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Farm gate problem

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I have 6 fenced acres that are dog/deer proof--even for my Australian Shepherds. The vehicle gate is the problem. One of my dogs will run full speed to the gate when ever she hears it open and will get out before it's closes--it's a battery operated gate with a timer. She will follow a car out as well. I've had a couple of training sessions with a vibrating Garmin collar but so far I'm not confident that she is 'getting' it. The frequent presence of Deer and Turkeys near the gate make it difficult. I hate to do it but I'm considering some kind of invincible fence option with a shock collar. I'd love some suggestions to help solve this.
Thanks in advance,
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I would start with the same method I would use to teach them not to door dash. You're just upsizing with the gate. Here's a video from Zak George breaking it down. There's a lot of fluff at the beginning of the video, but keep watching, it eventually gets to the substance. It's even got a bunch of random cats as the distraction.

Small steps are the key. You're not going to overload the dog with too much stimulation all at once.
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