If you are looking for a way to keep your dog safe while he enjoys the freedom to explore and romp in your yard, a wireless dog fence is an affordable and effective alternative to a professionally-installed Invisible Fence® and a do-it-yourself wired electric dog fence kit.
Wireless dog fences are the latest innovation in pet safety. Unlike the Invisible Fence® and other wired electric dog fences that use a buried wire to create a barrier around your yard, wireless systems use a base station that transmits a radio signal which forms an invisible circular boundary. The radio signal is picked up by a receiver collar worn by the dog. When the dog gets too close to the boundary, the collar emits a warning tone. If the dog crosses the boundary, he receives a static correction.
Most pets learn how the system works after just a couple of weeks of training. Eventually, many dogs learn to back off as soon as they hear the warning tone, so static corrections are no longer needed to keep them happy and safe within the boundary.
Installation Takes Minutes
Installation of a wireless dog fence is easy and involves choosing a location in your house where the base station can be mounted on a wall or set on a shelf and plugged into an electrical outlet. The size of the circular boundary is defined by the system and can be adjusted. For instance, the popular PetSafe® Stay + Play Wireless Fence™ system creates a boundary up to 210 feet in diameter (3/4 acre). If your yard is larger and you want to expand the containment area, just add another PetSafe base station.
No Wires, No Digging
Wireless dog fence technology uses radio signals to create a boundary, so there are no wires to bury (like with a wired electric fence) or post holes to dig (like with a solid barrier fence). That’s a big advantage if you live an area with lots of rocks or in the wintertime when the ground is frozen.
A wireless dog fence costs a little more than $300, whereas a professionally-installed wired electric fence typically runs $1,500 to $2,000 and up, and solid fencing costs even more.
Safer than Conventional Fencing
Many dogs are really good jumpers and diggers, which is why a wireless dog fence is actually a more effective way to keep pets contained than a conventional solid fence that dogs can jump over, dig around or tunnel underneath.
Protect the Whole Gang (Cats Too!)
A wireless dog fence can protect an infinite number of dogs. Just order extra receiver collars. Cats, who love to wander in the neighborhood, can also be trained to stay within the boundaries of a wireless fence, as long as the receiver collar fits well and can be worn comfortably.
Wireless dog fences are completely portable, making them especially popular with families with vacation homes. Just unplug the base station, pack up the receiver collar, and take the system with you.
Aesthetically Pleasing and No Maintenance
Let’s face it — there’s nothing particularly pretty about a chain link fence! And other types of solid fences eventually need painting and repairs. Even a wired electric fence can require time-consuming maintenance if the buried wires become exposed or damaged. But the boundary of a wireless dog fence requires no upkeep and is totally invisible, so the beauty of your yard remains unchanged.