If you follow us on Instagram, you know our boy Reuben passed away of old age last fall. He was 14, and lived a good life, but it was really hard on all of us. He was our first “child”, and our kids have always had him around.
We knew we would eventually get another dog, but we didn’t expect the stars to align so quickly and bring us Remi. He is a mini Australian Shepherd with more energy than you can possibly imagine. He loves hard and plays hard.
Going from a 14 year old lab to a 4 month old herding dog was nothing short of a shock. But he had us wrapped around his little finger in no time.
I never knew how truly different breeds of dogs are, and there has definitely been a learning curve. Remi is so smart and loves learning. He learned to go potty outside quickly, and Paisley taught him to sit, stay, turn around, and heel.
One thing that we’ve really struggled with, however, is keeping him in our yard. Reuben would always stay close and we didn’t have to worry about him wandering off and harassing the neighbors. But Remi is another story. We want to be able to hang out outside as a family! Grilling, playing, doing yard work, etc. And when we put him on a line, he just pulls and barks constantly.
We looked into having a fence installed, but $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
Nick was scrolling the ‘gram one day (as one does), and was served an ad for SpotOn GPS dog fence. An invisible fence with no line to bury? WHAT KIND OF MAGIC IS THIS?
They send you a collar for your dog (there are 3 different sizes to choose from, and they’re also adjustable!) and you download the SpotOn app to your phone. You simply walk the perimeter of your property (or the area you want him/her to stay within), and you can also manipulate the boundary lines within the app as well. It doesn’t have to be a square or rectangle. It can truly be so customizable! And easy to set up!
SpotOn’s True Location technology uses GPS to track your pup WITHIN 3 FEET! It taps into a network of 128 satellites, and is always connected to at least 25-30 satellites… which is why it’s the most reliable GPS boundary! There are instructions and simple training modules on how to train your dog to learn where the boundaries are, and they even provide a free 1:1 session with a SpotOn certified dog trainer.
Now, we just let him our to run, and we can track him inside on our phone! If he leaves the property, (which RARELY happens anymore), we get a notification on our phone.
What I really love, is that we can create “off limits zones” for our garden to keep him out. And the app lets you have multiple maps/fences, so when we go to see family or friends, we can bring him and have a boundary saved for their property as well!
It’s so nice having peace of mind and being able to enjoy our family time without worrying about Remi and his whereabouts. He’s such a good boy!
We’re so excited to be able to offer you a $100 discount when you use out code: REALITYDAYDREAM to get a SpotOn collar for YOUR pup! And no monthly subscription required. It’s such a game-changer!
Let us know if you have any questions in the comments. 🙂
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