When you are looking for a hidden underground electric dog fence, we understand it’s because you love your dog. You want to provide a safe place for your pets to get out and exercise and just be dogs. “Dog owners want to have peace of mind, and know their pets are protected.” Greg Smith, dog lover, dog trainer, and owner of Pet Stop Pet Fence Systems of Western Mass, wants that for you too.
Greg has been training dogs for over 30 years in basic obedience and competitively. He believes in a very gentle and humane way of training, that’s why 20 years ago, when he needed a pet fence system for his dog Buck, he chose to install the safest and most reliable pet fence system in the market…Pet Stop®. One thing Greg knew when he retired from a 25-year suit and tie career in marketing was, whatever he did with the rest of his working life, he would have to love it. He loves dogs and enjoys training so much he knew that was the direction he needed to go. Greg was so happy with his Pet Stop dog fence system that is was an easy decision for him; he became a Pet Stop dealer and Greg has never looked back.
People often ask Greg for advice when they see him with his happy and very well behaved yellow labs, Abby, Boomer, Sam, and Jag… “It’s simple, dogs of any age can learn so I spend a few minutes most everyday training my dogs. The adage, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is nonsense. Dogs of all ages can learn new things. In fact, dogs are much happier and better citizens when they are learning and have a purpose. When they are puppies, all training I do with them is an enjoyable experience. I find it very beneficial to carry a pocket full of kibble with me. For example, if you run away from a puppy they naturally want to chase after you. If you command “come” or “here” as they approach you, when they get to you, reward them with a kibble treat. They will figure out in a day or two what “come” or “here” means and they will gladly obey. Everything we do is fun and the puppy or adult dog is NEVER disciplined in a negative way! As they get older the kibble isn’t needed.”
In a 10-minute Gentle Steps training session with your dog, 9 minutes and 59 seconds of it will be just playing and having fun. Training your pet on a Pet Stop pet fence system will be a positive learning experience for your beloved pet. Once trained, your dog will have a lifetime of running around your yard just being a happy, safe dog! (or cat)
Jag is my “Fox Red” Yellow Labrador Retriever. Jag comes from outstanding Field Champion breeding including two national champions and a world champion. As a result of his breeding Jag has an incredible drive. You might think a dog with strong prey drive may be hard to train to a underground dog fence. NOT TRUE! Jag was trained to respect his boundaries in about two weeks and never crosses his perimeter.
Jag is also my “business partner!” Jag comes to work with me everyday and is used as my distraction dog while training your dog to respect his or her new boundaries. Jag looks forward to meeting your dog and helping your pal learn his or her new perimeter. Jag gets along with all dogs, big or small. His best friend is my daughters 8lb Teacup Yorkie.
Greg treats every installation like he is installing it in his own yard!
Greg is responsive, prompt and knowledgeable. He knows dogs and their behavior
quirks. The fence was installed without a problem and Greg returned for adjustments and assisting in the training. He made the adjustments we requested without an additional charge.Gerald Mann
A Customer Testimonial
Greg was awesome to work with! And our Charlie is so happy and safe in his yard. Any questions or concerns were handled quickly and professionally. Wouldn’t call anybody else.Kathleen McNinch