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Skippy, the Omega Dog! Freedom - thanks to the new "Dogwatch" fence

By Andrew Pollack on 05/17/2009 at 10:01 PM EDT

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Skippy is learning the limits and enjoying the freedom offered by the new "Dogwatch" fence.

Dogwatch is a competitor to "Invisible Fence" but we believe it to be more reliable, less likely to trigger in error, and much less expensive over time.

The system uses a buried antenna wire in a loop around the house. The dog is warned with a beep if he approaches within 5 feet of the wire. If he gets closer, he gets a small shock.

If you train the dog carefully, he understands the warning, and that the shock is related to the limits of his range - so he's not afraid of it.

As you can see, Skippy isn't the least bit afraid to be near, but inside the permitted range. He really likes being off the leash this way.


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