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Indoor Dog Fence – The Solution To Stair Gates

Indoor Dog Fence – The Solution To Stair Gates

An indoor dog fence for a dog in your home is essential. Owning a puppy, creates the need of having some way to contain your pet.  This can be for safety or you may simply want some indoor area’s, to be a no go zone!

Like parents with children, the use of stair-gates or playpens are fine when a dog is a pup.  Of course dogs grow and even a small breed dog will scratch.  Damaging the gate, the door frame and can completely pull the gate away and escape.  A dog escaping a gate can lead to injury to claws, paws or worse if the gate falls.  A larger dog can simply jump over it and go where they please.

The Solution to Stair Gates.

Dogfence Ltd crafted a solution based product to combat exterior issues with a pet containment system which works within the confines of your garden/land. The indoor dog fence system, which can be used as a standalone system, or to compliment your outdoor dog fence.

How The Indoor Fence Works

Sharing your home with a dog, does not mean you want them to have access to every room.   A babies room, upstairs or where you have items you do not want broken or chewed.

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The Indoor invisible fence is the solution you need!

If you have used a stair gate across the staircase or doorways, you will likely recall tripping over them.  Struggling with your hands full to open or even pass through the gate.  Not to mention the damage to paintwork on the door frame when the gate is knocked off or the frame by members of the household.  What about when your pet tries to get through?   Simply shutting a door can result in damage to the door, frame and flooring by your pet.  A gated solution can become costly.

The indoor dog fence system works in very much the same way, as the outdoor fence.  The collar gives an audible beep, followed by an impulse when the boundary is neared.  Our training methods ensure your pet, rarely, sets their collar off.

There are a different indoor dog fence options.  The Indoor Fence IB200 or BOB (Battery Operated Boundary), which can be moved from room to room.  We offer a bespoke solution for our indoor fencing service.  Take a look at our indoor dog fence page for further information or get in touch to speak to our team and discuss a solution for your indoor pet containment needs.

dog in run - no containment fence here

The Containment Fence Myth – truth or lies lets learn more

The truth about containment fences – the myths unraveled!

You’ve most likely heard more than one containment fence myth. There are not many products that are surrounded with such controversy or misunderstanding. People who have never seen or even used a containment fence will often feel qualified to repeat the rhetoric they have read. So let’s look at some of the myths and answer them honestly and frankly.

Containment Fence collars can hurt your pet and cause pain, fear, and distress.

Incorrect – modern fence collars are completely adjustable and can offer levels that are virtually undetectable even to human skin. It is true that the early collars (some 40 years ago) generated a high-level shock but as with all technology things have moved on considerably. Many owners will try the collar before using it on the dog and a popular response is “how will that keep my dog in?” The training aspect of the fence means that most owners will ask when the dog is going to receive the shock. They are then “shocked” when they learn that dog has already received the activation. Contrary to popular belief the dog does not leap into arms of the owner screaming and for most dogs, the flags are the scariest part of the fence.

Fence collars are like electrocuting your dog.

Incorrect. The truth is that a fence collar is very similar to a Tens machine that humans use for physio and pain relief.  Studies have proved that there is no harm done to your pet. The “shock” that is delivered is actually a small static impulse and it too low to be classed as a shock.

Containment fence collars burn dogs and cats.

Lie – It is physically impossible for a containment fence collar to burn a cat, dog or human. Actually, they don’t generate any heat and are incapable of causing a burn. If you want to put it to the test take a thin piece of paper and try to light it with a fence collar or even an e-collar.

“I’ve seen the burn marks!”  No, what you’ve seen is pressure necrosis. Pressure sores are caused when the collar is left on the pet for too long. The collar must be removed for a minimum of 8 hours in every 24 hour period.

The dog fence collar will electrocute my dog if it gets wet

False, the fence collars are designed to be waterproof. In actual fact, if the dog swims in the collar and the coat is wet the impulse is dissipated across the fur. So in actual fact, a fence collar is less effective if the dog is wet.

Containment Fences are used by lazy people who can’t be bothered to train their dogs!

Those that are against containment fences will often throw this one into the hat. So let’s answer this with a few common reasons why people use containment fences:

dog chained up no containment fence here

A chain is cheaper than a containment fence.

  • You can’t train a cat to stay at home. Cats can climb and without creating a prison it is virtually impossible to contain a cat in a rural garden.
  • Most people enquiring about a containment fence have spent hours and hundreds of £’s, maybe even thousands, trying to contain their pets – a containment fence is often the last resort. The lure of the livestock or vermin outside is too strong. Pushing through brambles must be painful –  if they are in “the red mist mode” they will go.
  • Some dogs have a very high prey drive and are driven to hunt. Positive only training will not always work for all dogs.
  • The dog was on their “last chance saloon” because the farmer or gamekeeper has threatened to shoot him.
  • Most Professionally installed containment fences cost over £1000 – a cheaper option would be to lock the dog away or chain him up. People that install containment fences want their pets to have freedom but keep them safe at the same time.
  • The owner received a call after their pet was injured on the road.

