How does an in-ground pet fence actually work?
An in-ground fence works by sending a radio signal through a buried boundary wire (up to 4500 feet). Your pet wears a receiver collar that picks up the signal. When your pet approaches the boundary, the receiver collar will tone and vibrate to alert your pet that he has entered the warning zone. If he continues to venture out, the receiver collar will issue a safe but startling correction, like the static you feel if you drag your feet across a carpet and then touch a door handle.
How do I train my dog to learn the fenced-in area?
You’ll want to make sure you spend time consistently training your dog so he learns where his new boundary area is. We recommend this fence for dogs who are at least 6 months and older based on your dog’s cognitive development. A puppy should be able to consistently respond to basic commands such as “come” and “sit” before he is ready to start training with any kind of static correction collar. It takes about a month to train your pet how to use their new play area until they can safely roam on their own.
Can I use this in-ground pet fence for my cat?
Yes, this fence can be used for cats if they weigh 5 lbs or more and if the collar comfortably fits. You can also purchase a flexible Collar Strap for Cats that fits neck sizes up to 11 1/2 in.
- System Includes
- Transmitter with power adapter
- 1 rechargeable receiver collar
- Collar charger
- Surge protector
- 500 ft of boundary wire
- 50 training flags
- Short and long contact points
- 2 waterproof splice capsules
- 2 wire connectors
- Test light tool
- Product manual
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