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Well, with a bit of information from you we can design a kit suited to your dog and your property. We will ensure great results for you and make it really easy for your dog to learn and understand the new boundaries (we want to make it your dogs decision to stay home)... Small Properties, Large Acreage, Garden Beds, Gateways and Multiple Dogs. Just add extra wire if needed.
Here's where we start... Each Electronic Dog Fence starter kit includes everything you need for one dog - the first 100m of boundary wire, training flags and detailed installation guides and step by step training sheet and it's ready to go straight out of the box. Plus it's all supported by our 7 day help line. It's easy, we get everything ready so when you receive it you plug it in on the bench, read the manuals play with the collar and actually see everything functioning before you install it.
We make the whole process as easy as possible including a 7 day helpline for Dog Fence installation and training assistance.
Each kit is pre-prepared with a small test wire so it can be plugged in for easy testing prior to installation. You can see it working before it is installed. Read the owners manual, The Installation guide and the dog training guide plus, see how the collar changes levels which assists with the training.
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We include everything you need for one dog - including the first 100m of wire, Step by Step Training Guide, Boundary Training Flags, Owners Manual and installation Guide. You have a choice of kits - Small, for garden beds and properpties up to 1 Acre - Or Large for properties from 1 Acre to 50 Acres.
And we've done all the hard work - All kits a wired up and connected ready to go - You can simply plug in to the nearest power point and it will work immediately. make yourself a coffee and read all the info guides...
Now... Hold the collar in the test loop/signal we set up for you... hear the collar beeping... see the light flashing... and then hold the test globe up to it and see the 'stim' (the tingles)... You can even put it on your own arm and test out how it feels.
(Yes, ok... you can test it on the kids/husband/wife, and... the 'in-laws'... haha... (yup, we've heard all the jokes)
Seriously... Drop the level of the collar to the low level (the training level) and check out what your dog will feel.
You can learn how to change the levels on the collar and how to change the depth of the radio signal... Before you install it.
By the time you finish this page you will be in the top 10% of people in the country who understand Dog Fences... Download our info pack and you will be in the top 5%...
After you finish your coffee, played with the collar and read the manuals - you will be in the top 2% and ready to tell your friends. (just like our Happy Chappies)
Here's what's in the Kit (Check out 'The Magnificent 7' for more details too)
We put an Invisible tube of FM Radio Signal around your property that will stop your dog escaping and keep your dog out of the gardens. The dog's receiver collar will react to the radio signal by giving a Mild Static Pulse (the same as what happens when you get a 'ping' off the shopping trolley - harmless but irritating)
Adjust the levels to train your dog to ignore the temptation to escape or destroy your reticulation.
As explained in "The whole Kit and Caboodle" we have preprepared everything and wired it all up with a test loop. It's ready to go so you can test it straight out of the box... you can see it working, hear it and even feel it before you install it.
The transmitter, is a radio transmitter... the wire is the Aerial - but instead of the radio signal going up the aerial and transmitting out (like a 2-way radio)... The wire must return to the transmitter, and so the radio signal is 'blocked' it has no choice but to 'POP' out of the wire and expand in all directions. See the image.
The dog's collar is the 'Receiver' it is programmed to detect the signal and react. We have 2 sections in our signal - The warning Zone... Where the collar will let off a beeper for 15 seconds before a quick 'stim' (this is why we have such a long battery life).
Then we have the 'Correction Zone' where the collar will give the dog the 'Stim' at the level you choose.
Because our collar is INDEPENDENT to the transmitter it reacts Really fast. Being able to use low levels during the training will prevent 'porch sitting syndrome'
So this is a really easy, versatile and safe way to stop your dog escaping or destroying your gardens.
And if you get the right kit (our kit) it won't take long for your dog to learn the boundaries and stay safe.
The boundary can be customised to suit both your property and your dog.
No matter what type of fencing (or no fencing at all) we will be able to match your dog and your property to the right kit to ensure success.
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The Dog's Collar is the 'Business End' of the whole system.
