January 15, 2019

Picking The Best Electric Dog Fence For A Large Ranch

Main Problems You Will Find When Containing Dogs In Large Properties Farming and ranching frequently depend of working dogs to shepherd cattle, protect livestock and provide security to assets. In addition, farmers often keep hunting hounds whose work function is radically different from an LGD. If this is you chances are you […]
December 12, 2018

Keeping Farm Dogs Contained – 10 Things Farmers & Ranchers Are Doing Wrong

Whether you are a seasoned rancher or a total newbie you are likely to rely on dogs for shepherding and livestock guarding duties. Keeping a dog contained or within a fence on large properties while still allowing freedom of movement to facilitate their work is probably a primary concern.  Aside from the […]
November 30, 2018

Do I Really Need to Bury The Wire For My Electric Dog Fence?

If you are at the end of your rope and your dog has escaped more times than you can count with hands and toes you have landed in the right place. One of the big considerations when it comes to electric dog fences relates to the burden and complexity associated to the […]
October 16, 2018

Is Your LGD A Wonderer and at Risk of Being Shot By A Neighbor? Setting up an Electric Dog Fence May Save its Life

If you live in a farm and your setting is mainly agricultural hearing stories about dogs being shot is not news to you. It breaks my heart each time I hear about dogs injured by firearms that die slowly or end up maimed or blind because the caliber of the weapon used […]
October 10, 2018

Do I need to Check My Electric Dog Fence Loop After Flooding or a Hurricane?

If you have an electric dog fence such as the YardMax or SportDog you are probably concerned about its reliability after a flood or major water event. The level of damage if any to your wire loop depends on the nature of your installation and other environmental factors such as water currents […]
June 20, 2018

What is Pressure Necrosis & Why No Dog Should Ever Have It

  We have heard every dog advocacy group talk about the dangers of using electric dog fence collars yet we continue to hear success stories from friends and neighbors. This dilemma has us questioning wether we should resort to invisible fencing as a support tool to keep our dogs safe and contained. […]
June 8, 2018

Good Swimming Dog Fence Collars

Which electric dog fence system has good collars for dogs that like to swim?  What dog fences have good waterproofing? For dogs that love to swim (we are talking about you Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever … or any other breed with Retriever in the […]
May 30, 2018

18 Things That People Are Doing Wrong When Using Electric Dog Fences

We can’t emphasize it enough. Invisible fences are only as good as the quality of your installation and your level of commitment towards training. On a daily basis we receive calls from dog owners who are frustrated with their containment systems mainly because they did not do their homework beforehand. If you […]
September 26, 2008

Reader Question: Water

A reader asks whether they should include their swimming pool in their fence boundary. When we install fences, the question commonly comes up whether a pool or creek should be included within the fence boundaries.  On one hand, owner know that their dog loves paying in the water, on the other hand […]
February 16, 2010

Using a Culvert or Drainage Pipe to Go Under a Driveway

Sometimes there is a conveniently located pipe, conduit or drainage culvert under your driveway allowing you to run the wire under your driveway more easily than if you need to cut across. I plan on doing my entire yard and wanted to know if the wire would transmit through a driveway culvert? […]
February 16, 2010

Installing a Dog Fence in a Rental Property

When you are doing a temporary installation of the dog containment system in a back yard, then it often makes sense to try and avoid buying the wire or cutting the driveway to avoid upsetting the landlord. But how do you do such an installation, how do you move the system, and […]
February 17, 2010

Wireless Dog Fences & Aerators

A common reason for wanting to install a wireless dog fence such as the PetSafe Wireless or the Perimeter Wifi Fence is that you frequently aerate your garden or plan to undertake landscaping work. The makes an in ground system less attractive because aeration often damages the wire. So can you use […]
February 18, 2010

Neighbouring Invisble Fence* Interference

Sometimes when your neighbour has a dog fence along a common boundary they can cause interference that will make both fences stop working along the common boundary. Here is how to tackle the problem! I’m interested in purchasing the Innotek IUC 4100 system. My neighbor has an Invisible Fence that is encroaching […]
February 21, 2010

Should You Use the Same Dog Fence System as a Neighbor?

What do you do if your neighbor as a invisible fence* system all other kind of dog fence system? Should you buy the same brand of system, or should you buy a different brand of system? Should you get close to your neighbors installations what should you keep your distance? My neighbor […]
February 21, 2010

Snow Plough, Wire, and the Driveway

When doing a winter installation, and the snow build up three feet high, the trickiest section is the driveway. For most of the system installation, you can run the wire along the surface until the snow melts, but not the driveway! If the snow plow comes through regularly and does your driveway, […]
February 24, 2010

How Much Wire Do I Really Need?

Wait a minute there you no good varmints! When I ask how much boundary wire I need, you claim that you need 500 feet of dog fence boundary wire for a third of an acre, but then you say you only need 1,000 feet of wire for a full acre. … Here’s […]