Underground Dog Fencing Lloydminster AB

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

Invisible Dog Fence System

 

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 Lloydminster 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 Lloydminster AB property or acreage. The invisible dog fence involves the use of two main components – a transmitter and a receiver (radio collar).

Dog Containment System

 

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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 Lloydminster 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 Lloydminster AB?

Dog Fence System

 

There's no question that electric dog fences are a "hot" subject. They make some people uncomfortable. Should you use an electric dog fence to contain your dog?

The Cons

Critics of electric dog fences say that there are many kinds of fences available to dog owners: chain link, wooden, farm fencing, invisible fencing. With so many choices, why would an owner want to use an electric fence?

An electric fence carries a small electric current that shocks a dog (or anyone else) when he touches the wire. Is that humane?

The Pros

Proponents of electric fencing say that the current in an electric fence is very small and does not injure a dog (or anyone else). These fence wires are also used for fencing cattle, horses and other animals without any problems.

Proponents also say that electric fences for dogs are often used as a last resort. These owners may have other fencing up in their yards. They may have chain link fences but their dogs dig under the fences or climb over. There are some dogs that are escape artists and won't stay in a yard no matter how good the fences. When owners have a dog like that they fear that the dog will be lost or hit by a car if they don't use electric fencing to keep the dog contained in the yard. In these cases the owner may add a string of electric wire along the base of the fence and/or along the top of the fence to keep the dog from getting out.

Is electric fencing humane? Yes, it probably is. It is widely used by farmers and others with animals. In most cases an animal will touch it once and doesn't go near the fence again. If a person touches it they receive a small shock -- enough to make them jump back but certainly not enough to harm them.

Electric dog fences are not pleasant or attractive but they probably do save the lives of some dogs who would otherwise dig under fences or climb over them to get out and frolic around their neighborhoods.

Although they may not be desirable or anyone's first choice of containment for dogs, electric dog fences do seem to serve a necessary purpose. They are not necessarily a sign of a bad or negligent owner. Instead, they can be a sign of an owner who is trying his best to keep his dog responsibly contained instead of allowing him to run loose.

In many cases an owner will put up a string of electric fence and, after the dog has touched it once and decided to keep away from the fence, the owner will unplug the fence. Simply having the wire up along the fence is enough of a deterrent to keep the dog from digging under the fence or trying to climb over it to get out of the yard.

If you have a dog who repeatedly gets out of your yard you will have to make your own decision about whether you want to use an electric dog fence or not. There may be other options but none of them are simple. Some people have dug several feet under their fences and poured concrete to prevent their dog from digging out. If your dog tries to climb the fence, some people have put up coyote rollers on the top of the fence that will make your dog roll off if he tries to go over. The simple fact is that it's hard to contain a dog that wants to get out of a yard. Electric dog fences are one option.

 

Do Wireless Dog Fences Work?

Electric Dog Fence Installation

 

Electronic dog fences are becoming a very popular solution to the problem of wandering dogs. There are now literally dozens of different brands and models available, some are very high quality and some are simply rubbish. All of the systems available are potential nightmares when they fail to work as you expected. In most cases there is a simple fix for your problem. A few simple tests are all you need to find and correct the fault.

Fault finding in an electronic fence can be a frustrating and time-consuming exercise as often the problem is a combination of faults. Imagine trying to find a bad connection of the boundary wire to the controller by using a collar with a low battery. This will give all sorts of false and confusing results. The way to tackle your problem is to break the fence system down into its 3 main parts and then test each part separately. The 3 parts we will be testing are:

Transmitter or Controller

Boundary Wire

Collar Receiver

Transmitter.

The best way to test your transmitter is to disconnect your boundary wire and connect at least 30 feet (10 meters) of new wire. Lay the wire out in a circle and make sure to twist the last 3 feet (1 meter) before it connects to the transmitter. Turn on the transmitter and check the "power LED" is illuminated. If the power LED does not come on you have 1 of 2 problems. The power supply (usually a 12 volt plug pack) unit has failed or the transmitter is faulty. If you have a multimeter you can test the output from the power supply to determine if it is working. It is also a good idea to test the power supply in a different power outlet.

The transmitter should also have the "loop indicator " illuminated. An illuminated power LED but no illuminated loop indicator LED indicates the transmitter is faulty and needs to be replaced or returned for repairs. Double check that you have stripped enough insulation from the ends of the boundary wires and that they are making a good contact with the transmitter.

The next step is to disconnect one of the boundary wires, this should produce the break indicator warning, normally a flashing light and an audible alarm tone. If you do not get an alarm to indicate a wire break, the transmitter is faulty.

Boundary Wire.

Now that we know the transmitter is working we can reconnect the boundary wire. The boundary wire is the simplest of all to test but the most frustrating to fix. The transmitter power LED and the loop indicator LED should be illuminated. A break indicator alarm will confirm that the boundary wire has been broken. Your problem now is to find the break in the wire, if the wire has been buried this can be a difficult exercise. Locating and repairing a wire break will be covered in a future article.

Receiver Collars.

The first thing to do when testing a collar is to replace the battery with a fresh one. In the case of rechargeable collars this can be a difficult and expensive exercise. Make sure the collar is fully charged and is holding it's charge, rechargeable batteries do not last forever and often they have a life span of less than 18 months. Low or flat batteries will result in confusing and inconsistent performance.

Test the collar on a straight section of your fence that is well away from the controller. Approach the fence while holding the collar in your hand.

The orientation and height of the collar above the ground can make a big difference to its response distance. Hold the collar with the probes at 45 degrees to horizontal and at roughly the same height from the ground as it would be when the dog is wearing it. The collar should sound a warning as you approach the wire. Common problems are listed below.

The collar has to be held on top of the boundary wire to activate:

Adjust the boundary width control knob on the transmitter to increase the distance from the boundary wire that the collar activates. If your transmitter has a Boundary Control Switch, adjust it to another setting. Make sure your boundary wire loop is separated by at least 3 feet (1 meter).

The collars give an inconsistent response:

Make sure your transmitter is located well away from large metal objects like freezers and washing machines. Check that your boundary wire corners are gradual as sharp corners will cancel the signal. Make sure the boundary wire is not running parallel to and within 4-6 feet (2 meters) of underground electrical cables, telephone lines, neighboring electronic fences, etc.

The dog is not responding to correction:

Test the collar with the supplied test light to make sure it is working correctly.

Adjustable collars may be set to low for your dog, increase the level setting.

Adjust the collar fit.

Shave the area of the dog's skin that is in contact with the probes.

Try longer probes especially on long-haired dogs.

Following the steps above should enable you to identify which part of your system is at fault and allow you to take appropriate action. It is very important that a faulty fence system is repaired as quickly as possible. A faulty or inconsistent fence will quickly lose your dogs respect and retraining a dog can be very difficult.


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