This is the next installment for our Dog Fence Reviews series of articles.
You purchase an underground dog fence to keep your dog or cat in their yard, right?Â What happens if your dog starts running through it?Â If you are like me, you would want your money back if you did everything requested by the manufacturer.
Sadly, that doesn’t always happen.Â Did you know that most (probably all)Â hardware or catalog stores have only a thirty day money back guarantee on their dog containment systems?Â That is not nearly enough time to be sure a pet fence will contain your dog the rest of his or her life.
It doesn’t get much better with professionally installed dog fence systems.Â You have to do your home work before you buy.
Some companies have the same miserable thirty day guarantee that the catalog stores do. Â Â There is no way I would buy one of those fences for my dogs.Â Even if I was sure my dog would be contained, why would I want to take that chance if there are better guarantees out there?
Others don’t mention their containment guarantee at all (at least not on their websites).Â I wonder why they do that? :)Â I’ll let you be the judge of the reason for this glaring omission.Â I can tell you one thing,Â containment is an important issue with dog containment systems.
There are a few companies that offer a one year dog containment guarantee. Â Even the companies with a one year pet containment guarantee requires some scrutiny.
One company offers a one year containment guarantee with a caveat … If your dog is not contained after 30 days, you only get refunded the cost of the equipment.Â You lose the labor portion of the installation cost.
There is only one company in the world that offers a full one year dog containment guarantee.Â That company is Contain-A-Pet.Â The only thing you have to do is follow your Trainer’s guidelines for containing your specific dog.Â If you do that and the dog cannot be contained, you will be refunded the purchase price of your system.Â Why do they do that?
By now you know we are Contain-A-Pet.Â Why can we offer this No-Risk guarantee to you?Â We use sound dog training and behavior principles to teach your dog how to stay in his yard.Â It doesn’t take any longer than the other companies’ fence training; but, it is very effective.
If you are trying to decide if a fence is for you, you can read more articles by clicking Dog Fence Reviews.
Mar 12, 2009 | | Dog Fence Review
At a glance:
- Breed Group: Toys Group
- Height: 8 â€“ 9 inches
- Weight: 4 – 7 lbs
- Color: They are born black and as adults are blue and tan.
- Life Expectancy: 13-14 years
- Average litter size: 3
The Yorkshire Terrier was originally a product of crossing different small breeds in Yorkshire, England, which is also why the breed has the name it does. The breed was first shown in the beginning part of the 1860â€™s and that was the start of what we see today. It is believed that many small dogs used in the crossings which resulted in the present day breed came from Scotland with their owners during the mining period in England were the ancestors. However, that is hard to say because no documents were kept and there were no breed standards.
The type of work the breed does:
Yorkshire Terriers were bred to kill rodents, such as mice or rats and was known as a â€œratterâ€ for this reason. They could also be used to some extent for hunting and tracking.Â They are quite capable of digging holes in order to track. Today they are extremely popular as a pet, especially in cities and apartments.
The Yorkshire Terrier has a long, silky coat and under that coat there is a compactly built dog. The tail and head are held high when walking or doing something.
Personality and Temperament:
Yorkshire Terriers are very dominant, strong willed small dogs. They know no fear and tend to aggressively protect their territory. They are independent, but also need a lot of personal attention and companionship. They are very focused on their owner and show affection. Although they can get along with other pets and children, one has to have either older children or quiet pets, because otherwise the Yorkie will not be a happy dog.
The Yorkshire Terrier has a silky coat with long hair and you will have to brush through this hair every day. Many let the hair on the head grow long, and then tie it up with some kind of ribbon. However, if your Yorkie is not a show dog, it might be a good idea to have the hair shortened or even cut very short to make the daily grooming times shorter. The eyes and ears have a tendency to get dirty and should be cleaned on a regular basis, and the same goes for their teeth.
Yorkshire Terriers are small dogs and are perfect for those with a small apartment or for older people who cannot take long daily walks. This breed does not require a lot of exercise, but do love playing and attention. They especially love games tugging games where they can measure their power. They can be easily trained, but you might need to be patient because they are known for doing what they want to.
The Yorkshire Terrier works well with electronic fencing as long as the trainer understands their temperament.
Mar 04, 2009 | | Dog Breeds, General Pet Info, Toy Group Dogs
Is your dog jumping fence?Â There are literally thousands of canine escape artists out there.Â Every day some poor owner is having to take off of work, apologize to the neighbors or spend half the day (or night) looking for their dog again.Â All because the fence they spent hundreds or thousands of dollars to keep their dog safely contained is not working.
Are you one of these dog owners?
It doesn’t have to be that way.Â An underground dog fenceÂ may be the answer to stopping your dog from jumping the fence … if you do your homework.
Why does an electric dog fence seem to be an answer?
You have to understand how the fence works. Typically, you lay the fence wire around your yard, in a complete loop.Â You hook the wire to the fence transmitter which in turn sends a radio signal around the property.Â You dog or cat would wear an electronic collar.Â As your pet gets close to the system, your collar wakes up and will beep/correct him if he gets too close to the fence (within 2-4 feet).
With the “proper conditioning“, your pet will know he has gone to far and return to the safety of his yard.
Did you see the “proper conditioning” term above?Â You just don’t go out and shock the heck out of your pet.Â You teach and condition him where the boundary is.
Once properly trained, your pet will not get close to the fence.Â If you do this part right and maintain the pet containment system, you will solve the dog jumping fence problem.
The hard part is finding the right electric pet fence.
There is a whole series of dog articles written by a certified professional master dog trainer that will help you find the company that fits your situation best.Â Go to Dog Fence Reviews to read more.
Mar 01, 2009 | | Dog and Cat Fencing