I have some very special friends who already have an electric, wirelessly controlled, ring fence installed around their property and they have very kindly allowed me to use it as well when I am at their house. Our dogs all get on really well, but they like me have a rescue dog ex chasse that is a runner and use this system very successfully to make sure that running away ad lib has become a thing of the past. SO I purchased 2 collars for Jane and Lizzy as I could not handle the little darlings running onto our road which has nothing at all on then the gigantic contraption which harvests the sunflowers. ( Buddy and Hamish were well behaved English dogs and would never have dreamt of going out of the garden!)
SO. Got the dogs used to the collars over the last couple of days and today went up to my friend’s to see what the deal was with the signalling etc. We took one collar in hand and walked up to the fence ( which had been turned down really low for my little titches,) and NOTHING ! After about 15 mins fiddling with the battery and with the collar decided to try the other collar. This one worked yippee. We had not seen the little notation on the side of the collar which showed the locked and unlocked positions. Once they were both in the locked position they both worked. Time for an cup of tea.
Then we walked the whole perimeter still with collars in hand and dogs on leads and when the collars give the warning beep signals - told the dogs a sharp NO and walked them some yards back from the fence and made a big fuss. ( oh by the way the fence is highlighted with little flags as well so the dogs have this to look at as well ). Much relief this all went well today, as Jane is a sensitive soul and has just got her confidence but at the end of this exercise she seemed pretty well unphased so successful I think.
Here are a couple of pictures of the little darlings, with their collars on. (Lizzy was not all that impressed Jane saw it as some sort of medal.) And the last picture is Jane after a good walk in the woods after the experience. She is quite laid back now isn’t she ?