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If you’re currently considering a wireless dog fence, there are so many factors that will determine which system is right for your pet, pocketbook and property. Once you have decided that you have ample time to train your dog, and that your pup meets the weight and age requirements for the system, it’s time to see which fence is the best option for your property.

Property Challenges for Wireless Dog Fences

Wireless dog fences are a great containment option for many yards. However, as with all wireless devices, they do have a few limitations that you might consider. Similar to cell phone service, there are physical characteristics in a landscape that may cause an obstruction in signal.

If your property has any of the following features, you may want to consider a Havahart® Fence Free Underground Dog Fence, which doesn’t require a wireless signal.        

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Heavily Wooded Areas
Trees, heavy landscaping and other large obstructions like barns or garages in between the base and the edge of the boundary can cause interference with the wireless signal.

Metal Siding, Stucco Walls, Cement Block Walls
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May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month, and there’s no better time to support the worthy cause of eradicating pet cancer.  According to PetCancerAwarness.org, cancer is the cause of nearly half of all disease-related pet deaths. Nearly 25 percent of all dogs will develop a tumor in their lifetime — in fact; dogs get cancer at about the same rates as humans. And while cats are less likely to be afflicted with cancer than dogs, feline cancer tends to be even more aggressive and deadly than the canine versions.

Unfortunately, humans can unwittingly contribute to the onset of cancer in our pets by exposing them to carcinogens found in pesticides, tobacco smoke and even the sun’s UV rays. No one wants their pets to suffer from this insidious disease.

There is still much to learn about the disease, how it develops and how to treat it. You can help fund research initiatives and donate toward much needed treatments for animals that need help. Most importantly, you should learn the early signs of cancer and keep a close watch on your pet. So jump in and … Read Entire Post

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So you’re thinking about adopting a dog? Congratulations! This is a big step for you and your family – and choosing the best dog breed for your lifestyle is one of the most important decisions you have to make.

Begin by checking out characteristics of the dogs you like to narrow down your list. Compare dog breeds, and perhaps you’ll even find a dog breed to match your lifestyle that you never even knew about. You can read all about dog breeds A-Z in our Dog Breed Library.

Before you fall in love with that scruffy little fluffy in the window, consider some of the following facts so that you both aren’t left heartbroken.

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Are You Active?

Bored dogs are destructive dogs. One of the best ways to prevent chewed couches, jumping and other undesirable behavior is regular exercise. Some breeds need more exercise than others. Small, companion dog breeds such as the Shih Tzu and Havanese don’t often require as much exercise as larger breed dogs such as Labrador Retrievers and German Shorthaired Pointers.

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It’s a nightmare come true, you’ve let your dog out for playtime in the yard but there’s a hole in your fence or the gate is blown open. The heart-wrenching panic begins to set in as you frantically check the backyard whistling and calling your dog’s name. But he’s not there, not in the yard, not just outside. He has run away and is lost and alone.

It’s easy to panic in this situation, but the faster you can begin searching and spreading the word, the more likely he is to come back. In honor of National Pet Identification Week, we’ll discuss some options for how to prevent a runaway, how to properly ID your dog and what to do if he does go missing.

Why do dogs run away?

There are several triggers to cause a dog to run. Some have a prey instinct that causes them to chase squirrels, cats, birds or other dogs. For some dogs it is so strong that they will dig under or climb over fences in order to continue their chase.

Environmental Factors
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