about an Underground Fence?
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by Scott Smith
1y ago
Some people worry about using an underground dog fence because they fear that it isn't fair to the dog since he or she can't see the fence to know their limits. The goal here is to use positive reinforcement to train the dog to stay inside the boundaries. Below is an example of how this can be done. There are orange cones or flags that come with the kit for the underground fence. Set the cones along the inside of the boundary of the yard. Find a safe area to start training your dog. This should not be near a roadway, but maybe near the edge of the side of the yard. Walk your dog over to the ed ..read more
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Can You Be a Responsible Pet Owner?
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by Scott Smith
1y ago
  Before becoming a pet owner, it's a good idea to look at the details to see if you can be a responsible pet owner. Pets are wonderful and can bring much comfort, entertainment and companionship to your life, but they have their expenses. You'll need to factor in things like vet expenses and invisible fence costs to determine whether or not you can manage your pet's needs in a responsible way. Vet expenses: You can cut down on some of these expenses by doing much of the work yourself, provided you are knowledgeable in this area. At least one trip to the vet is necessary for a rabies shot ..read more
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How to Train Your Dog Not to Jump on People
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by Scott Smith
1y ago
Your dog is not jumping on people because he or she is trying to intimidate them, but that doesn't mean it isn't dangerous or annoying. Your dog has claws that can potentially hurt an adult and be catastrophic to a child. There are simple techniques that you can use to train your dog not to jump, from understanding your dog's behavior, to using a remote training system. Dogs nip each other on the jaw to show affection. They are pack animals and consider you to be in their pack. When they greet you by jumping on you, it's because they want to get close to your face. They will also do this to co ..read more
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Why Is My Dog Barking?
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by Scott Smith
1y ago
Bark control systems were created for pet owners who are looking to control the barking of their dog for one reason or another. In some situations this is the only solution, while others involve your own behavior modifications. The first step is to understand the reason behind your dog’s constant barking. Have you ever had a friend who just never seemed to stop talking? Some dogs are the same way. It is just a part of their personality. For such dogs, bark control systems can be the perfect solution. Dogs are pack animals and naturally inclined to protect the pack -- in this case, you and your ..read more
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Can Underground Fences Improve Dog Behavior?
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by Scott Smith
1y ago
A wireless invisible pet fence can do more than just keep your dog safe in the yard. It can change the way your dog views his or her home, as well. When the perspective changes, so does the behavior. Reduced anxiety, increased independence, and a new outlook can make your dog more receptive to other training activities. Look at it from your dog's perspective. He or she is completely dependent on you. On top of this, with above ground fences a dog's view is just one big cage. Like any other animal, a dog responds to a cage with an urge to leave it. Your dog may be misbehaving because he or ..read more
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