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twraska
Posted 8/15/2016 22:02 (#5471404)
Subject: Wireless dog fences?


Wallis, TX

I need a wireless dog fence to keep a couple of labs from wandering off.  Need it to be as large an area as possible.  Any brand recommendations?  Can I put two transmitters up to get a larger range/take out the 'shadow' of a barn?  Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Riverbottom30
Posted 8/15/2016 22:10 (#5471427 - in reply to #5471404)
Subject: RE: Wireless dog fences?


Central IL
I used to have a Petsafe wireless system. If I remember right each transmitter did a 300 ft radius. It worked good until I had more dogs than I had collars for. Then the ones without collars would tempt the others to run off. These were labs also. There were different strengths to set it at. Full strength for labs. All in all it worked good. I now have a 7 wire high tensile fenced in area in my yard/timber. Definitely don't have to worry about them now.
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Franz
Posted 8/15/2016 23:00 (#5471514 - in reply to #5471404)
Subject: RE: Wireless dog fences?


If you get one where you bury a wire you're only limited by how much wire you bury.
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twraska
Posted 8/15/2016 23:30 (#5471551 - in reply to #5471514)
Subject: RE: Wireless dog fences?


Wallis, TX

Burying not too good of an option, too many obstacles.  Thought about putting the wire up like an electric fence.  Would that work????

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Franz
Posted 8/15/2016 23:46 (#5471567 - in reply to #5471551)
Subject: RE: Wireless dog fences?


Yes it doesn't matter if you bury it or not. The collar still senses the wire and shocks the dog.
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Fawazhay
Posted 8/16/2016 00:28 (#5471590 - in reply to #5471567)
Subject: RE: Wireless dog fences?


Northern CA
I bought the wireless "Havahart" (sp?) system. I was thoroughly not pleased. The company tried to help, but in the end no luck. For starters, their website didn't say at the time the program to "see" the invisible fence was not Mac compatible. Then, our house is newer and has siding that is concrete based I think. It doesn't transmit around corners or the house well in general because of that. In the end, I spent $850 to put all the parts in the junk drawer. Want it real cheap?
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prairieguy
Posted 8/16/2016 06:37 (#5471713 - in reply to #5471404)
Subject: RE: Wireless dog fences?


The eastern part of the more tropical Dakota
We just went through this with our new "free" dog. It seems it is hard to find a wireless with much range. We ended up with a sport dog wired system. Installation was a little pain when digging through driveways etc... Other places where the vegetation was thick by the existing barbed wire fence, we just laid it on the ground. In the lawn, I mounted a yetter fertilizer coulter on my bobcat to cut a shallow trench. Overall we are satisfied with it.
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Duane NC OH
Posted 8/16/2016 06:39 (#5471718 - in reply to #5471404)
Subject: RE: Wireless dog fences?



Republic OH (NC OH)
I went with the shock collar rather than the fence.
it helped a lot with her. doesn't take to many
shocks to get her to stop. what I really like is that
it has a "tone button". you use it to get their
attention. then you follow it up with the shock
if they don't respond. now the tone works and
no shocks are necessary. it has a big range so I could
take her to other farms and call her with a tone to
come to me. with a fence they could run through
it and keep running at least mine would.

either way it is no substituent for good training in
the 7 commands of dog training.

jmho
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Von WC Ohio
Posted 8/16/2016 06:48 (#5471729 - in reply to #5471551)
Subject: RE: Wireless dog fences?



Easy to make an installer so obstacles are not that big of a deal.

Here is the installer I made to help my sister put her system in.  For obstacles and lots of curves I would use a plow coulter to better follow around corners etc.

Also better to use a 14 gauge THHN (stranded) wire for better results as what is in the underground kit is not as good.

http://talk.newagtalk.com/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=83979

 

http://imageevent.com/vprb/wireplow

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agrogers
Posted 8/16/2016 07:16 (#5471780 - in reply to #5471404)
Subject: RE: Wireless dog fences?


http://talk.newagtalk.com/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=650768&mid=546...

I second the guy above me. No replacement for solid training and Garmin Alpha 100 will make it easy. It can be used to keep the dogs around your home, and you can go anywhere with it and be 100% in control.

Usually the tone is enough to get their attention.
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Eronningen
Posted 8/16/2016 07:45 (#5471825 - in reply to #5471427)
Subject: RE: Wireless dog fences?


Plainview, mn
I have about 5 acres with petstop. Its an underground wire they put in. Works great. 2 shepherds.
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twraska
Posted 8/16/2016 08:39 (#5471915 - in reply to #5471780)
Subject: RE: Wireless dog fences?


Wallis, TX

The rest of the story......  Daughter moved and took her two dogs to son's house with his lab.  He lives a half mile off the road so we though maybe they'd stay close and play at the river 300 yards from his front door.  No luck, were at the highway within 5 minutes. 

We can try my house but I don't have a tall enough fence to keep them from crawling over.  May try electric hot shot around it.

Just about burnt up a shock collar trying to train the young one.  She is just too high spirited, even now at 3+ years.  If she stays around the rest will too, otherwise they all go for a romp.

As to the wire type,,,, any ideas on what to do over my concrete drive?  Paved all the way to the road.  Can I get by with a 20' gap in the perimeter wire?

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sflem849
Posted 8/16/2016 09:06 (#5471962 - in reply to #5471915)
Subject: RE: Wireless dog fences?


SE WI

twraska - 8/16/2016 08:39

As to the wire type,,,, any ideas on what to do over my concrete drive?  Paved all the way to the road.  Can I get by with a 20' gap in the perimeter wire?

Put it in an expansion crack.  Pay someone to directional bore it.  Bore it yourself with a pressure washer (YouTube).

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n_gus347
Posted 8/16/2016 10:43 (#5472087 - in reply to #5471404)
Subject: RE: Wireless dog fences?


We trenched a Sport Dog brand fence around 4 acres. Works perfectly fine for us! Was a nice long weekend with the trencher though... We got it at Menards with the 11% rebate sale
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inotill
Posted 8/16/2016 11:37 (#5472167 - in reply to #5471404)
Subject: Invisible fence



Harlan, KY
I have their in ground cable now, my next house we are going to get their new GPS collars with defined boundries on google maps.
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twraska
Posted 8/16/2016 14:59 (#5472474 - in reply to #5472167)
Subject: RE: Invisible fence


Wallis, TX

Only 12 hour battery life on the collar before needing to be recharged.

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