Understanding Containment Systems

Understanding Containment Systems


On the surface picking a containment system
for your dog can seem like child’s play, but that is until you begin exploring
the different options, and it doesn’t seem easy anymore. Accounting for your
pet’s containment size, cost, temperament and more can be become very confusing
really fast.

If the above perfectly describes you, worry
no more. This guide will help you decide on the best containment system for
your situation.

Long It Takes To Set Up A Containment System

If your yard size is small or average
sized, then you would be best served by a wireless dog fence. Normally, it will
cover a circular area the size of ¾ of an acre. Based on your need, you can
either choose to turn the coverage area up or down. Even better is the fact
that the set up only takes a couple of hours, so you will be good to go in no

If you need more coverage, you have two
other options to consider. You can either choose to buy another transmitter or
you could choose to go for an in ground fence.

In ground fences are designed to cover
larger tracts of land and can cover up to 25 acres of land. Usually, in ground
fences come with 500 feet of boundary wire as well as 50 training flags which
you can use to mark the boundary.

Under normal circumstances it takes one or
two days as you will need where you will lay the wire, followed by the actual


One of the benefits to having a fences system is that
you can add as many of your pets as you like, all you have to do is ensure
that they are all wearing a receiver collar. Each containment system has a
unique collar in terms of shape and size.

The receiver collar usually has five
different levels of adjustable correction, as well as a mode that features a
tone only. The tone mode is very useful when training your dog to stay within
the boundary. Unfortunately, you cannot use in ground fence receiver collars
for wireless dog fence systems.


Training your dog to stay within the
boundary is not as easy as hooking him up to a receiver collar. There are no
shortcuts. If you want your dog to stay within his new boundaries, you will
need to dedicate about 15 minutes at least three times a day on a daily basis
for the next two weeks (it could be more).

On the first week of training you will need
to focus on training your dog on how to stay within the perimeter. Use the
flags that come as part of the kit to indicate the boundary, you will also need
to get him used to the receiver collar.

Over the following days you will need to slowly
increase the amount of time you spend with him outside to make certain that he
stays within the boundaries.

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