Frequently Asked Questions

Below you'll find links to commonly asked questions about Dog Guard®, Out Of Sight Fencing®. If your question is not answered here, please give us a call. We'll be sure that you get all the information you need.

 

What is Dog Guard®?

How does it work?

Is it cruel to correct my dog all the time?

How does the training system work?

Can I take my dog out of the yard for a walk?

How do I know that the system is functioning properly?

Are the batteries rechargeable?

How much does aDog Guard system cost?

Why is Dog Guard better than other systems?

Why should I purchase a Dog Guard system?

 

 

What is Dog Guard?

Dog Guard® is an electronic fence system that is installed underground by burying a single wire in a complete loop along the perimeter of the containment area. This underground boundary can exclude those areas that are off limits to your pets, such as a pool or gardens. Your dog is safely contained within the yard, and not allowed to trample the garden, or get in the pool. Top

 

How does it work?

A transmitter is installed in a convenient location, such as the garage or basement. An underground wire loop is connected to the transmitter, which sends a harmless radio signal through the wire. A small receiver on your dog's collar picks up the signal. As the dog nears the boundary wire, the receiver give off an audible warning, while at the same time giving your dog a small correction. Top

 

Is it cruel to correct my dog all the time?

The correction has been thoroughly tested and found to be harmless. It is a mild static pulsation, similar to a shock from a doorknob, yet unpleasant enough that the dog will quickly learn to avoid it. The whole purpose of a good pet containment system is to contain your pet without correcting him all the time. The Dog Guard® system along with the training your pet receives assures that your pet learns the boundary, and stays away from it. Most pets will never receive more than two or three corrections. Remember the level of correction must be greater than the level of distraction. Top

 

How does the training system work?

The containment area is marked off with flags, creating a visible boundary line for the pet. For two weeks, the dog owner should spend fifteen minutes, twice daily, exercising the dog around the flag boundary. If the dog moves toward the flags, he should be told "NO!" The dog should then be moved away from the flags and given lots of praise. By using this technique, the dog will quickly learn where the boundary is located. Later, once the dog becomes familiar with the boundary, the flags can be removed. Remember, praise and repetition are the keys to success! Refer to our complete training guide for additional information. Top

 

Can I take my dog out of the yard for a walk?

Yes! Once the dog is trained to the system, he can be taken outside of the yard. The Dog Guard® receiver collar must be taken off before putting the leash on. Refer to the training guide for additional information about your dog leaving and entering the containment area. Top

 

How do I know that the system is functioning properly?

Our transmitter has three colored indicator lights. The red and green light should be on all the time, indicating normal operation. The yellow light will only come on in the event of an electrical surge or lightning damage. Top

 

Are the batteries rechargeable?

They are not. Rechargeable batteries, while a good idea in certain applications, do not suit the purpose of a good pet containment system. To be most effective, rechargeable batteries need to be totally drained before recharging. What do you do while the battery is recharging? How do you know when the battery is sufficiently drained? To save our customers the worry about battery life and battery replacement, we offer the Dog Guard® Battery Plan. Top

 

How much does a Dog Guard® system cost?

Dog Guard® costs much less than traditional fencing, and has none of the maintenance and aesthetic problems. The cost will vary, depending on the size of the property and the number of dogs on the system. Dog Guard of SW Virginia® works directly with the manufacturer, therefore the cost of a Dog Guard® Out Of Sight Fence®may be lower than you think. Give us a call. Top

 

Why is Dog Guard® better than other systems?

Better, of course, is always in the eye of the beholder. However, here are some facts you may want to consider when comparing our product with any other product on the market.