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Anyone using the WIRELESS fence for their dog?

Old 06-28-2018, 10:41 PM
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Default Anyone using the WIRELESS fence for their dog?

Need to do something out here in the hills, my Pyrenees is one hard headed bitch... The invisible buried wire type I've had in the past would be a massive PIA compared to install. While it's only good to do a 1/2 acre, that's enough I figure..

So has anyone bought and used one yet?

Like $260 at most places. I'll need to build a dedicated 'box' for weather protection and optimum placement but that's okay...
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Old 06-28-2018, 11:17 PM
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Not that brand but yes, a pet smart. Love it.

primary draw back is limited range for large yards.
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Old 06-29-2018, 03:02 AM
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I’ve used that exact one. Only draw back is coverage. My yard is a rectangle, in order to keep the dog out of my neighbors yard it shrunk how far he could go in the back yard.

The only other thing thing is if you have neighbors, and they use the same model they operate on the same frequency. If the signals overlap at all it cancels out. I had both neighbors on either side using them, all three dogs running three yards, finally figured it out.
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My neighbor had one, ended up getting rid of it, his dog was too smart and energetic. Would lay near the border where the collar would beep or whatever the notice thing was that trains them to recognize when they are too close until the battery died, then would bolt right through and be gone for a few days. Gotta love hounds, they got too much energy to be contained.
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I have the Perimeter Technologies WiFi Dog Fence and have used it for 9 years . We have a small terrier and this unit has a circular pattern. I have it set for about a 35 foot radius which closes on each end of our house . I think it's range is 250 feet or so....
She has never broke out.
It does not shoot thru walls very well so we have it in a window in the center of the house.

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I have the Pet Safe one and it works well. I installed a second transmitter in the shed out back and the the two transmitters overlap each other where the coverage area meets between the house and the shed. With the two transmitters most of the back yard gets covered completely.

Funny story, when we installed them we put up the flags to let our dog learn where the line is that he better not cross in order for him to not get zapped. On the second day after they were in use I happened to walk out of my shop at the right time to see him remove one of the flags. At the back of our property he very carefully pulled out a flag with his teeth, carried it back about 30 feet and dropped it. He then exited the yard into the trees behind our house. A few seconds later he yelped and ran back into the yard. I had to laugh and couldn't believe what I had just witnessed.

I've been told that dogs don't think, they only know what they have been trained to do and can't figure out anything on their own. What he tried didn't work but it definitely took some thought to try and beat the system. I still laugh when I think about that, he tried his best.

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Old 06-29-2018, 06:08 AM
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In general they work. Have to train your dog. And maintain equipment.
other dogs can get in
your dog may just grit its teeth And get out.
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Old 06-29-2018, 06:26 AM
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I have the Pet Safe one and it works well. I installed a second transmitter in the shed out back and the the two transmitters overlap each other where the coverage area meets between the house and the shed. With the two transmitters most of the back yard gets covered completely.
I was going to check into that, thanks! Like your story too. Had an Invisible fence at my place on the bay in NJ, My golden retriever (1000x smarter than my Pyrenees will ever be) knew she was able to swim in the bay. So, it didn't take too long before she figured out she could jump in, swim across the waterway about 300' to the sandbar, then swim back across to our old neighbor, a little marina 5 blocks away and get out on a jet ski float. I also got called on my VHF at zero dark hundred a couple times while heading offshore that she had jumped in the bay and was following me!
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If your dog is smart they will figure out how to defeat it. My old neighbor had a dog, she would jump into the pond and short our the collar. This was on purpose, she never went into the pond before or after the collar, she somehow figured out the water would kill it.
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Old 06-29-2018, 06:41 AM
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I tried a few... invisible fence was the winner. Expensive, but they do everything including training and it works.
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Old 06-29-2018, 07:39 AM
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I had a Cabela's unit...it worked great.
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Old 06-29-2018, 08:25 AM
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I used that exact some one for my golden retriever. Put the collar on her and let her out. She immediately jumped in the pool and tried to run out of the yard. She really got a surprise! After a week she would stop at the boundary even if she didn't have the collar on. Highly recommend it.
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