TheFreedomFence.com now offers installation, repair and servicing of All Brands of pet and dog fence systems in Duncan 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 Duncan BC.
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 Duncan 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 Duncan 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 Duncan 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.
Are Electronic Dog Fences Legal in Duncan BC?
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.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Using an Electric Dog Fence
Dog fences prevent pets from running out of the garden onto the road thereby risking chances of meeting with an accident. Dog fences are made of different materials and come in different shapes and sizes. Underground dog fence and electric dog fence are a few common types of fences. Dog fences are also classified based on the purpose for which it is installed, for instance, training fences.
The cost of dog fences vary based on the material used and the area covered. An underground fence costs around $300 to $1300 for an average-sized dog for a perimeter of about 500 to 1000 feet. It is cheaper than the traditional fencing.
It is advisable to check on the Internet for special offers on various dog fence products. One of the best deals is a 7-kilohertz electric dog fence system including a boundary kit containing 500 feet of underground wire and 50 boundary flags, for a price of $72.50. A deluxe system with deluxe 5 level programmable collar, 500 ft Wire, and 50 Flags RF-3006V is available on the internet for $24.50.
There are many online discount retailers of electronic pet products such as ThePetStoreOnline.com, who are not the manufacturers themselves. Pet Safe Store is another retailer who offers dog fences, along with free shipping, free batteries for life and heavy duty upgraded wire.
Deluxe radio underground fence system with programmable vibrating stubborn dog receiver with wire RF-3005V is available at a discounted price of $152.95, against a regular price of $229.95.
There is one product that can only be purchased through installing dealers, and might cost over $1,000.00 for a small yard. This is called the Stubborn Dog Receiver. In this product, the collar has only 4 levels of correction, and can only be adjusted by the installing dealer. This is required if the dog is over 50 pounds and stubborn or hard to train. Only a small percentage of dogs require this receiver. Breeds such as Huskies, Chows, and occasionally Labs, and German Shepherd are the ones that require it.
The cost of dog fences varies depending on the material used. It is relevant to mention that some online stores offer huge discounts, but buyers should ascertain the authenticity of the site before paying up.
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