How a Wireless Dog Fence Works

A wireless dog fence is a portable device that can be plugged into any electric outlet or run on batteries to transmit a signal to a receiver on a dog collar. By setting it up near an area where you want to enclose your dog, the wireless dog fence will contain the animal within an adjustable area ranging up to 1/2 an acre in some products. If the dog enters an area close to the transmitter a tone starts to beep. If the dog continues to enter the area, a static correction is released in the dog collar to startle him.

Advantages of a Wireless Dog Fence

  • The device is portable and can be used if you are traveling once the dog has been trained.
  • A wireless fence teaches your dog boundaries without inflicting pain.
  • Avoids any local zoning restrictions about building fences and costs less.
  • Some also offer a mode that only makes sounds rather than any static corrections to keep the dog in place.
  • Unlike other invisible fences with wires buried underground, a wireless dog fence can be used inside or outside the home.

Disadvantages of a Wireless Dog Fence

  • As with all invisible fences and dog collar training techniques, using a wireless fence requires training and commitment.
  • The wireless fence won't stop other animals from coming towards your dog and into your yard.
  • May not stop an aggressive dog or one with high tolerance for static corrections.
  • These fences aren't perfect for every dog and depend on the temperament of the animal.
  • There's the possiblity a dog will continue running through the "static" area and then, once passed it, won't return due to avoiding the static.