Let’s face it, dogs love to run and play. When you have a dog that loves to explore and run freely – then setting up boundaries is essential. To give you peace of mind, it’s important to teach your pup how to stay within its boundaries. This can be essential for both peace of mind and safety for all. Here are some tips to do so successfully.
1. Set Boundaries by Setting up a Physical Fence
For so long, the most effective way to keep your dog in your yard was to put up a physical fence. This still works and can be done by either building a perimeter or contracting a service provider to install one. Besides cost, and blocking your view, you’ll need to also ensure that the fence has been constructed properly so that it keeps your dog in and others out. This includes making sure that:
- The materials used are sturdy enough to hold back even larger animals such as bears or wolves
- It has been erected tall enough so no small children can climb over it but also in accordance with town regulations.
2. Use a Wireless Hidden Fence with Collar
Thankfully there is a better and easier way now. A wireless hidden fence is one of the best ways to keep your dog in your yard without having to close in your view or get permits and builders to construct an actual fence. All you’ll need is a wireless fence with collar and perimeter training to start enjoying freedom.
3. Perimeter Training is Essential
Whichever method you use to keep your dog safe and contained to a specified area, training will be essential. As they learn the new boundaries, be sure to walk them out to the edge of the perimeter so they will learn that it’s as far as they should be going. Over time they will begin to understand and avoid going in that direction, or at least know it’s time to turn around.
4. Have Patience with Your Pup
One of the most important things you can do to help your dog understand what is right and wrong is to have patience with them and use positive reinforcement. Things like treats and praise will help build their confidence and make training easier for both of you.
Setting boundaries for your pet is a process but it helps protect both pets and people who may be injured by a stray pup. Plus, teaching your dog to stay within the boundaries you set is an important part of being a responsible pet owner.
Whether you live in a house, apartment or condo, your canine companion needs to learn where they’re allowed to go and what they can do there. With the right wireless containment system in place, consistency, and patience, your pup will learn its boundaries quickly.
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