tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post3697090832874611314..comments2012-01-25T16:33:47.795-06:00Comments on thrifty little blog: The Yard and Keeping the Dogs InKasey at Thrifty Little Bloghttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11112656345319920659noreply@blogger.comBlogger7125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-63641827215357415662012-01-25T16:33:47.795-06:002012-01-25T16:33:47.795-06:00@Emily~ Hmm, maybe I should do some &quot;beeps ar...@Emily~ Hmm, maybe I should do some &quot;beeps aren&#39;t always bad&quot; training sessions so that he doesn&#39;t develop that issue. As it is now, he doesn&#39;t really hear the beeps because he doesn&#39;t test the boundaries, but who knows if it will change in the future. Selfishly, even if he does develop a beep phobia, I&#39;d rather have that than have him hit by a car :(.Kasey at Thrifty Little Bloghttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11112656345319920659noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-69282512967220234702012-01-25T08:10:04.075-06:002012-01-25T08:10:04.075-06:00I had it put in and I can&#39;t tell you how great...I had it put in and I can&#39;t tell you how great it has been. And it is only for the front of the house by the road. My two border collies learned just one time and I don&#39;t even use the collars any more. My little guy, who attacks every thing that walks by, needs a zap once in a while but the piece of mind it brings is great!Pattie @ On Hollyhock Farmhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05889312278556204300noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-34830888132829566832012-01-18T12:35:40.519-06:002012-01-18T12:35:40.519-06:00Unfortunately, I&#39;ve got to echo chacha on this...Unfortunately, I&#39;ve got to echo chacha on this one. Our neighbors have a dog trained to an invisible fence, and he has developed the same phobia to beeping noises. Sadly, he is absolutely frantic to the point of destruction when he hears beeping sounds. He was afraid to enter his own home following a power outage that nearly drained the battery in their cable/phone modem. Unfortunately, there is always, always the potential for fallout with punishment based training. :(Emily @ The Diligent Onehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15609394832312178785noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-6058660277943847362012-01-12T19:28:31.119-06:002012-01-12T19:28:31.119-06:00We have had an invisible fence since we purchased ...We have had an invisible fence since we purchased our house. Even at $1,500, it was much cheaper than putting in fence because our house is on almost a acre. We LOVE it. Our shy dog actually took much better to it and has only been shocked a handful of times because she is much more timid. Our other dog is braver and a little smarter therefore she tries to test the system a little. Poor pup! I love the individual disks. For us, it keeps the dogs out of our front rooms and out of our guest room, which we try to keep pet-free. I&#39;m glad you like it as much as we do.Meredithhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13161021757216570066noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-4334864035690193142012-01-12T19:19:10.822-06:002012-01-12T19:19:10.822-06:00We don&#39;t have a fully fenced in yard, so seein...We don&#39;t have a fully fenced in yard, so seeing how much this system costs makes me that much more glad that we don&#39;t have a dog! Wow, it&#39;s almost as expensive as a fence. Well, a small DIY one :)Sara @ Russet Street Renohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18120089301670852587noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-56122075261631533212012-01-12T14:31:39.985-06:002012-01-12T14:31:39.985-06:00@chacha~ Good to know! I specifically avoided usin...@chacha~ Good to know! I specifically avoided using it with our girl because she has a very timid personality and I could not see her accepting a random shock every so often. I&#39;ll keep an eye out for signs that Hugo is becoming stressed.Kasey at Thrifty Little Bloghttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11112656345319920659noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-2015714697233374602012-01-12T14:06:06.826-06:002012-01-12T14:06:06.826-06:00I used it for a long time (from 2006 to 2009) - ou...I used it for a long time (from 2006 to 2009) - our female mini aussie is also a houdini/escape artist. However, it had some bad, lasting side-effects. Because the collar gives off a warning beep before it shocks (thus warning the dog to move back), she now has major anxiety with beeping sounds. And she hasn&#39;t had the collar in in years. <br /><br />For example, the Biggest Loser scale on TC - we have to mute the whole weigh-in portion because she literally starts shaking uncontrollably and jumps all over us like the house is on fire. <br /><br />So, yeah. I have mixed feeling about the whole invisible fence deal.chachahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09597283400851387772noreply@blogger.com