How-to train your dog with the in-ground fence. http://www.petco.com
Be patient with your pet, proper training of your pet is essential to the safety of the petsafe in-ground fence. Remember that the petsafe in-ground fence is not a solid barrier. They keys to training your pet to use the petsafe fence are patience, fairness, firmness and consistency. Train for 10-15 minutes at a time and don't try to do too much too quickly. More frequent short sessions are better than less frequent longer sessions. If your pets shows signs of stress, slow down the training schedule. Add additional days of training or increase the amount of playtime with your pet in the pet area. Common stress signals include, pet pulling on leash towards the house,ears tucked, tail down, body lowered, nervous frantic movements or stiffening of pets body. Your pet must be completely comfortable near the bounty flags at the end of every session. Spend at least 5 minutes of play time at the conclusion of each session with your pet within 10 feet of the boundary flags. Finish each training session on a positive note with lots of praise and play. Remove the receiver collar after each training session. Be sure to detain your pet by another means during the training period. During training if you need to move your pet out of the receiving area, remove the collar and either pick your pet up or put him in the car to pass out of the pet area. Even if you think your pet is responding well to the training, complete the entire training. Reinforcement is important. the goal of day one is to have your pet learn the boundary flags and warning beep from the receiving collar define the new pet area. Perform 3 sessions on day one. Each session lasting 10-15 minutes. Program the receiving collar to level 2 or 3 depending on your pets size and weight. Put a separate, non metallic collar on your pets neck above the receiver collar and attach a leash. Have tiny pieces of treats that your pet will find desirable, along with your pets favorite play toy available. Begin by walking your pet on a leash in the pet area. Calmly praise and talk to your pet, occasionally giving treats. Move towards the boundary flags, keep your mood happy and throw treats to the ground. Will full control of your pet on the leash, toss a treat to the grass on the outside of the flags. As your pet enters the static correction zone to receive the treat, he will begin to receive a mild static correction. The longer your pet remains in the static correction zone, the stronger the correction will get. Allow him to stay in the static correction zone for 2 seconds then gently help your pet back into the pet area.