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Invisible Fence® Replacement System

How a Dog Fence Works

So you are thinking of getting an electric dog fence? An underground dog fence is an excellent choice for containing your dog. Let’s take a moment to talk about how an invisible dog fence works and why it is such a great solution for keeping your dog at home with you, where he or she belongs.

First, let’s establish that an underground fence, versus a wireless electric dog fence is a much better choice. Although wireless is effortless to install, there are many variables that can cause a wireless fence to fail. If you want the most dependable, customizable, best invisible dog fence available, read on to learn about how our American-manufactured eXtreme Dog Fence® works.

Components of an Inground Dog Fence

There are 3 crucial components of a pet containment system. These include dog fence wire, a dog fence transmitter, and a special receiver collar that your dog wears. The transmitter, located inside of your home, is the brains of the operation. It transmits a radio signal throughout your dog fence wire. Along with our manual our extreme videos help you learn how to program your transmitter with ease.

Your dog fence wire, which is buried around your property, creates a border that you have designed yourself. Although your border is customizable, you must always establish a complete loop back to your transmitter in order for the fence to work.

Your dog wears an invisible fence collar, which triggers when he approaches a predetermined distance in front of your dog fence wire. Your dog’s receiver collar is powered by Perimeter 6-volt Extreme invisible fence batteries.

Dog Fence Correction

The concept of static correction is the same as is used in dog behavior training. Here is what it feels like to your dog. Run across the carpet in your socks and then touch a doorknob. That is a static shock, which is similar to what the dog feels when he receives a static correction. With the eXtreme Dog Fence® there are 7 different levels of correction to choose from, in addition to a beep-only mode used for training.

A Word About Dog Fence Wire

There are many different gauges of wire available for your pet fence. You will find 20 gauge wire, 18 gauge, 16 gauge wire, and 14 gauge. With so many options, how does one know which wire to choose? Here is some advice from the experts.

Though 20 and 18 gauge wire is inexpensive, it is not an ideal choice. This is because it is thin and very vulnerable to breakage or wearing down over time. A cheap dog fence comes with this type of thin dog fence wire. Logically, you may be focused on finding a fence for sale at a low price point, but keep in mind that you get what you pay for.

16 gauge wire is a step in the right direction, but still not the best selection.

The best electric dog fence comes with 14 gauge dog fence wire. If you want your dog fence wire to last a long time, 14 gauge wire is the way to go, without a doubt. Our 14 gauge wire is designed to last a lifetime. It will not degrade, or break unless a blade is taken to it. In addition to this, the performance of your electric dog fence will be enhanced by its superior signal conductivity.

In fact, our 14 gauge dog fence wire is so durable that you don’t even need to bury it if you don’t want to. You can simply use fence staples to tack it to the top of the ground.

Conclusion

American made products are synonymous with quality. Now that you know how our electric fence kit works, why not give it a try with your family dog? Do you still have questions about how our eXtreme Dog Fence® works? Our US-based customer service agents are here to help you with any questions you may have, 7 days a week. You can reach us at 800-305-6116.

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COLLAR FEATURES

Digital Frequency Encoding: The digital frequency encoding is a handy feature if you think a neighbor may also have an electric dog fence. This tech feature eliminates stray signal interference from neighboring dog fence systems and other signal generating devices. Nearby dog fence systems and other devices that generate similar signals can interfere with your electric dog fence causing signal interruption or unreliability.

Small & Lightweight: The eXtreme receiver collar is one of the lightest and smallest collars in the industry (surpassed only by the small dog specific PetSafe Elite Little Dog). Weighing in at only 1.1 ounces it is suitable for dogs right down to 8 lbs. For dogs smaller than that you’ll want to go for the PetSafe Elite Little Dog, which tones down the correction strength in addition to the small collar size)

Comfort Contacts: The eXtreme receiver collar uses unique conductive rubber contact points to increase collar comfort for your dog. While the comfort contact points conduct the correction just like metal contact points, they are softer and less irritating on your dog’s skin. The comfort contact points make this system the number one choice for dog’s with sensitive skin.

