Written by Colin Seal
Dog Containment Systems and saving your dog.
Making sure you get the right dog containment system to stop the dog escaping will mean the neighbour’s sheep and chickens won't have to worry.
Of course, each dog is different and so are the requirements of each property so consultation with a specialist is recommended to find the most suitable radio Pet barrier for you and your dog. For more information contact The Dog Line on 1300 THE DOG (1300 843 364). Find out more Electric Dog Fences Reviews here.
So what should you look for in a Pet barrier?
Radio Signal; All radio signals can be subject to interference, using an FM radio frequency reduces the chance of this and ensures that other radio frequencies will not activate the dog’s collar. If your neighbour already has a hidden fence then using an FM radio frequency on your system will help both fences to exist side by side.
Energy Fusion; Energy surges through the mains power can cause the radio transmitter box to fuse and malfunction. Using a system with a third ‘earth pin’ on the power plug will protect the transmitter.
Lightning Protection; During a storm lightning strikes can cause energy to travel back to the transmitter along the boundary wire. Having an external form of lightning protection will ensure that the radio transmitter box is protected.
Warranties; With the above 2 points in mind, check to see if your radio transmitter box is covered by a fusion warranty. If it’s not you may need to pay out for a new radio transmitter box.
The Receiver; The other most important part of these systems is the receiver collar that the dog wears. Check to see how it reacts to the radio signal. For example: how long would the receiver take to react if the dog ran at the signal? Also, does it have programmable levels for easier training and if it is chewed by a dog will it be replaced under a warranty?
The Receiver Battery; A replaceable battery in the receiver collar with a 2-year life will mean less worry for the owner. ‘Anti Linger’ is a feature that will correct the dog if it stays in the warning ‘beeping’ zone too long, this prevents the battery from being run down and the dog escaping.
Running Through; It should be understood that training the dog correctly plays a major role in preventing the dog from escaping. Dogs have a personality and they escape for different reasons. A more determined dog will certainly have different requirements. Getting the correct advice about the system and specific training is essential.
For more information contact The Dog Line on 1300 THE DOG (1300 843 364)
Colin and the team at The Dog Line are based in WA and can be contacted on their 7-day helpline ‘1300 THE DOG’ (1300 843 364).
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