Posted 27 May 2006 - 10:28 PM
Do you think a Border Collie puppy could be taught to not cross the line, or do you feel the breed is too smart or hyper to keep contained with out a real fence?
Posted 27 May 2006 - 10:45 PM
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Posted 28 May 2006 - 08:11 AM
Posted 28 May 2006 - 09:40 AM
But that's my dogs.
I would also be hesitant about using the collar on a puppy but I will confess to being a complete wuss.
So...I don't think it's 100% and you always have to wonder if something goes by that makes them want to risk it all. Also, I don't think it's particularly breed specific but more personality specific. I have two BC' mixes that do not wear the collar and I literally have to leash and ask for a heal to get them to leave the property. Once they're out, they're fine, but they've learned to respect their boundaries very well. Another small mix thinks the world (and all our neighbors) belong to him.
So that's my two cents...probably not very helpful. Sorry.
Posted 28 May 2006 - 10:50 AM
I don't use one and won't be using one in the future. My goal with a fence is to keep other dogs off my own property as well as keeping mine at home (though they do not go outside without me) and so we will be doing a post & rail with mesh along the inside.
Allie + Tess & Kipp
Posted 28 May 2006 - 11:06 AM
Our local animal shelter's dispatcher says that they impound dogs wearing electric-fence collars all the time.
I don't use one and won't be using one in the future. My goal with a fence is to keep other dogs off my own property as well as keeping mine at home
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Posted 28 May 2006 - 02:22 PM
The biggest problem (and why I don't like them) is that one time the dog might see a cat/bird/etc. and run out without thinking. Then they are to scared to come back through.
The other thing is that unlike a solid fence, it does nothing to keep other animals (or people for that matter) out. Way to many BCs are getting stolen/attacked these days.
Posted 28 May 2006 - 02:39 PM
Someone said on another thread that you can't use it until 6 months old.
Posted 28 May 2006 - 02:50 PM
I have 3 acers I LOVE IT BUT MY DOGS ARE NEVER OUTSIDE UN SUPERVISED. i have 4 dogs on it now .
I would not have a dog less than 6 months on it . The key is to reinforce the training
Posted 14 June 2006 - 03:09 PM
Posted 14 June 2006 - 03:42 PM
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