How to get a cheap dog fence that will offer proper containment for your dog

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Your dog is likely your faithful friend or little buddy. Someone you cherish and want to protect from roaming the neighborhood or being in harm's way.

 When looking for a cheap dog fence, it's important to avoid going too cheap that your dog is potentially at risk because you were too frugal.  

Knowing what options are available to you when choosing a cheap dog fencing option is critical in making the right decision.  

So what are your dog fencing options?  Read on to find out the different cheap dog fencing options you should consider.

Wireless Dog Fencing

One cheap dog fence option is a wireless dog fence. A wireless dog fence works as follows: a central base unit emits a wireless radio signal in an adjustable circular pattern (usually around 90 to 200 feet from the base unit). The dog has a special collar with a radio wave receiver to pick up the wireless signal.

When the dog reaches the boundary of the wireless signal, he first hears an audible beep. If he continues further, then he receives a mild electric correction shock from the collar. The shock is similar to the shock you receive when you feel static cling during winter from the carpet.

The cost for a wireless dog fence ranges from $250 to $400. Quality wireless dog fence models are the PetSafe IF-30 Pet Containment Fence and the Perimeter Technologies Wireless Fence. The price you pay depends on how much shopping you do. Visit several websites to find the cheapest price. 

Wireless dog fences work best in an open area without any obstructions. You may experience loss of signal with metal siding, metal roofing, some walls, and trees. However, if you renting a home, or want a dog fence you can take with you when you move, a wireless fence option may be your best bet.

A wireless fence is almost ready to use once you receive it. Simply plug it in, set the range of the wireless signal, attach the radio transmitter collar to you dog, and you are almost in business.

An important part of the effectiveness if a wireless dog fence is training your dog the limits of the fence. This will take a day or two; after that, you're good to go.

Electric Dog Fencing

Another cheap dog fencing option in an in-ground, buried, dog electric fence.  It uses a copper-like wire that is buried about two inches under the ground along the perimeter of the property. The wire acts as a radio antenna, receiving its signal from a central base unit.

The dog wears a collar with a special radio receiver. As with a wireless fence, the collar will send a warning beep when the dog is close to the boundary, and a corrective shock as the dog passes the boundary.

A key part of an electric dog fence working properly is training the dog to know and understand the boundaries of the electric fence. Allow one to two days of training for this.

In ground electric dog fences do not have obstructions. Thus, you can customize the buried wire along your property's outline. A potential downside of an electric fence is that you will on occasion need to replace sections of the wire that get crimped or cut. Also, an in-ground electric dog fence is not portable, so you'll have to dig it up if you want to take it with you.

The cost for this type of electric dog fence runs anywhere from $175 to $450 depending on the features you choose. Popular brands include Invisible Fence, Innotek, PetSafe, and Perimeter Technologies.  To get the cheapest price, you should shop around and look ant several websites to get the best deal.

You will also need to install the in-ground fence. Depending on the size of your property, this could take several hours to a couple of days. If you choose not to do this work, you'll need to hire an installer.

The best options for cheap dog fencing are wireless dog fences and electric dog fences. We hope this information ahs been of help to you in deciding which option is the best fit for your situation and your budget.