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Training (Included with the purchase of your system)
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Once your Pet DeFence hidden dog fence is installed, we instruct your pet and you using "GentleStart™" and "SafeYard™" training methodologies. This humane and patient program guides you and your pet through the learning and awareness phase. Our training program is the polar opposite to all other training methods. They are so different, but so right that within a few minutes of starting you will most likely begin to understand that nothing else makes sense, and that nothing else could be so humane. Both you and your pet will appreciate this method, as it is designed to give your dog the confidence to leave the porch for future training. In fact, for the first nine years we were in this business, we used to train like everyone else. I always felt the methods the industry used were unfair and very heavy handed and inevitably it lead to a frightened dog that would not leave the porch for the second training. Virtually every phone call we got after training was: "How do I get my dog off the porch?" At Pet DeFence we believe that the true professional in this business is not just someone who can keep your dog home, but can help your dog learn that his yard is a great place to as well.
With "SafeYard™" training, Only after your dog shows his understanding and willingness to participate is he permitted to receive only the slightest tingle. The shock is so tiny at this stage that most dogs will not notice it the first several times it happens. One of my customers let her little four year old daughter touch the collar on the first day of training. She said, "It feels like someone is blowing on my fingers." Of course this level will not keep your pet home in the long run, but your pet is on a leash at this time and is being gently guided through awareness, and eventually into containment a few days later at a higher shock level.
Training on a Pet DeFence hidden dog fence combines a proprietary training set up in your yard along with a visual flag boundary and an audible beep from the dog's collar. During all phases of training, your pet receives lots of praise, hugs, pets, and rewards to help it understand the safe parts of the yard first. Our objective here is to help your dog understand that the yard is first a safe, fun and happy place. Learning in this unique manner occurs before your pet receives more than the tiniest of stimulations from the collar. After this, your dog then learns what happens if it goes beyond the safe and fun areas. Our calm and assertive training helps your dog understand that it can control the shock and beep by simply backing away and avoiding it entirely in the future. (We are not aware of any other hidden fence company that encourages you to teach for as long as us, as other companies sometimes rely heavily on intimidating and severely shocking your pet within the first few minutes of training.)
April 21, 2004 when we arrived to install a new fence for a customer in
Overland Park, we were informed that she had changed her mind. She had
just observed the neighbor's golden retriever "leave the ground and
perform a half somersault" from the shock of a competitor's collar
within the first 2 minutes of training. I assured her that if her
little "Starbucks" (a miniature dachshund) was not wagging her tail and
playing in the yard when we were done, I would give her the hidden pet
fence for free. Needless to say, "Starbucks" had a wonderful training
experience. My customer commented after the training that if her
neighbor was watching, she probably wished she had chosen to trust her
dog to us. Since that day, Starbuck's owners has recommended us to many
of her neighbors. (Our current customers are our best source of new
During "GentleStart™" with "Safeyard™" dog training, your pet learns the process thoroughly. During this awareness stage of training, your pet only receives the tiniest stimulation from the receiver. This convinces your pet that squirrels, cats, deer, distractions and other enticements can come and go. However, your dog will stay in the yard. After a few weeks, most people begin to remove the flags from the yard and they trust their pets to stay safe at home!
is so successful that the International Association of Canine
Professionals awards certification in this process. Our president,
Roger McCoy was one of the originators along with Rich Weinssen in
Randolph, New Jersey. The "SafeYard™" training method is so successful
that not a single customer has asked for their money-back under our
money-back guarantee program. The reason is simple; Unlike dogs
trained using inhumane and archaic methods developed over 35 years ago
by others in this industry, our customer's dogs are rewarded with
calm and assertive training activities that reward their
curiosity and bravery so they are not afraid to learn the
boundaries. These dogs do not sit on the porch in fear of the yard and
flags. "SafeYard™" educated dogs are far less likely to later make a mistake that teaches them that
the shock is over in less than a second. "SafeYard™" dogs stay home!
Do you need Professional obedience training for your dog?
Pet DeFence recommends Triune Canine Training Academy, in DeSoto, KS. Click on the business card below for an easy link to their website.
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