Installing The Wireless Dog Fence: Easy Steps
Installing the wireless dog fence is so simple, that most users choose this alternative precisely due to this advantage. If you are one of them, it is mandatory to know that the following steps may slightly differ than the ones your wireless dog fence requires. But, in general, the instructions are the same.
- Choose a place for transmitter
A transmitter is the main part of the system. It will basically send the signal to the collar and therefore determine the radius. Ideally, you would place it on the outer wall, 4 inches above the ground (maximizes performances). Additionally, you should avoid placing it behind large obstacles, such as cars, metal elements or even thick walls.
- Register and set up a collar
In the collar, a small receiver is fitted. Its main purpose is to register the signal of the transmitter. This also means that you must register the collar first. Obviously, before that, insert batteries. There are a few types here and we will mention them below. Once the batteries are in, place a collar close to the transmitter, press the register, pair or set button and wait a few seconds. The step is done.
Different systems use different power sources. So, we have:
- Responsible batteries: Will last up to 3 months and cost $7 to be replaced.
- Rechargeable, removable batteries: They can be recharged, but after some time they must be replaced. They last up to 3 days.
- Rechargeable batteries: Similar to those in smartphones. They can be recharged hundreds of times and they will last up to 4 days.
- Adjust the radius
Adjusting the radius is more than just simple, but it is best done with two people. Depending on the unit, you will have to turn a knob or to use on display options to set the desired range. Usually, you can get between 50 and 250 feet. Once again, this depends on a unit. The radius is always set on the transmitter.
In order to get the best radius you want, one person should be in the backyard, holding the collar at the place where you want to set the invisible boundary. Another person will turn the knob or use buttons to set up the radius. When a collar starts beeping, the radius is set.
- Adjust the level of correction
Press MODE on a collar or on the transmitter in order to adjust the strength of correction. One beep means level one while 4 beeps are equal to level 4 correction. It is crucial to remember that you must avoid using higher levels unless they are needed. Furthermore, you will notice that the LED flashes once a level is set.
Also, for smaller breeds, lower levels are generally sufficient, while higher ones are developed for larger breeds. It is a wise decision to check in the manual in order to choose the best setting. Important: Never adjust the collar without knowing which level of correction your dog actually need.
- Mark the boundaries
Once the transmitter and the collar are set, you should hold a collar while moving to the invisible fence. When a collar start beeping, place a flag. Use multiple flags to mark the space and place them within 10 feet apart.
The step isn’t actually mandatory, but it is very important for the training. Use colorful flags, so a dog gets a better idea of the fence.
- Install a transmitter
You probably wonder why this is the last step. It should be the first one here. Actually, there is a good reason for that. Only when the invisible fence is set, you should mount the transmitter. It is done with screws or you can simply glue it to the wall.
Make sure that all ventilating ports are not clogged and never place a transmitter high above the floor. There is no point in telling you that all metal objects must be kept away from the transmitter.
The average dog owner will require 30 minutes or less to complete all the steps. If you are not experienced with this tech, invest some more time into it and pay special attention to the position of the transmitter and the radius. In the worst case scenario, you will need 1 hour to complete all 6 steps.