Freedom Dog Fences Detailed description
As with Freedom Fence and Invisible Fence the control box sends a coded radio signal which is transmitted through the boundary wire. The difference between DogFence and other brands is that our signal is an FM signal. Freedom Fence and Invisible Fence systems use the older, less secure AM signals.
A small transmitter box is installed somewhere on your property. This needs to be in the dry and plugged into a standard electrical socket. The fence does not pass any electricity through the boundary wire but the transmitter requires a small amount of power to run the system. The average running cost = 5 – 8p per day. We usually recommend that the box is installed in garage, utility room, tack room etc.
A heavy duty 16 AWG boundary wire is laid around the perimeter of your property and runs back to the transmitter box. If we are installing for the customer this is generally buried using our burial equipment. The wire carries a safe encoded radio signal which uses our patented FM technology. The signal can easily be adjusted to make the invisible zone larger or smaller (from as little as 2ft to 16ft). The radio signal is usually zeroed from the point at which the wires leave the transmitter box to the boundary and the signal is only “live” around the perimeter or the designated area.
The pet wears a small receiver collar which is coded to only react to our FM signal. The DogFence receiver collars are the smallest & lightest available worldwide. When the pet enters the avoidance zone the collar picks up the radio signal. The collar then gives the out a high pitched “beep” to alert the dog or cat. If the pet continues further the collar emits a low static impulse (correction). All our collars have flexible training levels and can be set to audible only. Each dog or cat will have their own correction level tailored to their personality. DogFence systems are the ONLY system worldwide to give a 100% no false activation guarantee due to the patented FM signal. The FM signal does not use OOK (on off keying) and gives total protection around the boundary.
Through our Gentle Touch Training process, using audible and visual aids, your pet learns to identify and stay within his boundaries. Cat training is slightly different using the patent pending training protocol. The pet learns to respond to an audible signal (a beep that comes from his collar). If he continues to go beyond the audible signal, he receives a mild correction from the receiver collar. To aid your pet the new boundary is marked with temporary training flags. All pets learn easily and quickly to respond the audible warning signal rather than the correction. There is no maintenance required for the system simply a battery change in the receiver collar every 6 months or 2 years depending on the receiver type.
Our new generation of freedom dog fences use wifi capability to keep you connected to your pets at all times. You can monitor the status of the boundary wire, transmitter and receiver collar. You can even see when your pet is active or inactive. click here to learn more.