FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS!
First, we install a transmitter in a convenient location in the home. We then install the wire in the ground around the perimeter of your yard. The transmitter sends a harmless signal through the wire, which is picked up by
the small receiver which is placed on your dog’s neck. When the dog approaches the wire, the receiver picks up the signal and will vibrate, tone, and/or send a low-level stimulation to communicate to the dog that they need to back up.
One of the most commonly asked questions is whether or not the system is safe. At Contained K9, we understand how important your pet is to the family, so safety is a top priority. As an independent installer, we have access to countless different brands. We have tried and tested many of them, so we know first hand what is best for your dog.
The electric fence system sends a low-level stimulation (think a small, portable TENS unit similar to physical therapy) to the receiver collar when your dog crosses the containment line. However, with proper training, most dogs will respond to the vibrate and/or tone emitted prior to!
Training is by far the most important aspect of an underground electric fence system. It is often overlooked and given less attention than actually needed. With proper training, your dog will learn the proper containment zone quicker, with less corrections, and can enjoy their freedom in the yard while you remain confident and worry-free.
Once the boundary wire loop is installed, we will mark the perimeter with boundary flags for visual reference. Each installation will include a training session to teach you everything you need to know about training your dog to the electric fence. Since safety is a top priority, it is crucial to start slow, at the lowest level stimulation possible, to condition your dog to the static correction.
While every dog learns at different rates just like humans, we can certainly expedite the process through proper, effective training. For the most part, however, most dogs will figure out the containment zone within 1-2 weeks if you’re keeping up with the training.
For the first week, training sessions should be short, simple, and fun. Lots of treats and lots of play time. We recommend 3 training sessions a day at just 10-15 minutes each for the first week to get started on the right foot.
While it may not be the answer you were hoping for – it depends. There are a lot of factors that go into installing the system, such as walkways, driveways and the size of the containment zone. With that being said, getting a quote couldn’t be easier.
We pride ourselves on excellent communication and rapid response times. Fortunately, you can give us a call any time to discuss your needs, or send an email and we can work up a plan that meets your needs. Other companies may require an in-home consultation to try to sell you in person, but we generally can give you a quote virtually!
In the Delaware area, there are a few major, national dealers. These dealers need to cover significantly higher advertising costs, franchise fees, and other costs that a privately, family owned business doesn’t have. What does that mean for you? Biggest cost savings!
Aside from saving money on your installation, as an independent electric fence contractor, we have the opportunity to shop around for the best products and accessories to fit your specific needs. The big brands and franchises are stuck utilizing only 1 system which may not be the best fit for you.
Lastly, owner Christos Philippou has been training dogs in obedience for years. He has experience working with many different breeds, which gives him the advantage in understanding dog psychology and dog behavior. This makes it easier to train the dogs to the electric fence, expediting the time it takes to enjoy their freedom in your yard.
A dog who is properly trained on an underground electric fence has a significantly lower chance of breaking through when compared to a physical fence. How many times have you personally seen your own dog or hear of other dogs burying underneath the fence, hopping over like a kangaroo, or chewing their way through the fence?
With the underground fence paired with proper training, your dog will respect the containment boundary and will not attempt to manipulate or negotiate the physical boundary.
PLUS! An underground electric fence system is typically far cheaper than a physical fence.
While it may be tempting to try, unfortunately this is a system for your pet, not your children and spouse!