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Posted 07 November 2010 - 12:50 PM
Fortunately, our understanding neighbour did not insist on the capital punishment option and our dog is now alive, but tied up and looking miserable.
I'm looking at getting one of these elctronic dog fences (with either wire or wireless). The dog wears a collar which gives a beep followed by a small static shock if they ignore the beep; if they go too close to the signal wire laid around the edge of the garden or move out of range of the transmitter for the wireless version.
What do you think?
Posted 12 November 2010 - 07:37 AM
Jack russells like all terriers are bred for hunting. Unfortunately your dog is only doing what comes naturally!
I have some conerns regarding electric radio fences for dogs.
1. I disagree with any methods that involve pain.
2. They are not as reliable as you might think, if the stimulation is high enough the dog will risk the shock to get out, but will not risk the shock to get back in!
3. If the dog receives a shock from the fence, they do not necessarily associate the shock with the boundry. For instance, if a child is near the dog, or the dog is looking at a child at the time, they can associate the pain with the child. I have had a case of this, one family had a fence installed, the dog got a shock when one of their children was nearby, and the dog who previously loved all the kids in the family started growling every time the particular child came near them, and this esculated to aggression.
You would be far better to put up fencing, or if the area is too big to fence entirely, put in a dog run. Cill Dara supply some excellent galvanised steel fencing that can be bolted together, which means you do not need to concrete in posts, and you can take the run with you if you move.
Not sure how your neighbour is housing their chickens, but if they are accessible to your dog, they would also be at risk from wildlife predators ie foxes.
Hope this helps.
Edited by smartdog, 12 November 2010 - 07:44 AM.
Posted 12 November 2010 - 08:03 AM