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Dogs in Trouble

Posted on February 27, 2012 at 11:55 AM

The weather has been so mild this winter, it seems like we went from fall to spring.  Of course, March could change all that but we shall see soon enough.  It has proven to be a little bit of a problem with the children.  They have been out squirrel hunting, and have ended up across the road, in the neighbor's barn on more than one occasion.  They wear their remote training devices virtually all the time, but sometimes they are just so quick:  sitting out on the hill, helping Larry in the shop, whatever.  You neglect them for 2 minutes and they are gone, only to be caught trotting back out of the neighbors driveway. 

Now, we don't have a deficiency of acreage: the house sits 300 feet back from the road with a nice little overgrown woods separating us from the road.  These dogs have no business being bored.  So the decision was made to invest in an invisible dog fence (self installed).  The idea is that the collar with that system is activated by the buried wire, not our hand held unit that can only be used if we witness the act.  The pieces parts arrived Friday; hopefully we will have it installed by next weekend, although I am not sure our spring-like weather is going to hold. I hope they are in for a rude awakening. 

We'll see what happens.

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