First post here, and lead here by an old thread from Gina Hams, is she still around? I was looking into ring fenced electric control for wayward dogs and her name came up on Google.
I have a young (15 month old) Beauceronne/Dobermann X girl as a foster from PAD, the Dobermann association with which, as a transporter, I have had a 10 year connection, and she is very obedient to commands.
She had 2 outstanding problems. The first was that she became extremely attached to me to the extent that all hell would break loose if I left the house and garden. We are working on that and it is improving slowly.
The 2nd is that she has developed a habit of, first climbing and then jumping the 1m gate and fence to have a wander. I have tried an inward facing horiziontal mesh on the top, it worked but I was worried that if she got out somehow her legs might become entangled when coming back. So I dismantled it.
Next I put electric tape acros the top and switched it on with the box nearby with its warning tick tick. Took her less than a day to work out that as long as she had no feet touching the ground she could touch the tape at will with no effect.
So, I wondered about Gina’s solution. Is it a thread resting or buried in the ground which detects the approaching collar and, hopefully, deters the wearer from going further, or something else?
I hope someone has an idea, if not Gina.