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Dog Guard Out of Sight Transmitters

Dog Guard offers different types of transmitters that are designed for outdoor and indoor uses. The transmitters are listed below:

RT-2 – Small/versatile for indoor use
T-4 – Standard transmitter for large areas

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The RT-2 room transmitter is a small/versatile device that is designed for containing or restraining pets in or from designated areas inside the home.

 

 

 

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The T-4 transmitter features user-friendly lights to let you know that the transmitter is working properly or an audible sound when there is a problem with the signal field.

 

 

 

Receivers

Dog Guard offers Four different types of Receivers that are designed to contain small to large-sized dogs. The Four receivers are listed below:

DG 9 XT – for medium to large and stubborn dogs
DG 5000 – for “small, timid, passive and up to medium sized” dogs
NEW!! DG Micro – for “tiny pets” weighing 1 to 10 pounds
NEW!! DG MicroR – for “tiny pets” weighing 1 to 10 pounds

 

DG 9 XT

dsc_0502-u515-frThe DG 9 XT receiver is designed to handle medium to large sized dogs and stubborn breeds. It works well with dogs that are runners such as Huskies, Labs and hunting dogs.

 

 

DG 5000

dsc_0512-u1309-frThe DG 5000 receiver is designed to handle “small, timid, passive and up to medium sized” dogs. (10 to 65 pounds)

 

 

 

DG Micro

dsc_0517-u1310-frThe DG Micro receiver is designed to contain “tiny pets” weighing 1 to 10 pounds.

 

 

 

DG MicroR

dsc_0517-u1310-frThis DG Micro R receiver is rechargeable and designed to contain “tiny pets” weighing 1 to 10 pounds.

 

 

 

Batteries

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Keep your dog safe at home with fresh batteries every 3-4 months

 

 

 

 

System Surge Protector

surge_protectorProtect or Disconnect Circuitry – automatically disconnects the transmitter in case of a rare catastrophic surge or direct lightning strike. Protects against normal AC power surges and lightning.

Space Saving Design – low profile and better balance and stability.
Power Indicator Light – easy to see that power is on.
Reduces the Risk of System Failure – your pet will continue to be contained.
Better Loop Connectors – easier to attach the loop wires to the unit.
Increased Surge Current Ratings – protector has a larger capacity to dissipate surges. (fig. not actual size)

When a pet owner is looking to safely contain their pet within a space, they have several different pet containment and pet fencing options to choose from. Depending on the size of the pet, its temperament, and its exercise needs, an owner many want to decide on one or another of these options. However, some options, such as chaining up your dog, simply shouldn’t be considered for any breed. An owner should keep themselves and their pets in mind when deciding on which option to choose.

Tethering and Chaining Dogs

Out of all the dog containment options, keeping a dog on a leash or chain is by far the least appealing. Not only does this not give the dog the exercise it needs, but it can cause them to choke themselves, lead to the dog to have behavioral issues, and ultimately help the dog to become leash-reactive and aggressive. It’s not fun for the dog. It also doesn’t create a welcoming environment, and it’s not effective (as many dogs find a way to chew out of their leash or can pull off a collar). Tethering can be very cruel, especially when an owner does so for an extended period of time. In addition to the behavioral issues, the dog’s fur and skin can be damaged through the act of pulling. Also, it has no way of communicating with the owner when it wants to come inside besides barking, which can also simply happen frequently due to traffic, other dogs, and people. This can result in the dog being left outside for a long period of time, which is not at all good for the health of the dog, especially in poor weather.

Traditional Dog Fencing

Many owners decide to commit to building a traditional fence to keep their pet in a restricted area. This can be a lovely way to keep your dog indoors and raise the value of your home depending on the material of and care taken with the fence. However, many homeowners don’t realize the level of commitment many traditional pet fencing options require when they buy them. Wooden fences will need to be painted and often break down and metal fences are often an unsightly addition to a yard. In addition, fences are not often a great option for all dogs. Some dog breeds are designed to dig, such as terriers, beagles, and chows. Diggers will often continue to find a means of escape; even if you cover a hole, they’ll still continue to make more. It’s simply in their nature. Tall dogs and jumping dogs can also easily escape most fences. Also, one always runs the risk of the fence door being left open, so depending on how energetic your dog is, traditional fences may not be the best pet fencing options.

Extensive Dog Training

Unlike other dog containment options, this requires constant attention. For pet owners who work at home or who spend most of their time at home, this option may be OK. However, this means that basically whenever a dog goes outside, the owner will want to be outside as well, or within walking distance. This is alright for older dogs, or dogs who require less exercise. Regardless, though, it’s an investment of time. Through extensive training, an owner can teach a dog to heel with a whistle, short command, or another sound. This requires a lot of obedience training followed up by frequently updated training sessions. The dog should be trained well enough to avoid the temptation of chasing cars, greeting neighbors, or barking at other dogs. It’s difficult for an inexperienced pet owner to attain that level of obedience. Even if an owner has trained their dog very well to go off a leash, it still may not be an option due to the investment of time. Also, an owner will want to pay attention to state, city, and town laws, as well as neighborhood policies for keeping a pet off-leash on their own property.

Electric Dog Fences

We at Dog Guard believe a wireless, out-of-sight pet fence to be one of the best dog containment options for dogs of most ages, breeds, and sizes. You don’t have to deal with expensive or unsightly physical fencing, inhumane tethering, or spending every waking moment with your pet. Through an underground radio wire, a transmitter, and a receiver collar, you can train your pet to stay within a certain area. After about 2-3 weeks of training, a dog can be taught to avoid a small static shock or stimulus, similar to the feeling of a slight zap from a doorknob. This will keep the dog inside the area and give it the ability to roam your yard without having to install a full fence. For many pet owners, this is one of the best solutions available for keeping your pet safely in your yard. Check out our products to see what kind of solutions are available. Pet owners can purchase an underground fence for dogs of many sizes and breeds. Contact us to learn more today!