DIY Dog Fence!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

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Around the time that Dan and I first began to date - we each acquired a dog.  I had a cute little puppy when we first met and then he found a puppy that he just couldn't resist adopting.  I guess being in college, we felt like we just didn't have enough projects or work to manage.  He had a beautiful Alaskan Malamute and I had a coal black Cocker Spaniel. We loved those friendly pets.   I can remember all the time we took to carefully shop for the best color - wondering which would look the best against their beautiful coats.  We walked up and down the aisles of the pet store making sure that we had the perfect food dishes for each of them.  We played with and squeezed all sorts of various pet toys.  We spent time reading the various food options to see which would have the best nutrition for our very differently sized dogs.  Being a large Alaskan Malamute, Indy had different nutritional needs than did my smaller Cocker Spaniel.  That was such a neat fact to learn about our pets!

There was so much to learn that we had never thought of before.  Were they caught up on their shots?  Were they eating the right amount of food and getting plenty of water?  In the Summer months we had to make sure they weren't too hot when they were outside playing.  So much to worry about - but we loved every minute of it!

We loved having them outside and taking them to the park for play and exercise.  Of course, when you have beloved pets - you also worry about keeping them safe when you're out as well as when they are in their own yard. Training them to stay where they should can be one of the most difficult tasks!  You want them to be able to jump and play throughout the yard freely. Yet, you also want them to stay in the yard and out of the road. Even when you have well-trained pets - there are still those moments when they see something fascinated in the next yard or across the street that they can't help but chase after.  Not having a fenced in yard - Dan chose a special color to keep Indy, the Alaskan Malamute, in the back yard.

Eventually we graduated, married and had a home of our own. Installing a fence, even an invisible, in our new home was just not an option. The cost was just too much! It would have been fantastic if we could have had the information and option of the Dog Fence DIY at that time. With this free guide, we would have been able to install an underground electric dog fence at a fraction of the cost!

Sometimes it's hard to imagine that it has been so long since we've seen them and their happy pouncing when they would see us return home.  I sure do miss those precious pets!