Correction Levels: Small and lightweight, the eXtreme Dog Fence® Add-On / Replacement Dog Collar accommodates dogs from 8-120 pounds. The receiver collar’s small and slender profile is more ergonomic than other collars on the market. It has 8 levels of correction to choose from, which are as follows. Setting 0 on your transmitter is a tone-only mode, used for training. Levels 1-5 are low to high correction levels. Levels 6 and 7 are progressive correction. This means that the collar senses how quickly your dog is moving toward the wire, and ramps up the correction level accordingly. Each collar can be individually set to ensure you can tailor the correction level specifically for each dog. The collar is powered by a lightweight 6 volt eXtreme battery that typically lasts between 3-4 months. To replace it, you just unscrew the compartment on the collar.

Battery Check: The patented Battery Check feature ensures you only change the battery when it is truly depleted. The Battery Check feature auto-activates every two hours to ensure you know as soon as your battery is low. Since battery output fluctuates depending on the environment and other factors the eXtreme collar requires 3 consecutive low battery triggers to set off the low battery indication.

Exceptional Waterproofing: Because the eXtreme collar does not have any buttons or dials on the collar itself, the waterproofing is really perfect. The collar can be fully submersed while functioning. Because of this feature we recommend the eXtreme dog fence for rainy climates as well as lake front installation or yards with ponds or pools.

Disposable Proprietary Battery: This collar uses a disposable proprietary battery. Most people prefer a rechargeable battery, a generic battery is second best because it’s easy to get your hands on. The proprietary battery is generally our least favorite but does have it’s virtues in this case. The eXtreme proprietary battery has a pretty impressive 4-6 month lifespan and their superior tech features include a sophisticated battery indicator that detects a true low battery so you only change it when it is depleted. For some people a battery change every 4-6 months is preferable over remembering to recharge daily.

TRANSMITTER FEATURES

Multiple Frequencies: The standout feature on the eXtreme transmitter is the multiple frequency selection. This feature ensures that your dog fence will work, uninterrupted, even if your neighbors install their own dog fence or there are other signal emitting devices around.

Adjustable Boundary Zone: The boundary zone width adjustment on the eXtreme system is completely digital so you can make really precise adjustments. The zone width can range from just a few inches to 32 ft. and the system is capable of remembering and returning to past settings.

Temp Check & Wire Check:  is known for their attention to detail and techie system components. Their patented Temp Check and Wire Check diagnostic features automatically sense and adjust for temperature and electrical changes that could impact the performance of the dog fence boundary wire. This may seem unimportant in average climates but can actually make a significant difference in very cold temperatures or areas where the power is spotty at times.

25 Acre Capacity: The eXtreme PRO-Grade dog fence is capable of installations of 5 acres or less. While other fences in the same price point offer greater coverage, 5 acres is more than enough for most urban and suburban properties.

Lacks Battery Backup: Surprisingly, despite all the tech savviness at eXtreme, this system lacks battery backup in case of power failure. While the transmitter is very reliable, if the power goes out and the boundary goes down, your dogs will be unprotected.

You can expect it to take you a day or less to get your dog fence installed. You don’t even necessarily need to bury the wire. You may choose to secure the wire to the ground using dog fence staples. You can also staple it to a structure that is already present, such as a fence or a wall. It just depends on the terrain in your yard. In wooded areas, you can definitely secure the wire to the ground where there are rocks or tree limbs present. If you do decide to bury the wire, 1-3 inches is plenty deep enough. Using a power edger to create a trench will make the job easier for you. If you take a look at this link, it outlines all the specifics on how to install your electric dog fence: https://www.flexpetz.com/wire-installation.

Also check out this page for full installation details, it may seem a little overwhelming but for the most part installing is relatively simple and requires nothing more but a little back bone and some really basic tools, but we have covered every possible detail of installation on this page: https://www.flexpetz.com/dog-fence-installation just click on the link and let us know if you have any questions… we are here to help.

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