There are potential problems with containment systems that rely on electrical shock to punish a dog for crossing a boundary.
I grew up on an acreage alongside a highway. We had several dogs that met their demise by running out onto the road. Now a containment system that uses GPS tracking can keep dogs within their boundaries – and prevent them from being hit by cars.
Timm says the program can also create exclusion zones such as around the pond or near the chicken coop. The collar emits a sound, and gives dogs a buzz if they’re close to the boundary. Training the dog – and the owner - starts by marking off a small area to get them acquainted with the system.
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are training systems designed to keep a puppy or grown dog in the yard or within a set boundary in the yard. Using a transmitter to send a signal to underground wires, electronic fencing creates an effective boundary that is invisible to the eye. The dog wears a radial collar receiver with a battery that sounds an alarm if the animal wanders too close to the boundary, and if the dog continues to go near the boundary, the collar gives a mild static correction. After being trained, the dog can respond to an auditory signal, minimizing the static correction, or tiny shock. Although an electronic fence provides an invisible alternative to traditional fences, it is important for the owner to know whether such a system is best for their dog's needs. Learning the basic dos and don'ts before purchasing an electronic fence system is a good idea for undecided owners and owners who want to use the fencing. Professionally-installed fences can be purchased through Internet retailers and online marketplaces, like eBay, making it easy to find units that are compatible to the owner's needs.SportDOG® containment systems gives your dog room to run … but not run away! From city lots to large properties up to 100 acres, our system has been proven safe, comfortable, and effective for containing dogs over 10 pounds. Setup is easy: simply bury a wire at the perimeter of the yard. When your dog is wearing its collar and nears the boundary, it hears a warning beep. If your dog continues toward the boundary or tries to leave, the collar delivers a harmless static stimulation as a reminder to stay in the “safe” part of the property. With some simple training exercises, your dog quickly learns to respect the limits you’ve set. Electronic fence systems provide a concealed barrier that prevents dogs from jumping or digging under their predetermined boundaries. With an effective, yet harmless correction, dogs can be trained quickly to stay within the set boundary or keep them away from designated areas in the owner's yard, such as a pool or bed. Although electronic fences offer many benefits, it is important to learn all the things to do to ensure the best possible use of this containment system.As stated above, it is important to consult a veterinarian before using an electronic fence, but as a general rule of thumb, it is not recommended to use this type of system for guard dogs, vicious dogs, or dogs with health problems. Guard dogs, by their very nature, should not be contained in an electronic fence because their instincts are to protect their home at whatever cost, and they try to leave the boundary if they feel the need to protect their territory. The static correction can aggravate vicious dogs, so it is not a good idea to use this type of containment. The fence can harm dogs with health problems, such as heart conditions, because although the correction is mild, it can be jolting.