TheFreedomFence.com now offers installation, repair and servicing of All Brands of pet and dog fence systems in Bow Island 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 Bow Island 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 Bow Island 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 Bow Island 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 Bow Island 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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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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Installing an invisible dog fence is not a replacement to training your dog. Using an invisible dog fence requires time and patience in teaching the dog his boundaries. Many times, an invisible dog fence system comes with training instructions and those should be followed carefully.
Teaching a dog what his boundaries are and training him to respect your invisible dog fence is similar whether you do the training yourself or work with a professional. Even if you hire a professional trainer, you still will need to follow through with the training when the trainer is absent.
Training a dog to respect an invisible dog fence takes time and patience. The process becomes easier when your dog is closely bonded with you and when you are in tune with your dog.
Depending on the dog, invisible dog fence training can take as little as two weeks or as many as six weeks or more.
You can begin the training by putting up a line of small red flags where the cable is buried. This will help your dog learn where his boundaries are because he can see them. Then, cover up the prongs on the collar with tape so that it will not send a shock to your dog right away.
Take your dog on a leash within the fence boundaries every time he has to go out. Allow him to explore the area and when he approaches the boundary, you will hear a warning beep. At this point, immediately pull him back and excitedly praise him for returning.
Continue this exercise several times daily until your dog makes the association and has learned to turn back when he hears the beep. The next step in your dog's training is to remove the cover from the collar prongs so that he will feel the shock. Keep in mind that this shock is not painful, but it will definitely be noticed and should be strong enough to get the dog's attention and cause him to turn back.
It is similar to the static shock you get when you rub your feet on the carpet and then touch something metal. Adjusted properly to a dog's size and response level, the shock does not cause injury.
Not all electric shock collars have adjustable settings, and purchasing an invisible dog fence that does is very important. Also, make sure and keep an eye on your dog while he's outside to make sure that the collar is at the correct level.
Do not remove the leash at the same time that you remove the covers from the collar prongs. At this point, you should still be using a leash on your dog at all times while he is in the area where the invisible dog fence is.
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