If you are planning to get a system to effectively keep your dog at, then your best choice would be a wireless dog fence. A wireless dog fence can remove the need for a leash or even physical fences. However, your dog will still remain in the play area you have designated for him. The idea of having an invisible fence is making a lot of pet owners interested, and there are now several wireless dog fence systems out there. If you are picking one for your dog, here are some tips:
Look for a transmitter with adjustable range. Central to the workings of a wireless dog fence is the transmitter. It is the source of the signal that will be broadcasted around your property. Since the signal will mostly be circular, it is best to pick a transmitter that will allow you to set the maximum range for your property. Let’s face it. Most lots are not circular in nature, and they are usually wider that they are longer (hence, we don’t have side yards). To be able to get the most playing area for your pet will definitely be welcomed.
Moreover, make sure that making the adjustment would be easy too. Part of what makes a wireless dog fence so popular is the fact that it takes only hours to set up. Therefore, you need to find a system with the least switches and controls to look into.
Pick a safe receiver.
The purpose of the receiver in a wireless dog fence is to determine whether a dog is on the boundary zone. If the receiver gets a significantly weak signal or does not get any signal at all, it will trigger a mild static correction to the dog. In this light, ensure that the receiver bundled in the system has a warning sound before it delivers the static. Ensure too that the company assures the safety of the static and that it will not harm your dog. A good indication about the safety of the device is the ability to adjust the levels. You should be able to pick a level that will still be comfortable for your dog.
It must give you the ability to train your dog.
Though most of the wireless dog fences available out there are advertised as pet containment systems, there are those that offer to train your dog to remain in an area on his own control. Apart from the warning sound on the receiver, you should also receive a set of boundary flags to serve as early warning devices. Upon seeing them, your dog will know that he is nearing the boundary and will proceed to the other way.
Check if a system offers not just an operating manual but also an actual training booklet to train your dog. They are systems that recommend installing the receiver only to dogs weighing over eight pounds and could understand simple commands. The training regimen that they suggest would even last less than hour per day and emphasize the dog’s ability to associate visuals and sounds to a consequence. Most of all, they always remind owners to reward their dogs when they have successfully stayed in the same area.