Did you know that there are almost 90 million dogs in the United States of America? With a national population of about 330 million people living in the US, that’s getting pretty darn close to one dog for every three people. Needless to say, that’s a rather large number and it suggests that dogs are at least fairly important to families across the country.
More to the point, it should be fairly obvious from the world around you that people love their dogs and they treat them like family. If you take a trip over to instagram and see the types of post dog lovers publish, you might even start to question whether or not people love their dogs more than family.
This is why pet related technology is so important in today’s modern world. The technological boom has helped so many aspects of their life, and that undeniably translates to more helpful and convenient products that we can buy for our pets. One such technology is the invisible dog fence, and it comes available in a number of forms. The two most common are in-ground systems and wireless systems.
First, a little background. Dogs are naturally outdoor creatures. Obviously we have domesticated them over the years that they’ve been man’s best friend and they’ve warmed up to the idea of living primarily indoors. It’s not too much of a stretch for a dog if you think about it, they do have a tendency to find dens when they live in the wild after all.
Dogs Love Running Free Outdoors
Spend even a small amount of time with dogs though and you’ll quickly get a sense that they love to spend some time outside. They are so full of energy when you come home for the day, jumping around and spinning in circles, sprinting back and forth across the room and barking. They have the urge and the craving to play, even if all you want to do is settle down and go to sleep after your long, strenuous day in the office.
At the very least, dogs need to go for walks relatively frequently. Any dog owner will know this, and pretty much anyone who has ever met a dog probably has an inkling of this at the very least. Walking your dog is great, too. It gives them a chance to get outside and walk around, and it also can be plenty of fun for you to walk alongside them though.
What if you could give your dog the freedom to run around in your yard without being confined by a leash? It used to be the case that in order to do this you either need a huge amount of land or a well-constructed fence. Both of these could understandably be out of reach for many people.
Enter the invisible dog fence – an affordable and reliable solution for pet owners who want to give their dog the freedom to roam and don’t want to spend an arm and a leg to do so. You can find both wireless and in-ground systems that will work well depending on your situation. You can even find GPS-based systems, Helen at The Pampered Pup does a great job of reviewing some of the better systems.
The concept behind them is fairly simple. Boundaries are set and your dog wears a collar that communicates with the boundaries. When the dog gets close they are given an audible warning, and if they get too close they are given a static correction in the form of an electrical shock to let them know they have gone out of bounds. It sounds terrible, but as you learn more about it you will see that it is not so bad for the dog after all. Better yet, the benefits they’ll have of running in the yard more frequently far outweigh the drawbacks inherent in these systems. Here are a few reasons not to worry about using these systems with your pup:
- The fences almost always come with training flags so you can mark your boundaries with a visual queue as your dog becomes familiar with the system.
- The collars with the fence systems almost always have an adjustable level of correction, so you can set it only to signal just enough to get your pup’s attention.
- Once the dog is well trained they will be unlikely to exceed the boundaries at all.
- As your dog becomes very well trained you can even switch to audible correction, which can be enough to let them know they’ve gone too far.
So what are you waiting for? Give an invisible dog fence system a try today and give your pup some much needed freedom in the great outdoors.