Keep Your Dog Out of Restricted Areas in Your
Most problems that dog owners face are usually the result of the dog having too much freedom and in turn
By keeping your dog out of some areas, you ensure that no harm is done to your things and this also keeps your
dog for getting in trouble.
There are various ways you can employ to keep you dog out of restricted areas in your home. The simplest way is
to establish boundaries, which the dog has to stay within.
Indoor containment of dogs to keep them within their boundaries is becoming increasingly common. Containment can
be in form of crate where the dog is placed in the crate during certain times and only let out during feeding
time, play time or when he has to go out to eliminate
on a schedule.
You can also safely contain your dog indoors using other devices that you can obtain from the pet shop. There
are wireless devices that have two parts, a transmitter which can be placed in places where you want the dog to
stay away from and a dog collar which is placed on the dog.
When the dog gets close to the transmitter, a warning beep is let off to let the dog know that he is outside of
his boundaries. If the dog continues to move toward the transmitter, a signal is sent that causes the collar to
emit static shock or spray citronella on the dog.
This serves as a way to deter the dog from crossing his boundaries again. The memory of such unpleasant
incidents will serve as a lesson to the dog to keep away from certain areas. Such devices are a form of negative
reinforcement where bad behaviour is met with unpleasant consequences thus the do will learn not to repeat the same
To keep your furniture, mats and carpets safe, you can use sprays that are bitter tasting which will give the
dog an unpleasant taste in the mouth when it tries to chew on furniture or mats.
You can also keep the dog out of restricted areas though proper obedience training. In this, the dog learns how to comply with commands, and
you can make use of such commands to ensure your dog stays where you want him to and keeps away from some
Ensure that your dog’s movements are supervised, if you see him going where he is not supposed to go, just stop
the dog by calling out his name and command him to “come.” Be assertive when giving commands if you want your dog
to comply with them. Even the slightest bit of hesitation on your side will be viewed as the dog as a sign that
there’s room to not comply.
You can also employ the use of wireless dog fences; these are also a form of containment system without using
the traditional crate. Here, the dog can move freely and is not caged but the movements are restricted to certain
boundaries. Any attempt by the dog to move outside the set boundaries will result in a signal that causes the do to
receive an electrical impulse.