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4 Questions to Ask Before Your Dog Fence Installation

May 20, 2024

Are you thinking of seeing a dog fence installed to safely contain and protect your furry friends in the yard? According to Hepper, a pet supply store, in the U.S., there are approximately 70 million domestic dogs. First-time buyers often get excited at the prospect of freedom and security an invisible fence seems to offer. But before immediately hiring a company for dog fence installation, slow down and ask these critical questions.

1. Do You Offer Customized Plans?

Every home layout poses unique containment challenges. Make sure the installer offers customized fencing recommendations tailored specifically to your needs versus a one-size-fits-all approach. They should perform a site analysis, noting obstacles like gardens and play sets while mapping out ideal barrier locations. A thorough evaluation prior to dog fence installation results in the optimal layout to keep pets safe.

2. How Much Training Is Included?

An invisible fence only succeeds long-term if dogs are properly conditioned to understand and respect the set virtual boundaries. Training programs should progressively acclimate your dog through positive reinforcement combined with correction when they approach the border region. Your fence team should follow up after installation to see how things are going. If you need any additional help, they should offer it at no additional cost.

3. What Equipment Will You Provide?

It's important to know what equipment you'll be receiving for your dog fence installation. You should expect to get a receiver, which will be placed around your dog's neck as a collar. You'll also receive a transmitter, which is necessary for proper operation. Other items you may need include batteries, chew protectors, surge protectors, and a 15 foot training lead.

4. How Quickly Are Issues Resolved?

Despite best efforts, even quality fence components can malfunction occasionally. Ask what warranty and lifetime support is included should parts fail or lifespan fall unexpectedly short of averages. Can trainers return promptly if behavioral issues emerge down the road requiring refreshers? Responsiveness to tweak or repair concerns prevents gaps in the critical containment protection you installed.

By tailoring questions about reliability, customization, training, non-harm, and support, you determine if dog fence installation companies truly prioritize your pet’s coexistence and security. Don’t settle for less than full commitment before an installer ever steps foot on your property! We look forward to working with you and your pet at Dog Guard Ohio.