That didn't slow down our dog. He blew right thru the field and continued to accelerate until he got out frequency range. Those collars and transmitters can only be so powerful under the law. Once he got beyond that he could meander to his hearts content and the range was fairly limited, only about 50 feet or so.
50ft or so a dog chasing a squirrel/rabbit/cat can cross in seconds.
They do have their limitations.
My dog has never attempted to penetrate the barrier.
I'm kinda a dog nut. I prefer stubborn breeds and prize intelligence in my pets. What can I say, I like a challenge. Two of my dogs are extremely stubborn and prey driven. Our neighborhood has it's share of rats, rabbits, possums, squirrels, snakes, groundhogs, etc.
Electronic fences that PETA would crucify me for using do NOT phase either of those dogs. They just twitch briefly and keep on going.
Originally Posted by lifeistooshort View Post
It's only been in the last few years that I've realized that the dynamic in my house growing up wasn't "normal".
My awakening started when I realized that whenever I'd share stories about my nutjob family people would look at me like I'd grown a second head.
I used to play the filthy, drugged out voicemails one of my nutty sisters would leave me for my coworkers and one of them told me that if she hadn't heard it for herself she would have thought I was either making it up or exaggerating.
It was a real eye opener for her.
I'm not sure my hb knew people like my family existed before he met me.
Let's just say that her more people learn about my family the more impressive it becomes that I turned out ok.
Yet to me this was normal.
Everything is subject to perspective.
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I totally understand. I have actually been accused of making sh!t up because I was telling family stories. Doesn't everyone have a few convicts and drug addicts among their cousins? We've all gone out to celebrate our siblings birthdays and had a bar brawl where the cops got called, right? Don't we all have an uncle who thinks reading is bad for women because it gives them ideas? I'm sure a lot of people have an aunt and uncle who were openly in an open marriage rather than divorce. It's all common in big families because there's bound to be a few nuts in a large tree, right?
I realized young that my family wasn't normal through watching friends families. I kind of appreciate my family more because of it. At least they were entertaining and I did learn a lot of life pro tips watching them.