Please make sure to read Part #1 of Static Correction Training before you continue with the guide below.
What If My Dog Does Not Respect The Boundary After a Week of Training?
If you follow the training steps above as outlined above, you’re almost guaranteed to have excellent results after 1 full week. In rare cases however, and especially with dogs with a stubborn personality, that more training might be required. So if after the week is up your dog is still not respecting the boundary after a static correction is delivered, you should extend this phase of the training by an extra 3 to 7 days.
You may also try to troubleshoot some of the most common issues:
Collar Is Not Properly Fit On
If you do not notice any reaction from your dog when it approaches the boundary (flinching, scratchin around the neck, etc.), it’s most likely that the collar probes are not coming in touch with the neck and hence the correction is not being delivered. This could be the reason why your dog is not learning to respect the wireless boundary, as it is not feeling any consequences upon approaching it. Pay close attention to your dog and if it seems there is no reaction taking place when it should, tighten the collar a bit.
Your Dog is Over-stressed
Symptoms of your dog being over-stressed include:
- Dog’s tail is tucked between the legs as he approaches the training flags.
- Dog refuses to go out of the house with the wireless receiver collar on its neck.
- Dog seems less active than usual and not as eager to play.
Are Your Correction Level Settings Adequate?
If your dog is feeling the static correction and reacting to it, but it’s still not deterring it from crossing the wireless fence boundary, you need to amp up the static correction level, say from 3 to 4 – and if that does not help, then from 4 to 5.
On the other hand, if you notice any of the above-mentioned stress symptoms, slightly reduce the static correction intensity level setting. If that doesn’t help, reduce training frequency to twice a day at maximum. You also want to make sure to increase the playtime both before and after the training session to put your dog at ease.
Remember To Keep It Fun
No dog training ever works as well as it can if you don’t take the time to have fun with your dog right before and right after a training session. Your dog needs to feel relaxed before the session, and relax some more after the session itself, which can be a little stressful for it at times. Take your dog’s favorite toy with you and spend 5 to 10 minutes just having fun.
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What if your dog figures out that if he goes past the boundary it will stop? We have a large dog that would have a five but so we could not up the static anymore so he will receive and higher “itch not shock”.
Assuming proper dog training, this should never be an issue. Take a look at my training guide in the top menu of the website!