The Advantages of an Electronic Fence For Dogs
Okay, so you let your dog outside and once again he took off down the road. How much fun is it to chase him down every time? Wouldn’t it be great if they made an electronic fence for dogs? Lucky you, they have those and they are extremely convenient!
Never again will you have to worry about where your dog has wandered off too because they will not cross the boundary line after you set it up. Setup is easy and it doesn’t require constant maintenance either. Let’s visit some of these options to see how they would work in your setting.
The first step is to determine what kind of range you need. If you live in a rural area, you will probably have more room for your dog to roam versus within city limits. For this type of area, you can set the range as far as possible without fear that your pet will be bothering nearby neighbors.
Once you have determined how far you are willing to let him travel, then you decide on the power of the boundary reinforcement. If your dog is stubborn, you might need to have a slightly stronger reinforcement than average. However, if your dog only needs a slight correction to shy away from places he shouldn’t be, then you will not need something very strong.
Fitting your dog with a comfortable collar is also very important. It won’t be fair to your pet if they are forced to wear a heavy, uncomfortable collar all the time simply to keep them from roaming too far. Making sure your pet is happy with the equipment as well will keep stress levels down on both sides of the issue, for both you and him/her.
Pricing can be an issue but it’s reasonable all across the board. The convenience and safe knowledge of knowing that your dog is safe and in a controlled area is worth the price, as is keeping them out of dangerous areas. Most of the time, you can get a really nice setup for slightly less than $200.00. You might also check into getting a used set if someone no longer needs one anymore.
One very important factor to keep in mind is the battery consumption rate of the device. If you are changing batteries every few days, then you are paying way more than you should be in terms of power supply. Maybe consider getting a collar that uses a charging station versus disposable batteries. Not only will this save you money in the long run, but you can also have regular maintenance checks on the collar before you set it on the charger.
Once you have a reputable manufacturer in mind to consider, and a good affordable price, then you can set up your electronic fence for dogs. He or she will thank you in the long run because you are keeping them from getting hurt by cars or other dangers lurking in the surrounding areas. You will have less stress as well, knowing you are doing all you can to keep your beloved pet as safe as possible, while still allowing them the freedom to roam.