How Electronic Dog Collars Keep Pets Safe

While fences are the most common method of keeping a dog from roaming, another option is to install an electronic containment system in your yard.

These systems are easier and less expensive to install than a fence, though they require a bit of training to teach the dog to recognize the invisible barrier and avoid being shocked.

DIY kits allow you to install an electronic containment system in your yard.

Here’s how:

  • Dig a 3- or 4-inch-deep trench around the area’s perimeter.
  • Place the wire in the trench.
  • Fill the trench with dirt.
  • Attach the buried wire to the transmitter.
  • Place flags along the wire boundary to act as a reminder to the dog during training.
  • Put the battery-powered, wireless collar on the dog.
  • Lead the dog near the wire until the collar emits an audible warning chirp. When the dog ventures closer to the wire, the collar gives a mild shock.

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  1. I have one of these for my dog. I didn’t have to bury a wire with mine. I have a transmitter that sits in the window. You can adjust the perimeter to different areas. It didn’t take long to train my pet. Even if he doesn’t have his collar on, he will not go past his containment area.


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