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Title: Training Your Dog using a PetSafe Electric Dog fence - Week 1


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Training Your Dog using a PetSafe Electric Dog
fence - Week 1
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It is important to have as little disruption as
possible during your pets' training sessions.
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During the training process it is VERY IMPORTANT
that you do not let your dog run off lead in the
yard with or without wearing the dog fence
collar. If you do, it will confuse him and
you may have to re-start the entire
electronic dog fence training process. It
would be best to keep him on a leash during the
first week. But, never walk your pet over the
boundary line on a leash. This may confuse him in
the beginning. Eventually, you will be able to
take him with you over the boundary on a leash -
this is called "Doorway Training" and we will
talk about this later.
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But for now, if he needs to leave the yard, place
him in the car, or carry him well over to the
other side of the signal field. Don't forget to
REMOVE HIS ELECTRIC DOG FENCE COLLAR before
taking him from the yard by either of these two
options, or he will get corrected as he leaves
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To allow your dog to become accustomed to the
collar probes on his neck remove the collar after
each training session during the first week.
After that, remove the dog fence collar each
night for the next three weeks. Eventually he
will be able to wear the dog fence collar all the
time, but it may take some time for him to
develop a tolerance to the probes on the
receiver. Clean both the probes and the dogs neck
every evening for the first 30 days.
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The training flags are there for two reasons.
First, to give your dog a visual boundary and
secondly to help you with the training process.
The flags should be installed about 12" to your
yard side on the dog fence wire in the ground.
All of the flags will remain in the yard for
about 30 days.
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Remember the PetSafe electric dog fence training
should be fun, and not stressful at all. If other
family members are assisting in the training
sessions, it is vitally important that everyone
follows the exact same technique. Make each
session short and upbeat (5 to10 minutes max).
Many dogs have extremely short attention spans
and training can be very tiring for them, so
don't get discouraged if he doesn't "get
it" at first - they will eventually learn.
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Days 1 to 3 Place a leash on your dog using a
flat collar or a slip collar, Never place the
leash directly on the receiver collar. Prior to
placing the dog fence collar on your dog, turn
the dog fence collar to the lowest power setting.
Your dog needs to first be taught how to respond
to the flags. Walk with your dog within the
containment area of the yard and praise and play
with him.
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Now, proceed towards the training flags. As your
dog head passes the flags, give a quick
horizontal or downward "jerk and release"
correction on the leash. Bring your dog back
about 10 feet into the containment area and
praise him. The "jerk and release" is the only
negative reinforcement your dog needs. There is
no verbal correction needed. The PetSafe dog
collar will be giving your dog a warning tone
before the very light correction he is getting
at the flags. You should tailor the
corrections to your pets' personality,
temperament, size and breed.
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Each training session should only last about 5
to 10 minutes. Enter the containment area at
various places and focus on areas that the family
typically would leave the yard ( ie driveway,
sidewalk or path your dog uses now to leave).
Soon you should see your dog turn to avoid the
flags. This shows that he is learning. Make sure
you play with your dog in the containment area to
show him time spent in the yard is a pleasant
experience. This will prevent your dog from
becoming timid or afraid going into the yard.
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Remember, keep him on a leash during this
first week, even to go outside to the
bathroom. Some dogs will "pick up" the training
faster than others. Before proceeding to Phase 2,
be sure that your dog is happy to run and play in
the yard, generally avoiding the flags. If not,
spend an extra day or two flag training. Training
is simply following the building blocks - you
cannot proceed to Phase 2 without first
completing the flag training.
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To Learn More About Dog Training, go to
http//howtohousetraindog.com/go/dog-traininghtt
p//howtohousetraindog.com/go/theonlinedogtrainer
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