The piece of mind of letting your dog roam freely and safely in your yard can be achieved with a wireless or an underground dog fence. With proper training, your dog will soon learn where his “play” zone is and what area is off limits.
It’s our goal to supply you with all the information you’ll need to figure out which type of fence is best for your needs. Take a look at the topics below to get started.
How I learned about these fences
I was thinking about putting a fence up in my backyard so I could let my little Bichon run around.
The cost of purchasing a traditional wooden, iron, or vinyl fence can become quite high when factoring in the cost of materials and installation. And there are many communities that won’t even allow a fence to be put up.
A friend told me that he used an electric pet containment system. I had heard about these and was curious about how it worked out for him. He took his dog and me out to the backyard and showed me exactly how it worked.
He put a special collar on the dog which he explained was needed to keep the dog in the yard.
This was a learning experience for me
He started to throw a ball around the yard and his dog would retrieve it and bring it back.
Then he threw the ball into his neighbor’s yard. The dog ran after the ball and stopped at the boundary of his yard.
I was impressed. He explained that his collar receives a signal from the transmitter he set up in the garage. When the dog gets close to the boundary, an audible beep warns the dog he’s getting close to the fence. If the dog continues, he will receive a mild static electric shock.
He told me it did take some training to teach the dog what the audible beep meant and where the boundaries were, but it was well worth the time put in.
The system that he installed was a wireless electric dog fence. He said he set it up in about an hour and a half and it was completely portable.
I knew right away that I wanted one
I did my research and because I had some concerns about the signal being blocked on my property, I purchased an underground dog fence. This type of fence was best for my yard.