Invisible Pet Fence North Okanagan BC

TheFreedomFence.com now offers installation, repair and servicing of All Brands of pet and dog fence systems in North Okanagan 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 North Okanagan BC.

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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 North Okanagan 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 North Okanagan 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 North Okanagan 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.

 

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Dog Fence System

 

An invisible dog fence is exactly that, it is invisible, you cannot touch it see it or feel it. Even so, it works very well at stopping your dog from jumping over your fence. The main feature of an invisible dog fence is, you can set a boundary where your dog can roam around in.

The invisible dog fence is used for two main applications. The first one is if you have a dog that just loves to escape from your garden or backyard. You know the type of dog we are talking about, they can jump and even climb fences, squeeze through the smallest gap or dig tunnels beneath the fence. Having one of these dogs is extremely frustrating because they are so difficult to contain. What are your options, you can replace the fence, but with what? It would have to be a very high fence and it would have to go underground as well, and this type of fence does not come on the cheap.

The 2nd scenario is if you want to restrict your dog from a certain part of your yard, for example, if your dog has a favorite place where it likes to go to toilet and it is killing your lawn or you may want to restrict your dog's movements to a specific part of your backyard. There is a lovely benefit of a wireless fence if you have an RV and like to go traveling with your dog. Because a wireless fence can be set up instantly, when you reach your destination, you can switch on the transmitter, put the collar on your dog's neck and hey presto he can run around but won't get lost.

Because you can't see the invisible dog fence, the difficulty then becomes knowing where the perimeter is. The way it works is that you have a transmitter which sends out a radio signal or you have a wire buried underground which denotes the boundary. The dog wears an electronic collar and when it approaches the boundary the collar receives a signal and emits an audible warning bleep. If your dog continues towards the invisible dog fence then it will receive a mild static shock. This will startle your furry friend and make him turn away from the fence.

So you and your dog know where the actual boundary is, you get a set of flags with the invisible dog fence. You then place these flags at strategic points around the boundary area so your dog will learn where it can and cannot roam freely. You do not need any previous experience in training your dog as the invisible dog fence comes with detailed training, plus tips and advice.

 

Benefits of a Wireless Dog Fence

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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:

 

  1. One 100 µH RF Choke (available from Radioshack (catalog number 273-102)) - $1.39
  2. One waterproof wire nut (available from most home improvement or hardware stores) - $0.39
  3. One AM radio - any portable AM radio will do, tuned to 600.
  4. One pair of scissors
  5. 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!


http://thefreedomfence.com/british-columbia/ – TheFreedomFence.com now offers installation, repair and servicing of All Brands of pet and dog fence systems in North Okanagan BC. WE PROUDLY SERVICE ALL BRANDS OF ELECTRIC FENCE SYSTEMS LIKE: Pet Stop®, PetSafe®, Pet Guardian®, Invisible Fence ™ ®, DogWatch® and Dog Guard®.