TheFreedomFence.com now offers installation, repair and servicing of All Brands of pet and dog fence systems in Picture Butte 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 Picture Butte 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 Picture Butte 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 Picture Butte 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 Picture Butte 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.
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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.
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The time has come to provide some type of alternative outdoor dog containment for Tiffany, our dog, who has the ability to leap six foot wooden fences. She has learned to take a running start, hit the fence as high as possible, use her front paws to pull her body over and push with her back legs to get that extra leverage that pushes her into freedom. I have never been able to catch this on video but it certainly would go viral.
The problem is that we live in a community and county which have strict covenants and laws concerning pets, specifically dogs, and her desire to run free, will land us in front of the judge if we don't find a way to clip her wings. An electric dog fence seems like the best solution for everyone, since both jumping over and digging under are not options, but there are both advantages and disadvantages to this type of system for the pet and the pet owner.
Several of the advantages to using an electric dog fence are: cost of the fence, effectiveness of the product, and ease of use. The cost for any fence depends on the height of the fence, the size of the area being enclosed and the terrain that you are fencing in. A hard fence will cost an average of $15 to $30 per square foot and if you have hilly terrain or curves the cost will go up significantly. The cost for an electric dog fence will run approximately $3 per square foot and there are no additional costs incurred for terrain changes or curvy boundaries. You will have additional one-time costs for all collars and the transmitter. The effectiveness of the electric dog fence is high and, of the two, will do a better job, if the dog is trained correctly. Unlike a physical fence there can be no jumping over the fence nor digging under the fence and there are no doors or gates that can be left open accidentally. As far as ease of use, once the fence is installed the only maintenance involved is keeping the batteries charged on both the dog's collar and the transmitter.
There are certainly disadvantages to an electric dog fence. Some people view them as inhumane and are not willing to subject their pets to the mild shock that is administered as their pet nears the boundary wire. This is a personal choice on the part of the pet owner as the shock that is used, to course correct a pet, is mild. It is only transmitted to the collar after a series of warning beeps have alerted the dog that they are nearing the "no zone". Most dogs will learn their boundaries very quickly and the number of times a course correcting shock should be necessary will be minimal. Any owner who decides to employ an electric dog fence will also have to make the necessary time commitment to effectively train their pet. It generally requires several weeks of consistent daily training but the end results will be worth it.
Some other factors to consider before selecting an electric dog fence are that the system should not be used with puppies or pregnant dogs. Additionally, using this form of containment with overly aggressive dogs is not recommended as they are usually willing to bear the pain of crossing the boundary wire to pursue their quarry. Also the use of an electric fence does not keep intruders, human or animal, out of your yard nor will you have the privacy that is provided by a wooden or wire fence.
All in all, the choice to use an electric dog fence comes with many things to consider before making the final purchase. They do however provide the owner with peace of mind knowing that their pet has the freedom to enjoy the yard without putting themselves, or the pet owner, in harm's way. They are easy to install and should you move the fence can go with you to your next location ensuring safely for your dog where ever you are.
http://thefreedomfence.com/alberta/ – TheFreedomFence.com now offers installation, repair and servicing of All Brands of pet and dog fence systems in Picture Butte AB. WE PROUDLY SERVICE ALL BRANDS OF ELECTRIC FENCE SYSTEMS LIKE: Pet Stop®, PetSafe®, Pet Guardian®, Invisible Fence ™ ®, DogWatch® and Dog Guard®.