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How Electric Dog Fences Work

Your dog is a part of the family, and keeping them safe is of utmost importance. When you purchase electronic dog fencing from Ideal Dog Fences, we strive to provide you with the best in care for you and your pet. Our underground dog fence is designed to keep your dog in your yard, so you don’t have to worry about their safety. Here is a brief overview of how our fencing works.

How Our Fencing Works

Our electronic fencing makes use of digital radio signals to set a specific boundary that your dog has to stay in. We place a thin wire underground to define your selected boundaries for your dog. Your dog is fitted with a comfortable collar that contains a receiver, which is designed to provide stimulus at various levels as your dog approaches the defined boundary. If your dog continues to approach the boundary, a second field produces the max correction levels to keep them from going further than the boundary so they stay safe.

Our Training

We take careful steps to help train your dog to introduce them to the new boundaries. We will train any size dog, and we make use of flags and markers during the process to make training easier. Soon, your dog will be trained and understand where they can and cannot go within the first three to seven flags. No correction occurs on the first flag as your pet is still learning. We make use of visual training, verbal commands, tones, physical correction, and treats to train your dog. Most dogs respond well and can be trained in under an hour.

Dog Guard Out-of-Sight Fencing utilizes a digital radio signal to keep your dog within selected boundaries. By placing a thin wire underground, our professional team creates the safety perimeter we design together.

A comfortable collar containing a small receiver is worn around your dog’s neck. This receiver works with the radio signal, which emits an appropriate stimulus level as your dog approaches the barrier. If your dog continues to advance, a second field produces maximum correction to prevent escape. Because each installation is customized, you define the boundaries. We will work with you to protect your pet from driveways, pools, and other dangerous areas. Our system can also protect your flower beds, shrubs or other areas from your playful pet.

Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing is a safe, affordable alternative to traditional pet fences, and uses a veterinarian-approved combination of animal training and state-of-the art electronics to safely train your pet where it can and cannot go.


The boundary is marked off with flags, creating a visible boundary line for your dog(s). We spend time immediately after the installation working with both you and your dog(s) doing the initial training. Using a series of commands, visuals, audible tones, physical correction and rewards most dogs are trained in under 1 hour. For 3 days after the installation, you should spend fifteen minutes, 2-3 times daily, walking your dog(s) around the flagged boundary and using training reinforcements to ensure the dog(s) fully understands their new boundary. By using these techniques, your dog(s) will quickly learn where the boundary is located. Once your dog(s) becomes familiar with the visible boundary, the flags can be removed.

Our highly-trained pet behavior specialists will work with you and your dog(s) throughout the initial process to make sure training techniques and boundaries are clearly defined.

Example Fence Diagrams

Electric Dog Fence Loop Diagram Diagram of Underground Dog Fence Separate Front and Back Yards Hidden Dog Fence with Existing Fence

Follow-Up Care

For three days after your new fence is installed, you should walk your dog at least three times daily for roughly 15 minutes around the flagged boundary. By using proper reinforcement techniques, you ensure your dog understands where it can go. Once your dog has learned where the boundary is, the flags can be removed.

We Stand By Our Products

We believe the training, products, and services we offer are top-of-the-line. That’s why we offer a limited lifetime warranty on all of our equipment. We also offer a full 30-day unconditional money-back guarantee. Reach out to us today to learn more about our services.

The DOG GUARD® Difference

At Dog Guard, we believe our products and services are the best on the market. Our transmitters and receivers are so reliable that we offer a limited lifetime warranty on the equipment.

We also offer a 30-day unconditional money back guarantee, valid from the purchase date of your equipment.

We provide quality products and services that keep your pet safe and give you peace of mind. Ideal Dog Fences is a local, family-owned distributor that you can trust!

Reliable products. Guaranteed service. That’s the Dog Guard promise.

You can check out more equipment info and training tips in our customer manual!

Customer Manual

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