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Understanding Containment Systems



On the surface picking a containment system for your dog can seem like child’s play, but that is until you begin exploring the different options, and it doesn’t seem easy anymore. Accounting for your pet’s containment size, cost, temperament and more can be become very confusing really fast.

If the above perfectly describes you, worry no more. This guide will help you decide on the best containment system for your situation.

How Long It Takes To Set Up A Containment System

If your yard size is small or average sized, then you would be best served by a wireless dog fence. Normally, it will cover a circular area the size of ¾ of an acre. Based on your need, you can either choose to turn the coverage area up or down. Even better is the fact that the set up only takes a couple of hours, so you will be good to go in no time!

If you need more coverage, you have two other options to consider. You can either choose to buy another transmitter or you could choose to go for an in ground fence.

In ground fences are designed to cover larger tracts of land and can cover up to 25 acres of land. Usually, in ground fences come with 500 feet of boundary wire as well as 50 training flags which you can use to mark the boundary.

Under normal circumstances it takes one or two days as you will need where you will lay the wire, followed by the actual installation.

Receiver Collars

One of the benefits to having a fence system is that you can add as many of your pets as you like, all you have to do is ensure that they are all wearing a receiver collar. Each containment system has a unique collar in terms of shape and size.

The receiver collar usually has five different levels of adjustable correction, as well as a mode that features a tone only. The tone mode is very useful when training your dog to stay within the boundary. Unfortunately, you cannot use in ground fence receiver collars for wireless dog fence systems.

Training Time

Training your dog to stay within the boundary is not as easy as hooking him up to a receiver collar. There are no shortcuts. If you want your dog to stay within his new boundaries, you will need to dedicate about 15 minutes at least three times a day on a daily basis for the next two weeks (it could be more).

On the first week of training you will need to focus on training your dog on how to stay within the perimeter. Use the flags that come as part of the kit to indicate the boundary, you will also need to get him used to the receiver collar.

Over the following days you will need to slowly increase the amount of time you spend with him outside to make certain that he stays within the boundaries. 



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