Dogs are playful, high-spirited, intelligent and exuberant beings. It is in their nature to be curious, sniff around and mark their territory. And because of their happy-go-lucky nature, it is very common for them to escape from the backyard and roam into adventures. The reasons for their escape can vary a lot – from social isolation, fear, separation and anxiety to sexual roaming. They would jump or climb fences, dig under or chew through the fence. They can even learn how to open the gate. For all of these reasons, you need a strong system which will stop such attempts and keep the dog inside the backyard where it is safe and sound. Also, you need to do it in a way that the dog won’t even realize it is being confined. I am, of course, talking about the wireless invisible dog fence. Here are the steps how to use the system in your home.
Step 1: Proper Installment
As the name suggests, the wireless invisible dog fence has no wires that need to be buried. However, there is a small inbound transmitter you can power with a standard power outlet or 3 AAA batteries with the ability to last up to for 4 days. This transmitter can be mounted anywhere you like around the house, however, you should make sure it’s 1.5 metres high above the ground. Once put, it can contain up to 2 dogs within 2 acres area or in other words within a radius of around 50 metres.
Step 2: Adjusting the Receiver
The receiver, or also known as the collar unit, is usually made of waterproof material and is rechargeable. It is placed on the dog’s neck and the contact between the two happens via two stainless steel probes. Once charged, the receiver can execute 2-4 weeks of operation. Some of the models have 4 preset levels to auto adjust between Low, Medium, Medium-High and High correction level.
Step 3: Putting the Transmitter and Receiver to Work
The electronic control unit produces radio signals for the loop-wire. The signal strength actually determines how wide the Active Zone is and this can be adjusted and monitored through the unit. And when the dog that wears the receiver walks close to the pre-set boundary, it will be alerted with a warning in the form of pre-set static correction. This will notify the dog to stay away from that boundary by beeping or vibrating. This way, the dog gets trained and learns that the warning beep and static correction happen when it gets close to the designated place.
The bottom line of using a wireless invisible dog fence is its effectiveness and success in keeping the dog in the backyard. They are very easy to install and use and even better, they are portable so you can reinstall them wherever you need. And with today’s advanced technology, you can set the perimeters and manage the operations directly from your smartphone using an app.