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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 have a very similar situation, there are a couple cattle gates that I don't want the dogs crossing, even if they are open. I was "on the fence" 馃槅 so to speak. Invisible fence was the solution. I don't have "door dashers" but if you open a gate long enough to get a tractor through , by the time you walk back to close it a curious dog will go through. Now the doggies thing the fence shoots lightning and they know it's "range". It's not as gentle as I'd like to be, I really am one foot in on any type of Ecollar, but a lightning bolt to the neck is a lot nicer than letting fido pick his boundaries and having him get run over or shot by a trespassing hunter.

Oh, most importantly. This method works with no treats. I will not do treat work. AND this method requires no commands. A dog cannot hear "sit" , "stay", or any verbal command while a tractor is thundering through. My dogs learned quickly that the only time they go through the gate is when a leash is on, and a sit,stay,and break are issued.
This is exactly my problem and I think I'll have to go with an Ecollar. Do you have any suggestions on a brand, type, etc.?
Thanks, everyone. Great suggestions! I'm now feeling confident that I can solve this.
The only one I've used is "extreme dog fence by perimeter technologies" on amazon. I like it, it has variable power levels and apparently you can change the range from the wire but I haven't tried to do that .

It's not necessary to bury it all the way around, they send you a quality wire that can sit in the sun. I just stapled it up to my fence posts and only buried it at the gates.

One thing to note, if you want off limits areas within the fence, they send you the twisted wire and splices, but double your wire because that can only be done with a double perimeter wire, according to the directions.
Thanks. I'll have a look at it.
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