Dog and cat fences often destroy the relationship between the owner and their pets

Interestingly, the Lincoln report proved that cat owners that used a containment fence had a closer relationship with their cats. This is probably because the cats are not allowed to wander but are content as they have access to the outside to display normal feline behaviors. Many dog owners report that their dogs are calmer once they are contained with an invisible dog fence. Again, this is probably because they are not locked away but are allowed free access to roam within a boundary and are able to just be dogs!

Invisible Fences are only for aggressive dogs

This is 100% incorrect an invisible fence should never be used for an aggressive dog. The fence is an invisible barrier and works in a subtle and gentle way. If a dog has a history of aggression he or she is not a suitable candidate for an invisible dog fence.

People that use electronic pet fences want to hurt dogs and cats

Our experience is the complete opposite. Folks who use containment fences are passionate about keeping their pets safe. Our customers range from ordinary families to vets, dog trainers, cat and dog rescue customers. Sadistic people will always inflict cruelty on animals but they will rarely spend money to do so. We have had owners that have said that they could never have had another cat or dog had it not been for the fence. The pain of having a pet injured or killed on the roads was too much to stand.

Conclusion

There will always be the “keyboard warriors” who are happy to spout rhetoric. When we come up against the propaganda we offer a simple invitation – “come and see for yourself, watch a dog or a cat in training or come and visit our dogs and cats and see for yourself. Afterall seeing is believing and what can’t speak can’t lie. To date, we have never had a single uptake for our invitation. The usual response is I don’t want to see or be a part of this. To those people we say:

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.”
― Isaac Asimov

We truly believe that if someone who is skeptical can be open-minded and meet with us they will learn. What they will see is that we offer a good life for dogs, cats and their owners. Indeed the UK Government decided this was the case in August 2018. After listening to containment fence users and meeting with us they concluded that containment fences save pets lives.

“However, after listening closely to the views of pet owners and respondents, the Government will not extend the ban to invisible fencing systems which can keep pets away from roads and potential traffic accidents. These devices are particularly useful for cat owners and animals often respond well to invisible fencing and quickly learn to stay within a boundary without receiving a static pulse.”

If you would like to know more about how a containment fence could work for you please call us – 01628 476475 or contact us for a bespoke estimate here.

Links: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/animal-welfare-banning-the-use-of-electronic-training-collars-for-cats-and-dogs

Invisible Fence - Dog Die In Hot Cars!

Risk a fine up to £20,000 for leaving dogs in hot cars!

Car owners are being urged not to leave their dog in the car on a hot day as it could land you some huge fines and other punishments.

UK motorists are being warned to not leave their dog unattended in a car on a hot day. Authorities urge you to keep animals safe and comfortable on car journeys and not in any danger.Invisible Fence - Dog Die In Hot Cars!

Over the summer months, humid conditions in the UK could send temperatures soaring to as high as 38 degrees Celsius.

Road safety officers warn that it’s both dangerous and illegal to leave an animal in a hot vehicle. Yet still we are seeing posts and videos on Facebook of dogs being rescued from hot cars!

If a dog becomes ill or dies, the owner is likely to face a charge of animal cruelty under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. This offence can bring a prison sentence of up to six months in custody and/or a fine of up to £20,000.

Dog Safety – Motorist Guidelines:

  1. Leave your dog at home on warm days.
  2. If you do need to transport your dog, bring plenty of fresh drinking water, and a bowl. Ensure your dog is able to stay cool on a journey.
  3. Don’t let your dog travel unrestrained. Use of a crate or seat belts and travel harnesses is advised. Not buckling up your pet in the car could land you with a £5,000 fine and invalidate your insurance!
  4. If you suspect your dog might be too hot.  You will need to stop somewhere safe for a good drink of water. Animals are unable to sweat in the way that humans can. Dogs cool themselves by panting and sweating through their paws.
  5. If you have left your dog in the car on a hot day.  Be aware it only takes a few minutes to succumb to the symptoms of heatstroke.
  6. If you suspect your dog is developing heatstroke on a journey, stop somewhere safe and take into the shade or to somewhere cool. However, if signs of heat exhaustion become apparent (for example excessive thirst, heavy panting, rapid pulse, fever, vomiting, glazed eyes, dizziness), you should go straight to a vet.
  7. If you see a pet in a vehicle on a hot day, take immediate action. For example, if you’re in a supermarket, roadside service area or garden centre car park, note the car make, model, colour and registration number.  Go inside and ask for an announcement to be made. If this doesn’t bring the owner out, or you’re in a location where finding the owner is impossible, then dial 999 and ask for the police.

Leaving a dog or any pet for that matter is extremely dangerous!

People believe that it is okay to leave a dog in a car on a warm day.  Windows are left open or the car is parked in the shade. The truth is, it’s still a very dangerous situation for a dog.

A car can become as hot as an oven very quickly.  Even when it doesn’t feel that warm to you, there is danger to your dog.  If it iss 22 degrees outside, in a car it can reach an unbearable 47 degrees within an hour.

It is best to leave your dog at home. If your dog is left outside, make sure there is plenty of shade, water and no means of escape.

Dog Fence offers a great invisible fence solution to ensure your beloved pet remains contained within your property boundaries, when a static fence is not enough of a deterrent!

We urge you to share this post and keep the awareness going!