Electric Dog Fences
With an electric dog fence from eDog, you can contain your dog to a specific area of your property safely and effectively. While some pet owners think that using a static collar on your dog is harmful, the reality is these units have different settings of correction, including an audible beep, vibration, or static charge. It has been demonstrated that these collars are an effective tool for correcting undesirable behaviours from your dog. Dogs consider the static charge experience to be annoying.
Electric dog fences use collars that detect radio signals from fence transmitters. When your dog approaches the fence line, an audible signal will be emitted from the collar. If your dog continues moving closer to the fence, then a static signal is delivered (if selected on the transmitter unit) until your dog retreats to the safe area you designate.
After setting up the electric dog fence, you must take the time to train your dog. You can walk your dog near the boundary line of flags, and when you hear the audible warning from the collar, take a step back and call your dog, get them to sit, and then provide a treat. In a few training sessions, your dog will understand that an audible signal indicates that they need to step back.
You can mark out the electric dog fence with the flags provided, and this will give you and your dog a visual representation of the fence line. If you need to allow your dog to cross over the fence, you can turn the system off or remove the collar. Removing the collar combined with a spoken command is the best method, as this provides your dog with a clear indication that they can roam free.
How to install an electric dog fence?
An electric dog fence is usually buried in the ground, but the wire can be attached to an existing fence with cable ties if you prefer. When you open the packaging for the fence, there are three main components, the dog collar, the inground wire, and the control unit. Before installing the fence wire, it is best to connect all the components and test if they're functioning correctly. Place the transmitter box in the best location. You'll need access to power, so find a spot near an electrical outlet. The transmitter box can be flush mounted against a wall using the holes provided. Once the transmitter box has been installed, you can begin laying out the cable.
Most kits will come with enough cable to cover a standard-sized backyard, but you can buy more at the eDog shop if you need extra. After you've laid out the cable, check that the collar is working again, and then you can start to bury it in the ground. The wire can be buried directly into the ground without needing an electrical conduit, and you can place the flags about 10cm inside the boundary line.
After the cable is buried and the system is turned on, you can attach the collar to your dog and begin your training sessions. Always stand on the safe side of the fence when you call your dog. If you're on the forbidden side of the fence, use stay and sit commands to help reinforce the desired behaviours.
Are electric dog fences safe?
Electric dog fences are considered to be safe. Many of these units have modes to indicate when they are too close to the boundary fence. The first stage is an audible noise, usually enough to deter a dog from sniffing around the area. The following setting may include a vibration sensation, which will distract dogs enough to make them realise they are wandering. Most dog fence collars will have a static charge setting, which is ideal for dogs that like to escape or are stubborn.
When you first install an electric fence for your dog, following the appropriate training methods is essential. The wrong training methods may result in undesirable results. When you install the dog fence, and while your dog is learning, it is best to have the unit set to the lowest setting and then increase it only if necessary.
Electric dog fences come with enough in-ground cable to provide your dog with the right amount of space. These are perfect for keeping a digging dog out of gardens or escape artists from jumping or digging under existing fences. If you've tried all the options for containing your dog, then an electric fence can be the best choice to help correct some undesirable behaviour.
Where can I buy an electric dog fence near me?
The best place to get your electric dog fence is through the eDog online store. We have several models available, and you can choose the one that best fits your situation. When choosing a dog fence, it is best to measure out the perimeter of the area you'd like to contain your dog first. Electric dog fences can be extended with additional cable if required, and these can be added to an existing system at any time.
We have a variety of products that you can look through when placing your order. Our online shop carries a huge range of electric and regular pet products, including snuggle puppy toys, citronella collars, slow feeder bowls, training collars, GPS dog tracking, bark collars, and grooming kits. Place your order now!
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