Pet safety systems are ideal for suburban living

Underground pet safety systems are effective on all different types of properties — from homes in suburban neighborhoods to rural farms and lakeside cottages. In our last blog post, we discussed the unique risks and challenges that come with housing dogs on large, sprawling rural properties.

You don’t have to let your dog wander free on a rural property — pet safety systems are an effective solution

Whether you live on a large, sprawling plot of rural land or are sandwiched in the middle of a crowded subdivision, you still need to find an effective way of keeping your dog on your own premises and stop it from wandering off.

Tip: Account for a dog’s personality and history when training them on a pet safety system

In a previous blog post, we discussed the importance of training when it comes to acclimating a dog to a new pet safety system. No two dogs are the same — they each require a different style and level of training before becoming fully conditioned to the system.

Tailoring a pet safety system to your property

When it comes to designing and installing a pet safety system, you don’t have to take an all-or-nothing approach. Today’s sophisticated systems are very flexible — you can customize the layout of your system to fit the unique needs of your property.

It doesn’t matter how great your pet safety system is if you are missing this

If you are not familiar with underground pet safety systems, don’t expect to simply purchase the kit, have it installed and then go on your merry way.

Pet safety systems vs. traditional fencing

A fenced-in backyard is a welcome sign to any pet owner. In fact, when some pet owners are hunting for a new house, this amenity can often be a deciding factor on whether or not they close the deal.

Worried that a pet safety system might be inhumane? Read this.

Some might cringe when they spot a dog out in a yard sporting a collar with an electronic pet fence receiver on it. They often picture a violent shock jolting the harmless pup when it accidentally oversteps the invisible boundary.

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.

Electric Dog Fence for Small Dogs

There are many different brands of underground electric dog fences. However, Pet Stop® brand has a superior technology in their "Gentle Steps" training approach. We can humanely teach small dogs on our fence. We have worked with a 4 pound teacup Pomeranian and even cats.

Hidden Boundaries, LLC. and Grand Rapids Dog Fence provides direct manufacturer warranties only on Pet Stop® brand electronic fence products and is not affiliated with any pet containment manufacturer other than Pet Stop®. Ask us about our special trade in pricing for Invisible Fence® or these other brands of electric pet fence systems.

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