It delivers what the dog feels. This feeling acts as the deterrent to stop the dog escaping.
The Pulse Rate - Reaction time - Adjustable Levels - Detection Aerials - Battery life and Durability of the collar, are crucial to the long term success of any system. And we've got it all covered.
The collar works by reacting to the signal from the boundary wires.
The first 10% of our signal is the Warning zone. The Dog Fence Collar will let off a beeper to warn the dog. If they sit their listening to the beeper (and draining the battery) our collar will react with an 'anti linger' correction and get the dog out of the warning zone. That's why our batteries last up to 2 years and save you money and stops the dog escaping (their are a lot of dogs in the pound with flat batteries in their boundary collars)
If your dog does past the warning zone, they enter the correction zone and the collar will give them a correction 'a stim' at the level you set the collar.
If you use the low levels in the collar and follow our training guide you will get instant results, and teach the dog how to react to the beepers and the tingles from the collar. And avoid porch sitting syndrome
Once your dog is trained you can leave the collar on the higher levelsthey WILL test the signal With our training guide 80% of the training is teaching the dog where they are allowed to roam... the other 20% they work out pretty quick.
Our standard collars which are included in each kit features 5 programmable levels that you can adjust by yourself including a tone only mode so you can train your dog easily. You have the option to upgrade to our premium collars which have 8 programmable levels including a tone only mode as well, plus a lifetime manufacturer's warranty whereas the standard collar only has a 3 year manufacturer's warranty. Both warranty terms cover Dog Chews.
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A big issue… The dog walks past the TV, your phone or the Microwave oven and the radio frequency activates the dog collar. So the dog gets a ‘Zap’ when it is not meant to. We only want the collar to activate in the radio signal near the wire.
You may not even be aware of this and the dog ends up with “Porch Sitting Syndrome”
Our dog fence will NOT activate on any other radio signal.
The Pet Barrier is equipped with Coded Digital FM Frequency. It’s a safe FM radio signal that’s digitally coded to ensure that the collar will only detect and activate with your own boundary signal. It also protects your collar from stray signals around the area. This is a common problem with lower quality or old model dog fences.
Electric Fences will run a current right through your body when you touch it and connect to the earth. Anyone or anything that touches it will suffer (including the grand children).
Maintenance is often an issue if anything touches the string it can break down and if the ground is dry it will not work. Plus a dog can learn to outsmart an electric fence and avoid it.
A Radio Dog Fences on the other hand is a complete boundary (invisible tube or radio signal) around your property that will only activate the collar on your dog. You can set the levels to suit your dog and get results within the first 5 minutes of starting the training.
Cheaper and lower quality radio dog fences almost always have this problem.
There are few things happening when the dog enters the radio signal. The reaction Speed of the collar (how fast it detects the signal and responds by correcting the dog). The level of the stimulation (how many Volts) and the Pulse rate which gives a more intense sensation.
In some systems you programme the Transmitter in the shed to set the levels and tell the Receiver Collar on the dog which level to correct at. So the collar is waiting to get instructions from the transmitter - this slows down the reaction time. Common in system that have “progressive” correction (the closer the dog gets to the signal the higher the collar goes)
Our Dog Fence Collar is independent to the transmitter. You set the level at the collar. So it is much faster to react. It is equipped with FastReact®, an anti run-through feature that allows the Pet Barrier Collar to react in 1/8th of a second, ensuring your dog will receive a stimulation Almost immediately.
We use a ‘block method’ of correction. Once the collar hits the radio signal it reacts within 1/8th of a second and gives the dog the correction at the level you set the collar to.
The pulse rate of the stimulation is a lot faster so even the low levels in the collar feel more intense.
Anti run through is also stopped in the training phase. If you follow our training guide correctly you will see immediate results at the low levels without scaring your dog and causing ‘porch sitting syndrome’
Lift the paving. If it seems easy enough to lift the paving and re-lay the wire then go for it. The FM digital signal will go through the bricks quite easily. The only thing that puts me off here is re-laying the pavers and getting a perfect finish.
