TheFreedomFence.com now offers installation, repair and servicing of All Brands of pet and dog fence systems in Ladner 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 Ladner 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 Ladner 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 Ladner 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 Ladner 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.
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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.
Tips for Choosing an Invisible Dog Fence
Wireless dog fences are not really fences, but a signal sent out by a transmitter and received by a dog collar that issues a static correction if the collar goes beyond the range of the signal. That is, if your dog strays more than a distance of 100 ft from the transmitter, the dog collar will lose the signal and a mild shock is given to remind him to return within the boundary.
The wireless fence takes about an hour or two to configure first by locating a place inside or nearby the house where a perimeter boundary can be established. If you plan on keeping the corrective collar on your dog while he is inside the house, make sure the house is inside the perimeter otherwise your dog will be unnecessarily corrected. Also, if your dog sleeps in a metal crate, the crate sometimes forms a Faraday Cage that may interfere with the signal from the transmitter. Keep both in mind when establishing a boundary and using the collar on your dog inside the house.
Outside your house, you need to identify where the dog collar loses the signal. The collar has an audible beeping sound which will start emitting a few seconds before the corrective phase is issued. Listen for the beep as you walk 40 to 50 steps from the transmitter. Identify this distance with markers such as bricks or rocks so that you will know if the perimeter adequately covers the area you want to retain your dog inside.
After you have identified the boundary, you will have to train your dog to stay inside it. Training takes about two weeks for your dog to understand how the unseen fence works. The first step is walk your dog on a leash across the fence allowing collaring to beep; waiting a few seconds and bring him back inside the fence followed with praise and treats. Initially the collar is set in a training mode so all your dog will hear is an audible sound.
The same training is repeated the next day but collar set to the lowest static correction value. This introduces your dog slight shock that is meant to get his attention. Make sure that the metal contacts are touching your pet's skin otherwise it correction will not work. This training continues for several days with lots of praise.
After your dog has mastered the perimeter and refrains and returns from outside the wireless fence, additional training is required to distract your dog or entice him to cross the boundary. The easiest way is to throw a ball slightly beyond the fence. This will cause your dog to exit the area and receive the corrective action. Reward your dog when he returns to the safe area. A training lead, or a long leash, works best during the distraction phase since he is somewhat free to roam while he is still under your control.
After about two weeks of training, your dog should be able to resist crossing the wireless dog fence. Monitoring is important during following two weeks to make sure he is not tempted to run off if there are any distractions.
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