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    Well for those of you who may be interested I thought I would report on the results of the containment system we eventually went with to keep Mya safe.

    I bought the Sureguard system - Linky:

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    Wow, I am very impressed at how well and how quick this system has worked. It took a few days training, firstly with just a sound setting so they get used to backing away when they hear the beep and then I had to take the plunge and switch it into 'containment mode'. I must admit i was a little nervous, non of us wants to deliberately inflict any kind of pain on our dogs but it was a choice between a couple of short sharp shocks or the farmer's shotgun

    The first 2 days Mya probably entered the containment are about 2/3 times and then, voila, she no longer goes anywhere near it. It was very interesting to watch her a few days ago. She approached one of the areas (there are yellow flags where the borders are - not sure how long to leave these in place) and she stuck her neck forward a bit, heard the beep (it beeps for 3 seconds before the shock) and legged it in the other direction, no shock. She really has caught on quick. I can now let her and Jenna have the zoomies outside and it is wonderful to watch We have a large yard so plenty of room for zoomies and avoiding the flags. Big thumbs up.

    I will point out, though, that Jenna did not tolerate it well at all. She cowered in a corner round the side of the garden when she got shocked and the next day was really reluctant to go out into the garden at all. I no longer use the collar with her, she didn't need it for escape purposes anyway, it was more because I want to keep her out of the bush area at the bottom of the yard but she rarely goes in there anymore anyway. She wants to be near Mya most the time. I was concerned she may run in there when they are zooming and Mya may try to follow her in and get shocked but she doesn't go anywhere near it either.

    So I guess it is not suitable for all dogs but it has certainly worked for Mya and I now enjoy watching my 2 lovely dogs being dogs and enjoying themselves in the garden
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    That's brilliant news Tkay! You must be very relieved that they can run around and have fun!

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    That's excellent. It must be worth it to see the zoomies and know that they are safely contained.

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    Hey Tkay I'm glad yours works well...

    I bought the Kramar Ultra... Containment System and I am amazed how well it works... I was apprihensive in the begining but it works a dream now... Just had to put in the time to do the training.
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    Glad its worked for you - for others - please check the legislation in your state. I was told by someone that a dog got out wearing a collar in NSW and was picked up by the ranger - owner was fined for the collar and system.

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    That's terrific that it worked for Mya, TKay. Bet you must feel relieved!

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    So happy that the system is working for you furkids Tkay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    Glad its worked for you - for others - please check the legislation in your state. I was told by someone that a dog got out wearing a collar in NSW and was picked up by the ranger - owner was fined for the collar and system.
    I believe you can use these sytems in NSW but you have to have to comply with certain conditions. A vet must have said the dog is fit to wear one and the training to avoid them, must be done my someone qualified or someone qualified can certify you to do the training. AFAIK
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    Thats great it worked for you Tkay!! I love seeing dogs zoomie-ing(lol), its one of the many joys of dog ownership IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tkay View Post
    I believe you can use these sytems in NSW but you have to have to comply with certain conditions. A vet must have said the dog is fit to wear one and the training to avoid them, must be done my someone qualified or someone qualified can certify you to do the training. AFAIK
    Possibly - I only know what I was told at the pound. I had been looking at a husky there who was a fence jumper.
    Last edited by Occy; 04-08-2010 at 11:18 AM.

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