Wireless dog fence – how to choose the right one
Not sure which electronic fence to choose? Read these guidelines.
Finally it happened! Num’axes has upgraded the legendary Canifugue Mix electronic fence with a new and improved collar receiver.
Num’axes brings the best of the Mix and Pro collars together in one device. The collar now has a battery indicator light and a magnetic switch for exposure levels and the ability to turn the collar on / off.
We took a break, waited for customer feedback on the operation of the device, and now we can confidently say – WE RECOMMEND Canifugue Mix 2015!
Canifugue Mix 2015 has no flaws.
The Canifugue Mix 2015 electronic fence is the only electronic fence that can be used on grounds of all sizes and for dogs of all breeds. Very easy adjustment of correction and warning zones.
The small collar has 8 levels of electrical impulse strength and is suitable for both small dogs and large dogs of “fighting” breeds.
If you have a large area (perimeter more than 300 meters) and / or no physical fence, we can only recommend the Canifugue Mix 2015 electronic fence.
The only difference between the Canifugue Mix and the 2015 Canifugue Mix is the old-fashioned collar.
The Canifugue Mix collar does not have a battery indicator, and in order to change the discharge rate, remove the collar cover and make the necessary changes by pressing the toggle button. But usually the impact strength is adjusted once and the battery lasts for several months, so this does not cause any particular inconvenience in use.
The electronic fence has a three-year warranty! The collar is equipped with a special anti-interference module. The ideal solution for areas no more than 300 meters around the perimeter, located in an urban area or in places with possible electromagnetic interference.
In large areas, the perimeter is more than 300 meters, the cost of the border wire makes the use of this model unreasonably expensive.
Electronic fence model with touch control and battery backup for autonomous operation. The most advanced and perfect wireless fence available today.
The backup battery of the electronic fence D-Fence 202 in the event of a power outage on the site will provide up to sixteen hours of autonomous operation of the transmitter.
D-Fence 202 can be recommended for perfectionists or those who have regular power outages.
The Chinese wireless fence Petbaby Delux is designed for small areas, with a mandatory physical fence, and for calm dogs. Its definite plus is its low price.
Disadvantages of this electronic fence: the strength of the electrical impulse on the collar is insufficient, in most cases, for fighting and hunting dogs. Poor collar tightness (protection only against rain). Collar battery drains quickly (about 2 weeks).
Wireless invisible fence Aetertek AT-216F can be used in situations when you need to close the front lawn.
The main problem, as with any device of this type, is that the signal loses its strength when passing through obstacles (walls, etc.). In practice, this means that as soon as the dog goes around the corner of the house, or behind some kind of obstacle, the collar will be out of the radio signal zone and will start generating electrical impulses.
The device is intended for small, domestic dogs who need to close access to a bed, table or to a trash can. The device cannot be used outdoors and for large dogs.
Now let’s move on to a slightly more detailed overview of electronic fences.
Electric fence Canifugue Mix 2015
As mentioned above, Canifugue Mix 2015 is the best on the market.
The Canifugue Mix 2015 electric dog fence allows you to fence up to 800 meters of the perimeter with an inexpensive 0.5 mm2 wire. If you want to additionally enclose a garden, pool or something else, you just take and add as much wire as you need. Of course, trying not to exceed the recommended wire length / section.
For large areas, it is necessary to use a wire of a larger diameter, so with a boundary wire length of 2000 meters, the cross section should be 2.5 mm2.
The controller allows you to set two independent zones (warnings and corrections), and, if necessary, disable one or the other. In the correction zone, the collar combines electrical impulses with a sound signal. In the warning zone, the collar beeps for 20 seconds, after which it generates an electrical impulse and then repeats the cycle.
The Canifugue Mix 2015 electronic fence collar is completely waterproof, so your dog can swim freely in a pond or pool. The CR2 battery provides long-term use of the collar from 1 to 3 months. The actual running time of the collar depends on how often the dog approaches the “restricted area” and what kind of discharge force is set on the collar. The collar has 8 levels of electrical impulse strength, which allows you to select the required level for any dog.
Additional benefits are provided by the new collar model.
● The collar can now be switched on and off. It is no longer necessary to turn off the fence system, or remove the collar from the dog in order to go with the dog outside the security perimeter.
● Correction levels are switched with a magnetic key. It is no longer necessary to remove the collar cover to change the discharge rate.
● Battery level indicator. Now you will not miss the moment when the dead battery will allow your dog to leave at its will.
Completing the set of advantages: high-quality assembly, reasonable price and ease of setup and use. The Canifugue Mix 2015 electronic fence is actually produced in France at the NUM’AXES plant.
Electronic fence for dogs D-Fence 1001
Very high quality and reliable electronic fence, the best solution for use in “urban” conditions. D-Fence 1001, like any modern electronic fence, has two zones: warning and correction.
D-Fence 1001 allows you to change the level of exposure (8 levels) using a magnetic key, without removing the collar from the dog. The collar is powered by a standard CR2 battery, which provides up to 6 months of operation. The charge indicator will notify you when the battery needs to be replaced. The collar has a special module that will protect the dog from false positives, which can happen in urban environments due to electromagnetic interference. The D-Fence collar is completely waterproof.
