TheFreedomFence.com now offers installation, repair and servicing of All Brands of pet and dog fence systems in 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 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 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 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 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 AB?
Many pet owners have a problem when it comes to keeping their dog's within a safe area. Anything can happen to a dog that runs off into the street. It can be attacked by other dogs in the area or it can get run over by a passing car. Sadly, some cities and neighborhoods don't make it easy for dog owners to keep their pet safe. Although the more practical option is to erect a fence around one's property, some neighborhoods prohibit the construction of such barriers in order to preserve the aesthetics of the community. For this reason, dog owners have been looking into putting up wireless dog fences.
But the question that is foremost in their minds is "Do wireless dog fences really work?"
According to experts, the wireless dog fence is a type of static simulation training. You create the boundaries for the safe zone for your dog by tweaking the base station unit that you will install inside your home. Once you have the base station set up, put the receiving electronic collar around the dog's neck, making sure that the prongs touch the skin lightly. Whenever your dog goes close to the boundary, the base station unit detects it and sends off a signal which will cause the collar to beep in warning. If the dog persists in moving closer to the limit, it is given a mild electric shock. The shock is similar to that when you put your hands on the screen of a TV set that is switched on or when you rub your socks on a carpet and then hold on to something made out of metal. While many animal activists protest that delivering a shock to your pet is inhumane, manufacturers claim that it does not harm the dog in anyway.
For the wireless dog fence to work optimally, you need to train the dog so that it will take the warning beeps and the shocks as a clear sign that it should not cross the boundary. Training should be hands-on so that your dog will not associate the shocks to incidental situations, such as a person passing by or there is another dog or animal outside the boundary. Some pets may think that the person or the animal may be the cause of the shocks and will act with aggression. You also need to adjust the corrective shocks. Some dogs may have a high tolerance to pain, so that the shock may be too mild to make an impact. Others have a low tolerance to pain, and they may not even want to leave the house at all because they were traumatized by the shock.
While wireless dog fences do work, you need to tweak your system in order to get the best protection and responses from your pet.
The Invisible Dog Fence - Dog Containment System
There are a lot of reasons a dog may break his fence boundary. The first thing I would look at is the dog fence collar. Is the battery good, most batteries are good for four months give or take. Some electronic collars malfunction and will start to eat the battery as soon as two days after it has Benn installed.
In the case the dog fence collar is killing the battery you should contact your local office. Most professional pet systems will have a local office. If there is no local office contact the manufacturer. After you verify the underground invisible dog fence has a good battery check the fit. The fence collar should not be loose both metal posts must make contact with the dogs skin. Thick hair may also prevent contact if that is the case you may need to thin the neck area out a little.
OK you have checked all that and the dog escapes. Most underground dog fence systems has two adjustments. First is the signal field adjustment, if this is to small most dogs can run out in many cases with out a correction at all. Most dog fence systems have a short delay and if your fence transmitter is only set up to a two foot signal field it needs to be turned up. I would suggest at least six feet on a average size property of a half acre. If there is two or more acres fenced then there is no reason not to have at least a ten foot signal field.
Next is the underground invisible dog fence receiver. Most fence systems can be adjusted for a stronger correction. This means a stronger shock and removing the delay. Some containment systems will have a adjustment on the transmitter or the fence receiver itself. See owners manual for your brand they are all a little different. Invisible dog fence brand is not adjustable by the transmitter or on the receiver you will need to have a tech come out or visit the local office.
If the dog is still leaving the containment area after these adjustments find out where. Most dogs will leave the fence area in the same spot, the driveway is the common. I have found that a tie out in the area where your dog is leaving is very affective. For a period of about two weeks tie the dog out with the fence receiver on. Leave the slack in the tie out long enough to almost get out of the containment area but not all the way out. I know you got the fence so you don't have to use a tie out but a couple of weeks of this is what I have found to be the most affective to break the dogs bad habit and keep your pet at home.
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