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johnsmith

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We have a training collar we use on our one year old. It can give him a shock, and the intensity is adjustable. It also has a vibrate mode.

there's another one like that but instead of a shock, it sprays citronella at the dogs face, which gets up their snout and they don't like at all.


I recall I had to once do a delivery to someone on some acreage. I got out of the car and was halfway up the long driveway before two huge German Shepard's came racing around the corner barking their heads off. I was caught unexpectedly because there was no fencing anywhere. It was to late to turn and run back to the car so I just froze. They raced up to a point about 3 meters (10 ft) in front of me and they just stopped and waited. The owner came out and when I asked him why they stopped, he told me that just in front of them, and about 30ft around the circumference of the house, was a buried wire, and if they approached to within a few feet of it their collars would first vibrate in warning and then give them a small shock if they crossed it. According to him they only ever crossed it once when they were pups ... never again.

It turned out they were great dogs and only wanted a pat. When went back after that, I would always made it a point to play with them a little.
 

HBS Guy

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I was sitting here after having done some shopping when I sat bolt upright! Did I lock the back gate? Nope! Rushed out and Madame was walking on the front lawn, moved onto the footpath and I followed calling out “Come! Come!” No way, taste of freedom in her nostrils she walked along to the drive of my Chinese neighbors. I followed slowly then when the bitch walked through the gate and down the drive rushed forward and closed the gates quickly! Phew!

The daughter of the house came out carrying her 16yo terrier. So chatted a while, the dogs got treats and I went and got the bitch’s lead. Silly puppy could easily get hurt or killed by a car—and someone could easily be tempted to steal such a lovely dog! Be more careful Monk!
 

johnsmith

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I found that the only way I could get him to come back once he got out was to either wait for him to get hungry, (which I normally didn't have time for) or run in the opposite direction. If I ran away he would chase me. Never failed.
 
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HBS Guy

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Demi was a dedicated Houdini. Just let her be, leave back gate and door open, she was soon back, knew where she got fed alright. Socks is a bit too young I think to just let her return.
 
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