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toedtoes

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There are two main issues with those eletronic fences:

1. Some dogs are willing to suffer a moment of pain in order to get through the fence line (and some are so headstrong that they don't notice the shock when they race through it); and
2. The fence does not keep other creatures from reaching your pet. Any loose dog can run at your dog while you believe your dog is safely secured.


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The pens can work for small dogs but one must remember that other loose dogs (especially large dogs) can easily knock those pens over. They are no substitution for always keeping your dog in your full control, they are simply a tool to help you keep them in your full control.

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GordonThree wrote:

Why don't leashes work for small dogs? I've seen lots of small dogs in pens, just wondering.


Having had a Maltese, I can answer. Small dogs of this size, are susceptible to trachea damage from a collar and leash. Using a harness and leash prevents this, but they then can wriggle free of the harness.


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Are small dogs more prone to tracheal damage than big dogs because big dogs are able to pull the one on the other end of the leash off their feet before getting hurt where small dogs can’t or is it because small dogs have weaker trachea?

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BCSnob wrote:

Are small dogs more prone to tracheal damage than big dogs because big dogs are able to pull the one on the other end of the leash off their feet before getting hurt where small dogs can’t or is it because small dogs have weaker trachea?


Hmmm. I've known a few small terriers who could pull you off your feet... Maybe it's just the wussy small dogs.

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toedtoes wrote:

There are two main issues with those eletronic fences:

1. Some dogs are willing to suffer a moment of pain in order to get through the fence line (and some are so headstrong that they don't notice the shock when they race through it); and
2. The fence does not keep other creatures from reaching your pet. Any loose dog can run at your dog while you believe your dog is safely secured.


My SIL had one of those and her dog figured out that by laying close enough to set off the tone, but not close enough to get the shock, all she had to do was wait until the tone stopped. With a dead battery in the collar she was free.


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DutchmenSport wrote:

bobcouch wrote:

...our miniature dachshunds...


You post made me laugh. We have 2 doxies now. We acquired my daughter's 10 year old female just a few months ago. She's really adapted to our lifestyle. Our's original is a male, 6 years old and lovable as can be ... but wow! do they get into mischief!!!! Turn your head and .... wham! They're into something! Adding the second one, and they became a lean, mean, running machine duo, plotting and conniving together just to see how fast they can get one over on us. No pens for this duo now. The two together will figure out how to knock it over and then come running to us.

Still, you've got to really love those little guys, don't you!


x2 on the mini doxie thing. they are a wonderful unique breed for sure. we have a female mini doxie and 3 chihuahua mixes that travel with us. we use 3 wire type pens hooked together for a small yard in front of camper. we wrap it around so that its against the camper to the steps on both sides, then a wide board underneath the steps so they cant escape. we don't leave them unattended outside the camper. they travel well and so far have had no problems or complaints. if the wife and i leave the campground we leave the ac fan running to make background noise so they don't bark.

the advantage for small dogs is it would be a pain in the rear end to walk 4 dogs. they do their business in the fence yard, easy cleanup.

the number one reason we bought a TT was the fact that we can take them traveling with us. plus neither of us care to stay in a hotel. we like our own home on wheels, bathroom, shower and bed especially.

if we had large dogs we would walk them on leash.

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