TheFreedomFence.com now offers installation, repair and servicing of All Brands of pet and dog fence systems in Westlock 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 Westlock 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 Westlock 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 Westlock 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 Westlock 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 Westlock AB?
Wireless dog fences could be the answer for keeping your pet safe. This protective measure for the dog you love interests many owners, but they need to take into consideration the type of dog they have, the features of the any wireless fence and the layout of the property.
Wireless dog fences can stop a dog from escaping as long as the radio signal is not interfered with and it understands the circular radius. This circular transmission of the radio signal will cut off the corners of a property and does not lend itself to the dog's visual reference of the boundary and the fence limits.
A dog can jump a traditional fence or run through open gauges. Once it escapes there is some unpleasant dangers, being taken by a Shire ranger, or causing an accident that the owner would be responsible for.
Circular signal of a wireless dog fence
A wireless dog fence emits a circular radio signal from a central point that could be interfered with. Metal objects, such as sheds and vehicles might obscure the signal from full transmission, and could cause confusion with other radio signals within the property or house area.
The radio signal of wireless fences makes a Pet Barrier around the property in a circular fashion. However they are restricted in that they cannot be manipulated to give the dog full range of the property and fence lines. Preventing a dog from digging in an internal garden bed is not feasible with a wireless fence.
Wireless fences may not be able to surround an area within a property where the dog mustn't go. Pet owners can protect their gardens with a system that uses a radio dog fence wire that enables the radio signal to be manipulated more easily. The dog gets the full run of the property with the wire following the edges of garden beds and recognizes good visual references/line as to where it can and can't go.
A wireless fence for them may not suit the property nor have the features needed to keep the dog safe. Some important elements that may not be included, for example surge protection and a guarantee that stray radio signals will not affect the performance of the unit. Look for built-in surge protection on the power adapter and a coded digital FM radio frequency. Not all radio signals are the same.
Some owners are concerned about what the dog will feel. The stimulation that the dog receives from a radio dog fence is similar to the static from a shopping trolley. Some owners wonder whether they must train them to react properly to the pet barrier; the answer is that the owner must help the dog learn to respond properly, but the training is not complicated. With electronic dog fencing, the owner rewards the dog for stopping when it feels the stimulation. It is important for the owner to set and adjust the level of stimulation at a rate the dog can handle.
It is important to get a radio dog fence collar with programmable levels that can be changed to guide them through the training process. Starting at a low level enables training the dog to be an easier experience for both the dog and the owner.
Sometimes they can linger just inside the Pet Barrier Warning Zone. This will run the battery down. In some cases, a dog may learn that if he waits long enough, he will no longer feel the static stimulation after running down the battery. This is a dangerous situation for your pet. A good dog fence collar will have 'anti linger' to signal the dog to get out of the warning zone. This keeps them safe, and prevents the battery from running down. It corrects the dog after a short period of time in the warning zone. A two year replaceable battery gives a dog owner much less to worry about.
We all want to keep our pets safe but a traditional fence may not be enough to protect your dog. It is no good tying a dog up all day to prevent it from escaping but a Wireless dog fence may not give the flexibility to be the answer. You should compare the features and the needs of your property and your dog carefully.
Combining Traditional Fencing With Invisible Electric Dog Fencing
So you want to install an underground dog fence and avoid paying the $1,500+ that a big national franchise like an Invisible Dog Fence, Dog Watch or Pet Stop installer would charge? Here's how you can do a DIY install of a dog containment system for a fraction of the cost in just three steps.
First, we will install the Dog Fence Controller and test that everything works. We want the controller to be located close to a power outlet and sheltered from the elements, most people put it in a garage. Attach the controller box to the wall and drill a small hole through the wall. Run the twisted wire that came with your system from the controller box outside to the perimeter of your property. Now run the single strand wire around the property joining each end of the single strand to the twisted pair with the provided wire splices. Now switch on the system and check that everything works well.
Second, we bury the wire. The fastest way to bury wire is to use a trencher with a cable laying attachment. This tool cuts through your soil, lays the boundary wire and then backfills. You can rent a trencher at bigger tool rental stores, the cost is modest (under $50) and the time savings is huge. The rental store clerk will show you how to best use the trencher when you go to pick it up. But basically, you will feed the boundary wire through the trencher and tie one end of the wire to a stake in the ground. You will then start the trencher, engage the cutting blade and drive it around your property. Now that the wires are buried you should reconnect the system and again check that everything still works.
Third, we set up the Dog Containment System. The Dog Fence Controller will have a dial to let you adjust the field width. This controls how far from the boundary wire the collars start beeping and delivering the correction. Adjust the field width so that the field width is between one and two yards. A bigger field width will keep your dog safer but also reduces the amount of space in which they can play. Owners with bigger yards and more stubborn dogs should aim for a wider field width and owners with smaller properties and more compliant dogs should head toward the narrower end of that range. Now mark the edge of the field with the provided flags, spaced out at two yard intervals. Perform a final check of the system, and check that the collar beeps whenever you move it past the flags.
Congratulations your dog fence has been successfully installed!
http://thefreedomfence.com/alberta/ – TheFreedomFence.com now offers installation, repair and servicing of All Brands of pet and dog fence systems in Westlock AB. WE PROUDLY SERVICE ALL BRANDS OF ELECTRIC FENCE SYSTEMS LIKE: Pet Stop®, PetSafe®, Pet Guardian®, Invisible Fence ™ ®, DogWatch® and Dog Guard®.