If you are considering using a wireless dog fence to keep your dog contained you will find that there are a number of brands and types of containment systems available. Do some comparison shopping before you settle on one type. There are some things that you should look for when you are buying a wireless dog fence.
The first thing that you might want to consider is the cost of the containment system. You can spend over a thousand dollars for the system or you can find a very good system for fewer than two hundred dollars. The determination of the cost of the wireless dog fence is the function that will be provided by the equipment. You should determine what you want the containment system to do before you make a decision to buy. If you have a particularly difficult dog to train then you might want to consider a wireless dog fence that will do more than just keep the dog in the yard.
If you have more than one dog, you will most likely have to purchase additional collars to go with the wireless dog fence. The price of the additional collars can be quite high. This is something that you should look at before you decide to buy a particular system. Explore all of the options for additional equipment that you might need after the initial purchase of the containment system.
The size of your dog is also a consideration. Most of the systems are for dogs that weigh over ten pounds. If your dog is a tiny five pounder you might have to consider another method for keeping the dog in the yard. The shock that is delivered might be too much for a smaller dog. Smaller dogs are kept inside and only brought out on a leash. That might be the only option that you have for a small dog.
The makers of the wireless dog fence also make dog training collars. These collars can be quite useful in training a dog for other problems as well as wandering out of the yard. Electronic devices are useful when you are trying to train your dog. But nothing will take the place of your hard work and effort with the dog. You should make sure that you take the time to show the dog that you are in control of the house. Patience and love are two of the best tools that you have at your disposal. When you brought the dog home, you were making a commitment to teach the dog how he is expected to behave. The dog will appreciate a structured life and consistency in the training that he receives.