A wireless dog fence is a system that keeps the dog in a confined area. This system works by sending a correction signal to the electronic collar that is worn on the dog’s neck. It is either plugged straight into an outlet or through batteries. When the dog tries to go beyond the wireless fence, the dog obtains a sharp static electrical shock. The humane society has approved wireless dog fence systems and has certified them as safe for pets.
a) The transmitter box of the wireless dog fence system should be set inside the house. Put the device in an area that is dry and far from metallic items because metal decreases the strength of the correction signal and blocks its transmission. For excellent outcomes, the device has to be placed above three feet from the ground. Moreover, it is powered through an electrical outlet or by batteries. Adhere to the instructions given for your specific electrical dog fence.
b) At the edge of the desired confinement pet area, put flags to indicate the boundaries.
c) Set the range, whether the high or low setting, after you turn on the switch of your wireless dog fence. A boundary with a circular shape is made in your yard in which it cannot be altered. However, you can change the range. You may have to purchase additional transmitters if your yard is huge. If it is needed, you can look for wireless dog fences that can cover a property of up to a half acre.
d) Before you release your dog to the yard, check the electronic dog collar first. Be certain that the device has already been turned on. Walk along the edge of the boundary as you hold the collar at the height of your dog’s neck. A warning tone must be heard when you are close to the edge. Otherwise, set the range again or refer to the system’s manual or guide book.
e) When you are already certain that the wireless dog fence works effectively all over the yard, you can have your dog wear the electronic collar. If your dog does not mind the warning tone and it tries to go beyond the boundary of the wireless fence system, your dog will obtain a minor shock.
f) Adhere to the directions on how to train your dog with the wireless dog fence system. It takes a period of weeks to train a dog. Training includes imbibing until what area s the boundaries are set and making the dog follow the warning signal or shock.
Advices and Recommendations
Majority of wireless dog fence systems only have a circular shape. Hence, you may face problems if your yard has an irregular shape.
The correction signals from the wireless dog fence system may be altered in an area that is fully filled with woods.
An electronic fence with wires placed below the ground may give more excellent outcomes compared to a wireless dog fence. However, in-ground dog electronic fences are costly and they give hassles because you have to buy the wires. Look which between the two types of electronic pet fences offers the most reasonable price.
It is not easy to train a dog. You do not plainly release your dog in the yard and assume that it will immediately obey your commands on the first day and thereafter. In training your dog with a wireless dog fence, commitment and repetition are needed.
While having a vacation on a campsite, you may use your wireless dog fence. This type of system is good for short-term utilization.
There is no assurance that larger dogs or dogs with severe behavioral problems will not go beyond the fence because they most likely have a high level of tolerance to the shock transmitted by a wireless dog fence.
If you like to secure your pet from the dogs of your neighbor or from wild animals, a traditional fence is needed for this. A wireless dog fence system does not guarantee prevention of outside dogs or other animals to enter your yard.