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TheFreedomFence.com now offers installation, repair and servicing of All Brands of pet and dog fence systems in Bowden 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 Bowden AB.

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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 Bowden 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 Bowden 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 Bowden 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 Bowden AB?

Perimeter Collars For Dogs

 

Are you confused about which wire to use when getting your electronic dog fence. The 2 most common types of dog fence wire are 18 Gage and 20 Gage. Which should you choose for your situation and why? Obviously, both gages work for all underground fence systems or Innotek, PetSafe or other manufacturers would not pack their dog fence systems with 20 Gage wire. Perimeter Technologies pack their dog fence systems with 20 g or 18 g. This dog fence wire can often be very difficult to find, as individual rolls, unless the retailer actually sells the dog fence kits and sometimes they do not even sell the extra wire rolls separately.

However, there are some recommended guidelines that will help you decide which dog fence wire will be better for you. First 18 Gage is stronger and more durable and long lasting than 20 Gage Boundary wire. Solid core copper wire is better than stranded wire.

Here are some guidelines to follow:

Use 18 Gage if you have

 

  • Rocky soil or rocks
  • If you are not burying the wire
  • Many trees or vegetation
  • Larger than 5 acres

Use 20 Gage if you have:

 

 

  • Loose sandy or clay soil
  • Putting wire next to a fence
  • Few trees or vegetation
  • 5 acres or smaller area

 

PLEASE NOTE - If installing an electronic dog fence above ground, you will need to use lawn staples every 5 feet to keep the wire in place. If the wire moves around then the dog will become confused about where his boundaries are. These are sold in packages of about 100 staples. One package will take care of one 500 foot spool of wire. Where you cut grass, it is best to bury the wire.

A few important tips to keep in mind when purchasing a fence system:

-Installing the wire underground the best tool to use is an edger, a gas powered edger or an edger that also lays cable at the same time, it could be called a cable layer or edger-trencher. The wire only needs to be buried 2 -3 in but can go deeper if you want.

-Never mix 2 types of wire! Mixed wire can give you signal problems and affect the functioning of your system. If you use 20 Gage stranded to start, then stick with 20 Gage stranded. Don't go from stranded to solid core. The same goes for all the different types and sizes of wire. If more than 500 foot is being purchased for larger areas, make sure that extra wire is the same type of wire.

- If you are using the pre-twisted wire you must use 20 Gage twisted wire with 20 Gage solid core wire and if you are using 18 Gage wire for your fence you must use 18 Gage twisted wire. Pre-twisted wire is use to create a gateway or place where the dog can cross the dog fence wire and not get a stimulation or shock from his collar.

-NEVER attach or weave dog your fencing wire through a CHAIN LINK FENCE or metal fence; it will negatively affect the functioning of the fence systems.

-If you have an existing fence that your dog jumps, climbs over or digs under, it would be best to put the electric fence wire at least one foot inside the existing fence, not attach it to the existing fence. That way the dog will be able to get the collar, he is wearing, to cross the wire in order to get a shock . If the dog fence wire is too close to the existing wooden or chain link fence then the dog will not get a shock and not be deterred.

-If you are running the dog fence wire going through a forest or heavily treed area, where you cannot bury the wire, just leave it on the surface. Use staples or trees to keep the wire in place and the ground will grow up over it. It is important to bury the wire where you will be cutting grass over the wire.

-The wire is waterproof with a Polyurethane coating and can also go through wet or swampy areas and still work just fine.

-IMPORTANT, if your are ordering extra rolls of wire, you should always order an extra set of 50 boundary flags with every extra roll of 500 foot of wire that you purchase. It is important for your pet to know the boundary. If you order 1500 foot of wire for example, you should get 150 boundary flags.

 

Combining Traditional Fencing With Invisible Electric Dog Fencing

Boundary Shock Collars For Dogs

 

A wireless dog fence is one of many solutions that are now available to provide a safe and reliable boundary for your pet. One thing you must do as a pet owner is consider your animal's safety and well-being as a priority. Dogs must have some freedom throughout the day to go outside, excrete, have a run around and play for a while to keep them healthy and get them used to the whole environment they are in however it is essential they understand the boundary they are limited too.

When thinking about what type of fence to install for your animal you should take many things in to account such as what will happen if the animal tries to escape, will it hurt the pet, cost of installation and what size or shape the boundary is required to be.

Firstly a physical fence is a great solution however it may not be right when you consider some of the points mentioned above. Physical fences are good as they are physical, the dog can see the boundary and it should know that it isn't allowed past the physical barrier, however it is still possible for the dog to jump the fence and one that happens it is free to run. Another point is that if the dog tries to jump a fence and fails it could hurt itself considerably. The cost and size of a boundary come hand it hand however it is known that a physical fence will take longer and cost more to set up.

Wired underground dog fences can be a great alternate solution for this, but it still takes quite a lot of time to dig up the area where you want to lay down your boundary and then cover it up. This type of solution works in a similar way to a wireless dog fence in the fact that when the dog starts to approach the boundary it will receive a small electric shock. These shocks get stronger as the dog gets close to the actual boundary, and over time the dog will have a mental image of where the boundary actually lies. They are a slightly more cost effective solution but as mentioned above requires extra set up time.

Last but not least we have our wireless dog fence. These fences are 100% wireless and do no required anything more than a central unit to sit in the middle of the circumference of the boundary and a collar for the dog to wear. As mentioned above they work similar to the underground wired fence. As the dog moves closer to the boundary shocks are applied and if it gets too close / crosses the boundary the shocks will be significantly stronger. These are the best cost effective solution as some of them are relatively cheaper than the other types of fence; however the major downfall is some animal right activists have started giving those negative reviews.

Some dog owners have seen these great fences as a form of animal cruelty due to the electric shocks that are applied to the animal in order to force a mental barrier into its mind. When you are considering a wireless dog fence be sure to check out the strength of the shock and make sure you think it will be a safe and comfortable solution for your pet.


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