We cannot erase the fact that many dogs freely roaming around have disrupted communities and unfortunately for some owners, they find themselves facing law suits. Roaming dogs can mess up a neighbor’s flower garden, frighten children even if they only wanted to play, meet car accidents which will make all parties angered, and more. In lieu of this kind of scenario (and there are many more which roaming dogs find themselves in), it is wise for dog owners to find a way to train their dogs to stay within certain limits of their home.
We have seen dog owners go out to buy wire and spend extra time, labor and money to set up a dog fence. However, there are certain places which no longer allow dogs to be fenced up. Thus, many are becoming introduced to wireless dog fences to help train their dogs to stay within the bounds set for them. Wireless dog fences may be a new concept to you. Read on to learn more about this tool which you may find might be the right tool for you and your beloved pet.
Basically, a wireless dog fence sends radio waves which transmit a signal or a shock to dogs when they are at the boundary line. There is an electronic device that is attached to the dog’s collar. A shock sounds like a hurtful way to train an animal; but this device has been approved to be pet friendly. Some wireless fences have features such as beeping to warn your dog that he is approaching the boundary so that your dog has time to retreat.
This kind of fence is battery operated and it is quick to set up. So that it performs at its best, it is good to make sure that there is no obstruction such as metal which can get in the way of the radio waves. One of the negative things about this kind of tool is that you have to check every once and awhile that the boundary set does not wobble or else it will confuse your dog as to where his exact limits are. Another thing that you need to also consider is the length that your dog has in order to retreat. Sometimes this tool may warn your dog that he is already too close to the boundary when in fact he is still far from it which will also confuse the training that you are giving him.
However, the advantage of using this device is that you will have a happier dog who will be able to play and run within the loving bounds that you have set up for him. He will not need to feel that you are keeping him away from the “outside” world as compared to having him fenced. You may also find that the community you live in will start looking better and more peaceful when dog fences come down. This tool is a good way to train your dog which will make a happy home, neighbor, and community.