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Custom-Shape Wireless Dog Fence
Property Challenges



HEAVILY WOODED AREAS   HEAVILY WOODED AREAS
Large obstructions such as trees and heavy landscaping interfere with the transmission of the signal.
 
       
METAL SIDING   METAL SIDING
A wireless signal cannot
pass through aluminum.
 
       
SLOPING YARD   SLOPING YARD
Severe sloping will cause interference in the communication of the Controller and Collar, not allowing the signal to reach the collar at the desired fence boundary..
 




Successful Layouts for a Custom-Shape Wireless Fence

 

All successful layouts have: 

Bases are >20 ft. apart inside the home
Fence Boundary >30 ft. from road and neighboring houses.

 



Why this layout works:

Clear line of sight for all basesto fence boundary


No trees, aluminum siding, or outbuildings to attenuate signal



Why this layout works:

Fence Boundary >5 ft. from the tree line (this ensures direct line of sight)


Tree in backyard is included in the fence


Property has minimal obstacles which could prevent direct line of sight



Why this layout works:

To avoid possible attenuation, outbuilding in back yard has been excluded from containment area.


Trying to include this outbuilding would prevent the base from having a direct line of sight to the fence boundary. This will cause the boundary to 'dip' or attenuate.






UNSUCCESSFUL Layouts for a Custom-Shape Wireless Fence

 



Why this layout will NOT work:

 

Heavily wooded areas (Red line) prevent the signal from communicating a consistent containment area. The wireless signal communicated from the bases needs a direct line of sight with the fence boundary in order to provide a consistent boundary. 

 

What product will work with this layout?

 

Havahart® Fence Free Underground Dog Fence would be the ideal solution for this property layout and would require digging to insert the boundary wire. 



Why this layout will NOT work:

 

Heavily wooded areas (Red line) prevent the signal from communicating a consistent containment area. The wireless signal communicated from the bases needs a direct line of sight with the fence boundary in order to provide a consistent boundary. 


If you were to exclude the wooded area, the fence boundary would be < 20 ft. from the bases and would not provide a safe containment area for your dog and could lead to random corrections of your dog from the collar.

 

 

What product will work with this layout?

 

Havahart® Fence Free Underground Dog Fence would be the ideal solution for this property layout and would require digging to insert the boundary wire. 


Why this layout will NOT work:

 

Heavily wooded areas (Red line) prevent the signal from communicating a consistent containment area. The wireless signal communicated from the bases needs a direct line of sight with the fence boundary in order to provide a consistent boundary. 


If you were to exclude the wooded area, the fence boundary would be too small and the fence boundary would be < 20ft. from the bases and would not allow a consistent containment area to be established. This could result in random corrections to your dog from the collar. 

 

 

What product will work with this layout?

 

Havahart® Fence Free Underground Dog Fence would be the ideal solution for this property layout and would require digging to insert the boundary wire.




We’re here to help! Every property is different, so please feel free to contact  one of our containment experts to discuss your specific property: 1-800-800-1819, option 453.

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