After installing your PetCare Hidden Fence, we personally instruct you and your pet using our exclusive GentleStart™ training methods and we hold your hand until conditioning is complete with unlimited support. Our simple and humane program guides you and your pet through the learning, awareness and testing phase. Our training program is so radically different from all other high shock, pain-based training methods that within minutes, our clients realize that their fears for their dogs comfort were unfounded. At PetCare Hidden Fence, we believe that a true containment professional is not just someone who can contain your dog, but someone who has the experience and ability to allow your dog to happily learn and accept their boundaries with the least amount of discomfort.
With GentleStart™ training, the initial stimulation is so tiny that most dogs don’t notice it at first. In fact, we typically ask our clients to feel the tingle before their dog! Of course, this level will not keep your pet home in the long run, but your pet is on a leash at this time and is being gently guided through awareness of their new boundary, and eventually into containment a few days later at a higher stimulation levels.
This learning occurs before your pet receives more than the tiniest of stimulations from the collar. Afterward, during the testing phase, your dog learns the consequences of going beyond their assigned territory, out of the “safe and happy area”. Our calm and assertive training helps your dog understand that they can control the shock and beep by simply backing away and avoiding it entirely in the future. (We are not aware of any other hidden fence company that encourages you to teach for as long as us, as other companies sometimes rely heavily on intimidating and severely shocking your pet within the first few minutes of training.)
“For our first two dogs, we used Invisible Fence® Brand. During their training, our dogs were shocked so hard I was in tears. When I noticed that my neighbor had a different company (PetCare Hidden Fence), put a system in, I walked over and cautioned her about my experience. Mike asked me to feel the stimulation on the collar he was about to train her dog with – I was nervous and reluctant but agreed. I was surprised when I could barely feel anything, but completely dumbfounded as I watched Mike train dogs twice the size of mine, with practically nothing more than a tickle and a beep. On the spot, I asked Mike to remove the Invisible Fence® Brand equipment from our garage and I traded in all our collars for his recommendations. If only I had known about PetCare Hidden Fence and their GentleStart™ training method to start with…”
Linda Mazzeo, Covington, Louisiana
Our GentleStart™ Training Method is so successful that in 25 years, only one refund has been given and it was our decision to do so voluntarily because it was immediately apparent that the dog’s owner did not want to follow our training process, he only wanted to shock his dog.
Statistics prove that a high-shock, negative approach to training is only successful less than 10% of the time, and typically results in a dog that bolts through or is scared of the yard.
The reason our method works is simple: It is science-driven and based on canine psychology. Unlike dogs “trained” by companies still using the inhumane and outdated shortcut shock-based methods of 35 years ago, PetCare dogs benefit from a simple, calm and assertive positive reinforcement-based training process that rewards their curiosity and bravery so they are not afraid to learn and eventually accept their boundaries.
PetCare Hidden Fence dogs do not stay in the house or sit on the porch in fear of the yard, they enjoy their entire “territory” because they have been psychologically conditioned to resist temptation and accept their boundaries.
We serve the following Louisiana Parishes and Mississippi Counties:
St Tammany Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, Livingston Parish, Washington Parish, Jefferson Parish, New Orleans Parish, Saint Helena Parish, East Feliciana Parish, West Feliciana Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, and Hancock County Mississippi.