Fence Free FAQs
Q: How does the Fence Free containment system work?
A: The Fence Free uses a buried electric wire system to help train your dog to stay within the boundaries you set. Through training, your dog will learn to recognize the boundary visually (aided by flags), through an audio tone and a corrective static stimulus transmitted through the collar.
When the dog reaches the edge of the boundary signal, you will hear a warning tone that will last as long as the dog remains in the warning zone. If the dog moves away, the tone shuts off. If the dog continues toward the boundary, the initial low-level static stimulus occurs. If the dog still continues toward the boundary the preset full-level static correction will be administered. You can set this level of correction to individually suit your dog’s temperament.
Q: Will the Fence Free System work for my dog?
A: It’s important to remember that every dog has a unique personality and responds differently to stimuli.
While there is no way to know how your dog will react to the introduction of the training collar, Havahart products have proven effective for use with dogs of virtually every size and breed that is 6 months and older and weigh more than 8lbs.
For the safety and security of you and your dog, initial training should take place in a confined area where you have complete control over the situation.
Q: Is the Havahart Fence Free System safe?
A: The Havahart Fence Free System is safe and humane. To protect your dog and yourself, please observe the following safety precautions:
- Never leave the collar on your dog for more than 12 hours at one time
- Check collar fit each time you place collar on your dog– the collar must be fitted properly to work effectively
- Check dogs daily for skin irritation and do not use the collar if the skin is irritated
- Always use the lowest stimulation possible to train your dog
Q: How long will it take to train my dog?
A: Your commitment to training your dog will be the key factor to success. Training sessions should be 10-20 minutes long, 3-4 times per day. The four steps should take approximately three days each to complete.