houlabulla? wrote:Thank You A bull and Lisa. This helps me with making a decision too. SInce the area where I wanted to put this type of fencing is a large area of my side yard. Since a private dead end road runs in front of my house it is rare that anyone is walking by or driving by other than one neighbor who is a night owl. I feel this would give the freedom to be off leash and the confidence that ROcky wont take off down the street. the rest of the road is also very quiet. I would be interested in the proper way to train a dog for this. ANd which is the best IF.
I think that Flexi's have their place (like somewhere quiet when your dog won't poop if you're looking at it and you can't let the dog be unrestrained) as well as IF.
We used IF very successfully in a remote area where I knew no other dogs would be wandering in, and where we had Libby whose favorite game was to RUN away! The GSD's were homebodies and didn't need it, but Libby needed it and it worked great with her.
It sounds as if alot of owners out there aren't training their dogs to use it properly. If that's the case then it won't be effective. They come with a video and PLENTY of instructions to be able to use it properly.
I have recommended it to home owners who have fenced yards when their dog jumps over the fence or digs under. I've also recommended fencing and kennels to owners with IF that you could see was not going to work for that area and that dog.
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