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Buyer's Guide: Dog Fence

Different Types Of Dog Fences You Must Know About

Wireless dog fences let dog owners safely keep their dog within a contained, safe area without actually having a physical wire fence in place. They generate a virtual perimeter around a central transmitter with radio waves, much like a wireless phone. This allows for the possibility of the dog escaping from the fence, but with no obvious method of escape.

The first type of dog fence is the one-step loop. It consists of two rings with a third ring connecting them. This kind of fence is easy to install, as the transmitter connects only to a direct power source. The dogs are not able to walk out of the circle except in case there is an obstruction, such as a wall. If there is no obstruction, the dogs can move out freely within the one-step loop.

There is also the electric pet fence which operates on the same principle as the one-step dog fence. It has a virtual boundary where the radio waves will detect the presence of the dogs. As soon as they start crossing over the boundary line, a signal is sent to the collar to halt movement. Electric dog fence works well when the dogs are very close to each other, as they are unable to cross through the electric fence without triggering the alarm. It can be set to different levels, depending upon the number of dogs being contained.

Then there is the wireless dog fence that is a combination of the above two types of dog fence systems. It is composed of radio transmitter and receiver that can be mounted on a separate collar. One transmitter is placed within the safe zone, while the other transmitter is placed within the dogs' free range. The separation ensures that if the dog gets within the safe zone, the alarm will be triggered and the transmitter will send out a signal. As soon as this happens, the dog fence will receive signals from the transmitter and the boundary will be electronically marked.

The advantages of using wireless dog fenced are that it gives you more freedom of movement without any of the hassles of wire fencing. You do not have to worry about tripping or digging holes in the ground. They also offer a level of safety where you are assured that your dog is in safe hands. Some models have remote control transmitters where you can program a delay before each signal sent out. This will ensure that your dog fence will not be triggered by your pet even when you are not at home.

The second type is the indoor wireless dog fence. Indoor ones are very useful for apartments and for houses with no further back bar to connect the transmitter to the boundary. It works on the same principle as the outdoor ones with the difference lying in its design. This model allows the transmitter to be placed indoors even up to a distance of 500 meters. This can be adjusted according to the owner's wish where it allows the dog to roam freely within the boundaries. This is one model that you might want to consider if you are living in an area that is prone to electrical hazards.

The other types available in the market include the electronic dog fence with corrective collars and the wireless dog fenced with no correction collars. The former operates with a shock mechanism while the latter does not use any static correction mechanism. Both are perfect for pet owners who are concerned with the well-being of their pets but want to remain on a safer side. The wireless models are best suited for smaller areas and urban dwellers while the correction collar type is best for the containment of wild and aggressive dogs.

Electronic collars are used for the purpose of detection, training and controlling unwanted dogs within the boundary. The shock emitted by this collar will prompt the dog's owner to send a correction signal which will vary with each breed of dog. The correction signal given by the owner is usually a spray of water containing dog deterrent chemicals. Dog fences do not require the installation of collars as they are usually made from plastic, mesh netting or wire.

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