×
google news

Electric fence for dogs: the facts

© mockstar Flickr Oslo The Dog
© mockstar (Flickr)
How does the wireless dog fence work?
Components of the wireless fence
The actual pet safe fence is a wire which is stretched around the perimeter of the area to be confined. It is buried, if possible, then attached to a transmitter, which is positioned inside the house or a building such as a garden shed. Each of the dogs then wears a special collar.

How the pet-safe fence works
The fence transmits a signal, which means that when the dog gets within a few feet of it, a warning sound or beep is heard. If the dog goes any closer, it receives a harmless – but unpleasant – shock, a bit like static electricity.

Training the dog
The dog is trained by being led to the fence, and shown that if it goes beyond the point at which it receives the signal, it receives a shock. Most dogs learn what this means, and never go beyond the point where they receive the beep.
Positive points
No escaping
The system means that dogs can be allowed to run free within a garden or grounds, without any danger of them escaping.

Invisibility
The system is invisible, unlike possibly unsightly high fences.

Practical
These pet fences can be fitted to practically any garden, no matter what the shape or size, and are suitable in places where conventional fencing would be impossible. Moreover, it can even be used indoors, if an indoor pet fence is required to keep certain areas pet free.

Easy to fit
The invisible fence is easy to fit, and most suppliers offer a fitting service if required.
Negative points
Lazy pets
Some dogs appear to be impossible to train. There are a number of stories of dogs escaping and running free, possibly into real danger such as main roads. Some animals appear to want freedom so much that they will ignore the shock.

Unworkable
If the dog should manage to slip its collar, the whole system becomes unworkable – though some owners say that their trained dogs will not risk going to the edge of the garden even in such an instance.

Cruelty
There is increasing talk of the system being cruel, and even discussion as to whether it should be made illegal in the UK.

Ultimately, it’s your choice!

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

More To Read

UK Huawei 5G
Science & Technology

UK excludes Huawei from 5G networks by 2027

14 July, 2020
Boris Johnson has decided to ban Huawei from 5G network development, but has given 7 years to completely remove the presence of the company in Beijing.
tiktok filters
Science & Technology

TikTok filters, how to apply and the most used

29 June, 2020
The social network TikTok has conquered millions of young people around the world. Let’s see how to juggle the filters and the best at the moment.
loading...
How do binoculars work?
Science & Technology

How do binoculars work?

22 May, 2020
Binoculars belonging to a Congressional Medal of Honor winner © Minnesota Historical Society (Flickr) What are Binoculars? Binoculars are, in essence, two telescopes mounted side by side in a hand-held…
Entire Digital Publishing - Learn to read again.