Selecting the Best Invisible Dog Fence for You and Your Pet

05 Dec

Not one person would ever say that they enjoy throwing money away. However, when consumers decide to make a purchase of significant value without properly researching a product that will assist them with making their purchase decision informed and educated are doing just that…throwing money away. Affordability is important, but selecting an invisible dog fence that best suits your needs, is as equally important. Some may trust the “word of mouth” from a friend, relative or the service associate at your local pet store, but with a little more research you can make sure that you purchase the best invisible dog fence at the lowest price possible. I am sure you will agree that our pets are a “part of the family” and they are well worth a little more effort.

Here are some questions that someone who is searching the market for this particular product should ask themselves: Do I want to purchase a wireless or wired invisible dog fence? How difficult is it to install? How much wire do I need? Is it a painful way to train my dog? How long will it take my dog to learn their new boundaries? My dog is difficult to train and he has a mean temperament, are there models for difficult temperaments? Are there models that will accommodate more than one dog? Are there models for small dogs? Is this product portable enough to travel? Are training manuals and/or DVD’s included with my purchase? Will the transmitter interfere with other electronic devices?

Questions such as these are very important to consider when you make the decision to purchase.. I am pet owner of a large German Sheppard. He is a beautiful dog, but he can be very temperamental, as it relates to other dogs and/or animals. As pet owners we must act upon our responsibility to make certain that we never compromise the safety of people, other animals and our pets themselves. An invisible dog fence is one way to assist pet owners trying to accomplish just that. Another way is to install traditional fencing. However, traditional fencing costs thousands of dollars more and why would anyone spend thousands of dollars when it is not necessary….unless you want the traditional fence, of course.

Things to Consider When Crate Training Your Puppy

05 Dec

Crate training is important for various reasons, one of which is that it is effective for house training. Since a puppy will not soil his sleeping quarters, confining him to a crate teaches him to eliminate at a specified place. A crate also confines your puppy when you are unable to supervise him, while also providing a safe way to transport him. It is therefore essential to crate train your puppy as early as possible. This article will show you how do accomplish this, as it gives you five things to consider when crate training your puppy.

Choose the appropriate crate size and position

The size of the crate should be just right; not too large or too small. Your puppy should have sufficient room to stand, turn around and lie comfortably in the crate. If the crate is too large, your puppy may sleep on one side of the crate and use the other side to eliminate. With regard to position, place the crate near you during training, or in places with lots of family activity. This ensures that he does not feel isolated, so he can enjoy his crate and still be part of the family. crate training a puppy

Properly introduce your puppy to the crate

Crate training your puppy should be a positive experience, or else he will resent the crate. While some puppies will want to explore the crate immediately, others adapt to it gradually. If your puppy is initially reluctant to get into the crate, throw some food treats inside, so he can associate it with positive things. You should never try to force or push your puppy into the crate. Allow him to wander in and out of the crate until he is comfortable with it.

Gradually begin to confine the puppy

Once your puppy gets comfortable with the crate, increase the duration of the confinement. To begin with, close the crate door and confine him for around five minutes. Gradually extend the time you confine the puppy in the crate up to one hour or more. Once he gets used to confinement, you may then start to leave him alone in the room for a few minutes. With time, you can lengthen the time you leave him alone until he can calmly be left alone for an hour or longer.All the same, do keep in mind the times that your puppy needs to eliminate in order to avoid accidents.

Never use the crate to punish the puppy

At no time should you use the crate as a way of punishing your puppy. This will obviously cause him to resent or fear the crate, which will make training harder for you. The puppy should always enter the crate voluntarily.

Crate Training a Puppy – Insights

05 Dec

There are many advantages to crate training a puppy. Crate training can help you with house training. Providing a crate for your puppy is one of the safest ways for your puppy to travel in your vehicle. And crating your puppy is essential if you ever plan to take your dog on a plane with you. Start crate training your puppy at a young age and he will enjoy his crate as he gets older.

Chose the Right Crate

Crate training a puppy is much easier if you make sure you choose the right crate from the start. Most people like to buy a crate they can use for their puppy when he’s an adult dog. However, the crate may be too large for your puppy when he’s young. If the crate is too large, your puppy may go to a corner and potty. You can solve this problem by purchasing a divider for the crate. This will allow you to make a large crate smaller. Your puppy should have enough room to stand up, stretch out and turn around. He shouldn’t have room to play in the crate. A crate is supposed to be cozy.

The most popular crates are the hard plastic airline-approved crates and the metal wire crates. Airline-approved crates can be used for airline travel and they are a good choice for travel in your personal vehicle. The metal wire crates are lightweight and can be collapsed so they are easy to move and take with you if you need to take a crate to a training class. Both crates are good choices and they are about the same price.

Make the Crate Comfortable and Introduce Your Puppy to the Crate

When you bring the crate home you can make it comfortable for your puppy by placing a plush mat or some towels in the bottom of the crate for your puppy to sleep on. Put some toys and treats inside the crate and leave the door open. Let him explore the crate and get used to it.

Allow your Puppy to Adjust to Being in the Crate

After your puppy has gotten used to the crate and knows there are good things inside (treats, toys), you can start closing the door for a few minutes when you are nearby. Practice doing this a few times each day. Your puppy probably won’t object to having the door closed for a few minutes as long as he can see you. Next, you can close the door and move out of your puppy’s sight for a few minutes. Practice doing this a few times each day for a couple of days.