TheFreedomFence.com now offers installation, repair and servicing of All Brands of pet and dog fence systems in Duchess 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 Duchess 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 Duchess 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 Duchess 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 Duchess 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 Duchess AB?
All good dog owners want to give their dog the freedom to exercise and play, but they worry about their dog's safety. If a dog is allowed to freely roam the outdoors, he can be struck by a car, get lost, or otherwise be injured. With a pet door and an underground dog fence, you can give your dog the exercise and play he needs, while still keeping him safe. Read on to learn more about the advantages of having a pet door and underground dog fence installed in your home.
Pet doors are flaps of metal or plastic that your pet can push against with his head or paw in order to go inside or out. It can be locked for times when you want to keep your animal indoors or outdoors. Pet doors can be installed in almost any kind of door, including wooden and sliding glass doors. With a pet door, you won't have to get up every time your dog scratches at the door, and you won't have to worry about leaving your dog cooped up in the house while you are away at work.
Before you buy a pet door, make sure it is the right size for your animal. Most pet doors list the sizes and weights of animals that can fit through each size of door. Pay more attention to the width of the door than the height. A dog can crouch down to get through a door that is too short, but a door that is too narrow will not work. If you get a pet door when your dog is a puppy, be sure and get a door large enough for the largest size your puppy will be.
The perfect location for a dog door is where your animal can take cover from bad weather but will not be in an area of the house where he can make a mess while unsupervised. If the door opens into the laundry room or garage, or even to an area of the kitchen, that is usually ideal.
Underground Dog Fence
To ensure that your pet is safe outside, you will need to provide him with a fenced yard. An underground dog fence is the least expensive way to keep your pet contained, especially if you have a large property. A wire is buried a few inches below the ground and an electronic collar is placed on your dog, which he will wear whenever he is outside. Little white flags or other visual signals are usually placed around the wire to provide the dog with a visual cue of the boundaries. When the dog approaches the boundary, a warning beep or vibration from the collar alerts him that he is getting too close. If he ignores the warning and attempts to go past the boundary, he receives a mild but effective shock through the collar.
After installing the system, you should take the time to train your pet properly so that he knows where the boundary lines are and understands the system. The installation kit should include detailed instructions on how to do this.
Many dog owners choose underground fencing because they do not like what barrier fencing looks like around a property. Another advantage of an underground dog fence is that you can create a boundary in almost any shape in any part of your yard. The underground wire, which is buried just a few inches below the surface, can curve around gardens or block off the pool deck. The dog can go outside without digging up flowers or jumping into the pool. Some of these systems can even be used indoors if the dog must be kept away from certain rooms or furniture. Underground fences also make excellent backups for barrier fencing, especially if your pet is a good climber or digger.
Capabilities of Electric Dog Fences
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.
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