TheFreedomFence.com now offers installation, repair and servicing of All Brands of pet and dog fence systems in Melville SK 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 Melville SK.
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 Melville SK. 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 Melville SK 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 Melville SK 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 Melville SK?
Fixing a break in your Invisible Dog Fence or Underground Dog Fence is cheap and easy. You will periodically get breaks in the boundary line of your dog fence. You will know that the line is broken because the dog fence transmitter unit attached to your house will signal an error by either a flashing red light or a beeping noise. You will also notice that your dog's receiver collars no longer work and will not beep when you take them over the boundary line.
The boundary wire for your underground dog fence needs to make a complete loop, beginning and ending at the transmitter unit. When you get a break in the loop the signals cannot get through and the unit stops working. Our job is to find the break in the boundary wire and fix it. Before you start you need to remove the receiver collars from your dogs.
Here are the tools you will need for this DIY voyage:
- One 100 µH RF Choke (available from Radioshack (catalog number 273-102)) - $1.39
- One waterproof wire nut (available from most home improvement or hardware stores) - $0.39
- One AM radio - any portable AM radio will do, tuned to 600.
- One pair of scissors
- One Shovel or anything else you can dig with
Time: 30 minutes
There are two ways to find the break, we start with the easiest way:
Finding a Break by Visual Inspection
Most breaks are caused by someone running an edger, aerator or otherwise digging through the boundary wire. These breaks can usually be found by walking along where the boundary wire runs and looking for spots where there has been recent digging. Unearth the wire in these spots and check for damage. The most likely spots are where the boundary wire crosses your driveway or pathways. Also check that the boundary wire is properly connected to the transmitter box.
If you found the break, proceed to the section on fixing the break. If not, proceed to the following section where we will show you how to use an RF Choke to make the boundary wire 'sing' and reveal the location of the break to you.
RF Choke Method
The RF Choke will make your boundary wire 'sing.' We will be able to listen to this sound with the AM radio you have tuned to 600 and will be able to find the break by looking for the part of the wire that is not singing.
First switch off the transmitter box. Now, disconnect the two boundary wire leads that connect to the box. In their place, connect the two legs of the RF choke. Now turn the transmitter box back on. The transmitter box should no longer be signalling that there is an error.
Now turn the transmitter box back off. Take the two boundary wires and wrap an insulated section of each wire around different legs of the RF choke. Now turn the transmitter box back on. The transmitter should still signal that there is no error. Rotate the knob labeled "field width" on the transmitter box clockwise till it is at full power.
Now turn on the radio tuned to AM 600, and walk along the boundary wire. When you hold the radio near the boundary wire it should make a deep pulsing/throbbing noise, like Ugh-Ugh-Ugh-Ugh-Ugh ... As you move the radio closer and further away from the boundary wire you will notice that there are some distances where the sound is louder and some distances where it gets quieter. As you walk around the boundary you will find a spot where there is no sound coming from the AM radio irrespective of whether you move the radio closer or further from the boundary wire. This is where you should dig up the wire and look for the break. It will be within three yards of the quiet spot
Now that you have done the hard part let's fix the break
Fixing the Break
Use the scissors to strip the wire on each side of the break in the boundary wire. Now insert the two stripped sections into the wire nut and gently twist until you start to get a bit of resistance from the wire nut. Now we will test to see if you have fixed the problem.
Return to the transmitter unit and turn off the power. Disconnect the RF choke legs and reconnect the boundary wire. Power back on the transmitter and there should be no error signal. If there is an error signal, look for another break, it is possible that there was more than one. If there was no error signal, bury the boundary wire you dug up. Reset the "field width" knob on the transmitter box to it's original setting and you are done. Congratulations you just saved yourself a house call from the local Underground Dog Fence company and a large bill!
Electric Dog Fences - The Pros and Cons
Do you get complaints from your neighbours about your dog escaping? If a dog is left to wander it can create problems in the neighbourhood. Being caught by the ranger or causing a traffic hazard could be very costly. As the owner of the dog you are responsible.
It is therefore very important that every owner keeps their pet securely on their own property. Physical fencing of the area may not be practical in some homes and other residential surroundings and some can still get out.
So what about an electronic fence? Using a radio Pet Barrier has gained popularity due to their ease of use and operation and how effective they are at keeping a dog safe.
How Electronic Fences Work?
A radio fence uses a wire that runs along the perimeter of the area containing the dog. Mostly the wire can be attached to an existing fence or buried underground. A radio signal is projected some distance from the wire.
An electronic receiver placed in a dog collar is worn by the dog which produces a beep followed by a mild static pulse when it approaches the wire. On receiving the beep and static stimulation the dog is trained to withdraw from the boundary area. Boundary flags are often used to signal the 'No-Go' zone during the initial training.
This fencing method is less expensive than traditional fencing and can be installed by a professional who will also complete the necessary training. Even if the area is irregular and uneven the radio fence wire can be adjusted to suit the layout of the property. It is common to be able to leave gates open once it is trained correctly.
What You Need to Know Before Training?
To be successful with electronic fences, extra care should be taken to train the dog, you should discuss your property, your fences and your dog's personality with an experienced fence provider. Incorrect selection or poor training could see your efforts and investment go to waste. The training should begin step by step so that the dog learns how to behave correctly at the boundary.
Train Using Low Stimulation First:
It is essential that low levels of stimulation are used during the training process. Using high levels initially, may result in fear and insecurity in the dog. Over doing it could create a 'Porch Sitter' where the dog sits at the back door too frightened and scared to enter the yard or area where dog fencing has been erected.
The dog collar (receiver collar) should have adjustable levels to start the electronic stimulation at a comfortable level and increase slowly. A dog that is scared of the radio Pet Barrier is more likely to rush through the system in a fear based response. Low levels help the dog understand the new boundary and make their own decision to stay inside the radio dog fence boundary.
The boundary line can be marked with small flags in order to teach the dog to stay inside the 'safe zone'. Only audible beeps should be applied for a few days, the trainer can just alert the dog to a safe withdrawal on hearing the beeps.
After a few days, the static stimulation the dog feels can be gradually increased through the adjustable levels on the receiver. Pretty soon the dog will be refusing to go past the boundary flags, a result that can be rewarded. Taking it slow helps the dog understand the boundary and prevents any run through. It is unwise to rely on the static stimulation; the training is crucial. The Flags can be removed at a later date.
After each training session the dog should be praised for his good behavior. It is better not to scold the dog as this approach may make the dog scared of the training area. The dogs should be monitored for a few days even after the training before leaving them alone in the yard with electric fencing or radio dog fencing.
Seek the advice of a professional before making a selection on the Pet barrier you need. Your dog's safety depends on it.
http://thefreedomfence.com/saskatchewan/ – TheFreedomFence.com now offers installation, repair and servicing of All Brands of pet and dog fence systems in Melville SK. WE PROUDLY SERVICE ALL BRANDS OF ELECTRIC FENCE SYSTEMS LIKE: Pet Stop®, PetSafe®, Pet Guardian®, Invisible Fence ™ ®, DogWatch® and Dog Guard®.