Invisible Fences- What Age Can You Start?

There are many families that have a dog as part of their everyday life. Some of these families may even have multiple dogs. People with experience with a dog know that dogs are active animals that like to run and play; however, many people are worried that their dogs will get distracted and leave the yard, potentially getting hit by a car or bothering people walking nearby. Those same families also don't want to tie their dog up or put up a physical fence for the physical and aesthetic issues these could create. That's where an invisible fence might come in handy.

An Invisible Fence?

Invisible fences are relatively common now in the dog culture. For those who don't know, an invisible fence is an electric fence that functions using a remote sensor. The dogs will wear a collar with a sensor in it. If the sensor crosses the geographic boundary of the fence, the collar will deliver a slight shock. Due to the shock, most people want to know when it is safe to use this collar.

What Age can a Dog Use an Invisible Fence?

Most puppies will be able to use the invisible fence starting at around eight weeks of age. This could vary slightly from breed to breed depending on size and intelligence because people's main concern is that the collar may be too dangerous for the puppy to use. People should understand that the collars are programmable to shock at different intensities. On average, around eight weeks should be fine.

What About Following Commands?

The puppies should be able to follow commands before training them on the fence. At around eight weeks, puppies should learn how to sit and stay. This is an important part of the training process as owners teach their dogs to sit and stay at the boundary of the fence. Eventually, puppies will be able to associate the shock with the boundary of the fence. These commands will keep the puppy from being shocked regularly.

If you're thinking about buying an invisible dog fence, contact Pet Freedom Hidden Fence today to get started!

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