Electronic Fencing Systems – What They Are and How They Can Help You

Electronic Fencing Systems Exterior

It’s easier to assume that they are actual fences like the ones used in home perimeters, I know right? Well, there’s a slight relationship because electronic fencing systems are used in homes, for certain space perimeters within the yard. The difference is that electronic fence systems are specifically designed for pets, especially dogs. With an electronic fence, you can easily restrict your dog within a certain area within the yard. So how exactly do electronic fencing systems work, and how can they benefit you as a homeowner.

How Electronic Fence Systems Works

As pointed out above, electronic fences are mostly suitable for homeowners, who also own pets. They are mostly used on dogs. The fence system basically consists of a battery-powered collar, which is wirelessly connected to a boundary. When your dog moves too close to the set boundary, a disturbing alarm is sounded to correct your dog. However, some dogs tend to be tolerant to the alarm sound and continue pursuing their confinement escape quest.

Most electronic fence systems feature some sort of correctional static charge that for the more aggressive, curious puppies. Being the clever pets they are, your dog will quickly learn that it’s bad to go near the boundary. Simply put, electronic fence systems train dogs to stay in one place or a particular confinement. With such a system, you don’t have to supervise your dog full-time.

Common Electronic Fence System Options

As a responsible pet owner, getting an electronic fencing system for your dog can be an amazing idea. Of course, the market has a wide variety of options to choose from when it comes to electronic dog fences. Professional service providers sell them and help you with the installation. Also, you can find them at certain local stores depending on where you come from. They are also available online. The following three are the most common options you can find.

Underground Wire Systems:

These fences consist of an underground wire that is buried around the confinement perimeter. Your dog gets some kind of shock whenever they try to cross the boundary.

GPS Electronic Fences:

Not only can these fences help you confine the dog, they can help you track their position. They use Global Positioning Systems technology. They also come with a hand-held receiver that sounds an alarm when the dog “goes missing” from the particular perimeter. Most of them also have a collar that produces some electric shock that to keep the dog from trying to leave the confinement.

Wireless Dog Fences:

These fencing systems rely on wireless technology. The action of leaving the confinement perimeter triggers a signal to the receiver. These signals are received in a circular shape and the owner gets notified whenever things go south with the restriction. Most devices also shock the dog when they try to cross the boundary.

Wireless fencing systems are more advantageous in that you don’t have to sweat it so much burying wire underground. They also tend to be more efficient and more resourceful, since you can also track the real-time position of your dog in case they manage to sneak out. They are also easier to install and work with. However, they tend to be a bit pricier when doing installation DIY.

Benefits of Electronic Dog Fences

With an electronic dog fence, you barely need to supervise your dog. This means that you can comfortably handle your household of yard tasks without too much worry. Also, it gives you the confidence to multitask around your home. You can easily protect your valuables and important possessions. For instance, you can keep your dog from digging in your flowerbed by confining them.

Electronic dog fences also save you the money you would have spent employing a dog nanny/dog sitter. They are a wonderful way to make your dog more responsible and teach him discipline. These fences are also quite affordable, especially if you buy from the right dealer and choose a trusted professional installer. They are no doubt, an important investment for any pet parent.

Frequently Asked Questions
What is an electronic fencing system?
How does an electronic fencing system work?
Is an electronic fencing system safe for pets?
Can electronic fencing systems be used for large properties?
Can multiple pets use the same electronic fencing system?
Do electronic fencing systems require maintenance?
Can electronic fencing systems be installed by homeowners?
Justin Becker

Justin Becker is a property owner in the state of Michigan and has a passion for managing communities. He owns both apartment complexes and mobile home communities and has been writing his own blogs for his properties for several years.

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  1. Bill Davidson

    Question, can the signal wire be buried in pvc pipe li front of the driveway gate?? And still keep the dog away from the gate??

    1. Justin Becker author

      Yes, the signal wire can be buried in a PVC pipe in front of the driveway gate to maintain its function, but its effectiveness in keeping the dog away depends on the strength of the signal and the training of the dog.