TheFreedomFence.com now offers installation, repair and servicing of All Brands of pet and dog fence systems in Elk Point AB and Western Canada. Choosing the right underground dog fence for your dog can be confusing because of the wide variety of electronic pet fences available. A quality in-ground dog fence is sold by Pet Stop®, PetSafe®, Pet Guardian®, Invisible Fence ™ ®, DogWatch®, Dog Guard®, Innotek®, and DogTek® and comes in different styles for different types of dogs and are ideal for climate found in and around Elk Point AB.
Even though an invisible, underground, wireless or other electric dog fence systems cannot be seen or touched, they do a fairly good job in keeping your dog safe within the exterior areas of your demarcated property. These unique dog containment systems are designed to prevent your dog from straying, being a nuisance to your neighbors and staying safe from accidents or attacks by other animals. It is not only an innovative way to keep your dog safe, but will also save you a lot of money compared to installing a traditional fence in Elk Point AB. Moreover, they will also give your home and garden a cleaner, more aesthetic look.
If you find that a traditional fence is beyond your budget, or if such a fence contravenes rules laid down by your neighborhood community, then installing any type of invisible dog fencing system would be the best option. There are some highly effective fences available today, so you can easily choose one that suits your needs and budget.
One of the most popular options available today is the “radio electric” dog fence. It is designed for the sole purpose of deterring your dog from moving out of the demarcated areas of your Elk Point AB property or acreage. The invisible dog fence involves the use of two main components – a transmitter and a receiver (radio collar).
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How the Dog Fences Works?
The fence has an electric wire fitted with a transmitter and installed underground all around the borders of your acreage or Elk Point AB property. This fence system works by giving out a beeping signal which is received by your dog’s radio collar, each time it (the dog) gets too close to the fence. If your dog continues to ignore the signals, a mild static shock is delivered via its collar to stop it from crossing the fence. However, the shock frequency can be adjusted to limit fear or harm to your dog.
Are Electronic Dog Fences Legal in Elk Point AB?
Wireless dog fences could be the answer for keeping your pet safe. This protective measure for the dog you love interests many owners, but they need to take into consideration the type of dog they have, the features of the any wireless fence and the layout of the property.
Wireless dog fences can stop a dog from escaping as long as the radio signal is not interfered with and it understands the circular radius. This circular transmission of the radio signal will cut off the corners of a property and does not lend itself to the dog's visual reference of the boundary and the fence limits.
A dog can jump a traditional fence or run through open gauges. Once it escapes there is some unpleasant dangers, being taken by a Shire ranger, or causing an accident that the owner would be responsible for.
Circular signal of a wireless dog fence
A wireless dog fence emits a circular radio signal from a central point that could be interfered with. Metal objects, such as sheds and vehicles might obscure the signal from full transmission, and could cause confusion with other radio signals within the property or house area.
The radio signal of wireless fences makes a Pet Barrier around the property in a circular fashion. However they are restricted in that they cannot be manipulated to give the dog full range of the property and fence lines. Preventing a dog from digging in an internal garden bed is not feasible with a wireless fence.
Wireless fences may not be able to surround an area within a property where the dog mustn't go. Pet owners can protect their gardens with a system that uses a radio dog fence wire that enables the radio signal to be manipulated more easily. The dog gets the full run of the property with the wire following the edges of garden beds and recognizes good visual references/line as to where it can and can't go.
A wireless fence for them may not suit the property nor have the features needed to keep the dog safe. Some important elements that may not be included, for example surge protection and a guarantee that stray radio signals will not affect the performance of the unit. Look for built-in surge protection on the power adapter and a coded digital FM radio frequency. Not all radio signals are the same.
Some owners are concerned about what the dog will feel. The stimulation that the dog receives from a radio dog fence is similar to the static from a shopping trolley. Some owners wonder whether they must train them to react properly to the pet barrier; the answer is that the owner must help the dog learn to respond properly, but the training is not complicated. With electronic dog fencing, the owner rewards the dog for stopping when it feels the stimulation. It is important for the owner to set and adjust the level of stimulation at a rate the dog can handle.
It is important to get a radio dog fence collar with programmable levels that can be changed to guide them through the training process. Starting at a low level enables training the dog to be an easier experience for both the dog and the owner.
