TheFreedomFence.com now offers installation, repair and servicing of All Brands of pet and dog fence systems in Vancouver Island BC 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 Vancouver Island BC.
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 Vancouver Island BC. 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 Vancouver Island BC 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 Vancouver Island BC 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 Vancouver Island BC?
We used to have a traditional dog fence in our back yard. We set it up so it was deep in the ground so our dog could not go under it and it was also too tall to jump over. The mistake we made was leaving the door open one day and our little dog almost got hit by a car. Right after that incident we decided to go with an electric dog fence.
We were hesitant to buy an electric dog fence, or underground dog fences as their also known, because we thought it might be inhumane. There are a lot of electric fences on the market and they all work basically the same way. They all give your dog some kind of unpleasant signal to tell them they have gone to far. The particular dog fence we got gave off a high pitch beep in that only your dog can hear. We decided that we would rather have our dog experience a little beep or mild shock instead of being hit by a passing car.
The most common mistake dog owners make with these underground fences is that they depend too much on them before their dog is properly trained. Many people buy these dog containment systems with the belief that they will instantly stop their dog from running off their property, but it does not always work that way. These electric dog fences will simply annoy or cause mild pain to your dog and if your dog does not realize it in time it will run right off your property. You still need to spend the time to train your dog to obey the sensation she feels from the invisible fencing system. It only took me a couple of days to properly train her, and my little dog is happy as can be.
When we were training her, we kept the old traditional fence up, just in case she decided to run away. We put the electric dog fence about three feet inside the old traditional fence and after we were sure she was trained, we took it down. If you do not have a traditional fence, you could always use a long leash. This way your dog will be able to travel far enough to feel the sensation, but not so far that she will run away. You should continue your training with your underground fencing system, until you feel comfortable that your dog is completely trained.
Once your electric dog fence is up and your dog is trained, you will be able to rest easy knowing that your lovable dog is safe as secure.
Electric Dog Fence Features and Applications
Is an underground dog fence right for you and your dog? As suburbs continue to pop up around major cities, homeowners' associations are being formed and they are busy drafting policies. One of the main policies that they are enforcing is to restrict the size, the type and even the very existence of fences due to aesthetic reasons. They do not like the visual clutter associated with conventional fences.
If you live in such a neighborhood or if you are just looking for a less expensive and more maintenance free way to protect your dog, an underground dog fence is a good choice. These fencing systems consist of three components: a transmitter, underground wiring and a receiver placed on your dog's collar.
Transmitter. This must be mounted in a dry location like a garage or a shed and it must be near an electrical outlet which it will plug into. The transmitter will then emit a radio signal that will travel through the underground wiring.
Underground Wiring. This is a single strand of insulated wire that starts at the transmitter, goes around your property and then ends back at the transmitter. If you are installing an underground dog fence yourself, it is best to use something (a hose or spray paint) to give yourself a visual idea of where you want the wiring to go. You can also enclose vegetable gardens and swimming pools, or any other area where you do not want your dog to roam.
Receiver. A receiver will come connected to a collar that is lightweight and waterproof. You do not have to use the collar that comes with the system; you will be able to take off the receiver and put it on a collar that you already have. The receiver will need a battery that will probably need replaced about every three months. Some receivers come with a rechargeable battery so this is a good thing to inquire about before you purchase a system.
An underground dog fence will not harm your dog. It is recommended by vets and national humane societies; however, you will have to take the time to train your dog. Most systems offer three operating modes: a warning, a warning and a correction and a correction only. A dog must be trained to retreat back into the yard when they hear this warning. You will be surprised though at how quickly your dog will adapt its behavior to heed the warning and not go any further than the area you have laid out for them to roam. The best way to train them is to keep them on a leash since this is something most dogs are used to and you will also have control over their actions. A training video should be included with the system you purchase.
Knowing that your dog (this system works for cats as well) is getting the exercise they need and knowing that they are also protected from running out into the street with an underground dog fence, will give you piece of mind while you are away from your home. It will also give your dog the freedom they need to stay healthy and happy
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