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Fencing for dogs – Which Fence Is Best?
Here you are finding yourself researching about fencing for dogs. I am guessing your canine companion is one that is a great escape artist! I have one too and not one who jumps over a fence but one who finds the smallest gap and squeezes himself out or it maybe you have a high energy dog who just loves attention from any passing people or other dogs, whatever breed you own, a dog is always on the lookout for freedom to roam.
Frequent escapes create a number of worries for you as a pet owner:
- Become a bait dog.
- Even shot for chasing livestock.
- Picked up by the local dog warden (which costs you).
- Be at risk of injury or hit by a moving vehicle.
All of these worries are real today! Dogs do not see these dangers, they escape because they can and often if left for long periods of time, because of boredom.
There is a simple solution to this issue of fencing for dogs and that is for an invisible or hidden fence. Whereas a static fence:
- A dog can jump over.
- Dig its way out underneath.
- Chew through in a bid for adventure or someone to be with.
Interestingly, people often say a dog can run through the wired or wireless system – however…read on and you will see why this is and why DogFence systems do not pose this issue.
Wired or Wireless Fencing For Dogs
Sadly, there has been much stigma about electronic fences and shock collars but the collars available today are far removed from the collars available 40 years ago. Today’s systems have improved massively in terms of stimulation levels, size of receiver collars, training etc. People are concerned that these fences may be illegal. All our DogFence systems are 100% legal. Of course, our legal dog fences come with patented fail-safe FM radio frequency technology. Unlike the AM frequency dog fencing systems, it will not fail or activate accidentally.
Wireless dog fence
Most dog fences are wired but wireless systems are available but are often not as effective due to the constraints regarding lay of the land etc. With the wireless installations, there can be issues with undulating terrain, trees, and building and these types of pet fence are highly prone to false activation. Whilst they may be quick to install, sadly the end result can be confusion for the dog. As with any Pet Training protocol it is best to take time. Taking a day or so to install a wired fence will give your dog more freedom. If your dog is happy and safe then this will also give you peace of mind as well.
Of course, wireless dog fences have a few advantages over their wooden or chain-linked counterparts. Many electric dog fences require few tools to install and can be set up in an afternoon. Unlike a traditional gate, the layout of many invisible dog fences isn’t as restricted by the topography of your garden. Using an invisible fence does not obstruct your view, it is ideal for creating a space for your dog. A wireless dog fence allows you to increase the range of your boundary area. You can link additional receiver collars to increase the range of the signal.
What is an Invisible Dog Fence & How Does It Work?
- An FM radio signal created a virtual fence. Dog Fence uses the Safelink patented FM digital technology.
- 15 times faster than AM radio signal fence systems.
- An invisible fence can cover a large area (at a fraction of the cost of traditional fencing).
- The radio signal transmits to a collar worn by the pet.
- A zone before the boundary triggers a high pitched beep from the collar, to warn your pet.
- At the boundary, your pet gets a warning beep and small static impulse, through the collar.
- Temporary training flags are installed to give the pet a visual
- Through training, the pet learns to retreat to a safe area.
- Maximum protection against false activation.
- If a correctly trained a dog cannot run out of an FM radio signal.
- 2-5 days training programme for your pet.
- Suitable for dogs over 12 weeks and cats over 16 weeks.
- Discomfort from the impulse, experienced by your pet, occurs mainly during the initial training. It feels no worse than an annual vaccination. The stimulation cannot compare to the pain of being hit by a car!
- Costs a fraction of the price of installing a traditional fence.
All things considered, the best fencing is a hidden containment fence, one which transmits over FM frequency. After all, we are pet lovers and the importance of our pet’s safety should not be underestimated. Pet shelter organisations do require you to have secure fencing in place before approval of adoption too. With other types of fencing for dogs, a pet has the means to escape. You want peace of mind that the fencing you choose is secure enough to keep your pet safe.
To conclude, hidden legal dog fences are the best choice, due to the following factors:
- They are highly effective at pet containment.
- The fence is invisible and does not obstruct your view.
- A cost-effective solution that allows freedom for a safer, happier, independent pet.
- An easier life for you the pet owner having less worry.
- They are professionally installed.
DogFence Ltd offers a pet training programme as part of its installation service. This is designed to minimise the static shocks, to your pet, by ensuring can teach your pet it’s new boundaries. So don’t wait, get in touch with our friendly team here at Dog Fence today for an informal chat about fencing for dogs to suit yours & your pet’s needs.
Hi, there whilst you are researching for dog fencing ideas you will see there are many different types of dog fencing from standard fencing to electronic or even invisible fencing options.
Why Do You Need A Fence?
Most pet owners, at some point, have an issue with a dog that likes to take themselves for a walk; loves to jump the back fence (even if its 6ft tall) or is a serial digger, who can move soil like you’ve never seen before. A dog will quite happy at escape in search of things to chase, other people meet or jump up, pets to socialise with or simply because they feel its time for a walk.