Sometimes they can linger just inside the Pet Barrier Warning Zone. This will run the battery down. In some cases, a dog may learn that if he waits long enough, he will no longer feel the static stimulation after running down the battery. This is a dangerous situation for your pet. A good dog fence collar will have 'anti linger' to signal the dog to get out of the warning zone. This keeps them safe, and prevents the battery from running down. It corrects the dog after a short period of time in the warning zone. A two year replaceable battery gives a dog owner much less to worry about.
We all want to keep our pets safe but a traditional fence may not be enough to protect your dog. It is no good tying a dog up all day to prevent it from escaping but a Wireless dog fence may not give the flexibility to be the answer. You should compare the features and the needs of your property and your dog carefully.
Invisible Dog Fences
Are you confused about which wire to use when getting your electronic dog fence. The 2 most common types of dog fence wire are 18 Gage and 20 Gage. Which should you choose for your situation and why? Obviously, both gages work for all underground fence systems or Innotek, PetSafe or other manufacturers would not pack their dog fence systems with 20 Gage wire. Perimeter Technologies pack their dog fence systems with 20 g or 18 g. This dog fence wire can often be very difficult to find, as individual rolls, unless the retailer actually sells the dog fence kits and sometimes they do not even sell the extra wire rolls separately.
However, there are some recommended guidelines that will help you decide which dog fence wire will be better for you. First 18 Gage is stronger and more durable and long lasting than 20 Gage Boundary wire. Solid core copper wire is better than stranded wire.
Here are some guidelines to follow:
Use 18 Gage if you have
- Rocky soil or rocks
- If you are not burying the wire
- Many trees or vegetation
- Larger than 5 acres
Use 20 Gage if you have:
- Loose sandy or clay soil
- Putting wire next to a fence
- Few trees or vegetation
- 5 acres or smaller area
PLEASE NOTE - If installing an electronic dog fence above ground, you will need to use lawn staples every 5 feet to keep the wire in place. If the wire moves around then the dog will become confused about where his boundaries are. These are sold in packages of about 100 staples. One package will take care of one 500 foot spool of wire. Where you cut grass, it is best to bury the wire.
A few important tips to keep in mind when purchasing a fence system:
-Installing the wire underground the best tool to use is an edger, a gas powered edger or an edger that also lays cable at the same time, it could be called a cable layer or edger-trencher. The wire only needs to be buried 2 -3 in but can go deeper if you want.
-Never mix 2 types of wire! Mixed wire can give you signal problems and affect the functioning of your system. If you use 20 Gage stranded to start, then stick with 20 Gage stranded. Don't go from stranded to solid core. The same goes for all the different types and sizes of wire. If more than 500 foot is being purchased for larger areas, make sure that extra wire is the same type of wire.
- If you are using the pre-twisted wire you must use 20 Gage twisted wire with 20 Gage solid core wire and if you are using 18 Gage wire for your fence you must use 18 Gage twisted wire. Pre-twisted wire is use to create a gateway or place where the dog can cross the dog fence wire and not get a stimulation or shock from his collar.
-NEVER attach or weave dog your fencing wire through a CHAIN LINK FENCE or metal fence; it will negatively affect the functioning of the fence systems.
-If you have an existing fence that your dog jumps, climbs over or digs under, it would be best to put the electric fence wire at least one foot inside the existing fence, not attach it to the existing fence. That way the dog will be able to get the collar, he is wearing, to cross the wire in order to get a shock . If the dog fence wire is too close to the existing wooden or chain link fence then the dog will not get a shock and not be deterred.
-If you are running the dog fence wire going through a forest or heavily treed area, where you cannot bury the wire, just leave it on the surface. Use staples or trees to keep the wire in place and the ground will grow up over it. It is important to bury the wire where you will be cutting grass over the wire.
-The wire is waterproof with a Polyurethane coating and can also go through wet or swampy areas and still work just fine.
-IMPORTANT, if your are ordering extra rolls of wire, you should always order an extra set of 50 boundary flags with every extra roll of 500 foot of wire that you purchase. It is important for your pet to know the boundary. If you order 1500 foot of wire for example, you should get 150 boundary flags.
http://thefreedomfence.com/alberta/ – TheFreedomFence.com now offers installation, repair and servicing of All Brands of pet and dog fence systems in Elk Point AB. WE PROUDLY SERVICE ALL BRANDS OF ELECTRIC FENCE SYSTEMS LIKE: Pet Stop®, PetSafe®, Pet Guardian®, Invisible Fence ™ ®, DogWatch® and Dog Guard®.