Dave Knapp, the owner of Dog Guard® of Central Wisconsin and seasoned professional dog trainer, will work with you and your pet to help ensure training protocols are successfully followed, your pet understands where they can and cannot go, and you feel comfortable continuing the training for two weeks following installation of our underground dog fence.
We use flags and the collar to show your pet its boundaries and will repeatedly walk along this area to show him or her where it is safe. We will also allow them to hear or feel the mild correction to help them understand where the boundaries are located.
Together, you will determine the appropriate levels of audible and stimulus cues for your pet, as well as the distance from the border your pet should receive the cues based on their personality.
We have no doubt our dog training products and underground dog fence installation services in Wisconsin are the absolute best on the market. Our transmitters and receivers are so reliable and well made that we offer a lifetime warranty on the equipment.
We want you to feel secure in your purchase. That’s why Dog Guard® provides a 30-day unconditional money back guarantee, valid from the purchase date of your equipment.
The Dog Guard® system includes a wire, transmitter, and receiver attached to a lightweight collar. It is installed by burying a signal wire along the entire perimeter of your property. This underground boundary can also include certain portions of your yard, such as a pool or garden. With the dealer’s help you choose what is within the fence perimeter.
First, a transmitter is installed in a convenient location, such as the garage or basement. Then, the wire loop is placed underground. The transmitter sends a harmless radio signal through the wire, which is picked up by the small receiver on the dog’s collar. When the dog nears the wire, the receiver in the pet’s collar picks up the signal and gives off the owner’s choice of an audible warning or mild correction.
The correction has been thoroughly tested and proven to be harmless. It is a mild static pulsation, similar to a shock from a doorknob, yet unpleasant enough that the dog will quickly learn to avoid it. The whole purpose of a good invisible dog fencing system is to contain your pet without correcting them all the time. The Dog Guard® system and training ensures your pet learns the boundary and stays away from it. Most pets will never sustain more than two or three corrections. Remember the level of correction must be greater than the level of distraction.
The boundary is marked off with flags, creating a visible boundary line for the pet. For two weeks, the dog owner should spend fifteen minutes, twice daily, exercising the dog around the flag boundary. If the dog moves toward the flags, he should be told “No!” The dog should then be moved away from the flags and given lots of praise. By using this technique, the dog will quickly learn where the boundary is located. Later, once the dog becomes familiar with the visible boundary, the flags can be removed. Remember, praise and repetition are the keys to success!
Yes! Once your dog has completed training, he can be taken outside of the yard, but the Dog Guard® receiver collar must be taken off before putting the leash on.
Our transmitter has three colored indicator lights. The red and green light should be on all the time, while the yellow light will only come on in the event of an electrical surge or lightning damage.
They are not. Rechargeable batteries, while a good idea, do not serve the purpose of a good underground dog fencing system. To be most effective, rechargeable batteries need to be totally drained before recharging. What do you do while the battery is recharging? How do you know when the battery is sufficiently drained? To save our customers from worrying about these questions, we offer a battery plan. Please call for pricing or to sign up for a maintenance plan.
Here are some facts to consider when comparing our product with any other on the market:
Everyone at Dog Guard®, from the manufacturer to the dealers, has your pet’s safety in mind. From the moment you purchase a Dog Guard® system, you can rest assured that your dog is in good hands. From equipment support when you have questions about your system to moral support when you just don’t know what to do with your pet, we will be with you every step of the way.
Dog Guard® offers a complete package and not a do-it-yourself kit. We come to your house, install the system, and help train your pet. We offer a much more extensive warranty on the equipment than you will find at most retail stores.
The wire we use in the installation of your system is “underground rated” and made to last when buried.
Our equipment is flexible enough to contain the smallest and largest of pets without harming them. Our signals are “smart” so that pets are not corrected unnecessarily in areas of stray signals, such as near large metal objects like air conditioning units and satellite television receptors.
You want a system that is backed by a manufacturer that can be contacted whenever there is a problem. Some pets train quicker than others and some pets cannot be trained at all.
In general, the amount of correction must be greater than the level of distraction. The correction is not harmful, but it must be effective enough so your pet learns to respect its boundaries.
We have a customer who has more than twenty-eight dogs on the system at one time, and they are contained in a three-acre area. The Dog Guard® system is flexible enough to handle just about any number of pets in an area as large as 50 acres.
You have the option to purchase a battery backup similar to what a home computer might use. This product will give your system hours of additional time until the power is restored.
The Dog Guard® system costs much less than traditional fencing, such as a vinyl fence, aluminum fence or chain link fence. More importantly, a Dog Guard® pet containment system has none of the maintenance and aesthetic problems. The final cost can vary, depending on the size of the property and the number of dogs on the system. However, we work directly with the manufacturer, so there are no middleman costs, and the cost of your Dog Guard® system may be lower than you think.