Hi all -
Any advice for a new puppy owner (whose puppy digs) on an instant fence? We are lucky to have a 9 month old cavalier puppy to share our life with. She has such wonderful energy that we thought we should put up a fence of some kind so she can run free in the yard. The neighbors are using an Instant Fence (Petsafe Wireless) that only works on radio signals, no buried wires. They love it for their rat terrier, has anyone tried this? I could not find any info on this in a search of your site.
All of the following is the information given by the fence company: "The Petsafe Instant Fence is a revolutionary new concept that provides the safest, simplest form of pet containment ever. You plug in a transmitter somewhere inconspicuously in your home, and it emits a radio signal around your house. Your pet wears a lightweight receiver collar (3.5 oz) which listens for the signal. While it's receiving the signal, your dog is free to run and play. When the collar approaches the boundary of the signal area, it gives your dog a warning beep.
If your dog continues, he receives a light static energy pulse which is startling but not harmful. With a little training that is simple and quick, your pet quickly learns his boundaries. Setting the boundaries of your yard takes only a few minutes by adjusting the range on the transmitter, from a radius of just a few feet to up to 90 feet. Collar has 5 adjustable levels of correction, plus beep-only mode, low battery indicator, waterproof.
Since Petsafe Instant Fence is completely portable, you can take it and your pet wherever you go. So your pet is safe, and your mind is at ease."