There are a few things to consider when purchasing a top electronic dog fencing system. Here are a few things to note.
Consult a Vet
It is important to consult a vet when prior to purchasing an electronic dog fence since these devices are not appropriate for all dogs. This is important because there are medical aspects to consider and if the dog is not medically suited to an invisible fence, a significant amount of money and time on an ineffective restraint system has been wasted.
Test the above ground wires
Professional installers will test the system as part of their service. However, if you’re doing this yourself, make sure to check the system before wasting energy burying it in the ground. If something is note working correctly, this saves owners of having to dig up the wires.
Map the Wire border before installation
Whether you’re doing it yourself or getting it professionally installed, it is advisable to plan the perimeter where the wires are to be buried. This will ensure a quicker installation time and will prevent a lot of errors in the process. This will also allow you to plan for the right equipment. For example, a circular saw with a masonry blade is required if the wire needs to go over concrete. It will also determine the amount of wire you need if you’re doing the installation yourself. Also, this is important as certain transmitters can cover more area than others, so you’ll need to know the area in which you want to cover to determine which device is suitable.
Test Collar Batteries Often
You should test each battery in the collar regularly as they need replacing approximately every six months. Having fully operational batteries is important for the electronic fencing to operate as built.
Make an appropriate amount of Time to train your pet.
Once a vet has approved the use of an electronic fence for your dog, it is important that you spend the right amount of time training your pet on how it all operates. A good 2 days is needed to be set aside for effectiveness, although some dogs may require more time training. So that your pet has visual cues, you should place the perimeter flags approximately 10 feet apart. Every hour or so, you must take your dog near the boundary fence using a leash until the receiver collar activates, then you must pull the dog away and give it a treat or praise. Your pet should remain indoors when you’re not training. Towards the end of the 2 days, you can let the dog wander near the boundary fence on its own to determine if the dog is learning.