Electronic Fences and Shock Collars | PETA

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An electric dog fence is an electronic system designed to keep your pet within a set boundary. The system comes with a wire that is typically buried or otherwise secured around the perimeter you designate as your pet’s boundary. A collar that is worn by your pet contains a sensor, which will first beep to warn your pet to move away from the boundary. If your pet ignores the signal and continues to get closer, he or she will receive a mild electric shock to deter them from crossing the fence perimeter.
Collars and Dog Training Shock Collars featuring Perimeter and Petsafe.
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The receiver is updated every few seconds to give you a continuous feed of real time information when you're out there trying to retrieve your wayward retriever. The collar is light, waterproof, and fits the majority of dogs except for your really small breeds and puppies. The system allows you to set up the invisible fence anywhere you see fit. That way, when your dog leaves that digital perimeter, the system immediately notifies you with an audible alert on the receiver. The dog doesn’t get warned or shocked from the collar and some pet owners would prefer that. You can set up a new “geofence" anywhere you go so it’s not laid in stone like a traditional electric fence that shocks your dog when it nears the perimeter. All you need do to set the fence is walk the perimeter while programming the receiver. Dog Supplies – WiFi Wireless Dog Fence, Electronic Dog Fences, Bark Collars and Dog Training Shock Collars featuring Perimeter and Petsafe
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Don’t forget that, as with any electronic device, the collars can fail. I know of at least once case of a dog who was under continuous shock because of a short in the collar. You can see a shock collar injury from an e-fence collar in one of the links below. The DEFRA study that is referenced in found several of the collars purchased for the study were faulty, including one that repeatedly got stuck with the shock on. There’s a more subtle problem as well. The methods that the instructions describe to decide the setting for the individual dog depend entirely on the dog’s response to the shock. In general, you are instructed to experiment on your dog, starting with a very low setting and raising it until you see a reaction. Unfortunately, a response from the dog is not an accurate way to calibrate how much pain they are experiencing. We all know dogs who are very stoic about pain (as well as some who appear to be very sensitive). And the dials of many shock collars do not have equal gradations, so, for instance, the difference between 3 and 4 can be the difference between annoying and terrifying. So it is guesswork. Guesswork with your dog’s life and wellbeing at stake. In addition, the pain experienced by any dog can vary with changes in the environment. The humidity and even your dog getting a haircut can change how well the prongs in the collar conduct electricity into his body (this was also confirmed in the DEFRA study).SpotLight GPS is another outstanding product to keep you dog in a virtual perimeter and easily track them when they’re outside of it. As you’ll glean in this , this system is loaded with features. The SpotLight GPS invisible fence dog collar doesn't administer any shock to the dog either. Creating the virtual fence is a simple process by walking the desired perimeter with the transmitter to input virtual fence posts. You'll want to read the review linked above to learn about the other great features including the outstanding ability to track a dog in the event they're on the run (the collar will actually light up in the dark). This is a great system which most users are satisfied with, especially since the cost of installing a traditional invisible unit is far greater than the cost of SpotLight which runs for about $250 on .A GPS invisible fence dog collar is a new concept which keeps your dog in a wireless perimeter. As you’ll see in this buying guide with recommendations, some offer the ability to shock the dog and some don’t. We’ve assembled essentially all that are available to make you an informed consumer. The terminology that's used to describe the stimulus that a dog receives when going outside the perimeter of an in-ground fence is more aptly described as a static correction, and not a shock. This isn't merely a euphemism - I have a static correction collar and I've tried it on myself. It's a static shock, just like you would receive after rubbing a balloon on your hair and touching the refrigerator. It's not painful, but it is unpleasant, and dogs seek to avoid it.