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Common Dog Fence Layouts Videos

Not sure of the best way to run the wire around your boundary? Here are some short videos of the most common dog fence layouts. Be sure to contact us if you require a different type of layout...

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Dog Fences - A Simple Training Guide

Training your dog to respond to your containment fence is EXTREMELY important. We cannot reiterate this enough. Containment fence systems are a highly effective way to keep your dog safe in your yard, providing the training has been completed.

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Bark Collar Basics

A bark collar is a device designed to deter a dog from barking by providing a negative stimulation. The stimulation is delivered while the dog is barking so that they can associate the consequence with the act of barking (operant conditioning).

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Thinking of Purchasing an Electric Dog Fence? Common Facts and Myths

If you have a dog that is prone to escaping your physical boundary no matter how many modifications you make, or you simply don’t have a physical boundary in place, an electric dog fence is one of the most reliable, cost effective and SAFE containment options to consider for your pets.

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Containment Fence FAQs

Do Electric Dog Fences Really Work?
Electric dog fences are an extremely effective way to prevent your dog from escaping when you choose a quality system based on your dogs to breed, physical characteristics, age and motivation to escape. Your property size, existing fences and how the dog is escaping will also help determine the right electric dog fence.

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Remote Training Collar FAQs

Dog Training Collars allow you to use a remote to activate your dog's electric collar. Remote Training Collars are extremely effective when trying to gain a dogs attention and pull them into line in distracting situations. Remote Trainers are also a great tool to deter the dogs from bad behaviours they may have such as digging where they shouldn't and pulling washing off the line.

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Bark Collar FAQs

General FAQs
How do I fit the Bark Collar on my dog?
High up on their neck (just under the jaw) and tight enough so that it can't move side to side.

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What is the best Bark Collar for my Australian Shepherd?

The Aussie Shepherd is a fantastic all-rounder dog. Their intelligence and agility make them great competitors in agility trials, a reliable working dogs in the field, and friendly companions in active families. An intense daily exercise regime is important for this energetic breed. Lack of physical and mental stimulation may result in nuisance behaviour, including excessive barking.

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Dog Training Collars - When is my dog ready for one?

A very common question asked by dog owners contemplating using dog training collars as part of their dog training routine is, “What age can I start to use a dog training collar?”

Like most things in dog training this is often a unique thing to the individual dog. Like people, some dogs will respond differently at different ages. The use of dog training collars is the same. Some dogs may be able to start a training program earlier while others have to wait a little longer.

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Electric Dog Fencing - How do I run the wire?

Hints and Tips to Install Dog Fencing

An electric dog fence is usually very easy to install, even if you are not that handy! However there are a few tricks to the trade that can make installation even easier!

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Is a Bark Collar Going to Train my Dog to Stop Barking?

After reading this article, why not check out our complete range of Bark Collars for barking dogs?

Will my dog still bark when an intruder comes into my yard? How long will my dog need to wear the bark collar? How often do we need to put the anti-bark collar on? All good and relevant questions, but by far the most common question is, 'Will the bark collar train my dog to stop barking?'  Unfortunately, that is not as simple as it sounds either.

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Why do I need to train my dog to use an Electric Dog Fence?

Why is the training so important once you have installed your dog containment fence?

Simple answer, we want to teach the dog that approaching the restricted zone of your dog fence is better avoided and staying in the safe zone is the safest place to be! Imagine if you set your containment system up, whack on the collar and just let your dog figure it out.

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Do you have an escaping dog? Here are the available solutions.

Dog Fencing Solutions For Escaping Dogs

So your dog is getting out and you've had your first council fine. Or, you may have just paid the Vet bill after your dog was injured by a car. Both unpleasant scenarios to consider, but they happen daily around the country.  The next step for most dog owners is obviously to stop it happening again.

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What should I look for in a DIY Electric Dog Fence?

Benefits of Electric Dog Fencing Systems

We can not emphasise enough how important dog containment fence systems are and how beneficial they are to all dog owners. Benefits include:

  • Affordable price
  • Effectively keeps your dog safely contained
  • Easy to install
  • Peace of mind

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How to stop a dog howling or whining

Here at Bark Control Australia, we often get calls from customers with dogs that howl, cry or whine assuming the simple solution is to buy a bark control collar to fix the problem however, it's not usually that simple. Why? Because most barking collars are activated by the vibration of your dog's vibration chords as they bark.

When your dog barks, your dog's vocal chords vibrate vigorously. On the other hand, When your dog is howling, whinging or whining, their vocal chords don't produce enough of a vibration to activate the bark collar.

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Do I need to do the Training for my Electric Dog Fence?

You may be thinking that installing your electric fence is all you need to do, unfortunetly that is not the case. The most important part of dog containment systems is the training...

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Are Shock Collars Safe?

Whether you are buying a bark collar, remote training collar or dog containment system that gives the dog an electrical impulse through a collar, we are generally talking about a ‘shock collar’.  The term shock collar is used quite openly in the US whereas in Australia we tend to use more gentle terms like e-collar, static correction collar or electronic collar.  At the end of the day, we are comparing apples with apples.

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Selecting the best type of Bark Collar for your dog

Here at Bark Control Australia, we offer a wide selection of Bark Collars to control nuisance barking. The only complication with selecting a bark collar is that it can get a little confusing when trying to select the right solution that suits your particular situation. Hopefully, this short guide will help you select the right type of collar for your barking dog. Firstly, lets look at the different types of collars out there:

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How to Stop a Dog Barking - An Overview

Statistics indicate that dog barking is the most frustrating dog behavioural issue confronting dog owners. Yelling at the dog, hiring expensive trainers, physical punishment, distractions and bark collars are all methods that have been tried by dog owners, some with mixed results.

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Loose-leash walking thanks to a Remote Dog Training Collar

Recently, we asked our customers to volunteer their dog to appear in a video.  What we were looking for was a dog that was a bad walker, meaning, it pulled their owners around the neighbourhood, generally making the whole thing a fairly unpleasant experience.

In the video below you will meet 'Donny' a small dachshund that can certainly get up a head of steam!  Using a remote dog training collar we had Donny walking perfectly in no time.

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3 Reasons why your Dog Might be Escaping

Many dog owners have to suffer through the stress of an escaping dog. You provide a loving caring home, you've spent a fortune on toys and you exercise them, so why does your dog still try to get out? Here are 3 reasons why your dog might be escaping.

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Does your dog only listen to you whilst wearing the Training Collar?

A remote dog training collar can be an extremely effective tool for modifying a dog's behaviour. However, there's no real point if your dog only obeys commands when he thinks he has to. This is known as having a 'collar aware' or 'collar wise dog'. The whole idea of using a remote trainer is to modify the dog’s behaviour on a permanent basis whether they're wearing the collar or not.

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The right Electric Dog Fence for your dog

So, you need a dog containment system but you're not sure about the right one? We've put together this quick guide to take some of the guesswork out of choosing the right dog containment fence for your dog and your property.

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Most Popular Dog Containment Fence Layouts

We often get asked how to install a containment fence system or what the best layout is. Everyone's situation is different and on this page are a few of the most popular fence layouts.

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How Dog Containment Fences work

First of all, please note that when we talk about containment fence systems, electric dog fences, hidden dog fences, in-ground radio fences etc, we are effectively talking about the same thing.

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Bark Collars by breed chart

At Bark Control, we get lots of requests asking what is the best barking collar for a particular breed.
Well, after a fair bit of work, the guys have selected our most common dog breeds and allocated a list of
bark collars we think will get you the best results.

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Dog Barking Collars - How to fit one properly

Your dog's collar needs to be fitted high up on your dog's neck (just underneath their jawline) and adjusted tight enough so that it doesn't move side to side. Once it's in this position, give the module a quick shake-up and down to shuffle the probes through your dog's fur.

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Additional Wire Chart For Dog Fences

Unless otherwise stated, all dog containment systems come with 150 metres of boundary wire. If you need to cover a larger area, you will need to add extra boundary kits to your dog fence...

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