It doesn’t matter how great your pet safety system is if you are missing this
If you are not familiar with underground pet safety systems, don’t expect to simply purchase the kit, have it installed and then go on your merry way.
In fact, what many first-timers fail to realize is that properly training and conditioning your dogs is the key behind a successful pet safety system.
That’s why it’s important to work through a company that places an emphasis on training. And, when it comes to training, there is certainly no one-size-fits-all approach. Each dog is different, and it’s the job of the trainer to gauge the personality of the dog and provide appropriate training to match.
When can I expect my dog to become acclimated to the new system?
This really depends — there is no definitive answer. This turnaround time hinges on the personality of your dog. On average, though, training usually takes roughly two weeks before a dog becomes fully aware of the system and knows where they can and cannot go.
Some dogs are a little on the stubborn side — and, in those cases, training might take a little longer. On the other end of the spectrum, many rescue dogs can be timid to this process. Trainers don’t know the dog’s history or past traumatic experiences. This is why it’s important in these situations for a trainer to take the process slowly.
In every case, the goal is to ease the dog into the system and slowly condition them.
Do your homework!
Here at Hidden Boundaries, we give our clients homework. This isn’t anything extensive — it’s simply a matter of getting outside and letting your dog run around and have fun, all while becoming more conscious to the perimeter that has been established by the pet safety system.
This is why, when shopping for a system for your home or property, that you make sure you work with a company that places an emphasis on patient, diligent training to ensure that the transition is a smooth one.