Electric Dog Fence – What should I consider in each model?
So you are thinking about getting an electric dog fence. Which one is right for you and your dog(s)? There are so many options to consider. Many different models have come out in recent years, and we will try to make your research a little easier.
What features should I look for in an electric dog fence?
There are many things to think of when you are purchasing an electric dog fence.
Do you prefer wireless electric dog fences or a wired dog fence?
Wireless dog fences are quick and easy to install. Most work in a circular shape, but there are several custom shape options. Check out the best wireless dog fence model pages for an overview of these options. A wired fence will allow a custom shape to fit your exact needs. The installation is a bit more involved, as you must bury a wire. Also, a wired option will require slightly more maintenance, as any breaks that occur from digging, animals, or regular wear will require locating a fixing the breakage.
How large of an area do you need to cover?
Each model will cover a different size area. Make sure to check the specs of the ones that you are interested in to ensure it is strong enough to cover your desired area.
How many dogs will you be using for the system?
Some systems work best for 1 dog or dogs of similar sizes. Others have independently adjustable settings so they can be used with different size dogs at the same time.
Are there any obstacles that will interfere with the signal?
This is important, but especially for wireless systems. Large obstacles and metal structures can interfere with the signal and create gaps in the signal.