When it comes to dependability and reliability, nothing can beat a wired electric dog fence. In general, a wired fence can cover about 30 acres or more. Whether it is mounted on top of the ground or buried beneath it, they are a great way to keep your dog in your yard.
They rely on the use of a physical dog fence wire, which serves as the marking point for the training flags. The border of a wired fence can be created exactly as you want it to be. This border is customizable, no matter whether it is below or above the ground.
If the fence is secured on the top of the ground, one advantage is that an above ground fence will help keep rodents or unwanted pests away from your garden. With an above ground fence, the dog doesn’t need to wear a special collar.
Cons of a Wired Fence
The only disadvantage of a wired fence deals with the physical presence of the wire. Some people would prefer not to dig to place the wire for an underground fence. Although this generally just takes an afternoon to do, some would rather not mess with the installation.
Others would not like to have the wire showing visibly on top of the ground for all to see. In addition to this, with an above ground fence, the dog will receive no warning before walking up to the wire and getting shocked by it.
If there happens to be a break in the fence, you will have to locate it and repair it. This means digging up the wire and splicing the two ends, or in some cases laying a new wire.
Pros of a Wireless Fence
A wireless dog fence allows the easiest installation that you can get. Simply plug in the transmitter and set the circle size that you want to have on the transmitter. The last step is putting the collar on the dog and training him to his new boundaries.
If there happens to be any malfunction with the system, the transmitter or the receiver can quickly be sent to the company to have them fix it.
Cons of a Wireless Fence
If a wireless fence were more reliable than a wired one, perhaps there would be no need for the wire. However, this is not the case. There are several situations that will disrupt the wireless signal.
If you have aluminum or stucco siding on your home, this can be a problem. Your yard cannot have any sloping or heavy trees or landscaping or the signal won’t work. No large vehicles or buildings can exist within the boundaries.
The wireless signal is cast in a circular fashion. You need to decide whether this circle will cover the entire area where you want the dog to be or not. In general, the radius of the circle you create cannot be over 250 feet.
You also need to see if your neighbors are using a wireless fence or not. If so, the two signals may cancel out each other.
In determining whether a wired dog fence or wireless dog fence is right for you, there are several things to take into consideration. The first is do you mind digging or not. The second has to do with the limitations of your property based on the specific needs of a wireless system. Wondering which type is the most cost-effective? The answer is that a wired and wireless electric dog fence cost around the same amount. Need more expert advice? Call us today at (800) 396-5517