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  1. #11
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    Thanks all for the advice. We have not used the choker i just don't feel safe with a dog chained with one.

    I would love to have a undercover Dog run but we are currently living in a rental and we have made a dog run that we can remove after we leave. I am looking to buy my own house at the moment and will be building undercover run for them.

    We have found a temporary solution. We found that part of out problem was the type of collar. she was wearing the ones that you have to slide to adjust but we have switched to a collar with a proper buckle. When we put her on the chain we do up an extra hole that normal and she can't slip it.

    However I don't like leaving her like this long term with a tight collar, even tho she can still drink and eat, so we have ordered Martingale Dog Collar (as suggested by Keira & Phoenix) from our vet as well as a new harness for walking and the car.

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    I had to give up with the both runs and chains, as she kept slipping collars. so we bit the bullet and got an invisible fence system.

    I installed it today, did some introductions into the boundary after placing the little flags about where the warning beep starts. She quickly got the idea. I have even left her 30 mins (supervised by the kitchen window) and she has tried twice when i wasn't out there with her and she promptly curled up and went to sleep in her kennel.

    I am not glad that I had to get one of these systems as I prefer not to have to need them at all but it was money well spent it seems to ensure my girl is safely out of trouble

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    Thanks for the update. Hope this method keeps working for you.

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    I always stress about forcing changes onto my dog. But once they get used to the new rules or routine, they are always fine.

    I hope she'll quickly learn to just chill and not feel the need to patrol the neighbourhood.

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    Great news that it seems to be working, a great weight off your mind if it proves to work for the long run.

    I never stress about changes with my dog's, Beloz.
    I have all my adult years of having them just always mixed things around, never a set routine and they cope so well with any changes as it isn't anything to stress about.

    I have just come back from 10 days away. Our days were usually dogs inside, I would play door bitch when they needed to go out.

    I go away and hubby who works 7/7 is looking after them.
    They are outside all day, don't even bark when he comes in for coffee or lunch as they know the ute.

    He has a feed at night then brings them in. The only thing that was constant was that they were fed twice a day. No fretting (dammit, would have been nice if they missed me a little bit, lol)

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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