We have all heard about the neutered labrador which is still an avid fence jumper. When people are around and watching, no jumping happens. Indeed, with positive
reinforcement labrador training at hand, goals can be reached with the most care-free lab. But the instant the family is away, the dog makes short work of the main fence, much less the four-foot chain link fence. While there are a thousand and one ways to attack the problem if we can see the dog, what is to be done in the case of time spent away from home, i.e. the dog is left to itself?

The first solution many people think of is invisible fencing. Still another option is electric fencing, or hot fencing, the Petsafe brand among those said to be the least expensive.

Note that among the top errors that can be made in installing an electric fence is poor earth grounding. Many people still fall for the mistaken notion that you can save on time and effort with regard to adequate earth grounding. But the most sensible thing to do is still to install several ground rods - at least three that are 6 to 8 feet long, galvanized, and attached with good ground clamps. The electricity must complete a full circle back to the charger through the ground. Poor grounding gives weak shocks.

Another interesting, albeit somewhat pricey option is the coyote roller. This non-electric, zero maintenance device is effective at keeping your four-footed pets in as well as keeping coyotes out. The roller is made of specially designed UV resistant polymeric materials, aluminum tubing, and stainless steel components. The leading company that sells rollers swears by a statistical study that rollers not only reduce coyote attempts to intrude, but actually result to the dog's giving up intentions to enter the property at all.

If you are ready to settle for a chain link fence, factor in the level of snowfall in your area. A dog definitely may be able to walk over the fence in case the depth of snow reaches four or five feet. Besides, there is no way to predict just how good a jumper is your next dogPsychology Articles, unless it gets labrador training.

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