A Pet Fence System: Is one right for you?

A Pet Fence System: Is one right for you?
A Pet Fence System: Is one right for you?
Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff
As a responsible pet owner, one of your
primary responsibilities is ensuring that your dog
stays in your yard and does not run at large. By
keeping your dog confined, you eliminate many
threats to his safety, such as being hit by a car,
getting lost, or getting into poisonous
substances. Additionally, your neighbors will
appreciate the fact that your dog's droppings
stay in your yard, and not theirs.
There are multiple ways to contain your
dog. The most obvious is to build a
traditional dog fence, such as a chain link or a wooden fence. While a traditional
fence can probably contain your pet, it may not be the best option for you.
Fences are often expensive to build, especially if you have a large yard. They
often end up being conspicuous and unsightly, and dogs frequently find a way
over or under fences. Some communities even restrict the construction of
fences. A great alternative you may wish to explore is a hidden dog fence
system.
Underground fences (also called hidden fences) create an invisible "safe zone"
in your yard. Your dog wears a special containment collar, which allows him to
roam freely around your yard, but keeps him within the boundaries of the "safe
zone" you create for him. Containment collars deliver an audible warning tone
to your dog as he nears the perimeter of his safe zone, and then a harmless
electrical stimulation if he continues to approach the boundaries of the hidden
fence.
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Underground fences offer you many benefits. They are extremely affordable
when compared to the costs of constructing a physical fence. Installation is
quick and easy. Most buried wire systems can be installed in just one afternoon.
With proper and consistent training, your dog quickly learns the limits of his
yard, and that he cannot dig under or jump over a underground fence.
There are many different underground fence systems available today. They
differ by type (buried wire vs. wireless), yard size (smaller yard up to 5 acres, or
larger yards up to 25 acres), and features such as adjustable stimulation levels
and remote training capabilities. All hidden fence systems can be used with any
number of dogs. Extra collars are always available. Choosing the right
underground fence system for you and your dog requires careful consideration
of each system's features and capabilities.
BURIED WIRE FENCING SYSTEMS
An underground fence offers you plenty of
features and flexibility. Buried wire allows you to
completely customize areas of your yard that are
"off limits," such as gardens, flower beds, pools,
or storage areas. When installing buried wire
systems, you choose where the wire goes, and
where your pet is to go.
The PetSafe Basic In-Ground Fence is a good
basic buried wire system with a transmitter
suitable for yards up to 5 acres. If you require a waterproof containment collar
for your pet, you may want to consider the SportDog 100-Acre In-Ground
Fencing System. This system features a powerful transmitter designed for larger
yards up to 100 acres in size.
Buried wire underground fence systems include 500 feet of wire. In some cases,
you will need additional wire, splicers, and boundary flags.
Basic installation of a buried wire system consists of these simple steps:
1. Create a continuous loop of wire around the perimeter of your yard.
2. Twist the wire to create a pass-through zone for your dog (i.e. from the
transmitter out to the yard's perimeter).
3. Connect the loop to the twisted wire.
4. Bury the wire by cutting a 3" deep trench with a flat spade.
5. Plug in the transmitter (indoors or in an enclosed area).
6. Test the system.
7. Install the white boundary flags as a visual reference for you and your dog.
All buried wire underground fence systems include a manual and installation
video that provide detailed instructions for installing the system and training
your dog to understand it.
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WIRELESS UNDERGROUND FENCE
SYSTEMS
The PetSafe Wireless Pet Containment System™
is a completely wireless hidden fence system. It
creates a "safe zone" for your dog by using a radio
signal produced by the transmitter, rather than
buried wire. There are several advantages to this
type of hidden fence. The first is ease of
installation - there are no wires to bury. All you
need to do is plug it in. The second advantage is
that the system is not permanent, so you can
easily take it with you if you move.
Wireless fence systems do not allow you to customize special areas of your yard
the way buried wire systems do. The "safe zone" of a wireless system is circular
in nature, and is limited to about a 90-foot radius. This option is best suited for
smaller yards or containment areas.
To help you decide which hidden fence system is right for your dog and
your lifestyle,
Review the frequently asked questions (FAQs) for a list of questions that
can help you decide which features are important to you.
Refer to the comparison chart to view the features of each system and
identify which system contains the features you need.
A word of caution:
Underground fences can be an effective containment tool when used properly.
Careful training and observation of your dog is vital to its success. Do not leave
the dog in your yard unsupervised. Remember, the underground fence may help
prevent your dog from leaving the yard, but does not prevent other animals or
people from entering the yard.
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