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Underground Dog Fence Kalamazoo County MI, Underground Dog Fences Kalamazoo County MI

How Hidden Electronic Pet Containment Systems Work

If you've never owned an underground, electronic pet containment system before, you might not be familiar with how it works. As your local South Central Michigan pet fencing experts, Canine Containment has the experience and expertise necessary to answer your pet fencing questions - we'll also walk you through the entire process, from installation to training, so you'll know how your new electronic dog fencing system works. We want our customers to be experts, just like us!

Indoor and Outdoor Pet Fencing Systems - invisible backgroundOur hidden electric dog containment systems consist of 4 key elements:

  1. The Boundary Wire
    The boundary wire is usually buried a few inches below ground, and encloses the area you want to restrict your pet to. This boundary wire is what carries the unique signal from the transmitter, so when your pet nears the boundary wire, their receiver collar will alert them to back away. There are three common layouts to choose from, but custom layouts are also available. Our pet fencing specialists will work with you and suggest the dog fencing layout design that is the best for your property and situation.
  2. The Transmitter
    The signal transmitter is usually installed indoors and close to a power supply. The signal transmitter is responsible for sending a unique, steady signal out to the boundary wire. If your system ever encounters a problem, such as a wire break, the signal transmitter will alert you.
  3. The Receiver Collar
    The receiver collar is worn around your pet's neck. When your pet gets too close to the electronic fence boundary, the receiver collar will alert them to back away. These dog fencing receiver collars are designed to be extremely user-friendly, Canine Containment will provide the initial correction level settings for your receiver collar until fence installation and training.
  4. The Training
    Making sure your pet is properly trained to the fence is a critical step (perhaps the most important) to making sure your pet is effectively contained. Canine Containment uses the unique GentleSteps training program to teach your pet their new boundaries - this method is extremely low-stress, pet-friendly, and can even be fun for your pet! Pets learn faster and are happier with GentleSteps.

The Most Common Hidden Pet Fencing Layouts

Below, you can see our more common layouts - our pet fencing experts will work with you to determine which layout and/or customizations will best suit you and your pet's needs. 

Electronic Dog Fence Layout : Perimeter - Invisible BackgroundDog Fencing Layout - Perimeter

This layout is by far the most common containment installation. The benefits are that your pet is protected from unexpected escapes from any door way as well as having the freedom to the entire yard.

Electronic Dog Fence Layout : Hourglass - Invisible BackgroundDog Fencing Layout - Hourglass

This design permits your pet to either in the front yard or the back yard. This configuration is usually selected when owners prefer to not have their pet meeting guests, delivery people or others walking near the containment barrier. The front yard containment, however, permits the pet to be in the front yard when the owners are present.

Electronic Dog Fence Layout : Double Loop - Invisible BackgroundDog Fencing Layout - Double Loop

This layout requires two parallel wires and is usually applied in the back yard. While not frequently requested, this design is utilized when barriers prohibit one of the other two designs.

Contact Us

Main Phone: (269) 660-1902
Toll Free: (877) 351-0470

Serving Southwest Michigan, including the following areas:
Calhoun County, MI
Kalamazoo County, MI
VanBuren County, MI
Branch County, MI
St. Joseph County, MI
Albion, MI
Battle Creek, MI
Marshall, MI
Springfield, MI
Galesburg, MI
Kalamazoo, MI
Parchment, MI
Portage, MI
Bangor, MI
Gobles, MI
Hartford, MI
South Haven, MI
Bronson, MI
Coldwater, MI
Sturgis, MI
Three Rivers, MI


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Canine Containment is an authorized Pet Stop® dealer. 
Pet Stop ® is a registered trademark of Perimeter Technologies, Inc. 

We are not affiliated with any of the following companies:
Invisible Fence® & Invisible Fencing® are registered trademarks of Radio Systems Corporation. 
PetSafe ® is a registered trademark of Radio Systems Corporation. 
DogWatch® is a registered trademark of DogWatch, Inc.

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