Wireless Vs. Wired Dog Fences
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Differences between a Wireless and Wired Dog Fence
Both wireless and wired dog fences operate on the same basic principle. You create a boundary around your property and outfit your dog with a special collar. If your dog gets too close to the boundary, the collar picks up an electronic signal, and your dog receives a gentle static shock, called a “correction,” to tell him he’s gone too far.
But as you might guess by the terms “wireless” and “wired,” the major difference between the two lies in how the boundary is constructed. The wired fence involves creating a perimeter using wires that are buried underground, with the wire transmitting the electronic signal to the collar.
On the other hand, the wireless fence provides a signal that is transmitted to the collar from a base unit when the dog enters the designated boundary area. No digging required as there are no wires to bury. A wireless system is completely wireless. Instead, flags or other markers are used to establish the perimeter.
Pros and Cons of Both Types of Fences
For many people, the most important advantage of the wireless fence is they don’t have to dig up their yard to bury wires. This saves a lot of time and effort and maintains the property’s aesthetic appeal. Wireless fences also offer the flexibility to adjust the boundary area more easily.
A wired fence can provide you with a greater roaming area for your dog. Many wireless fences require a circular configuration to maintain a strong signal with the base unit, so you could face limitations in the coverage area. The good news is that technology exists to create a customizable wireless fence boundary.
Both types of fences will require a bit of training to acclimate your dog to the boundary and prevent a correction. The goal is to get your dog to stop when he hears a warning beep.
Take a look at the info and reviews on this site, and you’ll discover which type – wireless or wired – and which model is best for you and your dog.