TheFreedomFence.com now offers installation, repair and servicing of All Brands of pet and dog fence systems in Peace River 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 Peace River 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 Peace River 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 Peace River 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 Peace River 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 Peace River AB?
If you love your dog, then you must be worried when it's not home all day. Some dogs dog come back at the end of the day, but they do so with wounds. Some of them don't come back at all. It's time to seriously think about how to keep your dog at home - via a dog fence. Contrary to what some dog owners may think, this pet containment system is actually worth the money, as you will see.
There really is no physical fence
The principle behind setting up an electronic dog fence is to prevent your dog from leaving the area. The same effect of keeping the dog inside boundaries is also possible with the traditional physical fence. You would have to have the fences themselves installed in the surrounding area. Even if you set it up to be electrically charged, that's impractical in urban settings - not to mention dangerous.
The solution is to have an electronic fence installed. This set up can work in several ways. Many electric fence set ups simply involve a wired buried in the ground surrounding a designated space, say your front lawn. Every time the dog approaches the boundaries, a distinguishable tone is heard, a warning. If the dog ignores the warning and continues to move past the boundaries, it receives a corrective shock. So, over time, even though there's no physical barrier fencing it in, the dog learns to stay in the designated area.
Other systems of containing your dog work along the same lines. In one set up, radio signals are sent from a central location. The dog, similar to the warning/shock conditions in the buried wire set up, still receives a warning/shock when it tries to leave the radius of the signal. Another way of marking the "boundaries" is by use of the GPS tracking system. In both these set ups, no wires are buried around the area in which the dog must stay.
The aesthetic benefits of the electronic dog fence
For some people who are only renting, putting up physical fences may not be allowed. And then there are area where ordinances prevent the same installation. The work-around, to protect your dog, is to install electronic dog fences. You don't have to ruin the landscape of your home with such a fence, and neither will your dog look like it's hemmed in. Physical fences can have that walled in effect, and with an electronic fence, your dog can still roam free, to some extent.
With an dog fence, you can be sure your dog won't wander off, get lost, or hurt himself outside.
Stop worrying whether your dog will come home tonight. With an electronic dog fence, you can be sure your dog isn't going anywhere. Many dog owners prefer installing a dog fence to erecting physical fences on their property.
Electric Dog Fence - Personal Experience and Advice
I have found there are many reasons a invisible underground dog fence collar will activate in an area that it should not. The most common is a stray signal off of a cable TV line. This happens when the underground fence boundary wire piggy backs or runs on top of the cable TV line for a long distance.
There are different ways to fix this. The first thing I would look at is how large the fence signal field is, if it is larger than six feet (in other words the dog fence receiver activates six feet from the underground wire)and your pet does not test the fence there is probably room to turn the signal field down a little and that will fix the stray signal in most cases.
In a more severe case adjusting the field wont work. I would try removing the ground from the dog fence. If this solves the problem then the problem is in the common ground between the dog fence and the cable TV. To resolve this you simply need a new ground location for the dog fence. The easy thing to do is install a small ground rod outside the garage and attach the dog fence ground to the rod. You need to have a ground for the underground invisible dog fence if not your warranty will be void.
If removing the ground from the dog fence transmitter did not solve the problem try and remove the cable TV ground normally located outside near the electric meter. If this solves the problem what needs to be done is the cable TV needs to be re grounded where it comes into the house at the ground block. The ground block is attached to the house where the outdoor underground cable TV line meets the inside feed to the house and attached is a ground wire that runs to the electric meter or shares the same ground rod as the the electric meter. You must have a cable TV ground it is what protects your home from lightning damage or fire. I recommend to have the cable company do this or a licenced electrician.
If this does not solve your stray signal problem it is possible that it could be something setting off a signal similar to your underground invisible dog fence. It could be a cordless phone or another type of wireless device, take a walk around the house with the dog fence collar and hold it up to anything you may think could cause the problem and move it to another location. The invisible brand fence company has a wireless transmitter called the invisible mask. This will solve your dog fence stray signal problem as well. Most underground pet fencing has a 7K signal or a 10K signal the mask has a switch setting for both. If you have Pet Safe, Innotek, or Radio Fence it is most likely to be 10K any other brand probably 7K. The mask is designed to work with the invisible brand but I have seen it work with most other brands. The only one I have found it not to work with is Dog Watch brand dog fencing. Visit my blog for new posts on invisible underground fence installation and repair troubleshooting tips.
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