Reliable Gear – Stuff That Works

Shadowland – which is what we call the little piece of West Virginia where we live, shoot and hunt – has a new protector; a 3 month old German Shepherd puppy. Robin, our chocolate lab, is getting old and we needed a new dog on the place to bark away bad things.


My worry was keeping a young puppy on the property and close to the house without building a fence. Just the same, when he get’s older he needs to be contained. The breeder turned me onto the coolest dog owner accessory I have ever seen. Its the Pet Safe Instant Fence. We ordered ours from Cabela’s. 

This is a wireless electric dog collar. You place the transmitter in your home and set the perimeter size. The dog wears a receiver collar and when he approaches the boundry he will hear a beep. If he does not get back soon he gets a jolt.

According to the instructions it should take two weeks to train your dog. Shadow picked it up in three days. The kids and the other dog can cross the boundary now and he will sit down short of it. Since day four he has yet to cross the boundary a single time – no matter the distraction. It even keeps him safe from going down range when I shoot.

Of course we like to think we have an uncharacteristically smart dog but its more likely that we actually found a product that works EXACTLY like it is advertised. The cool thing about Cabela’s is that they let customers rate their products and the Pet Safe Instant Fence has 4.4 stars out 5 with 222 reviews. As far as I am concerned, this is a 5 STAR product.


About gunwriter

Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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One Response to Reliable Gear – Stuff That Works

  1. Beaumont says:

    Cabela’s is a class act, and so is Pet Safe. Pet Safe’s home office is only about twelve miles from my house, so I get to do some hometown bragging too.

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