Published at Thursday, February 28th, 2019 - 12:40:08 PM. Fence. By Noe Metais.
Update on Electric Dog Fences People often choose this type of containment system because its easier to install than traditional fencing and much more economical. When people are in need of containing their dog in a large area of land an electric dog fence can do the job for about $300. If you choose to contain a large area of land with traditional fencing this could be an investment of thousands of dollars instead of hundreds. When considering an electric dog fence as an option there has to be a commitment from the owner in training their dog to respect the boundaries that you will establish. There are many benefits to using an electric dog fence. A dog that is left unleashed will often wander into neighbors yard and get into all kinds of trouble causing damage and added stress to your family apart from being intimidating to people in your neighborhood.Dog fences help their owners keep their pets inside their properties. Electronic Pet fences have become a very popular solution in pet containment. They have proven to be very effective and reliable after proper training has been taken with your dog. Electrical fences have become more common within the market and they are undoubtedly the most portable and versatile of all dog fences. There are two types of electronic dog fences available for you to choose from. There is an underground fence and a wireless fence.The underground fence often referred to as an in ground fence consist of wire that you will bury inches under the ground or you may staple the wires on to boards on top of the ground. The electronic dog fence system uses a radio dog collar along with a transmitter that sends out a radio signal to the collar. The electronic collar in response delivers and electronic static form of correction. This static form of correction along with your training will educate your dog in the boundaries that you have established. All manufacturers and models of electric dog fences use electronic stimulation for correction as needed to train and contain your dog.these levels of static shock can be adjusted to accommodate the temperament and the needs of your best friend. The most reputable manufacturers in the industry of electronic Pet fences are PetSafe, Innotek and SportDog. Among these top manufacturers of electronic dog fences you will have to the highest in quality most reliable pet containment systems that are available in todays Market. An underground fence offers more advantages than using a wireless fence. The underground fence gives you the ability to customize the containment to the exact shape of your yard and also allowing you to contain a larger area. This electric dog fence offers a safe and reliable option without building a traditional fence. The underground fence will take longer to install than the wireless fence but the instructions are easy to follow. When installing any electric Pet fence there are flags you will uses markers to put around the barrier that you have established These markers enable both you and your dog to see the edges of the boundary and this will help both of you in the training process. Youll want to put the flags close enough together to establish a barrier for your dog. As your dog approaches the boundary he will receive an electronic static form of correction to deter him from crossing the boundary. Electronic pet fences are both safe and humane but the owners need to take responsibility in proper training their dog to avoid unnecessary correction and to learn to respect the boundaries. If a dog owner does not spend the time in properly training his dog he is setting himself and his dog up for unnecessary frustration.Electric Pet fences are proven and effective way to contain your pet. Regardless of which model of electronic Pet fence that you decide to purchase just follow the structures as provided and you should have very little difficulty. Wireless Fences can be a great option to give your dog freedom to roam and play while keeping them secure in your yard. Wireless Pet fences are often referred to as instant fences or wireless fences offer portable options that you simply cannot get with other types of dog fencing systems. You can unplug your wireless dog fence from your yard and take it when the one vacation or trip to the Summer home. A Wireless fence is easy to install after you plug-in the transmitter set the boundary flags up around the area of containment and youre done. It is advised when using a wireless fence that you have an open area to contain. This type of electronic Pet fence does not work well through walls and trees and will affect their efficiency and reliability. Wireless Pet fences are designed with two components, a transmitter and an electronic collar. The wireless fence the transmitter delivers a signal that is received by the electronic dog collar. Wireless Pet fences operate in a similar way as an underground Pet fence, we could maybe main difference being the boundary area of containment is restricted to an oval shape and is not adjustable. If you wish to expand the boundary of the wireless transmitter you can add additional transmitters to cover larger area for containment. The Wireless fence transmitter delivers a signal to the electronic collar. The area of containment and boundary specifications will vary depending on the manufacture of the wireless Pet fence. When using a wireless fence system the collar will be activated when your dog goes outside the boundary area where they will receive either a beep or a static shock form of correction depending on the settings you are using. When choosing a Wireless Pet fence the two top manufacturers are PetSafe and Perimeter. PetSafe offers the number one selling wireless fence in the market,The PetSafe PIF-300. The PetSafe pif-300 is often referred to as an instant fence. This type of wireless electronic dog fence comes with a single transmitter but can be used with multiple transmitters depending on the size of area you want to contain.
What is an underground dog fence? An underground dog fence is a system consisting of a radio transmitter, wire that acts as a transmitting antenna and a collar with a receiver that picks up the radio signal from the fence when your dog gets too close. When your dog enters the warning area near the wire the collar beeps warning him to stay back. If he continues to move toward the wire he will receive a static shock or correction. Some systems have progressive corrections so that the closer the dog progresses toward the wire the stronger the static shock he receives. There is some controversy about the humane aspect of delivering a shock to an animal to deter him. Most experts agree however that when an underground dog fence is properly installed and the dog is properly trained to the fence that these systems are very humane and safe. Consider the alternative if your dog runs out into traffic or gets lost. There is some chance of your dog being traumatized by the shock of he is improperly trained and/or the correction levels are too high for your particular dogs size and temperament. Proper training is critical to success with these systems. Yes, it is true that your dog, hopefully, will not like receiving the shock no more than you like touching a door knob and getting a static shock. This is his incentive to avoid the boundary. While the shock is uncomfortable it is not in itself dangerous to the animal. Most systems have automatic shut offs if the animal does not move out of the correction zone to protect him from over correction. Compared to a traditional fence an underground dog fence is fairly easy to install and should take less than a day with most applications. The hardest part of the installation is burying the wire. I offer four methods of burying the wire. The first is to use a straight edge spade shovel and use it to dig down about 3 inches and create a V-shaped trench to lay the wire in. The simply press the sod or dirt back in place. This is the most difficult and time consuming method. The second way is to use a gas powered lawn edger to cut a 3 inch deep trench. Lay the wire in the trench and replace the displaced dirt and press into place. The third method is to rent a trencher with a cable installation attachment. The trencher will cut the trench and lay the wire at the same time. The fourth method is to not bury the wire at all. Instead you can simple lay the wire above ground and use Pet Fence Staples to hold it in place. This method works well for low traffic areas and in grassy areas where the wire will lay deep in the turf. If you have to cross a driveway or sidewalk with the wire you will need to use a masonry blade to cut a groove in the concrete or asphalt and then use caulk to seal the wire into place. There are many factors involved in choosing the right underground dog fence system. Some of these factors are discussed below. Later on Ill make specific recommendations based on these factors. Wireless dog fences are not considered in this discussion.
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