If you’ve decided to use the wireless dog fence system,it can be helpful to understand how these fencing systems work.In this article, we will learn about the transmitter, receiver-collar, the working process and dog training process so that you and your family will be well informed users when looking at these systems!
Understanding the Transmitter and Receiver
Wireless fencing systems consist of two separate components designed to work together：
- The Transmitter
- The Receiver-collar
Wireless Dog Fence Transmitter
The transmitter emits a signal that your dog’s receiver-collar can detect. you can set the signal strength level,The stronger the signal you set, the larger the circle can be.Usually the wireless dog fence transmitter unit can be adjusted to form a 15ft to 90ft circular area in which the signal is detectable.You can create a larger and more customized area for your dog by combining multiple transmitters.
Wireless Dog Fence Receiver
Wireless dog fence system also comes with one waterproof, light-weight collar with receiver attached.This receiver-collar is constantly searching for signal within the circular area covered by the transmitter’s signal. If the dog tries to move outside the boundary area, he or she will hear an audible warning signal. If your dog continues moving away,the dog will receive a harmless static correction sensation.
The System Working Process:Step 1 : Install the transmitter,Make sure it is plugged in and turned on, then it starts to emit a signal that your dog’s receiver-collar can detect. Step 2 : The dog wears the collar which can search and receive the transmitter signal. Step 3 : When the dog tries to move outside the boundary area covered by the transmitter’s signal, the receiver on your dog’s collar sounds a warning tone. Step 4 : If the warning is ignored ,the dog will receive a mild electric shock from the collar. The stimulus delivered to the dog may be applied more frequently and at greater strength as the dog approaches the boundary. Step 5 : The dog soon learns to avoid the invisible boundary area, making it an effective virtual fence.
If you’re not sure what type of dog fence is best for you dog and yard,check out my article explaining the differences between wireless and in-ground dog fences.
Video: how does Havahart Wireless Dog Fence work?
The video below from the Havahart has a good summary of wireless dog fence system work process and the science behind wireless dog fences: