Most Important Aspects Of An Electric Fence

Most Important Aspects of an Electric Fence 

There are several important factors that play a huge role in an underground electric pet fence. Here at Contained K9, we pride ourselves on setting extremely clear expectations and being overly transparent with our clients. We want to make sure that the dogs we work with are set up for success and stay safely contained in your yard.

We’ll go through a few of the important steps you need to take in order to set you and your dog up for success. If at any point you need help or have questions after the installation, we’ll be here to help!

Important Aspects


Easily the most important part of an underground electric fence installation is training. Many people who struggle with their dog continuously breaking through the fence have not done enough training reps. We typically recommend that owners spend around 2 full weeks practicing and training their dog to the fence. That typically consists of 2-3 mini sessions a day that last just 5-10 minutes each. Making sure you are consistent and do the repetitions each and every day will really help to set you and your dog up for success. 

When dogs continuously break out of the containment zone, they are learning they can do what they want. If you rush the training, you will end up having to go back to square one and you will have to spend a lot of time redoing the reps that you’ve already done. Condition your pup to the invisible fence correctly the first time to save yourself headaches down the road!

Avoiding “Fence Fear”

Fence Fear is a common term for when dogs are afraid of going near the perimeter of the property, or even just being out in the yard in general. It is typically due to rushed training and not following our post-installation training guide. We can help you reduce the risk of encountering fence fear by following our step-by-step daily guide.

One of the best ways to avoid fence fear is by simply playing and having fun in the yard before AND after your training sessions. Spend just a few minutes running around the yard, playing with toys, and giving your dog treats in the yard. This will encourage your dog to be out in the yard in a care-free mindset and just have fun. You want to make the yard as fun as possible. If your dog gets a high level correction too early on in your training process, they will hate being out in the yard. If you have any questions about training, you can reach out to us and we’ll be glad to help! If you have any other general obedience questions, reach out to our sister company Delaware K9 Academy so they can help to get you on the right track. 

Following Our Guide

There are several aspects to an underground electric dog fence that you need to be aware of. We have created a comprehensive guide that will walk you through the process step by step. There are simple things like when to keep your dog on leash that will dramatically improve your chances of success. We also will give you guidance as to how long you should keep your flags in place to give your dog a visual representation of the fence. 

If you’re ever in doubt, simply give us a call or shoot us an email and we would love to help. You’ve invested the money into an invisible fence system, so take the post-install process seriously to get your money’s worth!

Final Thoughts!

We want to make having an electric fence as easy and straight forward as possible. With that being said, there are certain things you must do in order to be successful. Failure to follow our suggestions or rushing the training can result in fence breaks and your dog will continuously charge the fence line to escape.

Our top priority is keeping dogs safe, so we want to make sure it’s done right. If you’d like a free virtual quote, simply fill out our contact form and we’ll get back to you the same day! 


Happy Thanksgiving from Contained K9!

Happy Thanksgiving! 

We wanted to take some time out to quickly wish you all a happy Thanksgiving! We have been so blessed by all of the support our clients have shown us over the years. A big THANK YOU is in order to all of you. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your friends and family and we look forward to growing our Contained K9 family even more in the future years to come.

Underground Electric Pet Fencing

Servicing Our Community

Over the last few years, we have built our reputation within our local community. We pride ourselves on providing not only an incredible service, but an equally impressive reputation while servicing the community. Many companies will go silent and are difficult to get in contact with once the services are completed – but not us! We love staying in contact with our clients to make sure the training is goin well and they do not have any issues!

Keeping Dogs Safer & Contained

An underground electric dog fence is one of the best ways to keep your dog safely contained to your yard without wandering astray. While physical fences are great options as well, and invisible fence will likely be a small fraction of the cost, especially on bigger properties. If you do the proper amount of training and follow our guide, your dog should be properly conditioned to the electric fence in no time. We typically suggest to our clients to spend at least 1-2 weeks training their dog daily in order to get the results they are hoping for. 

We have a variety of systems that we can install here at Contained K9. Other big national franchises like Invisible Fence and Dog Watch are limited to their equipment and their equipment only. They cannot shop around to install the system that truly works best for your property, your dog, and your needs. Every property is unique, so why should you only have 1 option?

Why Choose Us?

Here at Contained K9, we want to provide a service that is exceptional in terms of quality but at an affordable price. Our competitors know that there are only a few options in the greater Delaware area, so they charge exorbitant fees. We have heard directly from our clients that other quotes they received were more than DOUBLE our quote! 

Our goal is to help as many people as possible. If you’d like a free, virtual quote – shoot us a message here on our Contact Form

Final Thoughts!

Contained K9 is a local, privately owned business that is here to help. We are not part of a big national franchise that simply views you as another number. We do not pass along our high franchising fees on to our clients, which means we can keep our costs low! We love dogs and we want to keep them as safe as possible. Giving them freedom to run the yard safely will give you peace of mind knowing they are living their best life. If you have any questions, just reach out and we’d love to help!

When To Get An Electric Fence?

When To Get An Invisible Fence

If you do not currently have a dog but want to make sure you are properly prepared for when your pup gets home, this article may be great to provide some insight on when to get an electric fence. If you are bringing a new puppy home, there are some important things to note before setting up an electric fence at your home. There are several other factors that need to be considered for any dog as well, so keep reading to learn more!

Some Factors To Consider

Your Dog’s Age

An electric fence may not be appropriate for dogs under 5 months of age. If there are companies out there trying to sell you on an electric fence system before your dog is of the proper age, they may just be after your money instead of doing what is right. With that being said, however, there may be opportunities or times where installing an invisible fence makes sense before 5 months of age.

Some homeowners want to start the training process as early as possible to get enough repetitions in with their pup. Many electric fence systems have a tone only feature, making it a bit safer for younger dogs. They will not receive any sort of stimulation so they can focus on easy, fun reps to condition their dog to the beep noise. 

There is a slight concern with starting your dog on an electric fence too early, however. Some dogs are not mentally mature enough to handle the concepts of an electric fence and may struggle with proper conditioning. Make sure to take things slowly to make sure your dog is progressing appropriately and not becoming overwhelmed. 

Aggression & Reactivity

If your dog has struggled with reactivity and/or aggression issues in the past, an electric fence may not be an ideal choice for you and your dog. While some companies like Invisible Fence or Dog Watch may still sell you on their products and services or may not even ask you all together, it should really be something to think about. 

Reactive and aggressive dogs may have a higher chance at breaking through the fence line to charge after another dog or person walking by. While proper training is extremely important and can dramatically reduce the risk of “fence break,” it is certainly not 100%. We want to make sure we are keeping our pets safe and reducing the risks of leaving the property. If you would like to make progress on fixing the aggression and reactivity issues so your dog can enjoy the freedom of being off leash in your yard, reach out to our sister company Delaware K9 Academy to learn more about training options!

Prey Drive

Aggression/reactivity and prey drive are certainly different and dogs with extremely high prey drive can still be successful with an underground electric pet fence. If your dog has strong prey drive, they can still be successful with an electric fence. You may need to spend more time working through distractions during your training period, but they can certainly do well with a fence!

Ask Us Questions!

If you have any questions about an underground electric pet fence in the great Delaware area, just reach out and ask! We would love to help answer any questions, provide you with a free virtual quote, and go over some options that may suit you, your dog, and your property best. We guarantee that we have the best pricing and nobody can even compete with our customer service! Please reach out with any questions and we’ll be ready to help!

Building Engagement With Your Pup

Hand Feeding Your Dog
Hand Feeding Your Dog

Building Engagement 

With Your Dog

One of the most challenging things to work on with your dog might be engagement. Dogs become easily distracted when outside and often enjoy chasing after anything that moves. Most dogs enjoy being outside to sniff around and explore while often forgetting you even exist at the end of the leash. 

If you make it a priority to build strong engagement and strengthen your relationship, you can have a dog that is more neutral and doesn’t get distracted as easily. If you are tired of your dog pulling you to chase after every leaf that blows in the wind, this blog post may help to improve these issues!

Hand Feeding Meals

Strengthening Your Bond

Most dogs view their food as the most valuable resource in their life. It’s something they cannot live without and most dogs love to eat. Using that, we can harness that drive and desire to strengthen our bond with our dog. One of the best ways to build your bond is through hand feeding meals. Simply take a few pieces of kibble at a time and let your dog eat from your hand. You can run around, let them chase you, do simple obedience drills, or simply let them eat from your hand. All of these methods will continue to bring them to you and you control this valuable resource.

We typically recommend hand feeding at least one meal per day, but the more the merrier! If you can hand feed every single piece of kibble your dog eats, they will quickly learn that YOU control the most valuable resource in their life. They will keep coming back to you and continue to check in with you because you hold this resource. Harness this power to strengthen your relationship!

Build Food Drive

Another great benefit to hand feeding your dog’s meals is building stronger food drive. When you leave food out in a bowl for your dog, they do not have to do anything to get it. They do not have to work for it. It’s just given to them for free, thus reducing the value. If we had a money tree growing in our back yard, we’d likely never go to work – so it’s the same concept!

If you hand feed your dog’s meals while working on basic obedience drills, you will quickly build their food drive. Making them work for their meals will bring even more value to their food. Harnessing this drive will only continue to build up your relationship. 

Improving Reliability In Obedience Commands

Once you have built up food drive in your dog, working on obedience commands can be very easy. Using the food as a lure, you can easily guide your dog into the proper behaviors you’re seeking. With proper timing, you can reward your dog with their kibble directly from your hand, improving your relationship, building engagement, and increasing food drive all at the same time. Continue to work on the basics in a low distraction place and slowly work your way up. 

Hand Feed Your Dog!

There are so many more benefits to hand feeding your dog, but the above are a few of the main ones. If you can start slow with just a few minutes each day, you will see a drastic improvement in your dog’s engagement with you. With time, your dog will be able to ignore distractions with ease and will focus much more on you when out and about in public. If you need additional help with training, reach out to our sister company Delaware K9 Academy and they will love to help! 


Underground Electric Pet Fence in Kennett Square, PA

Kennett Square
Kennett Square

Underground Electric Pet Fence in Kennett Square, PA

We understand you have options for an underground electric pet fence in Kennett Square. There are a few large, national franchises like Invisible Fence and Dog Watch, however, we are the only privately owned small business servicing the area! These big companies have decades of experience, however, that will cost you an arm and a leg. Here at Contained K9, we pride ourselves on being the most affordable option around. With that being said, we’ll never sacrifice quality and our exceptional customer service.

To learn more about who we are, check out the About Us section to see why we are the best option around! 

Is An Electric Fence A Good Fit For Me?

Your Dog’s Temperament & Energy Levels

Everybody dog is different, so unfortunately there is no blanket qualification for an electric fence. However, if your dog is exceptionally higher energy and loves to exercise, an underground electric fence could be a great addition to your home. 

High energy breeds like hunting dogs and working dogs need plenty of physical exercise to be properly stimulated and fulfilled. Dogs who do not receive the minimum requirements for stimulation often end up exhibiting behavioral problems like excessive chewing, digging, and other unwanted behaviors. An underground electric fence can give you some peace of mind knowing your dog is safely contained in your yard. They’ll have plenty of freedom to stretch their legs and chase the birds while enjoying the fresh air. 

Large Property 

If you have a lot of land, installing a physical fence can get extremely expensive. An underground electric pet fence can be a fraction of the cost, saving you a lot of money. With the proper training and enough training repetitions, the electric fence will do an incredible job at containing your pup to your property. 

There’s no property too big for us to work on! We may hold a local record with the largest installation for an electric fence at nearly 25 acres! We have state-of-the-art custom built equipment to install the wire in the ground, granting us exceptional speed when completing our installations. 

Customized Boundaries & “Off-Limit” Areas

Some properties require pretty unique designs and layouts for the underground electric fence. Many homeowners will want to create off-limit areas around swimming pools, large garden beds, playground sets, and any other areas in the yard. This can be rather challenging with a physical fence, but is a non-issue with our underground electric fence equipment! We can fully customize any layout to your needs to give you exactly what you’re looking for. 

Why Choose Us

Contained K9 is the only private, locally owned underground electric pet fence installation company in the entire state of Delaware and we cover all surrounding areas including Kennett Square! The other companies in the area are large franchises that will overcharge you for the same services we offer. Don’t waste your hard-earned money and reach out to us first for a free, virtual quote! We’d love to help give you and your dog the freedom they deserve.