Important Details on the Different Types of Animal Containment Systems

Teaching your dog to be more obedient has never been easier. With the newest invention on the market – electronic pet containment systems, you can help your pet behave and learn what its boundaries in no time. There are various animal containment system types, designed for both cats and dogs. The idea of these systems is to help you have a calm and friendly pet without harming or punishing it.

Invisible Electric Dog/Cat Fence

How Electric Fence Works?

These effective boundary systems are designed to stop your dog or cat from escaping or from visiting your neighbours. They usually contain a thick copper insulated wire which is connected to a wall-mounted radio transmitter that plugs into a power socket, emitting a radio field that travels around the wire.

The radio transmitter usually allows for a radius adjustment from approximately 0.5 to 3 metres in radius from the copper wire. In order for this thing to work, your pet must wear a lightweight receiver collar that is designed to detect the radio field, alerting it through a warning tone that the boundary is near. In other words, once your pet enters the radio field, this harmless animal containment system will warn it with a mild electronic pulse.

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In order to teach your pet how this all works, you’ll need training flags which are usually a part of the whole pet containment system kit. The training could take from 15 minutes up to 14 days, depending on the animal. Now, manufacturers and dog trainers say that it is important to walk your pet within the yard to show it that it’s safe to walk and run within the boundary.

The benefit of these invisible systems is that they are easier to install than any traditional fencing system or conventional enclosures. Laying the transparent wire will take less time than laying any nailing boards, fence posts, rolling wire or welding iron. These wire can be placed on any surface area and the best part is that they do not visually interfere with the scenic views of your yard. The last and not least benefit of these systems is that they are more affordable than installing any other traditional type of fence.

Bark Collar

How Does a Bark Control Collar Work?

This collar is a specific type of pet containment device used on dogs that bark excessively. Electronic bark collars work by detecting the vibration in the vocal cords of the dog. Once detected, the collar delivers low-level vibrations to the dog’s neck. There are also ultrasonic bark collars which some people consider less invasive. These collars have a built-in microphone that emits a high-pitched sound that can be detected only by animals and not humans. Both of these collars are effective ways to keep your dog away from getting into trouble because of its barking or bad behaviour.

Handheld Control Torch for Cats

This portable and easy to use tool is ideal for keeping your pet from meowing or barking. Except for this, a handheld torch can also be used for preventing dog attacks, as a normal flashlight during nighttime and for different cat and dog training uses. Some people use such torches for keeping neighbouring cats off their own yard. By pressing the button, these torches send a signal to the cats that they are not welcomed in this area.

When compared to fencing, the handheld torch is less effective especially when used for excessive dog barking. This is because you cannot be constantly at home. So many times when the excessive barking would occur, you won’t be able to control your dog. This is the reason why people prefer the use of invisible fences and collars.

handheld control torch for cat


As you can see, all of these devices are different and can be used for different purposes. But if you want to use one just to keep your dog in your area and safe, invisible fencing is the most reliable and convenient method. A thing to have in mind is that all of these devices work on batteries, so make sure that they are always recharged. Low capacity or dead battery can interrupt the power supply of the collar.

A Few Words on Excessive Barking

While we all know that dogs can bark because they are happy, seeking attention or protecting the area, there are many other reasons. While some of them can be trained with words or with the help of some of the aforementioned systems, some barking behaviour should be treated with drug therapy. This behaviour is usually related to depression and anxiety, so treating it the right way is essential.