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Training Questions

Home Bodies and Porch Sitters

If you have a pet that doesn’t want to go out of the house or is sticking close to the house, be patient, time is your best friend here. The more sensitive your dog is, the longer it will take him to explore the yard. Eventually, your dog will use the whole yard.
The main problem here is that your dog’s enthusiasm is very low and his containment is very high. Your job is to get his enthusiasm back up. Here are some tips:

Taking Your Dog For A Walk

If you walk your pet off the property regularly (minimum once or more a day) you should stay on the same schedule.

If you walk your dog 2 to 3 times or less a week, you should wait 3 to 4 weeks before acclimating your dog to the walking procedure.

Only attempt this if your pet has no unresolved issues concerning the boundaries. Your pet may be very hesitant to cross with you the first 5 to 10 times, so stay with it. He will eventually learn when he can cross over and when he cannot. He will learn to trust you.

You must create a “gate” that will allow you and your pet to leave the property under specific circumstances only. Stay consistent and follow the steps below unless otherwise instructed by your trainer. Failure to follow these steps closely could result in your pet leaving the property unattended and voiding any containment guarantees set by Dog Guard.

If any problems arise directly or indirectly from attempting this procedure, STOP immediately and call our office before trying this again!


You can and should keep the same walking schedule that you had before the fence was installed. DO NOT walk your pet off the property immediately following a perimeter training, but DO follow up with a perimeter training as soon as you come back into the safe zone from a walk.

Make sure you pick up whatever you are using for the “gate” when you are NOT training or your pet is outside and off leash. You can eventually take away the bridge altogether once your pet is accustomed to the process of using the gate (usually 3 to 4 weeks).

The easiest way to get your pet off the property is to simply take the Dog Guard collar off, put them in a vehicle, drive out past the boundary, take them out of the vehicle and then go for your walk. Repeat to get them back into the property.

Always take the receiver collar off your pet before leaving the property, even in the vehicle.

Call our office IMMEDIATELY if something is unclear or you are having a problem!!

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