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Does anyone have any issues with training a beagle to an inground fence system? I just wanted some info and complications if any before i start to train mine.

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I had a beagle (Dexter) who would lower his head , start yipping, and run through an underground fence although he was wearing a shock collar set on "high." And yes, the shock collar did work, which I proved to myself with some discomfort, and the contacts were touching Dexter's neck. Needless to say, when he returned (after a considerable run) he would wait outside the invisible fence until it was turned off and someone escorted him back inside.
In the race of technology vs. beagle the outcome remains in doubt.
 

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I owned a pet store for 13 years and sold the invisible fences. For the most part customers were very happy with them except for the owners of one breed...Beagles. They just don't seem to care. They put their noses down to the ground and go.
 

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Hi there, my beagle has been using invisible fencing for 3yrs now.....it works great....keep your flags up show the dog where it can go and it will learn....beagles are alot smarter then what people give them credit for....they are not only for hunting rabbits....good luck
 

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@lucygirl...what kind of invisible fence are you using? I am moving to a house with 2 acres. I currently live in home with a fenced in yard (6 ft privacy fence) with landscape timbers nailed at the groundline to deter digging. I have so many rocks and logs buried in my yard along the fenceline because my beagles like to escape. I can't have a chain link fence because they climb too. I have been reading up on invisible fences and there are many different types.
 

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@mel070278...I mentioned in an earlier post that I used to sell this type of fence. I sold the Invisible Fence brand and it is a good quality product with a very good guarantee but there are many less expensive ones on the market now. From time to time we had returns from unhappy customers and as I mentioned earlier it was a very high percentage of Beagle owners. What many pet owners don't understand is that you just don't bury the wire and turn the dogs loose, there are a few weeks of training to do first. We stressed this at the time of the sale but sometimes people just don't want to hear certain things. Lucygirl is right, Beagles are smart. Their stubbornness makes people think they are un-trainable but that just isn't true.

When you install your fence here's a good tip: We had a gas powered lawn edger that we loaned out so that customers could "dig" a nice straight line that was just the right depth. This method was very fast and the lawn healed quickly also.

Hope this helped. Good luck!
 

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Thanks for the reply :) I have been looking at the DIY systems. I figured it would take some training. I really don't want to shock the dogs, but the only way to contain my beagles it to put up privacy fence. I don't really want to do 2 acres of privacy fence :) I'll try using my edger too!
 

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@lucygirl...what kind of invisible fence are you using? I am moving to a house with 2 acres. I currently live in home with a fenced in yard (6 ft privacy fence) with landscape timbers nailed at the groundline to deter digging. I have so many rocks and logs buried in my yard along the fenceline because my beagles like to escape. I can't have a chain link fence because they climb too. I have been reading up on invisible fences and there are many different types.
Hi there, sorry it took so long to get back to you. I use invisible fence brand..2 acres about 800.00...tried the cheaper one but it was junk.400.00....collar didn't work very well and the wire they supply is too thin....believe me this works if you give your dog time and training....my beagle is gone the first chance she gets but now I have relaxed knowing this fence works. It also has a range of 6ft high if you happen to have snow banks which I do living in Canada...hope this helps you write back if you would like more info....
 

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Having owned greyhounds and beagles I am very much against invisible fences. They don't stop another dog from coming onto your property and I know of quite a few stories were a scent/sight hound will run right thru it to chase a child, rabbit, etc.
 
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