Hidden Fences for Containment and Training: How They Can Help with Behavioral Issues in Dogs

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Behavioral issues in dogs can be more than a nuisance or a source of frustration. In some cases, they can put your dog, other animals, and people at risk or lead to property damage. 

Problems a Hidden Fence Can Prevent

If your dog leaves your property, it can wind up in dangerous situations. It can run into the street and get hit by a car, or a driver might swerve to avoid the dog and hit another car or a tree. 

If your pet wanders out of your yard and onto a neighbor’s property, it can get into a confrontation with another pet or a wild animal. When your dog is in someone else’s yard, it can also bark at people, dig up the garden, or leave waste on the grass.

Keeping your dog in your yard can prevent these and other problems. Putting up a physical barrier is one way to keep your dog contained, but a hidden fence can be a better solution.

How a Hidden Fence Works

A wire is buried underground and used to mark a boundary. You can decide which areas to make accessible to your dog and which to make off limits. For example, you might want to give your dog the freedom to play in one part of the yard but keep it away from your garden, pool, patio, or driveway.

The dog will wear a collar that detects a radio signal emitted by the wire. If your pet gets close to the boundary, it will hear a warning. With training, dogs can quickly learn where they are and are not allowed to go and move away from the line when they hear a warning. If they don’t, they will feel a mild correction. 

A Hidden Fence Can Be the Solution to Your Dog’s Behavioral Issues

DogWatch of Massachusetts can install a hidden fence that will keep your dog confined to your yard and help you deal with behavioral issues. After we install a hidden fence, a member of our team will provide training so you understand how the system works and so your pet knows where it is and is not permitted to go. 

Once we’ve set up the system and trained your dog, you’ll be able to let it outside to play and be confident that it will stay in a specific area and won’t be a nuisance to your neighbors, damage your own property, or put itself in a situation where it might get hurt. Contact us today to learn more or to request an estimate.