Why having a wireless pet fence system is ideal
Containing your dog is sometimes not an easy task to do, especially if you or other people in your home aren’t there all day; if they find a way out, they most likely will escape, naturally. Typically a wood, vinyl, or chain link fence is used in order to keep the dog on your property but as soon as they find a spot to dig into, they are able to get out and put themselves into danger or take the risk of being lost or stolen. If you have a lot of acres of land, installing fencing around all of it is probably not an option. Not only is a traditional fence an easy way to let their selves loose, it is expensive, takes a lot of time to install, and quite a difficult task to do; so if you don’t have a fence already up but are thinking about it for the sake of a dog, considering other options may be a great solution for you.
A wireless pet fence is a great alternative to traditional fencing in that it contains your dog safely while helps to save you on cost and installation time. The way that a wireless fencing system works is that it surrounds the property that you choose creating boundaries for your dog so that he stays safe and secure without wandering. You simply set the parameters on your transmitter which then sends signals to the collar that you put on your dog. The transmitter sends radio signals to the collar so that if he begins to wander out of range, it will send a noise or vibration warning him to go back, as he is nearing his boundaries. If he doesn’t respond to the noise or vibration, there will be a light shock which will remind him to go back into the yard.
A wireless pet fence system is perfect for one or many dogs; the system is not designed for just one pet, it can be adjusted to however many dogs that you own. Another great feature and benefit of going with a wireless pet fence is that you are able to bring it with you, and set your boundaries, in an entirely new place, such as going on vacation or visiting family. Because of the ease of setting boundaries, it is an extremely easy thing to travel with—much easier than traveling with a kennel or simply putting your dog on a collar and taking the risk of him escaping. It is also great because the dog will be used to the wireless fencing system, where if he is contained while on a long vacation or visit, he will not need to be re-trained.
To train your dog is an essential part of the process of having a wireless fence system, as he needs to know what happens when he tries to leave the boundaries. This is an easy task and typically your dog will catch on quickly as he understands what happens when leaving the parameters. If it seems your dog is having a little trouble adjusting to the new wireless system, place small yard flags or even cones around the boundaries and walk him around them, on a leash, in order to show him that is as far as he is able to roam to. You may want to train your dog by doing intervals for about 10-15 minutes per day until he gets the hang of the system and realizes his boundaries.
Making the invisible fence training session’s fun and showing him that it isn’t a hard thing to grasp by rewarding him once finished is a great way to speed up the training process. Simply placing him within the wireless pet fence system without having any training at all may confuse him and make him unaware of his boundaries; it may deter him from ever being able to grasp the concept of the boundaries. Beginning small and working your way to introducing the warning noises and vibration on his collar is a great thing to do; and should take about 10 days after you’ve began training him, and only a few minutes per day. Once you are well on your way to that stage, allowing the wireless fencing system to do its regular job by gently shocking him once out of range is the next stage, and then he should be acclimated to the new system; of course rewarding him along the way will give you great results.
Wireless pet fence systems are the new trend these days because of the simplicity, portability, and the success that those have who uses the wireless system has. It is extremely easy to set up, with no wires at all, or installation of any kind, and because it is a fraction of the cost of a traditional fence. There are many different wireless pet fences to choose from, ranging in price, different adjustments of correction, and more or less wireless coverage depending upon necessity. Depending on your own needs, if you live in a large home that needs high range coverage and how much reinforcement your dog requires will determine which invisible fence training system you will need. Here is a list of five of the most popular wireless pet fence systems available on the market today:
PetSafe Standard System
Perfect for any dog above five pounds. This wireless system allows up to 105 feet of coverage and features five levels of correction. The PetSafe also has features which include: a beep only mode, a power loss alarm for the transmitter, a water resistant collar, and auto shut off safety feature after 27 seconds, and a low battery light. This invisible fence system also includes training flags and a battery module so that you may use it as soon as you receive it.
Aetertek AT-216F wireless containment fence
Designed for dogs between 15 and 150 pounds. This is a fencing system which is made for a smaller range and adjusts between 0-55 yards. The Aetertek AT-216F system features 10 different shock levels, so depending on your dog’s needs, this is a great system for a smaller boundary range and a dog that requires a higher reinforcement. The receiver is waterproof and rechargeable and comes with an adjustable PVC strap. Other things included with this wireless pet fence are flags for the correcting zones, a user manual, and a test bulb.
