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From: Casey Bralla <MailList@NerdWorld.org>
> OK, I know this is ridiculous, but y'all are the smartest group I know.
> My stoopid beagle (who acts a little autistic) has lost her "invisible fence"
> training. She's learned that the short pain of the collar is worth it if she
> gets to wander around the neighborhood. She stays in the yard when we are
> home, but quickly leaves if we do. We can't leave her tied up because she
> is able to get tangled very quickly, adn then is stuck outside of her dog
> house in bad weather. (She's kind of like a reverse-Houdini: she gets
> tangled up in her leash when there's nothing to get tangled on!)
> Oddly, she learned the collar _VERY_ fast because even the little beeping
> noise it made scared her.
> I am thinking of doing something like the following:
> 1. Beat the crap out of her (figuratively speaking) when she goes outside the
> 2. Buy a new "high power" collar that she will find more unconfortable.
> 3. Buy a radio collar which will continue to shock her as long as she is
> outside the range of the transmitter.
> Anybody have any other ideas? This dog is kind of sweet, but she's alwaysOur "invisible fence" company will come out and retrain the dog for free. Is that an option? And our fence has an adjustable "jolt" - maybe turning that up would make her think twice.
> been a difficult dog to keep due to her many oddities, and this is bringing
> us to the edge of tolerance.
But, your story is one of the reasons that I didn't trust the whole "invisible fence" idea. That said, it's worked great for our lab.