Not all people like dogs, they could be frightened of a dog who is roaming without its owner. As a pet owner, it is your responsibility to ensure not only the safety of your dog but the risk an escaped dog poses to others. This is not to say that your pet is vicious and will attack. Most likely too friendly and may knock someone over or has no road sense and causes an accident.
The Positives of Fencing:
- Your pet is safe from harm.
- Other people are safe from your pet.
- No paying the dog warden to get your pet back which are over £50 a time can mount up, especially if you have a frequent escape artist.
- Unexpected vet bills, will not be due to injury or poisoning or worse being shot by a farmer.
- No unexpected puppies, if your dog has not been spayed or neutered.
- You don’t end up having to pay for other vet bills for another injured animal.
- Peace of mind that your pet cannot escape.
- Your dog will not cause an accident (accidents caused by dogs are on the increase)
Dog Fencing Idea’s
Wooden Panel Dog Fencing Ideas
What height do you need 3ft, 4ft, 6ft – wooden panel fencing may well look like it provides a secure area but other than the fence posts, the panels sit above the ground. The enables a dog to dig their way out under a wooden fence. Or perhaps your pet is energetic, can jump high – is a 6ft fence going to hold them back? Maybe you have a 3ft fence and are considering a higher one? What will this do for a dog that can jump? The answer is simple, it will only teach them to jump higher and higher. It’s better to start high so you do not have to foot the bill to replace fencing panels trying to retain your pet.
You may also need to place obstacles to deter jumping or plant bushes, or you can pay out even more money for an angled roof section which slopes inwards at the top of your fence. To maintain a wooden fence costs money and effort; wood treatment to stop rotting or repairs from weather damage.
This option can be quite costly to you and you cannot leave your dog unattended in a fenced garden.
Wire Mesh Dog Fencing Ideas
One word – Barking – caused by barrier frustration that your dog can see others and is either guarding or demanding their attention as they pass by. Of course, a dog left out all day can boredom bark and a wire mesh fence allows for others who cannot stand the barking to an opportunity to be able to tease, release, injure or even poison your pet, yes this does happen!
Dogs do bark when they hear things, but more so when they can also see but feel enclosed they try to alert their owner to someone else’s visual presence. It can also cause fence running due to frustration. To combat this you would not be able to leave your dog unattended in a fenced garden.
Chaining Your Dog Up
This is a recipe for aggression and a lack of exercise for your pet. Unable to seek shelter from weather unless you invest in the cost of building a shelter for them. I guess the question you need to ask if you are even thinking of this is would you like to be chained up for long periods of time? This is not really a freedom fence or a fair form of containment.
Wireless Dog Fencing Ideas
And so we have the solution……the inescapable fence – or is it?
Well, the answer depends on what type of wireless fence system you go for:
The AM Frequency Wireless Dog Fence:
- Many household appliances including televisions, WiFi, computer monitors, light dimmers, motors, etc emit a noise-based signal that AM receivers “hear” and incorrectly acknowledge as their own signal, triggering an unwanted response.
- AM receivers can be confused and accidentally trigger as the receiver assumes the signal is correct.
- AM systems use two signals, to try to alleviate the problem, but this slows the reaction time down. On both the start-up and shut off time on the receiver. This is why dogs and cats can “outrun” the signal on AM systems. The pet also continues to be corrected with shocks from their collar, when outside the fencing zone.
- The AM signal is usually pulsed using an on/off the transmission, however, when in the off state is where interference with other AM signals can occur causing the receiver to miss the total signal.
- False activation can happen because AM receivers do not ignore all noise-based signals.
- Pets are able to run through an AM signal and then most AM systems continue to shock your pet over and over once outside the boundary.
The FM Frequency Legal Wireless Dog Fence:
- A safer and quicker than AM and ignores AM signals
- A secure digital signal, which ensures no interference is received.
- FM receivers only hear their own transmission so no false activation occurs especially where patented Safelink technology is used.
- The FM transmission is a fast signal and more energy efficient.
- FM signals can work in electrical noise environments.
- Transmitters can be used near or against electrical appliances.
- The output power remains constant.
- Wireless dog fences transmitters can be attached to metal or stock fencing, without signal loss.
- The FM signal eliminates the risk of false correction and necessary shocks to your pet.
- The FM frequency hidden dog fence provides an uncrossable barrier for your pet.
- The shock collar has a safety cut-off, this ensures there is no continuous shocks delivery, in the unlikely event of a boundary breach.
- Costs a fraction of the price of alternative fencing ideas.
To conclude the best dog fencing idea if you want to ensure your pet cannot escape into harm’s way is to opt for an FM frequency wireless fence. Dog Fence has provided this system to tens of thousands of pet owners throughout the UK. If you are serious about keeping your pet safe and happy with the freedom of an invisible fence take the time to have a conversation with the team at Dog Fence by getting in touch today. Call us on 03450 623623 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. One of our team would be happy to talk to you about your dog fencing ideas and requirements.