TheFreedomFence.com now offers installation, repair and servicing of All Brands of pet and dog fence systems in Three Hills 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 Three Hills 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 Three Hills 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 Three Hills 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 Three Hills 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 Three Hills AB?
If you are interested in introducing your dog to the in-ground fence correction, then your dog must have already mastered the first step: Introducing Your Dog to the Fence. By now your dog should have learned its boundaries and boundary markers, meaning it is time to start the correctional training. The first thing you need to do is to turn on the levels of correction either from the collar, transmitter, or by removing any masking tape you may have used while training your dog what to do when it hears the "beep". Next, place the collar on your tight snuggly to ensure that contact is made to your dog when correction is needed. A good rule of thumb is make the collar tight while leaving enough room to fit two fingers between the collar and your dog's neck.
It is now time to set the level of correction needed for your pet. This will vary from one dog to the next but generally you will want to place small and compliant dogs on the medium-low setting, for a medium sized dog set the correction to medium-high, and for a large or stubborn dog, place the correction setting to high.
When setting the correction level, many owners set the collar on a low setting because they do not want to hurt their beloved animal. However, this can actually have an adverse affect on your. If the correction level is set too low, your dog will learn that the correction is not that bad and will not mind overstepping its boundaries. If you set the collar to a higher setting, your dog may experience some discomfort a few times but they will quickly learn to stay away from the boundary. Under no circumstances should your dog be able to cross the boundary line, if they are allowed to cross the line, they may learn that the short duration of the correction may be worth it to leave the boundary once they see that there is no correction once they cross the boundary. It is for this reason that we recommend setting the collar to a higher setting.
While you are training your dog, if it does not seem to react to the correction, you may have the correction level set too low. Try turning up the correction and look for a greater reaction from your dog. If you feel that your correction is set high, check to make sure that the contacts are making a clean connection to your dogs neck. This could involve checking to make sure that the collar is tight enough or trimming your dogs fur if they have a thick coat.
Once your dog's collar is on correctly, remember to start the training session with some play time with your pet. Then put your dog on a long leash, get close to the boundary (about a yard away) and let your dog wander. During this step, do not lure your dog over the boundary, let your dog naturally wander and explore it on their own; this may take a few minutes but will be effective. Once your dog's collar starts beeping, continue to let them wander over the boundary line and let your dog experience the correction. Although it may take a second or two, you will notice when your dog is shocked as it will visibly react and recoil. Once this happens, quickly pull your dog back into the safe area of your yard saying "no" three or four times and then praise your dog once it is safely back in your yard.
Once your dog receives a correction, do not comfort your dog or panic. Remember, the correction is more surprising to your dog than it is painful. Your dog looks up to you for guidance, if you act like the correction is no big deal your dog will learn that is a normal consequence for crossing the boundary. Remember to praise your dog anytime it comes close to the boundaries and then stops or turns its back to the flags. This means that your dog is associating the boundary and the beeps with consequences and is choosing to stay in the safe area of the yard. Remember to play with your dog at the end of the training session to reaffirm that the yard is a good and safe place for your dog.
While training your dog, do not let them get corrected more than once per training session. You do not want your dog to have an unpleasant training experience. Should your dog get shocked, turn off the correction levels and continue with training in the same fashion as step one. Repeat this training step 3 or 4 times a day for about a week. If, for some reason your does not seem get the point, go back to the first step in the process as laid out.
The Wonders of the Electric Wireless Dog Fence
Electric dog fencing/cat fencing is the perfect way to keep your dog or cat safe and secure in the yard without having to put up expensive fencing. It might be that you live in a neighborhood that doesn't allow traditional fencing to be erected. Whatever the reason, electric dog fencing is a low-cost but extremely viable solution in keeping your pet safe without the need to hamper the view in any way. What's more is that it can cover a very large area making the system very flexible.
There are essentially two types of electric dog fence, one utilizes an underground wire system, while the other is more portable, but both work on a similar principle in that both send out a signal to a receiver collar the dog or cat wears. When your pet gets too close to the boundary, the receiver collar gives the pet a safe and effective correction, thus keeping the dog or cat safe in to the yard. It is strongly recommended that the dog or cat is trained as to where the boundaries are and with both systems small flags that can be stuck into the ground are provided. These are used to mark out the path of the boundary so you know where it is and to aid training. Anyway, this article will describe both systems.
The wired system or underground fence is the less expensive of the two and is usually buried 1 to 2 inches below ground around the perimeter of the yard. The wired fence can also be installed above ground with the use of sod staples. The wire starts and finishes at a transmitter which needs to be placed in a shed or garage, or any other place that protects it from the elements. It also requires a power source. The containment area covered by the fence could be a typical suburban yard or vast acreage depending on the model purchased. Imagine the cost of erecting a traditional fence for that area! Once set up, the dog wears the receiver collar and as it draws close to the wire marking the boundary, it receives a signal from the transmitter that corrects the dog and brings him back into the yard.
The second option is the so-called wireless system. This is much easier to install in that there's no digging for wire to be laid. Plug this system in, set the boundary range and you're ready to start training. It is also much more flexible as it allows you to change the range as you need to. It is slightly more expensive than the hard- wired system, but its portability means you could take it along with your dog on a camping vacation, or wherever you may be traveling. If you have a lot of land, you can also purchase additional transmitters and increase the range.
Basically, how this system works is it will cover a radial area of say 30 feet up to ¾ of an acre depending on the particular unit you purchase. As the dog approaches the limits of the range, the signal between collar and transmitter grows weaker until such a time the collar activates and corrects the dog, again bringing it back within the boundary.
Whichever system of dog or cat fencing you decide upon, you can be sure that either system will provide a low-cost and efficient alternative to traditional fencing and that your dog will be kept contained, safe and sound.
http://thefreedomfence.com/alberta/ – TheFreedomFence.com now offers installation, repair and servicing of All Brands of pet and dog fence systems in Three Hills AB. WE PROUDLY SERVICE ALL BRANDS OF ELECTRIC FENCE SYSTEMS LIKE: Pet Stop®, PetSafe®, Pet Guardian®, Invisible Fence ™ ®, DogWatch® and Dog Guard®.