Electric Dog Fence FAQ’s

What is an Electronic Pet Containment System?

An electronic pet containment system is a method of pet containment that keeps your dog safely contained within an area you designate without the need for any physical barriers. An Electronic Pet Containment System is made up of three parts: the transmitter, a hidden containment fence wire that carries and broadcasts the signal, and the receiver dog collar. Your dog wears the electronic collar which receives the signal from the wire that goes around your yard. When your dog approaches the underground containment fence wire, the signal is picked up by the collar and a high pitched warning tone is heard by the dog. In addition to this audible signal, flags are positioned in the perimeter area to provide visual cues. If the dog continues in the direction of the hidden, underground wire, AFTER hearing the warning tone, the dog will receive a mildly unpleasant shock (similar to the sensation you feel touching a metal door after walking on the carpet).

Through Incremental Distraction Training and the reminder cues of the flags and audible warning tone, the dog learns to avoid the designated area no matter what is on the other side of the containment area. The key defining factor in the success of a pet containment system is proper, professional training.

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How do you train our dog?

The most important feature of our system is the type of training that your dog receives.Professional containment training is what ensures that your dog stays in your yard instead of running out to end up lost or hurt. Successful training will also avoid ‘Run-Through’ Syndrome. ‘Run-Through’ Syndrome is a learned behavior whereby a dog has mastered the ability to run through an electronic containment boundary swiftly to get what they want on the “other side.” Dogs learn this behavior because they are not thoroughly trained and tested before being allowed to run freely in their yard. The only way to deal with ‘Run-Through’ syndrome is to prevent it by properly training the dog so they learn to stay safely within their underground containment boundaries. We prepare a dog for the ‘real world’ distractions they’ll face when they are let off-leash in a yard (such as another dog, food or toys, family members/neighbors walking by or even coming into or leaving the yard). We use IDT - Incremental Distraction Training — to train and contain your dog. IDT gradually exposes your dog to more and more real life distractions to ensure that your dog will always stay contained.

Once training is complete, your dog will have passed the K-9 Nine Pillars of Training. These Nine Pillars of Training test your dog’s ability to stay contained in your yard even when presented with temptations to break the boundary.

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What are the Benefits of a Trained and Contained dog?

Keeping your dog safely contained in your yard ensures that your dog stays safe so your dog will not be hurt by cars, get lost or worse. In addition, you can limit your dog’s roaming parameters to ensure that beautiful garden beds or any other areas you decide are “off-limits” are left untouched. You can designate where in your yard your dog is free to roam. Our goal is to teach each dog to stay safely within their boundaries thus delivering peace of mind to our family of clients.

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What are the benefits of having our dog trained by your staff?

Each dog, family and yard are different. Steve Schwartz therefore designs an individual training plan to meet your needs and help ensure that your dog stays safely within his designated areas. With the ‘K-9 Lifetime Training and Containment’, we do all the perimeter training to ensure prompt and successful results. We perform all the training and corrections and thus your dog never associates training with any family member. No one in your family has to be the “bad guy”. Your task is to have FUN with your dog in your yard! Training correctly from the start saves needless pain and distress for both the dog and the family.

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How long does the training take?

Complete and successful containment training takes about two weeks, although some dogs take longer. Since the training is the most important aspect of the K-9 Contain and Train system, we can’t say exactly how many sessions it will take. We work with your dog until they successfully pass ALL the training criteria including the K-9 Nine Pillars of Training.

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What happens to the dog fence if we move?

With our “K-9 Lifetime Containment and Training” system, your containment investment moves with you! Fifty percent of what you invested is credited to your new house installation. We’ll install the new system and retrain your dog to the new boundaries.

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What is the cost of the Electronic Dog Fence?

Containment and training packages start around $999 for up to 1/4 acre. For more precise pricing, contact us for a FREE consultation and estimate.

 

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Do you guarantee the training?

Absolutely! With our “Lifetime Containment and Training”, your system AND your dog’s training are guaranteed. Your investment also includes free refresher training if needed for the life of your system.

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Do you guarantee the transmitter and collar?

With our Lifetime Containment and Training System, your transmitter and collar both have a lifetime warranty. If they ever fail, they will be replaced at no charge to you.

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Do we have to buy special batteries for the dog collar?

You will never purchase a battery for a K-9 electronic collar! Our pet containment collars are completely rechargeable and guaranteed as long as you own them. You will never need to remember to buy, order or replace a battery again which will save you hundreds of dollars on batteries over the lifetime of the system!

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My friend wants to have an Electronic Dog System installed for her dog. Will my dog’s collar work at their house?

When you and your friend both have a K-9 Contain and Train system installed, we can ensure that both systems work for the dogs so they can play at either house with containment success guaranteed for both dogs!

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What happens if we get a second or simply another dog?

As a benefit of the Lifetime Containment and Training System, if you get another dog, you purchase only the collar from us and we will provide the complete training program for your next dog at no additional charge (up to a $900 value!)

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