In the past, if you were looking for a way to contain your dogs without the need of a traditional fence, an underground dog fence was the only way to go. Although underground dog fences are a reliable option, today consumers have the option of going wireless.
In the social climate of today, many people feel comfortable with wireless technology. If this describes you, then you may want to look into getting a wireless fence for your dog.
Perhaps the most appreciated feature of an electric fence for dogs is how easy it is to set it up. Unlike an underground dog fence, there are no wires to bury. Simply plug in your wireless transmitter, set the size of your containment circle and put the special collar on your dog.
Because it is so easy to set up and take down, this makes a wireless dog fence an ideal solution for someone who plans on moving residences in the future. Because of its portability, it is also a perfect choice for those who enjoy traveling. For example, you can take the system with you if you are going to visit a friend for the weekend or if you are going camping.
However, there are a few differences you should be aware of when you choose a wireless dog fence over an underground version. The first is that you cannot create a customizable border for your yard. For example, when you are laying a wire for a border, you can simply run the wire around any existing features, such as flowerbeds, creating a border exactly where you want it to be.
Because no physical wire is involved with a wireless dog fence, you have to depend on the wireless signal to create the border, and this can only be done in the form of a circle. This means that if your yard is long and rectangular, a wireless fence is probably not going to work for you.
There are also some other limitations with your property as well. If your home has aluminum or stucco siding, this will disrupt the wireless signal. This will also happen if your yard has severe sloping, dense trees or heavy landscaping, or if there are buildings or metal structures that exist within the containment area.
You should also know that a wireless signal will not give you the same level of consistency as a wired system will deliver. At times, there will likely be variations in the border by a few feet. These signal inconsistencies are the reason that some people feel more confident in choosing a wired solution.
If these situations do not apply to you, or you feel the pros of a wireless dog fence outweigh the cons, then a wireless solution may be right for you.
When you are ready to decide on a specific wireless system, there are a few things to consider. The first thing you should see is how large of an area that the system will cover. The next thing you need to be sure of is how many dogs the system is able to contain. Some can handle only up to 2 dogs, while others can contain an unlimited number of dogs.
Generally speaking, your electronic dog doors will only come with one dog collar. This means that if you have more than one dog, you will need to order the appropriate number of extra collars to go with your system. Before you decide on a system, be sure to see how large and heavy the collar is that comes with it. For example, if you have a toy poodle, you wouldn’t want a collar that was meant to be worn by a large dog. Now that you have covered all of your bases, you and your dog are sure to enjoy the freedom that a wireless pet containment system offers!