If you are lucky to have a house with a yard, you are bound to have faced questions concerning your pet’s safety and protection. Conventional solution to this problem would have been to erect a wood or wire fence around the physical boundary of your home for your pet safety. But with several contemporary choices available, people find conventional fences as an eyesore to the landscape, or even too difficult to construct.
So what is the alternative then? One option is underground fence. You can do this by installation wire around the perimeter of the garden. Although setting up of such a system is often time consuming. Also these wired fences don’t last longer. They can get exposed after a period of time and even get destroyed by a lawn mower or other equipments. Therefore, the new breed of wireless dog fence is much more popular now days among pet owners. They are very handy when traveling or moving homes, easier to install and requires no digging. You only need to setup a transmitter device anywhere around the house and the receiver on the dog’s collar. Now if your pet try to leave the electronic boundary created, a sharp sound and a small electric shock will follow. These shocks are very low in voltage and do not harm your pet. These shocks are meant to prepare your dog that he has gone out of acceptable limits and must return back immediately. You can also adjust the device settings to control how far your pet can move freely and even how strong or weak, the shock should be. This is a very effective system, but it does require a certain amount of training before your dog understands the implications of such a device.
In recent times however, there have been new developments in the field of animal protection and security. The latest news on the street is the GPS tracking for pets. Using the same GPS technology as found in cars and phones, GPS Pet Trackers, e.g. Spotlight GPS Pet Locator has been developed in collaboration with the American Kennel Club Companion Animal Recovery (AKC CAR) in an attempt to reduce the number of missing dogs. As an alternative to wireless fences, Spotlight lets you create virtual zones of security for your pet. Once your pet crosses these safe spots, you will be informed either through email or text message. SpotLight is portable, durable, waterproof, rechargeable and light-weight. With the arrival of the Spotlight GPS pet locator, the need for control and training devices for pets are quickly becoming redundant.