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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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It sounds like the gate opens if you are not present? Then the dog dashes out? (And also when you are present?)

When you are present you can train it. Impulse control is what training you seek.

When you are not present you may have to resort to an invisible fence option. You can't train what you are not there to change!
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