Both Farley and Ida (our Boxer) have developed the nasty habit of fence fighting with the neighbors dogs. Problem started when we moved back to Texas. The people next to us have these extremely yappy little bit of things that run the line of the private fence and growling and barking at the dogs, hence they barked back. Then the people behind us rescued two dogs and they are HORRIBLE barkers and they started the fence fighting as well.
I have tired positive reinforcement, putting them up immedately, leash walking in the back yard, pulling them away from the fence and saying "NO FENCE" and we have been trying since June! NOTHING is working!! They go out and "pretend" they are going to ignore the other dogs but as soon as they start...WHAM the dogs are in high gear!
SOO...my next option is to try the Vibrating/ Shock collars. I am not sure this is the avenue I want to go down but I am afraid if I get the electric fence they will just bark inside the fence "new" fence line. They have turned into hoodlums!!!
Any advice or help is appreciated...good or bad. :)