TheFreedomFence.com now offers installation, repair and servicing of All Brands of pet and dog fence systems in Revelstoke 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 Revelstoke 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 Revelstoke 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 Revelstoke 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 Revelstoke 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 Revelstoke BC?
So you want to install an underground dog fence and avoid paying the $1,500+ that a big national franchise like an Invisible Dog Fence, Dog Watch or Pet Stop installer would charge? Here's how you can do a DIY install of a dog containment system for a fraction of the cost in just three steps.
First, we will install the Dog Fence Controller and test that everything works. We want the controller to be located close to a power outlet and sheltered from the elements, most people put it in a garage. Attach the controller box to the wall and drill a small hole through the wall. Run the twisted wire that came with your system from the controller box outside to the perimeter of your property. Now run the single strand wire around the property joining each end of the single strand to the twisted pair with the provided wire splices. Now switch on the system and check that everything works well.
Second, we bury the wire. The fastest way to bury wire is to use a trencher with a cable laying attachment. This tool cuts through your soil, lays the boundary wire and then backfills. You can rent a trencher at bigger tool rental stores, the cost is modest (under $50) and the time savings is huge. The rental store clerk will show you how to best use the trencher when you go to pick it up. But basically, you will feed the boundary wire through the trencher and tie one end of the wire to a stake in the ground. You will then start the trencher, engage the cutting blade and drive it around your property. Now that the wires are buried you should reconnect the system and again check that everything still works.
Third, we set up the Dog Containment System. The Dog Fence Controller will have a dial to let you adjust the field width. This controls how far from the boundary wire the collars start beeping and delivering the correction. Adjust the field width so that the field width is between one and two yards. A bigger field width will keep your dog safer but also reduces the amount of space in which they can play. Owners with bigger yards and more stubborn dogs should aim for a wider field width and owners with smaller properties and more compliant dogs should head toward the narrower end of that range. Now mark the edge of the field with the provided flags, spaced out at two yard intervals. Perform a final check of the system, and check that the collar beeps whenever you move it past the flags.
Congratulations your dog fence has been successfully installed!
Invisible Dog Fences
My "How to Train Your Dog on an Electronic Dog Fence" OVERVIEW article. I would like to make sure that people are using their fence to its fullest potential, which is why I would like to shed some light on how to train your pet effectively. Generally, when people are in the market for an electronic dog fence, they aren't quite sure what needs to be done to train their canine to use their fence and often worry about their new fence working the way it should. On the flip-side, there are also many people who have an in-ground fence but claim that it "didn't work". If you were to ask these people how they trained their pet, you would find that most of the owners did not train their it properly. So, for all of you future electronic dog fence owners or new owners looking for guidance, read on to learn how you can enjoy a happy pet by following simple but important training steps.
Training your canine to use an in-ground fence system can be broken down into four easy steps: Introduction to the fence, introduction to the correction, introduction to distractions, and supervision. First and foremost you will want to introduce your dog to the fence. This usually takes about one week and it is imperative that your pet is taught that when their collar is beeping, they need to retreat back into your yard. The way you do this is by simply letting them walk the perimeter of your fence and pull them back into the safety one when the warning beep is heard.
Once your dog has been introduced to their in-ground fence, you need to introduce your dog to the correction. This step should also take about a week and will be demanding on the pet owner. Many people find it difficult at first to let their dog be corrected by the fence but this is for them to learn their new found boundaries. Simply walk your dog around the perimeter again except instead of bringing them into the safety zone after the warning beep, you will now wait until your pet is corrected and then bring it back into its safety zone.
The third step of the training process is introducing your dog to distractions. This should be a relatively simple step and should only take about one day. You want to put distractions on the other side your fence that your dog may want. Try playing with a tennis ball and after a few minutes, toss it outside of the boundary of your yard. If your pet tries to retrieve the ball, you may have to return to step two. For more examples of how to use distractions to make sure your dog is trained properly, keep an eye out for the fourth installment of the "training your dog" series.
The last step of the training process is the supervision period that will last about a week. Your dog is finally trained for its new fence but I would recommend supervising them before you completely trust your dog in your yard alone. It is very important that they do not cross the boundary line for any reason during its supervisory period. Start by leaving your dog off the leash while you are watching them in the yard; then slowly start to watch them from a window while it is outside on its own for a few minutes and gradually increase the time your dog is alone outside.
Once your dog has completed the last step of the training process, you can rest easily knowing that they can be trusted outside by themselves. An important thing to remember is that if at any point your dog fails a step, go back to the previous and re-train your dog. If your pet is properly trained on its electronic dog fence, it can enjoy the benefits of being free in its own yard. Say "goodbye" to leashes, dog runs and cages with an underground fence and enjoy all of the perks of not having to be outside the whole time your dog is. I hope this brief overview helps decide to invest in an electronic dog fence or train your pet on an already installed fence.
Again, this is only a brief overview of the training process so stay tuned for more detailed instructions for every step and you will be on your way to a perfectly trained dog.
http://thefreedomfence.com/british-columbia/ – TheFreedomFence.com now offers installation, repair and servicing of All Brands of pet and dog fence systems in Revelstoke BC. WE PROUDLY SERVICE ALL BRANDS OF ELECTRIC FENCE SYSTEMS LIKE: Pet Stop®, PetSafe®, Pet Guardian®, Invisible Fence ™ ®, DogWatch® and Dog Guard®.