We love our pets! Most importantly, we want them to be happy, healthy and safe. So, let’s briefly look at how an electric or electronic pet fence works.
Essentially an electric pet fence is a piece of wire that is normally buried a couple of inches under the ground so that it is as much out of harm's way as possible. It can also be placed next to existing above ground fences. The wire is connected to a device and acts like an “aerial” for when a transmitter comes close to it – there is no actual electricity sent through this wire. The transmitter is attached to a collar on your pet and it reacts when your pet gets within range – which is adjustable on most systems.
The wire (which is essentially the pet fence) can be installed so that it not only keeps your pet inside the boundaries of your property, it can also keep your pet out of specific areas such as gardens flowerbeds and pools. You can also divide your yard into areas such as the front area and the back area.
Your pet wears a small receiver on a special collar. The highest quality and most reliable receivers are those that have many different settings and can be programmed for your particular pet. Your pet's personality, age and weight are all considered when programming the receiver.
Once your pet wears the receiver collar, he will get a warning that warns him he is approaching a boundary or “no go“ zone. If he does not respond fairly quickly by moving back, the collar delivers a simple static electricity correction to the underside of your pet's neck. This correction is no different than the one you receive when walking across a carpet and touching a door knob during dry winter weather. This is very humane considering that the pet fence collar will have been programmed to suit the size, age and personality of your pet. There are many, many vets that not only give their whole hearted approval, but that also use pet fencing for their own pets.
Another very important factor is climate. As the temperature changes in Idaho vary substantially between summer and winter, this can affect some electronic pet fences. All Pet Stop® transmitters are designed to ensure the signal field will not change regardless of the temperature outdoors. This is an important feature incorporated in all Pet Stop® transmitters that very few of our competitors offer.
Finally, we lead the industry with our 99.6% successful containment rating. That is the highest in the industry and cannot be matched by Invisible Fence® brand product.