Even if your dog is your best friend, I’m sure you don’t want it to go to areas of your property where he could cause damage or get hurt, such as your rose garden, your swimming pool or, if you have a very big dog, the area where your small children play. One of the best ways to do so, is to install an electric dog fence around the perimeter of these areas, as this will not only keep your dog from straying beyond borders, you can be sure, there will be no damage done to your neighbor’s property, too.
The Way An Electric Dog Fence Works
An electric dog fence involves two main components: the first one is a collar with a radio signal receiver that the dog has to wear; the second one is a wire that is buried along the perimeter of the area the dog will be restricted to.
When the dog nears the protected boundary, this wire will transmit a weak signal to the dog’s collar battery, causing it to beep. This is usually enough for the dog to back off and get back inside its designated area, but if the dog decides to go on, the collar will deliver a small electrical shock that won’t harm it. And if the dog feels this shock, it will surely keep away from the electric dog fence.
These products are so widespread that you can buy the so called invisible or wireless fence in almost any pet store, as well as several types of receiver collars, including weather resistant ones.
Benefits of an Electric Dog Fence
The most obvious benefit of an electic dog fence is that it protects you property as well as your neighbors’ from your dog’s games, but that’s not all. The reason why the electrical dog fence is also called an “invisible” fence is because it’s underground and thus you can’t normally see it; this means it won’t interfere with the look of your property. In addition, your plants and flowers will grow without any obstacles, creating a much nicer natural fence around your property.
Another benefits of the electric dog fence is that your dog will not be able to run out of your property and chase after something that excites it, like a person with another dog or a running car. But most of all, your dog will be able to run and play happily in an area of your property without the need of tying it up to a pole or tree.
In addition, the view from the house will not be altered, nor will the view of your house from the outside which is a problem with traditional fences.
If you decide to install an electric dog fence around your home, you can avail of various offers on some online pet stores. There are some offers out there that can be really inexpensive. So, if you want to keep your dog safe and secure, try an electric dog fence. In the end, it’ll be worth it.