I prefer to follow the joins with an angle grinder and sink the wire between the pavers… The sand or dirt can be brushed back over it so it will be invisible when you finished.
You can bury the wire as deep as you like... But.
The deeper it goes the the more radio signal you take with you. You take the ‘arc’ of the signal down with the wire so the signal depth gets less.
To compensate for this at driveways we recommend coming inside the property a metre or even right up the driveway to extend the signal and push the dog further away from the open gate.
So... Don't bury it unless you have to - the HDpe wire has a 20 year UV rating so can sit on the fence. Our Dog Fence Wire is one of the strongest in the market.
It has 7 strands of copper wire and is coated with HDPe with a 20 year UV rating. It does not need to be buried. You can simply hang it on your existing fence or leave it on the ground.
Attach it directly to the fence high enough off the ground so the rabbits can’t reach it and not on the top or the horses might chew it.
Yes Easy - But... It is usually not necessary because our wire is so strong.
You can if you want to.
The FM radio signal will go through the conduit or poly pipe, but as above - just remember the deeper you take the wire the less signal you have so move the wire inside the property to compensate for signal loss AND push the dog away from the open gateway.
Here are a couple of ways that conduit can be helpful.
Just put the wire inside some poly pipe where the car tyres drive over it.
When you come from underground to going back onto the fence… have a piece of poly pipe around the wire so it protects the wire from the whipper-Snipper and you can see where it comes out of the ground easily.
Head for the ‘Expansion Joint’ I would avoid going under concrete - the Reinforcing in the driveway will affect any system and sometimes ours as well (but not often, it has to do with the FM Digital signal... but the ions in the metal can line up and affect the signal.
Solution - bring the wire inside the driveway and closer to the house to push the dog futher away from the open gate and compensate for any drop in signal depth - in extreme cases the signal from the left wire of the drive and the right wire will travel to the middle and fill in any gaps.
Use conduit if you want... but quite simply, dig a trench using a Pick or Mattock across the drive. Go about 25cm deep (but try not to smash through the compacting)... the wire can sit inside the compacted gravel quite safely.
If you are worried about movement of the gravel wearing the wire down, then you can put the wire inside some black garden poly pipe just where the car tires will go over.
AFTER you have seen that the dog does not want to go through the open gate - you can plonk a flag just inside the radio signal. The dog can see the flag and remember the ‘no go zone’.
If you have an area where you have little fencing or no fencing then you can use more flags here.
It does not take a dog too long to work out that it is not a good idea to go within 2m of the fence all the way around the property - or to stay away from the edge of the garden.
Believe me... the 80/20 principal will mean that you will be trying to get your dog relaxed as close as possible to the boundary. They usually keep a good wide berth of an added couple of metres.
When it comes to open gates it is a high area of risk where you dog could ‘Run Through’ so here are a couple of points.
The dogs perception of freedom is the 2 gate posts. So the further away your dog is the less tempted he will be to run through. Plus our ‘anti-run through’ collar will help. But if you bring the wire up the driveway and towards the house then you can extend the radio signal and push the dog further away from the open gate.
Your dog’s first impression of the Electronic Dog Collar and the ‘stimulation’ is their most memorable - so use this to your advantage.
The training is quite easy with our system using the low levels it will not be too much of a scare to the dog which often results in ‘Porch Sitting Syndrome’
But if you start at the dogs most usual place of escape or riskiest area... then that will give you a headstart in ensuring your dog is even less likely to try to run through the open front gate.
Nobody wants to hurt their dog... and the reason why they are getting a Dog Fence is to make sure their dog stays safe.
So once trained correctly with our collars the dog would very rarely get the stim from the collar - and if they do they know how to respond to get out of it quickly (I.E. go backwards not forwards)
The sensation that comes out of the collar is more like an annoying pins and needles than a ‘painful experience’ when i feel it on myself and from what i have seen from the dogs I have trained it is more of a discomfort and irritation than pain or hurt
The Static Stimulation produce by our receiver collars may be distracting and may give the dog a shocking feeling but it does not hurt your dog at all. It may be annoying or uncomfortable but it will never be enough to cause pain.
