What To Look For When Getting A Wireless Pet Fence

What To Look For When Getting A Wireless Pet Fence


If you don’t want to lose your dog but
still want to give it the freedom to roam around your yard, then you will
definitely want to get a wireless dog fence. Wireless dog fences are one of the
most effective ways to keep your pet within your home’s boundaries while still
offering it some semblance of freedom. With so many wireless fences in the
market it can be quite difficult figuring out which one is best suited to your
situation, but, have no worries.

This article will help you choose the right
wireless pet fence for your articles.

Wireless Fencing Works

Before we get to how a wireless dog fence
works you should know that it provides you with the freedom to decide the
roaming radius of your dog. This can range from just a few feet to acres.

An electronic transmitter emits a radio
signal that is delivered to a wire that is buried some inches below the surface
of your sod. Your dog will be wearing a collar that will have a receiver that
will detect the radio signal emitted by the boundary wire. As your dog approaches
the boundary wire, the collar on the dog beeps a warning tone.

If the dog chooses to ignore the beep but
continues through the boundary wall, the collar produces static stimulation
that corrects the dog.

Some of the issues you should consider when
purchasing the wireless dog fence include:

Area You Should Cover

Not all wireless dog fences cover the same
amount of area. Most containment systems come with 500 feet of boundary wire.
If you think this is not sufficient for you, you could purchase wire extension
kits. On average most transmitters will emit a signal for up to 5 acres if your
acreage is bigger than that, you should purchase higher power transmitters.

Installing a Wireless Pet Fence

You should know that the transmitter needs
to be installed indoors in a spot in your house that does not experience below
freezing temperatures. When installing the boundary wire you will need to make
a circuit around the perimeter. You will
need to place it right below the surface of your ground. You can use a
flat-edged spade to achieve this.

Receiver Collar

There are various types of dog receiver collars
that are designed for a variety of dog temperaments and sizes. Some
collars run on replaceable batteries while others are rechargeable. If your dog
is stubborn you can choose a collar with greater correction intensity. The
numerous varieties of collars means that you will easily find something within
your budget.

Training Your Dog for a Wireless Fence

Your dog will not automatically know what is going
on and you will have to train him for the first few weeks. This training will
be required and will let him know his boundary limits. One thing you could do
is place flags on the boundary and let your dog roam while on a leash, before
putting a collar on him. With time he will be able to associate the beeping sound
with the boundary.

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