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We've adopted a dog and have a solid 6 ft. fence. So far, she has not tried to go over it. I catch her looking at it and wonder if she could go over it, and I don't want her to even try.

Is there any way to mark the fence perimeter so that if the dog touches the fence, the collar will beep or vibrate, etc. I don't want to shock her. Just want her to learn the boundary.
 

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You say "the collar", is she wearing a shock collar?

For some dogs, a vibrating electronic collar can be as disturbing as the jolt of an electrical shock. That does not make the shock lessor, but rather that vibrate can be more than expected.

What is the interior surface of the fence? Block, wood or vinyl with rails on the outside, with rails on the inside? Type and size of dog?

You can work on boundary training with markers and rewards, I think on youtube both kikopup and zac george have some suitable videos.

Depending on your town rules and/or HOA rules, you could add a lattice work topper to a wood privacy fence or an open block topper to a block fence which adds height but not stopping light.
 

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You say "the collar", is she wearing a shock collar?

For some dogs, a vibrating electronic collar can be as disturbing as the jolt of an electrical shock. That does not make the shock lessor, but rather that vibrate can be more than expected.

What is the interior surface of the fence? Block, wood or vinyl with rails on the outside, with rails on the inside? Type and size of dog?

You can work on boundary training with markers and rewards, I think on youtube both kikopup and zac george have some suitable videos.

Depending on your town rules and/or HOA rules, you could add a lattice work topper to a wood privacy fence or an open block topper to a block fence which adds height but not stopping light.
She does not have a collar. I was just making the assumption that she would need to wear something. Unless there is a way to just make the fence make a sound if something touches it.
 

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My question though would be, what does a sound teach her about the fence being a boundary that the fence itself being there does not?

Most boundary training focuses on the dog learning where an invisible boundary is, for unfenced property or property underground electric fencing.

What can she learn from a beep (and how would you train her on it?) that can't be trained without the beep?

IMO, work on recall and have a very very solid "come when called" and supervise when outdoors. Keep chairs and tables and planters away from the fenceline to prevent them being used as steps.

The type of dog and type of fence would be useful to know for more practical advise like the coyote rollers mentioned above
 

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Maybe for training purpose, you should use training collar, by the time your pet will know that this place is prohibited.
 
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