My neighbor has a large loop ... either on the surface, or slightly buried
beneath the ground on his 1/2 acre parcel next to mine. I have not heard any
RFI or "spurts of RFI" from his system. I don't know the brand.
As for a dog getting "zapped" even before they cross that "invisible line"
most units have a sensitivity threshold that is adjustable. On his set, the
unit the dog wears as a collar emits a "clicking" sound that gets louder &
louder as the dog approaches the limit line. It may take a bit of tweaking to
it adjusted just right, but once done, the dog will indeed remember just how
far it can go before getting "zapped." Of course, the owner has to walk the
dog a few times around the "clear area" where it is permitted to go ... and
also to gingerly approach the limit line with the dog & note his/her reaction.
To be done properly, you simply cannot just throw the collar on the dog and
expect it to teach itself what the limitations of travel are. All animals need
some form of training in this manner. These training exercises will also
help the bonding process between the dog and owner. Remember ... a dog is part
of your family!
Once properly trained, you can buy a "dummy collar" that looks, weighs, and
smells like the real thing ... but is without the electronics inside. This
serves to reinforce the previous training ... and if the dog is really a
persistent violator, just put the real thing back on the dog for some "real"
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