TheFreedomFence.com now offers installation, repair and servicing of All Brands of pet and dog fence systems in Athabasca 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 Athabasca 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 Athabasca 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 Athabasca 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 Athabasca 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.
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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.
The Advantages of Underground Dog Fences
So you want to install an underground dog fence and avoid paying the $1,500+ that a big national franchise like an Invisible Dog Fence, Dog Watch or Pet Stop installer would charge? Here's how you can do a DIY install of a dog containment system for a fraction of the cost in just three steps.
First, we will install the Dog Fence Controller and test that everything works. We want the controller to be located close to a power outlet and sheltered from the elements, most people put it in a garage. Attach the controller box to the wall and drill a small hole through the wall. Run the twisted wire that came with your system from the controller box outside to the perimeter of your property. Now run the single strand wire around the property joining each end of the single strand to the twisted pair with the provided wire splices. Now switch on the system and check that everything works well.
Second, we bury the wire. The fastest way to bury wire is to use a trencher with a cable laying attachment. This tool cuts through your soil, lays the boundary wire and then backfills. You can rent a trencher at bigger tool rental stores, the cost is modest (under $50) and the time savings is huge. The rental store clerk will show you how to best use the trencher when you go to pick it up. But basically, you will feed the boundary wire through the trencher and tie one end of the wire to a stake in the ground. You will then start the trencher, engage the cutting blade and drive it around your property. Now that the wires are buried you should reconnect the system and again check that everything still works.
Third, we set up the Dog Containment System. The Dog Fence Controller will have a dial to let you adjust the field width. This controls how far from the boundary wire the collars start beeping and delivering the correction. Adjust the field width so that the field width is between one and two yards. A bigger field width will keep your dog safer but also reduces the amount of space in which they can play. Owners with bigger yards and more stubborn dogs should aim for a wider field width and owners with smaller properties and more compliant dogs should head toward the narrower end of that range. Now mark the edge of the field with the provided flags, spaced out at two yard intervals. Perform a final check of the system, and check that the collar beeps whenever you move it past the flags.
Congratulations your dog fence has been successfully installed!
http://thefreedomfence.com/alberta/ – TheFreedomFence.com now offers installation, repair and servicing of All Brands of pet and dog fence systems in Athabasca AB. WE PROUDLY SERVICE ALL BRANDS OF ELECTRIC FENCE SYSTEMS LIKE: Pet Stop®, PetSafe®, Pet Guardian®, Invisible Fence ™ ®, DogWatch® and Dog Guard®.