Need a dog fence but looking at strict neighborhood regulations? Or maybe you don’t want the eyesore of a wooden or metal fence surrounding your yard? Wireless dog fences are an excellent alternative, especially if you don’t want the hassle of digging up your yard to bury in-ground wires. Wireless fences are easy to set up, reliable and portable – you can establish a boundary around your garden, swimming pool or other outdoor obstacles, and there’s no uprooting involved if you move or need a containment system while on vacation.

How Do Wireless Dog Fences Work?

The system has two parts: the transmitter and the receiver. The transmitter plugs into an electrical outlet, and the wireless dog collar has the receiver. The transmitter sends out a radius of radio frequencies, and you can adjust the signal distance to your desired boundary space. If your dog goes beyond the perimeter you set, she’ll receive an electric shock. The static shock is not painful or traumatic – it’s similar to a splash of cold water in the face. Some shock collars, however, cause slight skin irritation. The Humane Society encourages owners to clean their dog’s neck and contact points regularly and not leave the shock collar on for extended periods of time.

What Yards Aren’t Ideal for Wireless Fences?

There are a number of factors that might preclude you from using a wireless dog fence in your yard. Watch this video from Havahart Wireless to see what yard conditions aren’t ideal.

Want To Set Up More Boundaries?

Many dog owners use both a wireless dog fence and a traditional fence to keep their dog safe. For example, if you have a white picket fence around the outside of your property, but your dog loves to dig in your garden, then you can use a wireless dog fence to keep him from getting into your tomatoes. The same goes for other things like the sandbox your kids play in. You probably don’t want your pup going potty in it! Wireless dog fences can help maintain more boundaries to keep your dog where you want him to be.

On The Fence About Which Type To Choose?

If you’re looking for something to cover your entire yard you may want to go with an in-ground wired fence. These fences are typically cheaper than wireless fences, but they also take more time to be installed and aren’t portable. For more information, check out this article covering invisible fences for dogs. If you want smaller boundaries within your yard, don’t want the hassle of burying wires or need something portable, wireless fences are an excellent option.