GPS dog fences are a great way to keep your dog safe and confined on your property. But how reliable are they and how do they work?
How do they keep your dog contained within specific boundaries? This blog will look at how reliable these fences are, how they work, and how they keep your dog contained.
What is a dog fence?
A dog fence is an electronic fence system that keeps your dog inside your yard without the need for physical fencing. The system installs wire around the perimeter of your yard and then wires into your dog’s collar. The collar sends a warning pulse to your dog when he approaches the perimeter of your yard. When the dog crosses the perimeter the dog fence emits a static correction.
How Reliable are GPS Dog Fences?
As with all gadgets, there are pros and cons to using a dog fence. The main advantage of using a dog fence is the safety of the pet. However, most pet owners may not be ready to accept the fact that the dog fence is not a permanent trapping mechanism. The dog fence is only a temporary solution to a permanent problem. The nature of the dog would decide whether the dog fence would be a good idea.
If the dog runs away out of fear, it would be a blessing in disguise. If the dog is running away to socialize, then the owner would need to take steps to control the problem. It is also important to make sure the dog is comfortable in its new environment. A dog that was used to living in a house would find it a problem to live in a kennel. The complexity of the dog fence would also vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. You should be prepared for some headaches if you are not careful.
Benefits of Using GPS dog fence
There are a number of benefits to using a GPS dog fence and the most obvious benefit is the safety of your dog. Depending on the type of fence you have, it may be locked in a certain area while you are out of the house, or if you don’t want him going into certain rooms. The benefit to safety also extends to other dogs and animals as well as children. If you have a dog who likes to run after anything on four legs, the dog fence will keep him from doing so. This is a way to keep your dog from running into the street after a cat or trying to get onto the other side of a fence to chase another dog.
- Easy to handle the dog
- Easy to know where the dog is
- Chances of loss of dog become less
- Your dog can easily play with freedom
Can I install my own Dog Fence?
Yes, you can! I installed a fence system in my backyard, which instantly transformed my backyard into a dog paradise. All my friends were jealous of my dog fence until they started using it. Now I am helping them install the same fence and they are loving it.
The fence is extremely easy to install and works flawlessly. It is so easy that I installed the fence on my own without any help from anyone.
Are GPS Dog fences cruel?
It’s not. It works as it should, completely safe and humane. A GPS Dog fence uses a radio signal to create a boundary, just like other dog fences of other types. A dog that gets out of the boundary will receive a mild shock. If he gets out of the boundary again within the next 1 or 2 hours, the shock will be stronger.
If he doesn’t get out of the boundary, or he gets out of it again 2 hours later and still doesn’t get out of the boundary within the next 4 hours, the shock will stop. The dog will then associate the shock with his attempt to get out of the boundary. This is the positive, not punishment. The dog has a chance to get out of the boundary and come back, with no shock at all if he chooses wisely.
Can a dog jump over an invisible fence?
Yes, it can. But it will be very painful because the invisible fence is a shock fence. When a dog jumps over an invisible fence, it gets shocked. Yes, an invisible fence is a shock fence. But it doesn’t mean that you can’t build an electric fence around the boundary of your property. If you have the money, you can build a physical fence.
You can buy a good wireless dog fence for $150. For example, the Invisible Dog Fence. All you have to do is mark the boundary of your property. Then you need to bury a wire along the boundary. This wire will be connected to the transmitter. The transmitter will give off a signal. The signal transmits on a certain frequency that only your pet will react to.
This frequency is not received by any other living organism. So your pet will get the signal from the transmitter and realize that there is a boundary. This boundary will be the invisible dog fence.
Can small dogs use invisible fence?
Most of the small dogs can’t wear the GPS collar. Either the collar is too small for the dog or the collar is too big for the dog.
However, at the same time that doesn’t mean that your dog can’t be contained. If you can’t put the collar on the dog, consider a fence containment system instead. These are just as effective as collars and can be used with dogs of any size.
We hope that this blog has shown you that GPS dog fences are a very useful tool for keeping your dog safe when outdoors or indoors. GPS dog fences are a great alternative to traditional dog fences because they don’t require you to dig a large trench around your property, and they can be used in areas where traditional fences c