Better Trained Dog with a Canine Fence Systems
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Electric Fences and Your Dog
One of the most common questions when it comes to an invisible fence® is, “Will this harm my dog?” The answer is no. When your dog approaches the barrier of an electric fence, he will first hear an audible tone to warn him not to go any further. If he continues to go forward, he will receive a mild, static correction. It is not something that causes your dog to be in a lot of pain, it simply will startle him for a second. If you want to know what it feels like, run across the carpet and touch a piece of metal. Does that hurt a lot? I think you will agree that this is something that your dog can handle.
Wired Vs. Wireless Canine Fence Systems
When it comes to a canine fence, there are two systems, wired and wireless. As you guessed, a wired fence requires that you bury a physical wire, defining the perimeter of your yard. This allows you to customize exactly where you would like the border of your fence to be. Although this requires an afternoon of work to get it installed, it offers the most reliable signal.
In contrast, a wireless canine fence requires very little effort to get it started. All you do is plug in the transmitter, set the size of the area you wish to cover and put the collar on your dog. One thing you should know about a wireless system is that it casts a wireless signal in the shape of a circle onto your yard. If a circular border won’t work for you, then neither will a wireless fence.
Wireless Canine Fence Systems
Although a wireless canine system may seem like the easier way to go, it will not work on every home. If your house is covered in stucco or aluminum siding, a wireless signal will not work. If you have a lot of trees or hefty landscaping, the signal will not be able to break through it. This goes the same if you have a standing structure such as a building of some sort within the containment area.
There are also wireless systems that you are able to use on the inside of your home, known as indoor pet barriers. These systems allow you an adjustable barrier to keep your dog out of unwanted areas of your house. You can place the wireless disk in any area of your home. Some people use them to keep their dogs off of the furniture, or out of the trash. They work in the same way that their larger versions do. The dog wears a special collar and as he approaches the barrier, he receives a beep and then a small shock. Your dog will begin to associate this happening with the area that is off limits and after a few times he will know to avoid going there.
Canine Fence Wire
If you have found that your home needs to have a wired fence, you will see that there are several options are available when picking out the canine fence wire. Most standard and budget systems both come with a 500 ft. roll of 20 gauge canine fence wire. So why are there other types of wire available?
The gauge of the wire refers to the thickness of it. The higher the number, the thinner the wire is. A 20 gauge wire is thick enough to get a canine fence to work, but it is of the lowest quality. A 20 gauge wire is so thin that it can be snapped in two with relatively little effort. This means that the chances of you having a break in your canine fence wire somewhere along the way is probable.
Getting a wire with a thicker gauge is a better solution to having a long-lasting canine fence. Our professional grade systems come with 14-gauge wire, which is a significantly thicker and better quality wire.
If you have any questions about having an invisible fence®, please contact us through our expert customer service line at (800) 396-5517.
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