Training your pet to a containment system
Training your pet to a containment system is an important part of setting up a containment system.
When you are training your pet, it is important to be patient with your pet. Make it fun for your pet during your training.
Step 1: Planning your layout
Your containment system should be completely installed before you start the training. First, plan out the boundary of how you want to set up the wires. Draw it out on a piece of paper and make sure that you have enough boundary wire for your property.
Step 2: Install your system
You can bury the wire underground or have it attached to existing fence. Connect the wire up to the transmitter. Your containment system should be completely installed before training.
Step 3: Put the the collar on your pet without switching it on.
This will let your dog get used to the collar. However, do not start the correction before training.
Step 4: Training your pet.
You need to spend 10 to 15 minutes each day on training your dog. The speed of the training depends on your dog. Many people expect the containment system to work without training but that will not be the case. You do need to let your pet recognise the boundary of the containment system through the training.
Day 1 of training – you have to get your pet to recognise the boundary and correction tone of the collar. Before your training, spend some time playing with your pet so that your pet will associate the training with something fun. On the day of the training, make sure the contact point is touching your dog’s neck. You may attach an additional leash to your dog so that you can hold your dog and bring him close to the training flags.
If your collar has multiple level of corrections, it is better to start from the lowest level first and adjust it accordingly during the training.
After the training, the dog should know about the consequence of boundary fence and static correction. The correction is felt by your dog retreat back into the yard where your dog knows that it is safe. Watch for signs of your dog lunging forward to try to break through the boundary system. If your dog does this, repeat the the training until your dog runs back to the safe area on its own. The Dog is not to be released in the yard unattended until all steps of the training are complete & the dog is respecting the boundary consistently without assistance.