Invisible Fence for Dogs
Dogs love to explore and hate to be confined, we can’t be with them all day so it’s natural to let them out to the yard or garden for some fresh air and exercise when we can’t take them out. Unfortunately Dogs are intelligent, imaginative and have little sense of boundaries. We may think our yards are secure but if there’s a way for your dogs to get out you can be guaranteed that they’ll find it! Building a barrier secure enough to keep your guys in may be impractical so you may want to consider an invisible fence for dogs.
Currently there are two main types of invisible fence for dogs on the market, wireless and physical. The more established kind is the physical invisible fence for dogs this one works by using a perimeter wire that actually goes round your property. Ideally this should be buried (shallow is fine) but can be laid on the surface or even suspended if necessary. Additionally there will be a base unit and collars. There are numerous models of physical invisible fence for dogs on the market but a common method of operation would be as the dog approaches the invisible fence first off an audible alarm will ring on the collar providing a warning. If the dog then crosses the barrier a shock will be administered via the collar.
If you’re prepared to invest in a decent model the physical invisible fence for dogs can work just fine but there are a couple of factors you may want to consider before purchase. Ideally they need to be installed properly and as mentioned buried. Can you do this yourself? Or would you have to get an installer involved? There’s another problem that we’ve seen with some models. On some of the cheaper ones the dog will be shocked if it crosses the boundary to go out of your property AND if it tries to come back in! Not the message you want to reinforce.
The other type of invisible fence for dogs is the wireless kind. No cables this time, just a base unit and collars. The base unit emits a signal, sometimes radio sometimes infra red. You decide what range you want it set at, many of them can be set for over 100 feet. Again like the physical invisible fence for dogs your pet will receive a warning when it approaches first and will only be shocked if it goes passed the boundary you’ve set.
The biggest advantage of the wireless invisible fence for dogs is how easy it is to set up, you need minimal technical skills and resources. Also most of the models we’ve seen will only administer a shock if the dog leaves the property and not if it tries to get back in.
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