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Electric Fences and Electric Dog Fences are terms that are often used interchangeably, when there actually is a considerable difference in what they do. Below we explain the difference between the two, and the key features you should look for when purchasing an Electric Dog Fence. 

What is an Electric Dog Fence?

An Electric Dog Fence is a system that is designed to work with a collar/receiver that your dog wears. It will only static correction the animal wearing the collar, and nothing else. 

With an Electric Dog Fence, you can choose for it to be around your garden beds, property boundary, or whatever space you need to contain your beloved dog in. Your dog will get a static shock if it comes within a certain distance of this boundary. Usually you set this distance.

What is an Electric Fence?

An electric fence is a system that runs a current through a perimeter and sends a static shock to anything that touches it.

What is the difference between an Electric Dog Fence and an Electric Fence?

An Electric Dog Fence only sends a correction to the animal wearing the receiver. Those not wearing the collar can go near and cross the fence boundary without getting shocked.

An Electric Fence shocks anything and anyone that touches it. 

How to Choose the Best Electric Dog Fence

Consider Your Needs 

When purchasing a training collar, you need to think of the lifestyle of both you and your dog. Knowing what essential features you need in a training collar will make for a seamless purchasing process. For example, does your dog like to play in water? Do you have more than one dog that needs a training collar? In what situations are you most likely to use the collar? Consider your needs when purchasing a training collar to ensure you get all of the necessary features.

Number of Dogs

How many dogs do you have that need training? Most training collars come with the option to connect more than one collar to the remote. If you have two or three dogs that need training, make sure to invest in a training collar system that gives you the option to connect more collars.

Maximum Receiver Range 

Another question to ask yourself is in what situations will you be using the training collar. If you’re going to be using this with your dog at the park to work on recall, the range is going to be much more important to you than if you're using the training collar at home.

Consider all of the situations that the collar will be on your dog, and how important to the range is. Training collars can have 100m all the way up to 1.2km, so consider how much distance you need. 

Multiple Remotes and Auto-Correction Features

Some dog training collars come with more than one remote; this can be valuable if you prefer to be hands-free and have a remote that can easily clip to your hand. Some training collars include the auto-bark features, giving you a training collar and bark collar in one.

These collars will send corrections to your dog when it senses barking, and you send corrections to your dog via the remote. Consider if you would use and value these features in a training collar.

Durability

Every dog is different, and every training situation is different. You may not need to invest in the most durable device if your dog is going to wear this around the home and be corrected for chewing furniture. But if you’re going to be using this device outdoors, in wetlands or other hardier terrains, you’ll need a training collar with durability at the forefront. 

Consider Your Dog's Personality

Take note of your dog's temperament. If your dog is sensitive, they may not respond well to a static shock collar. If your dog is determined and stubborn, a static shock collar may be the best training tool to stop unwanted behaviour. Throughout the dog training collar buying process, think about your dog’s needs. 



Product Distance It Can Cover Correction Given  Includes: Product Features 
Advanced Hidden Dog Fence Up to 100 acres of coverage -Beep
-Static stimulation
-500 feet of wire (covers ½ acre) *
-Orange training flags
-Omnidirectional transmitter
-Adjustable collar
-USB charging cable & power adapter
-Waterproof
-Long battery life (7-10 days)
-3 strengths of static stimulation
-Fully rechargeable
Dogtra EF-3500 Dog Containment System Up to 40 acres of coverage -Vibration
-Static stimulation
-500 feet of wire (covers ½ acre)
-White training flags
-Omnidirectional transmitter
-Adjustable collar
-Charger & power adapter
-Withstands freezing temperatures
-Advanced filtering to prevent interference
-Able to expand for more than one dog
-Fully rechargeable
Aetertek AT-168F E-fence Up to 40 acres of coverage -Vibration
-Static stimulation
-500 feet of wire (covers ½ acre)
-White training flags
-Waterproof
-Advanced filtering to prevent interference
-10 strengths of static stimulation
-Fully rechargeable


*additional wire can be purchased

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