Walking your dog is a great way for both of you to relax and enjoy some time together, however, sometimes you should also let him waste some of his energy on his own. If you have a yard, you’re in luck. Your furry pal can carelessly run and play in it. However, if your yard is not properly separated from the properties around you and you don’t want to put an actual fence, maybe you should consider getting an electric dog fence.
What Is an Invisible Fence and How It Works?
Invisible dog fences also known as electric fences are placed underground. This way the fence creates an electrically charged border that keeps the pet in the confines of your yard, without you having to put a physical fence.
This is a smart way to protect your dog without having to constantly watch him outside. This way he can freely run around your yard, without you worrying if he will run on the street where he can easily get hurt. Your dog will be digitally connected with the fence through an invisible fence collar. Many people don’t want to spend money on installing a real fence if they don’t really need it, others rent their place and can’t do changes to the house, etc.
Why Get an Electric Dog Fence?
Electric fences are easy to install and don’t cost too much. This type of fence will let you enjoy time spent with your dog in your backyard without worrying if he will run in another yard or on the street. Your dog won’t go over the invisible fence and won’t get distracted from external stimulants. Once you put the invisible fence dog collar on your furry friend, you can be sure he will be safely playing around your house.
Types of Dog Fences
The in-ground fence is designed to work together with an invisible fence dog collar. Your pet will have safe yard boundaries and can access the secure pet door, and learn to behave inside and outside. An in-ground fence has a buried wire equipped with a transmitter so when the dog gets close to the buried wire, the transmitter will send a signal to the collar which will correct your dog’s behaviour.
This type of dog fence uses a satellite to map certain boundaries for the pet instead of using a buried wire and a fixed radio signal. Cellular technology is used to map the fence’s boundaries. The receiver collar is connected to the GPS program that alarms the receiver collar if the pet approaches the boundary and corrects the pet if it doesn’t retreat from the boundary.
The Cost of Instaling an Invisible Dog Fence
These fences aren’t pricy, and in some cases, you might end up paying more for their installation than the product itself. Make sure to hire a professional to do the installation so you can rest assured everything is done properly. This is especially important if you live in rocky and hard soil terrain.
In case you decide to do it yourself, make sure that you rent a trencher from your local hardware store (in case you go with an in-ground electric fence). You’ll need a shovel to dig around the perimeter and bury the wire. If your choice is a wireless fence that uses GPS, the set-up will be easier. Just open the box, turn it on and program it for the perimeter you want to cover. The fence is easy to install but you might spend some time teaching your dog where he is allowed to move and where he isn’t.
Will the Dog E-Fence Work for All Dogs?
Many dog owners wonder if these fences work for every dog as well as whether they are harmful. These E-fences aren’t electric fences and they won’t injure any animal. In fact, they are also used for larger animals like horses and cows and are very safe for all dog breeds. There is no risk of physical injury to your pet.
These fences are also safe for kids and other smaller pets like cats. However, if your dog is shy or easily scared, the static correction may make them anxious and their first instinct might be to leave, which could make the dog run away from the invisible fence.