Electric fence for dogs is a popular solution to contain your dog. It is much cheaper and easier to install than a traditional fence. With some training, an electric fence for dogs is a great option.
The most widely available systems are wired, underground systems. A base unit is installed somewhere in your home or garage. Then, a wire is buried around the perimeter of your yard to create the containment area. These systems are very affordable. They are not very difficult to install, and you can create a custom shape to fit your yard best.
Wireless fences are also very affordable. They are also even easier to install. Setup usually only takes 1-2 hours. You have a base unit in your home or garage. You do not have to install any wires for the system. Most of the wireless systems create a circular containment area that can be adjusted. There are several systems that offer custom shapes, but these are not the most common type of wireless system.
The most important part of both systems is properly training your dog. Each electric fence for dogs will include training instructions. We have some listed on the site as well, and there are several good videos on YouTube. Basically, you take time familiarizing your dog with the boundary and the warning tone of the collar. You train your dog to realize that tone means they need to go back to the containment area. Reward them for doing so. After a while, you will turn the correction on the collar so your pet knows they have to return to the containment area as you were training them to avoid correction. The instructions and videos will go into more depth, but this gives you an idea of the general steps.
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