As pet owners, we want to ensure that we are doing everything necessary to ensure that our furry family members are always kept safe and are well off. One of the biggest complaints that pet owners have is the issue of struggling to safely confine their pets to their yard. Whether it is due to lack of fencing or simply not taking away their dog’s freedom by putting them on a chain/lead or in a kennel, many pet owners have started to question if perhaps an underground dog fence will be the answer to their solutions. But, are they safe?

In this brief article, we will be exploring the features that dog fences provide you with, in order to determine just how safe they really are, and if perhaps an underground dog fence is a good solution for your family’s needs.

How Underground Dog Fences Work

Let’s first examine just how underground dog fences work. Underground dog fences are designed to operate by using a system that transmits an energy source between a set boundary line, a monitoring device in your home (usually in your garage or a wall in your home), and a dog collar that has a receiver attached to it. The “fence” is simply a set of wires that are electrically charged and placed roughly 3” to 4” underneath the soil of the edges of your home’s property.

Your dog can freely roam around your property, but when they begin to get close to the boundary wires, they will be notified by their collar (vibration, tone, or small correction) which will deter them from going any closer. It should be noted that the small correction that notifies them is also completely safe. It is similar to a splash of water on your face, which may feel surprising, but not in any way painful or harmful. You can try it out for yourself by simply holding your dog’s collar and walking across the boundary line!

There are several different dog fences available on the market, so you can be sure that the underground dog fence you are interested in is the best one for your pet’s needs. Overall, the concept is basically the same with regards to how most dog fences work, however, the features and qualities are not.

The Correction Deterrent Level

For example, the correction deterrent level is one of the biggest things you will want to consider. If you have multiple dogs of various sizes, a strong-willed dog, or a physically strong dog, you are going to need to take into consideration just how many levels of correction deterrent you are going to need. The more options you have, the easier it will be to adjust to the specific and safe level of correction deterrent that you will need.

Another safety feature you will want to look into is a battery backup function option. This is not a standard feature in all underground dog fence systems, but it is a great feature to have so that you don’t have to worry about forgetting to check the batteries on your dog’s collar and having your dog get out of the yard if you do forget.

Contact Superior Dog Fence Today!

Underground dog fences genuinely are excellent and very safe options that are available to ensure that you are giving your dog the freedom to safely roam about your yard with the utmost sense of ease and comfort. It is crucial to put forth some adequate research first before deciding which type of dog fence is going to be in your family’s best interest, however. If you have any questions or concerns about safety features and added options that are available, be sure to reach out to the professionals at Superior Dog Fence to put your mind at ease!