Choosing a wireless pet fence is often no small task – there are many different containment systems on the market depending on your needs, and the needs of your dog. The following are some of the things you might want to take into consideration when choosing:
Range: You will need to take a look at the size of your property and the area which you wish to enclose your dog in. Wireless dog fences work using electronic transmitters which send a signal to the receiver collar on the dog. The transmitter range needs to be far enough to extend right around the dog’s space. Dog fence systems usually have a range of 50 feet up to ½ acre.
Dog size: Many systems are designed for dogs over 8-10lbs, so if your dog is smaller you need to look for a system that is specifically for small dogs.
Dog age: Your dog must be at least 6 months old before you consider using a dog training fence.
Dog temperament: If your dog is particularly stubborn or aggressive a wireless dog fence might not be enough to contain the dog. For its own protection you might be well advised to combine the wireless fence with a physical fence, or opt for a system designed for stubborn dogs such as the Petsafe Stubborn Dog In-Ground Fence.
Quality: Your dog’s safety and protection is of paramount importance, so you should shop around to find a system that works well and is completely secure. If you do some research you’ll find there are many detailed reviews to be found online, particularly on sites such as Amazon.com. Finding out what others are saying about a containment system you’ll see whether it’s worth buying or not.
No. of dogs: Most wireless pet fence’s only come with one receiver collar. If you have more than one dog you will need to ensure that the system you choose has the option to purchase extra receiver collars that will also work with the same system.
Price: The price of dog fence systems is generally around the $200 – $300, which is actually a lot less than you would pay for a physical fence. Although generally quite affordable, it’s a good idea to shop around as prices can vary between online retail outlets. You could potentially save $50 or more if you look for the lowest prices.
Portability: If you travel with your dog you should look for a system that’s completely portable. The Petsafe Pet Containment System is one of the only wireless dog fences that fit this criteria.
One of the best places to check out wireless pet fence brands and prices is Amazon.com – here you can compare prices at a glance and you can read some of the detailed reviews from users of different dog systems. Amazon consistently has some of the lowest prices on the market too so it’s worth checking out.