Building a right fence for your dog requires more of your time, energy and most especially money for the materials. Why settle with those inconvenient when we are now in a millennial era where technology is the fastest after the light and the most updated one among all the things in the world. The wireless fence is the most convenient and up-to-date ways of having a training ground for your dog without having too much hassle.
Locate for the perfect place of the transmitter
The transmitter is the central unit of all the wireless fence tools and is the center of your Pet zone, wherever you put the transmitter is automatically where the center is. Finding a perfect spot for your antenna is very important; it should be in the outlet section of your house to power the unit. It should be near outside; it may be near the window.
It should be located to where no things or walls and metal objects will go to interrupt with its signal. If so the signal will be interrupted by those metal objects, it will cause the device to correct your dog in an unexpected circumstance or is not consistent in correcting your dog and it will going to stress out of him if that happens.
Activating the receiver collar
To enable the collar device a battery must be inserted, some of the brands come with disposable batteries that only last until three months of use and some has belt-in and rechargeable batteries. After adding batteries, you should turn on the collar that you are going to put on your dog’s neck. Some models require registration, but some are automatic.
Containment area setting and flag planting
Containment area is the distance from the transmitter where your dogs can enjoy the space freely; it should be set with a circular or rectangular field or motion depending on what kind of space you have in your house. Using the flags and the receiver device that is also part of the tools, there should be a person that controls inside by adjusting the radius of the area that you wanted to be part of, and a person outside that decides on where to put the boundaries.
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After you have set the containment area, put the flags with those limits using the receiver collar. Take note to carry the collar with the same height of the dog’s neck. You just have to activate the tool, and it will beep and have a light once it reaches the boundary then you can now put the flag.
Wear the receiver collar onto your dog
After all the installations and activations and putting up of tools that are needed, it is now the time to let your dog wear the collar. First, when putting it up let them sit in their most comfortable way before you put the receiver.
Second, put the collar correctly with the controller facing forward. Lastly, to test that the collar is not too tight that will choke your pet, insert one or two fingers inside the collar. If your dog has a thick hair use the extended contact probe that is also part of the package, or if it still does not work trim your dog’s hair if ever.
If your dog still doesn’t listen and is still the same from before, it may be because of how you put the collar. It may be that it is too loosened that even if you already set the correction level too high it did not successfully deliver the correction. That is why it is essential that the receiver collar is belted perfect to your dog’s neck.
Adjusting correction level
You can change the correction mode if you want, there are five levels. Take note that you can’t just set levels randomly, it will depend on your dog. For small dogs, you can set tier 1 and 2, for a medium dog you can set level 3 and lastly for large dogs set levels 4 and 5. You may start on setting the correction level too high then gradually decrease it, to let them know that if they improve they can have that award.
Introduce your dog to his new training ground. You can train him with leashes at first for 10-15 minutes. On the first day, you may walk with him and introduce him what’s with those flags and the tone. On the second day, you may now introduce the static correction, what they can get if it beeps and corrects them.
On the following days, you can practice distractions. You can have some buddy that will distract your dog and surpass the area; then we will see if he follows or not. It is just like that for the following days, and eventually, he will learn, and you can gradually take the leash, then the flags alternately, then the other and so on.
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After you have trained him for how many days; monitor him on whether he has a difference before and after.
Take note that no matter how high the level you have set for the correction mode, it is not dangerous for your dog. You may think that it is dangerous for it has a static effect, but no, it is a safe product or invention for your dog to train. It is just like splashing your dog with cold water.
Just do not put it for how many days without removing it because some dogs have a sensitive skin and may have skin irritation. Be sure that you remove and clean your dog’s neck where you put the receiver collar to be sure for his safety and will not have skin irritation.
Using this device, it will help your training session to be easier and avoid for your dog to roam around beyond your designated lot and getting your neighbors mad because of your dog having no manners.