Our Warranty covers you for fusion and lightning damage to the transmitter.
Lightning damage is the biggest reason for transmitter failure - it gets into your wire.
You get home one day and your dog is down the pound. Which is about a $250 fine.
2 weeks ago lightning energy got in to your boundary wire and it was enough to cause fusion damage to your transmitter’s circuit board and computer chip. So the whole system was down for 2 weeks and your dog only just realised.
Then to rub salt in the wound Fusion damage and lightning strike are not usually covered by warranty, so a replacement transmitter will cost another $200.
But we do cover it for warranty.
***We have got such good external lightning protection that we will cover the transmitter under the warranty for fusion or lightning damage.
Most systems have some form of internal lightning protection but it’s simple so there’s no way for the lightning energy to go, so it can damage the circuit board. And then it is not covered by warranty.
Yes. This is one of the main advantages when you choose an Electric Dog Fence over a traditional fence. You can either take out the wire if you want to or simply bring the transmitter with you to your new home.
You can get more wire for your new property and create a layout that suits the new area using the same exact transmitter and receiver collars.
Click here for a comparison between Traditional Fences versus Radio Dog Fences.
We have a horse property with a restaurant on it with around 9 dogs on the property. They use it to keep the dogs away from the restaurant and car park and out of the horse arena to avoid accidents.
Pet Barrier transmitters are ready to support as many receiver collars as you need. The signal coming from your boundary basically waits for a receiver collar to come into range and communicates with it telling it to warn the dog and activate. As long as the signal is consistent, it should be able to communicate with as many collars as needed simultaneously.
This is a common problem among other Radio Dog Fence Systems. Often, signals coming from other dog fences or other radio signals (2 way Radio etc) may interfere with other dog fences and the radio signals around the property. (or Zap the dog unnecessarily)
Even if you have the same Brand of Dog Fence - they won’t like each other.
Our Coded Digital FM Radio Signal prevents this from happening, so no other signal can interfere with it.
We can even change our Radio Frequency in the Dog Fence by switching over the FM frequency from 4kHz to 8kHz or vice versa on both the transmitter and the collar.
So, if your neighbour has our FM Electronic Dog Fence - No Problem.
If your neighbour has another brand or AM... they probably will get a problem but you won't.
If you have AM and they have AM... you will both get a problem.
If you think there could be a problem it may be best to lay the wire on the ground and test it out to get the best results for both parties.
This can be avoided by following our Training Guide included in every kit.
We use the low levels to make it as easy as possible for the dog to understand its boundaries, where the radio signal is and how to respond to the ‘stim’ from the collar.
Porch Sitting Syndrome this happens for a couple of reasons - the dog is trained with collars that have very high levels too soon. OR… the collars activate accidentally from other radio or electronic sources. Which is why we went for the Coded FM frequency options.
If the dog gets scared they end up sitting on the porch and will not move anywhere around the property.
Our training guide ensures this is not likely to happen - in fact as a summary 80% of the work in our training guide is to relax the dog in the areas he is allowed to go.
Once you’ve established and completed Dog Fence Training, your dog won’t even dare going near the boundary or walk through your gate.
So how do you take them out for a walk?
Simple. Remove the Receiver Collar, pick them up and carry them through. But this might not be convenient if you have a gigantic dog that could break your back if you carry them. So what else can you do?
Bring out the Magic Walking Lead.
With a little bit more training, a regular lead can become the signal for a walk and immunity against the Dog Fence. What you want to do is teach the dog to not escape when they have the Receiver Collar on but will be allowed to pass through once it has been removed and the Magic Walking Lead is attached.
Start a routine right from the first day... take him to a certain spot, make him sit, take of the E-Collar put on the ‘magic walking lead’ then head off for your walk... but put the dog in the car and drive him through for the first few weeks.
