When training a dog or cat to an underground electric fence, you should always use flags!
The flags give your pet a good visual of where he needs to stay away from. Having enough boundary flags, to cover the fence line properly, is very important. Flags that are placed 8 to10 feet apart allow for too much open space. Placing the flags 5 to 6 feet gives a better visual no matter if your pet weighs 4 pounds or 200 pounds. There are many places where you can buy boundary flags for an underground fence system such as Hidden Boundaries.
Visual training is very important. Your pet will learn where things are happening and where they need to stay away from. This is also for the pet owner so they can determine where the wire is placed and how their pet is handling the training. The boundary flags need to be placed with proper distance from each other. They also need to be placed close to where the wire has been installed. You want the audible beeping, of your pets’ receiver collar, to start when your pet is looking at the flags not once he has passed the flags.
The boundary flags act as notifications to your neighbors, delivery services, family and friends that there is an electric fence installed. Be aware of your properly line to your neighbors and any portion of the land that may be owned by the city or township.
If you would like a pet fence installation done at your home, call Hidden Boundaries and we will take care of you. We are your pet safety headquarters.