Question by The Truth Hurts! Ouch!: How essential is the “training period” to success with an invisible dog fence?
We recently brought home a German Shepherd/Husky mix (male), approximately 3 months old. I purchased one of those “invisible” fences; the type that does not require a wire to be buried in your yard. It utilizes a wireless transmitter that broadcasts a 180′ diameter circular “pet area”. When the dog steps beyond the edge ot the “pet area”, the collar “zaps” him.

The manual that came with it talks about a training period of about 2 weeks for the system to be effective. How necessary is this? Are there different ways to handle this that won’t take two weeks?
The reason the “2 weeks” things will be difficult, is that I’m at work during all hours of daylight, and my wife is disabled and cannot walk the dog. So the only training time I will have is on weekends. According to my fingers, that equates to about 7 weeks.

Best answer:

Answer by Potcake
Think about it. How would you like it if someone put a collar around your neck that would shock you every time you went outside an invisible fence but they didn’t bother to make sure you knew where the boundaries are?? However long it takes you should do whatever you have to do to make sure your pet understands where the boundaries are before you leave him with the fence on. At 3 months old that may take longer than 2 weeks but it is the least you can do for your furry friend.

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