The only drawback of this electronic fence is the large cross-section of the boundary wire, which makes the system unreasonably expensive over large areas. If a wire with a diameter of 1mm2 is used up to 300 meters of the perimeter, then for 500 meters a wire with a cross section of 1.5mm2 is already needed, and for large areas a wire with a diameter of 2.5mm2 is used. Such a design solution does not allow flexible changing the length of the wire, if necessary, additionally enclose, for example, a pool or a garden. And replacing the entire wire is a very dubious pleasure.
Electronic fence D-Fence 202
The D-Fence 202 is Super in every way. The D-Fence 202 electronic fence uses the latest technology.
Touch control, large LCD display, built-in backup battery and the price are all at the highest level.
The backup battery will provide up to sixteen hours of autonomous operation of the transmitter in the event of a power outage. Your dog, even if the house is completely de-energized, will not have a chance to escape :).
This system combines the advantages of the French CANIFUGUE transmitter and the Czech D-Fence collar.
A small minus is the large diameter of the boundary wire compared to CANIFUGUE. So the manufacturer prescribes the recommended cross-section for a wire length of up to 400 m – 1 mm, from 400 m to 800 m – 1.5 mm and from 800 m to 2200 m – 2.5 mm.
Although, if you are a perfectionist and decide to purchase this system, then nothing can stop you.
Electronic fence Petbaby Deluxe
Petbaby Deluxe is made in China.
The manufacturer announces the length of the boundary wire with a cross-section of 0.5 mm2 up to 1200 meters. In reality, this is no more than 700-800 meters. Here you need to understand that the maximum width of the affected area depends on the total length of the wire. The longer the wire, the narrower the zone. A large area is most likely the absence of a fence, and this is where everything becomes “not so unambiguous.”
The zone of influence of this electronic fence, like all analog systems, is only one. The collar emits warning beeps and correction shocks at the same time.
The strength of the impulse on the collar is always the same, approximately medium. The increase in the “strength” of the impact is made by increasing the frequency of impulses. Starting with “only sound” on the first level and infrequent impulses on the second to frequent impulses on the fifth. For “stubborn” dogs the fifth level is not enough, especially if there is no fence or it can be overcome by jumping.
The battery in the collar is used with 9V and discharges in about 2 weeks. The rate at which the battery is discharged depends on the level of exposure and how often the dog approaches the restricted area. The collar is protected from rain, but will not survive more severe tests, and frequent changes of the battery make it less watertight.
Not the worst electronic fence that can find its buyer. The main condition for using is not a very large area, the presence of a fence and a calm dog.
Wireless fence Aetertek AT-216F
If you need to protect the garden in front of the house, buy Aetertek AT-216F, if the dog has to walk around the whole house, buy something else.
Wired fences allow you to flexibly protect what you cannot approach. The “forbidden” zone is formed around the boundary wire, which can be laid in almost any way.
Unlike wired fences, wireless electronic fences keep your dog within range of a radio transmitter. “Problems” for a dog begin when it leaves the area where the collar can receive a signal.
The coverage radius of Aetertek AT-216F is up to 55 meters, this is our measurement data in ideal conditions (open field and no interference). But, let’s not forget, this is the radius, there is no question of any “bends of the fence”. Let’s also take into account that the radio signal is effectively extinguished by all kinds of obstacles on the way of its passage.
As a result, if the dog goes around the corner of the house or behind some structure in the line of sight, the transmitter is a dog with a collar, and the dog “falls out” of the zone, with all the attendant troubles.
If you have experience using a wireless router, then you understand what it is about – here WI-FI is still there, but here it is no longer.
With this system, it is not bad to go outdoors, the backup battery will allow the dog to “graze” at a short distance from the transmitter.
Let’s repeat: If you need to close the garden in front of the house, buy it, if the dog has to walk around the whole house, buy something else.
Smart Dog Inground Pet Fence
Smart Dog Inground Pet Fence is the perfect Chinese product.
Cheap and most likely not bad device. It can be used as a temporary solution in the summer in the country, when the device is needed once and for a short time.
The collar has no protection from water, at all. Really thin wire, as much as 300 meters, designed for permanent breaks. Battery standard for China and USA.
If you are not afraid of difficulties, and love non-standard tasks (for example, a waterproof collar), feel free to buy.
The device is intended for small, domestic dogs who need to close access to a bed, table or trash can. The device cannot be used outdoors or for large dogs.
Electronic fence CANIFUGUE Pro
The model is discontinued.
The only difference from the Canifugue Mix is a more technological collar. The collar is powered by a built-in lithium battery. The battery indicator light will not allow you to miss the moment when the battery is empty, and will allow you to recharge the collar in time. The level of exposure to the dog is changed with a magnetic key.
The disadvantage of the CANIFUGUE Pro electronic fence is in its technological collar, or rather in the capacity of the built-in battery. According to the instructions, one charge lasts up to 10 days, but this is in some ideal conditions in standby mode. In “life” the charge lasts a week, and at high levels of correction and a naughty dog even less. In winter, at subzero temperatures, the self-discharge level of the battery increases and the collar will only last for a couple of days.
If your dog lives in the house, and only goes for a walk into the yard, and the need to charge the collar regularly enough is not a problem for you, then CANIFUGUE Pro is your choice.