How to Install a Wireless Dog Fence
A Wireless dog fence is a great option for many dog owners especially those with yards that are difficult to fence up or a yard that is bordered by a stream or even at residential places where fencing is not allowed.
With the wireless fencing, also known as wireless fencing, your dogs can roam freely in your yard and compound, but within the boundary that you have set. This fencing is essentially a system that is installed around the perimeter of your yard and has a radio signal relayed to your dog’s receiver collar. It beeps when your dog is anywhere near the boundary area.
I. Decide Boundary area for your pet
1. Installing the Transmitter:
Firstly, you need to decide the location for your transmitter. Consider the area of your yard and where you would like your dog to roam around freely.
The transmitter is usually at a central area and near a power source. You need to place your transmitter at least two to four feet off the ground and in an area that is dry and ventilated.
You can even mount the transmitter on the wall using a mounting template as well. The transmitter should be at least three feet away from any large metal objects so that you can get the maximum coverage area for your pet as well as enable it to have a source of power. Do not place anything on top of the transmitter.
2. Connecting the Collar with the Transmitter:
The collar that comes together with the transmitter is rechargeable. It is a quick charge unit and it can be fully charged in 2 hours and will last about two to three weeks depending on how frequently your dog challenges the boundary. Fully charge the unit before you began testing the system.
The receiver collar comes with long and short contact points. The long contact points are for pets with longer fur whereas the short contact points are for pets with shorter fur. You can install the contact points with the wrench provided.
To turn the receiver collar on, press and hold the ‘Mode’ button for 5 seconds. The indicator light will turn on. To turn the collar off, press the ‘Mode’ button again.
3. Testing your collar & setting the Boundary
With the collar on, hold the test light provided on the throbs. Now walk out to your yard. The collar will start beeping and flashing as you reach the boundary area. The light on the test light tool will illuminate.
You can use two people to make this process easier. One person can be in the yard with the collar checking the boundary whereas the other person can be at the transmitter adjusting the zone.
You can adjust the boundary size up or down to make the area larger or smaller.
The person with the collar and the test tool can test the boundaries by standing at the desired boundary line whereas the other person at the transmitter can adjust the transmitter by setting it to ‘8’ and slowly turn the dial down until the collar starts beeping. Communicate with each other when the collar starts beeping.
If the boundary area isn’t the size you want, or it falls outside your property area, adjust the transmitter, adjust it to fit your specific needs.
Once you have the boundary area size you want, plant the provided flags to mark the boundary line. These flags will help train your pet.
4. Putting on the Collar for your Dog
It is crucial to get the right fit of the collar on your dog to ensure its safety. Make sure the collar is snug and the contact points are touching your dog’s skin. Never pull the collar and put pressure on the probes against your pet’s neck.
III. Training your dog stay in boundary area
When you begin training your pet, you should begin your collar at the lowest setting and increase it one level at a time, until you find the right level.
The collar has five levels of correction as well as a ‘Tone Only Correction’ setting.
The number of times the collar starts flashing red, indicates the correction level.
The level you choose to use will depend on your pet and their level of temperament.
You can even use your own collar with the receiver; just make sure that it is non-metallic and only 3 quarters width.
To do this, remove the receiver and loop it in your own dog collar. Never attached a leash to the D-ring of your own collar as this will put pressure on the contact points on your pet’s neck.
IV. Some safe points when using a Dog Collar
- Remove the collar from your pet at night
- The collar should not be worn more than 12 hours per day
- Clean the collar probes regularly
- To get the best battery life, recharge the unit only when it begins to blink red, thus indicating that there in less than
- 20% of battery life available.
- The unit will blink yellow at 60% and 20% of battery life and Green when there is more than 60% battery life.
- Pay attention to the colors to know when your unit needs recharging
- When it is charging, the colors will be solid red and will turn green when it has been fully charged.
- The transmitter also comes with a safety feature which is the power loss alarm. This is to alert you in the event that your power goes out or if the unit has been accidentally unplugged. It will remind you to bring your pet inside till the power has been restored on the transmitter.