TheFreedomFence.com now offers installation, repair and servicing of All Brands of pet and dog fence systems in Bentley 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 Bentley 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 Bentley 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 Bentley 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 Bentley 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 Bentley AB?
All good dog owners want to give their dog the freedom to exercise and play, but they worry about their dog's safety. If a dog is allowed to freely roam the outdoors, he can be struck by a car, get lost, or otherwise be injured. With a pet door and an underground dog fence, you can give your dog the exercise and play he needs, while still keeping him safe. Read on to learn more about the advantages of having a pet door and underground dog fence installed in your home.
Pet doors are flaps of metal or plastic that your pet can push against with his head or paw in order to go inside or out. It can be locked for times when you want to keep your animal indoors or outdoors. Pet doors can be installed in almost any kind of door, including wooden and sliding glass doors. With a pet door, you won't have to get up every time your dog scratches at the door, and you won't have to worry about leaving your dog cooped up in the house while you are away at work.
Before you buy a pet door, make sure it is the right size for your animal. Most pet doors list the sizes and weights of animals that can fit through each size of door. Pay more attention to the width of the door than the height. A dog can crouch down to get through a door that is too short, but a door that is too narrow will not work. If you get a pet door when your dog is a puppy, be sure and get a door large enough for the largest size your puppy will be.
The perfect location for a dog door is where your animal can take cover from bad weather but will not be in an area of the house where he can make a mess while unsupervised. If the door opens into the laundry room or garage, or even to an area of the kitchen, that is usually ideal.
Underground Dog Fence
To ensure that your pet is safe outside, you will need to provide him with a fenced yard. An underground dog fence is the least expensive way to keep your pet contained, especially if you have a large property. A wire is buried a few inches below the ground and an electronic collar is placed on your dog, which he will wear whenever he is outside. Little white flags or other visual signals are usually placed around the wire to provide the dog with a visual cue of the boundaries. When the dog approaches the boundary, a warning beep or vibration from the collar alerts him that he is getting too close. If he ignores the warning and attempts to go past the boundary, he receives a mild but effective shock through the collar.
After installing the system, you should take the time to train your pet properly so that he knows where the boundary lines are and understands the system. The installation kit should include detailed instructions on how to do this.
Many dog owners choose underground fencing because they do not like what barrier fencing looks like around a property. Another advantage of an underground dog fence is that you can create a boundary in almost any shape in any part of your yard. The underground wire, which is buried just a few inches below the surface, can curve around gardens or block off the pool deck. The dog can go outside without digging up flowers or jumping into the pool. Some of these systems can even be used indoors if the dog must be kept away from certain rooms or furniture. Underground fences also make excellent backups for barrier fencing, especially if your pet is a good climber or digger.
Capabilities of Electric Dog Fences
Electronic dog fences are becoming a very popular solution to the problem of wandering dogs. There are now literally dozens of different brands and models available, some are very high quality and some are simply rubbish. All of the systems available are potential nightmares when they fail to work as you expected. In most cases there is a simple fix for your problem. A few simple tests are all you need to find and correct the fault.
Fault finding in an electronic fence can be a frustrating and time-consuming exercise as often the problem is a combination of faults. Imagine trying to find a bad connection of the boundary wire to the controller by using a collar with a low battery. This will give all sorts of false and confusing results. The way to tackle your problem is to break the fence system down into its 3 main parts and then test each part separately. The 3 parts we will be testing are:
Transmitter or Controller
The best way to test your transmitter is to disconnect your boundary wire and connect at least 30 feet (10 meters) of new wire. Lay the wire out in a circle and make sure to twist the last 3 feet (1 meter) before it connects to the transmitter. Turn on the transmitter and check the "power LED" is illuminated. If the power LED does not come on you have 1 of 2 problems. The power supply (usually a 12 volt plug pack) unit has failed or the transmitter is faulty. If you have a multimeter you can test the output from the power supply to determine if it is working. It is also a good idea to test the power supply in a different power outlet.
The transmitter should also have the "loop indicator " illuminated. An illuminated power LED but no illuminated loop indicator LED indicates the transmitter is faulty and needs to be replaced or returned for repairs. Double check that you have stripped enough insulation from the ends of the boundary wires and that they are making a good contact with the transmitter.
The next step is to disconnect one of the boundary wires, this should produce the break indicator warning, normally a flashing light and an audible alarm tone. If you do not get an alarm to indicate a wire break, the transmitter is faulty.
Now that we know the transmitter is working we can reconnect the boundary wire. The boundary wire is the simplest of all to test but the most frustrating to fix. The transmitter power LED and the loop indicator LED should be illuminated. A break indicator alarm will confirm that the boundary wire has been broken. Your problem now is to find the break in the wire, if the wire has been buried this can be a difficult exercise. Locating and repairing a wire break will be covered in a future article.
The first thing to do when testing a collar is to replace the battery with a fresh one. In the case of rechargeable collars this can be a difficult and expensive exercise. Make sure the collar is fully charged and is holding it's charge, rechargeable batteries do not last forever and often they have a life span of less than 18 months. Low or flat batteries will result in confusing and inconsistent performance.
Test the collar on a straight section of your fence that is well away from the controller. Approach the fence while holding the collar in your hand.
The orientation and height of the collar above the ground can make a big difference to its response distance. Hold the collar with the probes at 45 degrees to horizontal and at roughly the same height from the ground as it would be when the dog is wearing it. The collar should sound a warning as you approach the wire. Common problems are listed below.
The collar has to be held on top of the boundary wire to activate:
Adjust the boundary width control knob on the transmitter to increase the distance from the boundary wire that the collar activates. If your transmitter has a Boundary Control Switch, adjust it to another setting. Make sure your boundary wire loop is separated by at least 3 feet (1 meter).
The collars give an inconsistent response:
Make sure your transmitter is located well away from large metal objects like freezers and washing machines. Check that your boundary wire corners are gradual as sharp corners will cancel the signal. Make sure the boundary wire is not running parallel to and within 4-6 feet (2 meters) of underground electrical cables, telephone lines, neighboring electronic fences, etc.
The dog is not responding to correction:
Test the collar with the supplied test light to make sure it is working correctly.
Adjustable collars may be set to low for your dog, increase the level setting.
Adjust the collar fit.
Shave the area of the dog's skin that is in contact with the probes.
Try longer probes especially on long-haired dogs.
Following the steps above should enable you to identify which part of your system is at fault and allow you to take appropriate action. It is very important that a faulty fence system is repaired as quickly as possible. A faulty or inconsistent fence will quickly lose your dogs respect and retraining a dog can be very difficult.
http://thefreedomfence.com/alberta/ – TheFreedomFence.com now offers installation, repair and servicing of All Brands of pet and dog fence systems in Bentley AB. WE PROUDLY SERVICE ALL BRANDS OF ELECTRIC FENCE SYSTEMS LIKE: Pet Stop®, PetSafe®, Pet Guardian®, Invisible Fence ™ ®, DogWatch® and Dog Guard®.