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.