To keep his dog safe, Andrew was thinking of building a fence – a real physical fence – around his home. The fence had to be high, high enough so that Sheepshank, Andrew’s overactive Labrador, would not want to go over that fence, as he usually did on Andrew’s garden fence. Beyond that fence are some woods leading to an open space, where dog and owner used to spend time together. A company bought the space and now having it turned into columns of low cost high rise housing. But both dog and master longed for that space.
Problems with physical fences and zoning rules
Andrew is lucky he owns his own home, because had he been renting, he would not be able to make substantial physical changes to his property. If he had been in an area where zoning rules applied, he would still not be able to install a physical fence. What could be stopping Andrew?
The time it would take, and the cost it would entail.
If he’s to build install the fence himself, he’ll need to buy the materials and tools to bury the fences with. Contractors could also be hired to do all of the work. Andrew’s not certain if his dog Sheepshank will be content with this, being imprisoned inside like an inmate – even after hurdling the costs and the contractor.
A way around these impediments, at cheaper the price
An invisible pet fence is way around these. This involves a unit placed inside your home which broadcasts radio signals through wires buried around a marked perimeter in your property. These wire you bury with a garden shovel just a few inches underground. You can pat the ground afterwards.
There’s no digging and hammering tools required.
You’ll have no contractors to spend on.
Once the wires have been buried you need to connect it to the broadcast unit in your home and plug it in.
Should the dog-wearing of the collar go near the boundaries, the device on the collar sounds off a warning tone.
The dog hears a warning tone when it stays near the boundary line, and then a static correction.
You’re to train your dog to respond to these stimuli by pulling back and staying inside the perimeter. In time your dog will become conditioned to avert that annoying low volt shock by avoiding to bark.
You can actually set up your own pet containment system all by yourself
Save for his dog, Andrew lives alone – so he was the one-man contractor that set up his invisible pet fence around his house. He has a friend who’s renting and so cannot install physical fences – the invisible pet fence is something that bypasses that – so Andrew is recommending this “fence” to his fellow pet owner.