Let's start with the terms used to describe electronic fencing. Many folks use different terms to describe the same type of dog fencing. Invisible fencing, wireless fencing, electric fencing, electronic fencing, hidden fencing and underground fencing just to name a few. Ultimately most folks are describing the same type of dog fencing.
The Dog Fence Basics
Underground fencing is pretty simplistic. It consists of a radio transmitter that is mounted near an outlet inside your garage or home. This transmitter produces a radio signal through a wire, much like the antenna on your car. From the transmitter, this wire is buried in the ground along the edge of your property, with the other end of the wire coming back to the transmitter, completing a complete loop.
Your pet wears what is called a receiver collar. This collar responds to the radio signal that is produced by the transmitter through the buried wire. The collar, when approaching the buried wire, will begin to "sound" or "beep" which acts as a warning for your pet. If your pet comes too close to the boundary wire it will deliver a harmless static correction. Most folks refer to this correction as a "shock." However, the correction is not really a "shock." Instead, it acts as an irritant. Much like what you feel, when you rub your sock-covered feet across the carpet in your home and then reach for a light switch. Most of us have experienced the mild "pop" that is created from the static when touching the light switch. This is what is felt by your dog. The pop repeats until your dog retreats from the buried wire back into the safety of your yard.
Long before your dog experiences this correction, they are put
through a training process that teaches the dog to avoid the
boundary. This lets them know that approaching the boundary is
an undesirable behavior, resulting in successful containment.
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