Perimeter Training Your Dog
I recently got this question from a subscriber about my thoughts on the best way to keep her dog from wandering off of her property…
My wife and I love your training tools. We have a one-year-old Golden retriever and an 8-year-old Collie. We also have an unfenced yard that our association requires.
Both dogs know where the property boundaries are however the Golden doesn’t always stay within them. We tried putting up a 2 foot temporary fence to re enforce the property line however he soon realized that he could just jump over. When people and/or dogs walk by I cannot call him back to the yard. If there’s a rabbit…he’s gone.
We are now using a 15 foot tether that we will hook him up to when ever he leaves the yard hoping that he will realize when he leaves the yard he loses his privileges. Not sure if this is working as it could take a minute or two between the time he leaves the yard, I retrieve him, and hook him up to the tether.
Do you have a training plan to keep dogs within their yard no matter what? Just for what it’s worth, the Collie will sometimes want to leave the yard for the same reasons, however all we need to do is call her and she stops. She lived most of her life in a yard with a tether. The last two years she has had run of the new yard and there really wasn’t much training. She just knew what to do. Years ago I rescued a two-year-old Irish Setter. As soon as I brought him home, he knew where the property lines were. So I guess I’ve been lucky. Our Golden is smart. We just need to know what the right process is.
Thanks for your time.
Great question Chuck. A lot of people have this question, and it reminded me that we’ve created a quick video series on this topic a while back for my Video Vault members. If you are not familiar, with our Video Vault program, it is a low cost membership site that I created where we take your questions and answer them in video format. It’s my way of providing a service where you can have ANY question on dog training answered that doesn’t fit into the topics of my other programs.
Its the place where you can get any dog related question answered from how to stop your dog from eating poop, to how to perimeter train your dog so he stays in your yard.
If you’d like to learn more about this low cost way to get your questions answered, you can get the details on our Video Vault program here:
But to answer your question Chuck, I thought it would be cool to just take one of the videos from our members area and show it to you.
This video shows you the first steps to perimeter training a dog. We like electric fencing options for perimeter training, but we also like to train our dogs in the most humane way possible with electric fences.
In this first video in our mini series of perimeter training a dog we show you the first steps to working with a dog and teaching him to respecting a perimeter.
>NOTE: Instead of focusing on creating videos that will win editing awards, and paying editors hundreds of dollars to shoot and edit our videos, we focus on cutting right to the chase and giving you training videos that take just a few minutes to answer your question… so you get your answers and we keep the costs low for every member of our Video Vault program.
With that said, here is the first step to perimeter training:
To see the rest of the videos in this series and learn more about our program that answers your unique questions about dog training check out this program: