SportDOG In Ground Containment System SDF-100A

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SportDOG SDF-100A In-Ground Fence System

Containment System for large / stubborn dogs

The SportDOG Brand® In-Ground Fence gives your dog room to run… but not run away! From city lots to large properties up to 100 acres, our system has been proven safe, comfortable and effective for containing all dogs over 10 pounds. Setup is easy: simply bury a wire at the perimeter of the yard.

When your dog is wearing its collar and nears the boundary, it hears a warning beep. If your dog continues toward the boundary or tries to leave, the collar delivers a harmless static stimulation as a reminder to stay in the "safe" part of the property. With some simple training exercises, your dog quickly learns to respect the limits you've set.



How to train your dog to use the SDF-100A

Electronic fences are more affordable and reliable than ever. They’re perfect for hunting dog owners who live in urban areas or have a hunting dog that is also the family pet. But if you install a fence, strap a collar on your dog, and turn it loose in the yard, you’re bound to be disappointed. If you’ve been properly using an electronic collar for hunting, your job is partly done already. But even if your dog has never worn an e-collar, it’s not a problem. Here’s how to start training.

BE PATIENT WITH YOUR DOG

  • Have fun with your dog throughout the training process. Training should be fun, fair, firm and consistent.
  • Train for 10 to 15 minutes at a time. Don’t try to do too much too quickly. More-frequent short sessions are better than less-frequent longer sessions.
  • If your dog shows signs of stress, slow down the training schedule, add additional days of training, or increase the amount of play time with your dog in the Boundary Area. Common stress signals include:

    Dog pulling on leash toward the house
    Ears tucked
    Tail down
    Body lowered
    Nervous / frantic movement or stiffening of dog's body

  • Your dog must be completely comfortable near the Boundary Flags at the end of every training session. Spend at least 5 minutes of “play time” at the completion of each session within 10 feet of the Boundary Flags.
  • Finish each training session on a positive note with lots of praise and play.
  • Remove the Collar Receiver after each training session.
  • Be sure to contain your dog by another means during the training period (pen, tie-out, leash, etc.).
  • During training, if you need to take your dog out of the Boundary Area, remove the Collar Receiver and either pick your dog up or put him in the car to pass out of the Boundary Area.
  • Even if you think your dog is responding well to the training, complete the entire training. Reinforcement is important!

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PHASE 1 (DAY 1) - BOUNDARY FLAG AWARENESS
Perform three sessions on day 1, each training session lasting 10-15 minutes.

GOAL:

To have your dog learn that the Boundary Flags and warning beep from the Collar Receiver define the new Boundary Area.

SETUP:

  • Begin training with Stimulation Level 2 and only increase if your dog does not respond to the Stimulation.
  • Put a separate non-metallic collar on your dog’s neck ABOVE the Collar Receiver and attach a leash (Be sure the extra collar does not put pressure on the Contact Points).
  • Have tiny pieces of treats that your dog will find desirable available.
  • Have your dog’s favorite play toy available.

STEPS:

  1. Begin by walking your dog on a leash in the Boundary Area. Calmly praise and talk to your dog, occasionally giving treats.
  2. Move toward the Boundary Flags (10A). Keep your mood happy and throw treats to the ground.
  3. With full control of your dog on a leash, toss a treat on the outside edge of the flags. As your dog enters the Stimulation Zone to receive the treat, he will begin to receive a mild Stimulation (10B). The longer your dog remains in the Stimulation Zone, the stronger the Stimulation will get. Allow him to stay in the Stimulation Zone for 2 seconds then gently help your dog back into the Boundary Area (10C). Immediately praise and offer him a treat as he enters the Boundary Area, even if you have helped with the leash. Wiggle a Boundary Flag to help your dog understand that the discomfort of the Stimulation happens around the flags.

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  4. Repeat this process at the same Boundary Flag until your dog resists going into the Stimulation Zone.
  5. Aim to master 3-4 Boundary Flags per session. Make this FUN! Praise your dog if he quickly retreats or resists going into the Stimulation Zone.

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PHASE 2 (DAYS 2 THRU 4) - CONTINUE BOUNDARY FLAG AWARENESS
Perform three sessions per day, each lasting 10-15 minutes.

GOAL:

To train your dog to stay in the Boundary Area and respect the boundary while you are outside of it.

SETUP:

  • Begin training with Stimulation Level 2 and only increase if your dog does not respond to the Stimulation.
  • Put a separate non-metallic collar on your dog’s neck ABOVE the Collar Receiver and attach a leash.
  • Have tiny pieces of treats available.
  • Have your dog’s favorite play toy available.

STEPS:

  1. Repeat steps 1-4 in Phase One.
  2. Drop the leash, leaving your dog in the Boundary Area.
  3. Walk outside the boundary and wiggle the Boundary Flags facing your dog.
  4. Continue around the entire boundary doing this, tossing treats to your dog in the Boundary Area and praising him.

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PHASE 3 (DAYS 5 THRU 8) - DISTRACTION PHASE
Perform three training sessions per day, each lasting 10 to 15 minutes.

GOAL:

To train your dog to stay within the Boundary Area with distractions outside of the Boundary Area.

SETUP:

  • Begin training with Stimulation Level 2 and only increase if your dog does not respond to the Stimulation.
  • Put a separate non-metallic collar on your dog’s neck ABOVE the Collar Receiver and attach a leash.
  • Have tiny pieces of treats available.
  • Have your dog’s favorite play toy available.
  • Create distractions to tempt your dog to enter the Warning and Stimulation Zones, such as:

• Have a family member cross from inside the Boundary Area to outside of it.
• Throw a ball outside of the Boundary Area.
• Have a neighbor walk their dog outside of the Boundary Area.

STEPS:

  1. With full control of your dog on a leash, have the distraction presented.
  2. If your dog does not move toward the distraction, praise and offer a treat.
  3. If your dog does react to the distraction, allow him to go into the Stimulation Zone.
  4. Help your dog back into the Boundary Area if he does not turn back after 3 seconds.
  5. Give treats and praise your dog anytime he comes back into the Boundary Area with or without help.
  6. Repeat this process with other distractions. Use other family members during this process.

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PHASE 4 (DAYS 9 THRU 14) - UNLEASHED SUPERVISION

Training sessions should start at 10-15 minutes, gradually increasing to over an hour.

Your dog is ready for this step only when he clearly avoids the entire Boundary Flag line, regardless of any distractions or temptations. During this step, do not leave your dog unattended.

GOAL:

To give your dog free run of the Boundary Area off the leash.

SETUP:

Adjust the Collar Receiver to the permanent setting appropriate for your dog depending on his size and temperament.

STEPS:

  1. Enter the Boundary Area with your dog wearing the Collar Receiver.
  2. Walk around the yard and play with your dog, staying within the Boundary Area at all times.
  3. Preoccupy yourself with another task in the yard while watching your dog.
  4. Should your dog escape, take the Collar Receiver off or turn the system off at the Fence Transmitter and lead him back into the Boundary Area.

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DAYS 15 THRU 30 - MONITORING YOUR DOG

Your dog is ready to run! Check in on your dog at regular intervals.

NOTE: After you are satisfied your dog’s training is complete, remove every other Boundary Flag every 4 days until all flags are removed. Save Boundary Flags for future use.


Max. Area: Up to 100 acres
Collar: 9-volt alkaline
Wire: 20 Gauge / 1000 ft.
Add unlimited # of collars
Use:
Large & Stubborn Dogs
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Also any dog over 10 lbs.
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SportDOG Containment System SDF-100A

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