City ordinances make dog fences a good solution to costly fines and pet injuries. Dog exercise pens are one option, but for optimal advantages, electronic and wireless fences are popular containment choices.
Don't Fence Me In
The new dog's joined your family and has acquired the escape antics of Houdini! Chain link dog fence is an economical enclosure solution, but some homeowners do not want a visible fence line on their property.
Indoor dog fences offer containment zones, setting desired rooms (1-10 feet in diameter) off limits. These dog fences work with a field trainer collar that signals the animal that he'd better steer clear.
Electric dog fences allow the owner to install underground a thin gauge wire that signals a transmitter in the dog's collar. The line can cover up to 25 acres.
Installing an electric dog fence is a moderate challenge. Kits contain wire, transmitter, collar and flags:
Electric dog fences are humane and are not intended to zap Fido into obedience. Flags help dogs know where to stop before the shock occurs.
Wireless dog fences provides simple containment. The system's transmitter sends a radio signal that allows the dog to roam free until he approaches the set boundary. Nearing the boundary, the animal receives a warning signal; if not heeded, the dog receives a mild (not harmful) shock.
Boundaries for this dog fence are quickly set and adjust to a 90-foot radius.
The Exception to the Rule
Not ALL pets respond to beeps and mild shocks. Electric and wireless dog fences do not keep other animals out of the yard. The systems are only containment for the owner's animals that are wearing the special training collars.