Here’s a blog post on How to take your dog for a walk through a Radio Dog Fence.
Our receiver collar is a separate and independent unit… So it it not waiting for the transmitter to tell it what to do.
So... that is why our collar has a super fast reaction time of 1/8th of a second.
This is what we call Anti-Run-Through. The fast reaction means that even if your dog charges the radio signal (which he won't if you follow our easy training guide) your dog WILL get a correction from the collar at the level you set it to. Super Fast.
Some systems have very slow reaction times and the dog can skip across if they try.
Often the collar is programmed at the transmitter and you will change the level of the collar at the transmitter - this in my opinion slows the reaction time of the collar. - the transmitter recognises the collar - the transmitter tells the collar how to react. This could be the difference between success OR a trip to the pound.
Each complete kit comes with a Training Guide for you to follow. We use the 80/20 rule...
Simply follow the instructions and training should be a breeze. 2-3 training sessions per day (for about 10 minutes each)… for about 3 -5 days with a bit of temptation testing at the end.
Basically we take advantage of the low levels in the collar (Even lower levels in the premium upgraded collar) Using the low levels will give the dog enough of an idea that going near the open gate is a little bit uncomfortable so… This helps them make their own decision to stay away from the barrier - we also use Flags to help them recognise the invisible Dog Fence signal.
As mentioned in 80% of your work during the training is to teach the dog where he is allowed to go.
We also have a 7 Day Support Hotline for any questions you may have. Just call 1300 THE DOG (1300 843 364).
Only if you have 2 wires (not 3) - here’s how it works...
The transmitter is a radio - so the wire is like the aerial to the radio.
The radio signal travels around the wire in one direction, and when it returns it gets blocked and stopped - so it has no choice but to ‘pop’ out of the wire. You can set the distance by adjusting the ‘range control’ which is reducing the pressure to push the signal so the signal gets closer to the wire as you adjust.
Let's say you have a pond in the middle of your property.
The radio signal will travel north to the pond along the wire.
You open up a loop around the pond so this creates a signal for the dog collar to react.
As you travel the wire back along the first wire to where you started the radio signal is heading south.
SO... north and south cancel eachother out.
So if you separate these wires, you will allow the radio signal to expand... but it will be restricted by the distance between the 2 wires.
In theory... 30cm between the wires will give 30cm either side of the 2 wires - so you will have about a 90cm radio signal. 30cm before - 30cm in the middle - 30cm behind the second wire.
This is a great way to have different distance radio signal around the property.
Run a twin pair, separate the wires when you want a signal and close the wires together when you don’t want the signal.
But... if you double a wire over it will NOT cancel the signal, you will have 3 wires and the radio signal will run north, then south, then north. So you still have a signal.
No. We have done a full blog post on this - Burning the dog’s neck is myth.
What can happen is that the probes can rub a sore on the dog’s neck which can become infected quickly.
Because we have 3 aerials in our receiver collars they Do Not Need to be done up tight.
The main contributing factor to sores on a dog’s neck is the collar being too tight. Check the neck daily until you are sure the skin has settled in to having the collar touching constantly (not too tight - not too loose)
The Static Stimulation is a safe distraction for your dog. It stimulates the muscle around the area where the probes are touching but it does not produce enough heat to even be noticeable much less leave a burn.
This is similar to a TENS machine from a Physio (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation). Harmless but irritating.
And better… Many of our clients have come to us after they have tried traditional fencing, or spent a lot of time and money building ‘fence extensions’ and Barricades...
Save time - it’s far easier to run our wire around the property and train the dog
Save money - compare prices (some traditional fences can be over $3000) check out our Kit builder to find your ideal kit.
No Holes - dogs can dig, dogs can jump and they can run through open gates and garages.
Our Pet Barrier radio signal is a complete unbroken Radio Barrier around the property.
An Electronic Dog Fence should be a 1 time buy.
We have customers who are using the same system they bought from us over 7 years ago. The maintenance is low and our batteries last a long time.