DogWatch® Alternatives

DogWatch Alternatives: the Efficiency of DIY Dog Fence Systems

 

There are many who seek out DogWatch alternative products to reduce costs. The fact is that there are many DIY (do it yourself) dog fences that have appeared in the past few years and that offer great alternatives to people who don’t necessarily need complicated fence systems for their dogs.

 

  • If you have a dog that constantly runs off and causes trouble in the neighborhood or tends to be easily distracted by various outer stimuli and doesn’t listen to you, then a dog fence is just what you need to improve the behavior of your pet and influence him to stay close to the house. While DogWatch or any of its alternatives can provide you with a good chance to do so, you will find that there are infinitely more advantages in spending less money and doing some of the work yourself, instead of relying on others to do it for you.

     

    The Benefits of DIY Dog Fence Systems

     

    The greatest advantage of a DIY electric fence is that it is much more manageable, practical, aesthetic and less expensive than even the best physical fences. Additionally, DIY fences also allow you the possibility of understanding and working with the fence in a hands-on fashion, so that you will always know exactly how it works and what to do in case a problem may arise.

     

    Although many companies also offer the advantage of an aesthetic look, there will always be a standard way of installing the hardware, so that customization might not be possible in all cases. With DIY DogWatch alternative products, however, you can learn to work with the placement and even the design of the fences, so that you can easily create or modify the custom look for your fence any way you want it.

     

    If you do everything yourself, you have the opportunity to make the entire system more practical not only when it comes to using the fence to keep your dog at bay, but also in the endeavor of keeping all the aspects and parts easily manageable, changeable and customizable.

     

    Even though some may be satisfied with the solutions provided by DogWatch or other similar companies, in many cases it can be quite troublesome to have to call someone from the company to fix your problem whenever a wire is broken or when there may be problems with the transmitter box.

     

    With the DIY dog fence systems, you can learn to do all the maintenance work yourself without having to spend more money on additional services. Generally, the systems themselves will rarely need any repair work done, but even if the need to do some tinkering may arise, with a simple understanding of the basic way in which the fence works, you can eliminate most problems in virtually no time.

     

    How Does a Dog Fence Work?

     

    DIY fences, as well as any DogWatch alternatives all work similarly, having a basic architecture that makes it possible for you to keep your dog confined to a particular space, without having to use a physical fence. The design itself is very ingenious and simple, allowing you to easily keep your dog within the boundary with minimal effort and maximal safety.

     

    First of all, there is a transmitter box that will usually reside in your home or garage. The box is an electronic device that generates and regulates a mild radio signal that is sent through the boundary wire, in order to communicate with the dog’s special collar. The box also controls the intensity of the signal, raising it in case you don’t want to allow the dog to get too close to the wire itself.

     

    The boundary wire is used similarly with any fence systems, including DogWatch. It basically marks the perimeter that your dog will not be able to leave. While some companies have developed wireless systems as well, these usually have the drawback of not allowing for precise boundaries.

     

    The receiver collar is perhaps the most important part of the entire system, as it has the role of warning your dog to retreat when he gets too close to the boundary wire. The only drawback of this fact is that the dog has to be trained before you can successfully use the fence. Now, this shows an additional advantage of DIY DogWatch alternatives: using DIY dog fences you will be instructed on how to train your dog yourself to work easily with the new system. The dog will then listen to you so you will not require the presence of professional trainers whenever you make any type of changes.

     

    Although the installation may require slightly more effort and involvement in the case of DIY fences than with the DogWatch products, as you will be doing most of the work yourself, the simple fact is that you will then be able to manage the entire system confidently and effortlessly, since you will know exactly what to do.

     

    Lower Costs and More Satisfaction

     

    Perhaps the most advantageous aspect of having an electric DIY DogWatch alternative dog fence and doing all the installation and maintenance work yourself is represented by the far lower amount of money that you will be required to invest than if you apply for the services of a specialized company.

     

    The costs of creating an electric fence yourself rarely exceeds the sum of $300 and, if you really need to get someone to help you with the installation, then at most you have to pay an additional $50 more for their services. In the case of larger national companies, however, the prices can even be tripled as you will have to pay more than $1200 for the installation of an electric fence in an average sized yard. No matter how much you analyze the situation, it is clear that you can save a lot of money if you simply choose to install a DIY DogWatch alternative system.

 

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