TheFreedomFence.com now offers installation, repair and servicing of All Brands of pet and dog fence systems in St. Paul 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 St. Paul 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 St. Paul 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 St. Paul 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 St. Paul 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.
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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.
Wireless Dog Fence - Some Basic Information
Keeping your dog on your property where it belongs generally means building a fence. This is an expensive investment in your dog and property. If you live in a urban or suburban setting most likely you will have to apply for expensive building permits. However if you love your dog, have spent money and resources in training it may be good investment. Letting your dog out in the yard and knowing her will be there when come to let him in the house gives you peace of mind. As an alternative you can install a dog electric fence that is designed to keep your best friend at home without all the expense of a physical fence.
All electric dog fences use a buried wire that is located along the outside of the area that you want to confine your dog to. This buried wire acts as an antennae that is attached to the fences base unit or transmitter. The transmitter produces radio frequency that are picked up by the receiver on the dogs collar. There are two different dog electric fence designs. Electric dog fences that use electric stimulation work by giving your dog a warning tone as it approaches the location of the buried wire. If the dog continues to approach the buried wire it will receive an electronic correction. A second type dog electric fence also uses a warning tone as the dog approaches the wired but then uses a spray of citronella to correct the dog. In either case your dog will have to be trained to properly interact with the electric fence.
Your dog will need to be conditioned and trained before the dog electric fences become effective at keeping your dog safe at home. This training normally takes about 30 days to accomplish if your train your dog for about 45 minutes each day. Depending on the personality of your dog it may even take longer to complete this critical training. Electric dog fences do not always work with every dog. It should be noted that the fence systems that use the citronella spray have a much higher failure rate compared to those that use an electronic correction. In addition a dog can also condition themselves to the correction of both systems by quickly running through the correction zone of the fence. It is critical that the initial training be done thoroughly or your investment into the electric dog fence will be wasted.
Dog electric fences are obviously not as effective as a physical fence at protecting your dog and keeping it where it belongs. In addition even if your dog is restrained by the electric dog fence it does not keep stray dogs or other animals from entering the containment area and attacking your dog. A few years back a timber wolf killed a friends black Labrador retriever in Northern Michigan while it was controlled by a dog electric fence. Obviously a physical fence would have done a better job of protecting his prize hunting dog. Never the less electric dog fences are very popular with many dog owners.
Considering using an electric dog fence to contain your dog? Keeping your dog on your property where it belongs generally means building a fence. An electric dog fence may be a good alternative.
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