The Pet Barrier
5 questions our competitors DON’T want you to ask!
If you get caught buying the wrong Pet barrier for your dog - it could cost you more than a trip to the pound. You need to do more than just ‘hope’ it works.
What happens if your dog wanders off the property?
We get calls every day from people who have had ‘near misses’ with the above issues; if you’re reading this you are probably in a similar situation – We can help.
Do you know the questions you should ask about a radio Pet Barrier?
Your Quick Checklist:
The BIG 5 features.
Built in Surge Protection on the power adaptor.
FM Coded Digital Frequency from the transmitter– Won’t be interfered with.
External surge protection box to protect the transmitter (on 1 acre+ kits)
Our warranty covers any fusion damage to the dog fence transmitter.
2mm fence wire coated in HDPE – For strength and UV protection
The dog’s receiver collar: 6 More for your dog’s safety.
Receiver collar with 5 programmable levels – Standard with all kits.
Anti Linger in the warning zone - Prevents battery run down.
2 Year battery life in the receiver collar (cost - 0.75c P/Month) – easily replaced.
Dog chew warranty on the receiver unit. – If he can chew it, we replace it.
Fast reaction time to the radio signal – (0.125seconds – prevents run through)
Coded digital FM radio frequency – will not react to any other stray radio signals
Call us now to go through a quote that will match your dog to the right Pet barrier to ensure you don’t have to worry about your dog escaping anymore.
5 questions our competitors DON’T want you to ask
(PLUS 6 bonus questions just on the Dog’s Receiver Collar)
A Pet Barrier (Radio Dog Fence) comes in a kit form, ready to plug in. In each kit there will be a power transformer that plugs into a normal power point; this powers the dog containment radio transmitter.
Both of these items will need to be out of the weather, usually in a shed, garage or a meter box. (The transmitter sends the radio signal down the wire that runs around your property or gardens)
A radio wire runs from the transmitter to the boundary and then around the property. It can be attached to a fence or buried underground and under driveways. It should be strong with a good UV coating.
The wire acts like an aerial and will emit a radio signal around 2 meters from the wire in all directions (including underground).
The dog will live inside this circle of radio signal. Using the system to protect garden beds is also very popular.
The Receiver Collar
The next part of the equation is the Receiver Collar and training the dog.
The receiver reacts to the radio signal by giving off a beeper in the warning zone and a static pulse stimulation in the correction zone.
The static stimulation felt by the dog is very similar to the static from a shopping trolley. It is also similar to the ‘buzz’ felt from a TENS machine used by a physiotherapist.
Starting the training at a low level of stimulation and using variable levels throughout the training helps create a more comfortable learning process for the dog and prevent problems in the future. Too high too soon could be a real nightmare for everyone.
The power transformer plugs in to a normal power point and is connected to the transmitter. If the transformer has 3 pins and an earth wire it will protect the transmitter from energy surges and fusion damage both through the mains and back through the boundary wire.
The cost of a new transmitter could be around $250.00.
Question to ask: Does the power transformer have 3 pins and is the transmitter covered for fusion damage under the warranty? Back
Using a coded digital FM radio frequency will ensure that no other radio signals will affect your system.
If your neighbour has a radio dog fence running along the same fence line they can interfere with each other (even the same brand). A coded digital FM frequency on a radio fence will not be affected by another radio dog fence system.
Some electronic dog containment fences can interfere with other radio signals around the house. A coded digital FM frequency will not affect other equipment.
(Police, Fire and aircraft use FM radio frequencies – FM frequencies ignore AM radio frequencies – ‘electronic noise’ comes from AM radio signals; TV’s, computers and motors etc) Back
Question to ask: Is the radio frequency a coded digital FM signal or is it an AM radio frequency?
During a thunderstorm, the energy from a lightning strike in the area can travel along the boundary wire and cause fusion damage to an electronic dog fence transmitter.
To prevent this, an external surge-protection box (and a surge protected power transformer) will divert any excess energy away from the transmitter protecting it against fusion damage.
N.B. Fusion damage can either blast the transmitter off the wall or cause invisible damage to the circuit board. (How much will a new transmitter cost? – Over $200.00) Back
Question to ask: Does the warranty cover fusion damage to the transmitter?
Which radio fence wire do you think would be more durable and strong enough to be buried or hung on your fence?
½mm thickness, 1mm thickness or 2mm thickness?
Which coating do you think will stand up to the Australian sun the longest?
High density Polyethylene (HDPe) or PVC Back
Questions to ask: Will you supply a 2mm wire coated in HDPe that is stronger and better protected.
5. What about the Receiver Collar? (Your 6 bonus questions)
The Receiver Collar the dog wears is probably the most important part of the equation.
The receiver is used to train the dog to stay away from the radio signal. Training the dog correctly is a huge part of the success of a radio dog fence. If we can comfortably teach the dog to stay away from the fence the dog makes their own decision to stay home. It is unwise to rely solely on the Stimulation from the receiver to prevent a dog escaping.
Getting the right advice on finding the Pet Barrier that is best suited to your dog and your property is not difficult as long as you know which questions to ask.
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