Small Dog Invisible Fence Nanaimo BC

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

Electric Boundary Fence For Dogs

 

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 Nanaimo 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 Nanaimo 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 Nanaimo 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 Nanaimo BC?

Small Fence For Dogs

 

Are you confused about which wire to use when getting your electronic dog fence. The 2 most common types of dog fence wire are 18 Gage and 20 Gage. Which should you choose for your situation and why? Obviously, both gages work for all underground fence systems or Innotek, PetSafe or other manufacturers would not pack their dog fence systems with 20 Gage wire. Perimeter Technologies pack their dog fence systems with 20 g or 18 g. This dog fence wire can often be very difficult to find, as individual rolls, unless the retailer actually sells the dog fence kits and sometimes they do not even sell the extra wire rolls separately.

However, there are some recommended guidelines that will help you decide which dog fence wire will be better for you. First 18 Gage is stronger and more durable and long lasting than 20 Gage Boundary wire. Solid core copper wire is better than stranded wire.

Here are some guidelines to follow:

Use 18 Gage if you have

 

  • Rocky soil or rocks
  • If you are not burying the wire
  • Many trees or vegetation
  • Larger than 5 acres

Use 20 Gage if you have:

 

 

  • Loose sandy or clay soil
  • Putting wire next to a fence
  • Few trees or vegetation
  • 5 acres or smaller area

 

PLEASE NOTE - If installing an electronic dog fence above ground, you will need to use lawn staples every 5 feet to keep the wire in place. If the wire moves around then the dog will become confused about where his boundaries are. These are sold in packages of about 100 staples. One package will take care of one 500 foot spool of wire. Where you cut grass, it is best to bury the wire.

A few important tips to keep in mind when purchasing a fence system:

-Installing the wire underground the best tool to use is an edger, a gas powered edger or an edger that also lays cable at the same time, it could be called a cable layer or edger-trencher. The wire only needs to be buried 2 -3 in but can go deeper if you want.

-Never mix 2 types of wire! Mixed wire can give you signal problems and affect the functioning of your system. If you use 20 Gage stranded to start, then stick with 20 Gage stranded. Don't go from stranded to solid core. The same goes for all the different types and sizes of wire. If more than 500 foot is being purchased for larger areas, make sure that extra wire is the same type of wire.

- If you are using the pre-twisted wire you must use 20 Gage twisted wire with 20 Gage solid core wire and if you are using 18 Gage wire for your fence you must use 18 Gage twisted wire. Pre-twisted wire is use to create a gateway or place where the dog can cross the dog fence wire and not get a stimulation or shock from his collar.

-NEVER attach or weave dog your fencing wire through a CHAIN LINK FENCE or metal fence; it will negatively affect the functioning of the fence systems.

-If you have an existing fence that your dog jumps, climbs over or digs under, it would be best to put the electric fence wire at least one foot inside the existing fence, not attach it to the existing fence. That way the dog will be able to get the collar, he is wearing, to cross the wire in order to get a shock . If the dog fence wire is too close to the existing wooden or chain link fence then the dog will not get a shock and not be deterred.

-If you are running the dog fence wire going through a forest or heavily treed area, where you cannot bury the wire, just leave it on the surface. Use staples or trees to keep the wire in place and the ground will grow up over it. It is important to bury the wire where you will be cutting grass over the wire.

-The wire is waterproof with a Polyurethane coating and can also go through wet or swampy areas and still work just fine.

-IMPORTANT, if your are ordering extra rolls of wire, you should always order an extra set of 50 boundary flags with every extra roll of 500 foot of wire that you purchase. It is important for your pet to know the boundary. If you order 1500 foot of wire for example, you should get 150 boundary flags.

 

Wireless Dog Fence - Take it With You, and Your Dog Too!

Radio Dog Fence

 

Many homeowners cannot afford to fence in their yard in order to contain their dog. Fencing materials can cost plenty of money, usually in the thousands of dollars. This can be an expense that may be necessary, but is way beyond the reach of most homeowners. A good option to fencing is wireless dog fencing. This is a complete system that will contain your dog, and can be obtained for a fraction of the cost of fencing an entire yard.

Traditional wired dog fencing systems are comprised of a length of wire that is buried about an inch into your yard, around the perimeter that you want to cover. You will need to measure the area that you want to contain your dog in, so that you will be able to determine the area that you need covered by the system.

Wireless dog fencing works best if you have a symmetrical yard. The transmitter has a certain range, and if the dog moves too far away from the transmitter, a warning tone will sound, letting your dog know that he has gone too far from the range of the transmitter and must move back towards it. If your dog continues to move away from the transmitter, he will receive a harmless shock, which will be enough to deter him from moving away any further from your transmitter unit.

Most wireless dog fencing kits come with small flags that are used to mark the location of the border of containment. The dog will soon come to know that these flags represent discomfort to him, and he will steer clear of them, staying in the boundaries of the containment area. If you have a larger area you need to envelope, you can purchase additional transmitter units, which will allow your dog to pass between containment areas without receiving a correction shock.

Another advantage of this system is that it is portable. If you want to take your dog with you on a vacation or camping, it can be easily set up in minutes, to ensure that your dog does not wander away from where you are staying.

Wireless dog fencing is a great option to keep your pet safe for a relatively low price. The price of fencing materials can be quite expensive, and vet bills for dogs who wander can also cost you your savings. Rather than spend money on expensive fencing options and emergency vet bills, the lower price of wireless dog fencing is a really great alternative.


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