PetSafe stubborn dog invisible fencing system
Built especially for those dogs that have a hard time with training and need a higher shock level. This system is designed for dogs that may have a hearing impairment and allows you to cover a range of up to 10 acres. This wireless pet fence system includes a transmitter, collar with battery, AC adapter, and a manual.
PetSafe containment system, model number PIF-275-19
This is a great system to use for dogs that are 8 pounds and above and the collar is adjustable anywhere from 6-28 inches. This system features 5 different correction levels and a tone-only warning mode if you choose not to have your dog gently shocked and a waterproof receiver, as well as a low battery light indicator. What is included with this wireless pet fence system is: the collar, 2 extra batteries, test light tool, and interchangeable contact points; you also get a free calendar.
Havahart wireless radial shape fence
With a choice between small or medium-large dog containment system; the dog must weigh above 8 pounds. This features a large coverage area of anywhere from 4-400 feet, making it for the largest coverage area of any wireless pet fence system. The waterproof collar is adjustable from 14-26 inches and the system itself is able to contain a maximum of two dogs. This system has a trackable device within the collar so that tracking your dog down is an easy thing to do. You are able to set either a tone only or a shockable correction to get your dog back into range. What is included with this system is: the collar, controller, AC adapter power cord, removable wall mount adhesive strips, two rechargeable batteries, battery charger, heart shaped collar tester, 75 training flags, instructional DVD, and a user manual.
Choosing the correct system to fit yours and your dog’s needs is the most essential part of the process, everything else will come easy. The short amount of time it takes to train your dog and set the system up is quite minimal considering the benefits that you will receive. The boundary flags, which are included with each system, are an amazing tool to use when training your dog. To start using your wireless system, simply put the collar on your dog so that he is able to get used to how it feels, as it may be a little heavier than a typical collar due to the reinforcement band. Once you have the collar on, you will be able to push a button that allows you to see a test light; once you do that, walk towards the containment zone until the collar beeps, simply place a boundary flag right there and continue to do so about every 10 feet until your boundary is set.
Other things which need to be taken into consideration when setting up the wireless pet fence is that the collar needs to be adjusted properly to ensure that it doesn’t fall off or your dog cannot remove it with simple acts such as scratching or bathing. The contact point also needs to be placed on the underside of his neck in direct contact with his skin; if you have a dog with long fur, trimming it or moving it aside is ideal as the contact point needs to touch his skin directly. The correct way to ensure a proper fit is to simply put a finger under the collar and be able to snugly fit it yet does not completely constrict your finger. Be sure to re-check the collar once he gets used to it as it may have naturally adjusted since the first time you put it on.
Placing your transmitter in a safe and dry place is essential when setting your wireless pet fence up. Be sure that it is not around anything metal within 3 feet and near a wall outlet. If you choose, you can mount the transmitter or place it on something once you figure out whichever place you are happy and comfortable with the transmitter being at. Once you have chosen the place for your transmitter, plug it into a wall outlet and turn it on. Hold onto the collar yourself and walk out to the boundary flags until you hear the warning tone and see the light illuminate.
To use a wireless pet fence is a perfect way to get your dogs to stay within range and after a while they will naturally know where they are allowed to go. If you have large land that you need covered and traditional fencing just isn’t an option, the invisible fencing system is definitely the way to go. The ease of set up, the quick way of getting your dog trained and able to stay within range and portability of the product makes it extremely convenient as well as cost effective. Because you are able to use your system with multiple dogs, it is an ideal way to contain them.
By comparing the five systems mentioned above, you are sure to find the perfect fit. An ideal system for you is one that is perfect for the weight of your dog, one that gives you enough coverage, and one that allows you to adjust the shock controls so that your dog will benefit from using the wireless pet fence system. Once you are accustomed to using the system you will then be able to see that you can add bases and collars in order to extend the property, if needed, or if you get a new dog you can add extra collars as needed. Either way, a wireless pet fencing system is the only way to go for the peace of mind that your dog is safe and stationed where you choose, as well as giving him the inability to break free like traditional fencing does, while allowing him room to roam and run free.