Below are links to Northern Virginia DOG GUARD’s most frequently asked questions. You may also want to check out our training tips. If have a new question please feel free to contact us or call us at (518) 687-0030
Is It A Cruel or Harsh Correction My Dog Receives?
How Does My Dog Learn the Boundary?
Can I Still Walk My Dog?
How Can I Ensure My DOG GUARD® System Is Working?
Why Should I Choose DOG GUARD® Over Other Systems?
Does This System Work On All Dogs?
I Have More Than One Dog, How Does That Work?
What Happens When My Power Goes Out?
Is an Out-Of-Sight® Dog Fence Expensive?
What If I Get A Cheaper Quote Somewhere Else?
The stimulation that the collar puts out is very mild, in fact, many owners try it out themselves and equate it to the feeling of stim pads which are used by physical therapists! It’s more of a pulsation of the muscle than it is a “shock.” The sensation your dog experiences is just unpleasant enough for them to want to avoid it. In fact, once you complete our hands on one-on-one training after installation, your dog learns to avoid the correction by yielding to the audible warning tone. All dogs quickly learn the boundary of the non visible dog fencing system and they learn to stay away from the boundary or they move away when they hear the audible tone. Using this state-of-the-art warning system, your dog very rarely needs need an actual correction for the collar. Remember, our pet containment system is also veterinarian-approved!
Once we complete the professional installation of your non visible dog fence, we then mark off the boundary with flags. These flags create a visible boundary line for your dog so they can actually learn, identify, and “see” where their boundaries are. For one to two weeks, the owner is instructed to spend fifteen minutes a couple times per day walking the dog around these flag boundaries. If your dog approaches the boundary flags, you tell them “No” and pull them away from the flags followed by praise when they come towards you. Once the system is turned on, you repeat this process and they dog learns the boundary. Once this is established, the flags can be removed and you are left with an out-of-sight fencing system!
Yes, of course! You can take your dog outside of the pet containment fence at anytime you wish! You just simply remove his electric fence collar and you can take them wherever you wish!
Our transmitter box that is installed in an easily accessible location has three colored indicator lights. The red and green lights will be on at all times if this system is functioning properly, if you see a yellow light, that is letting you know something is wrong. Due to our high quality of products and our lifetime warranty, your system should only stop working in the most extreme of circumstances.
Actually, there are many reasons to choose Dog Guard of Northern Virginia!
-A world renowned dog trainer who knows the importance of training the dog and the owner, as well as putting the safety of pets as our top priority!
-A lifetime warranty against power surges and/or lightning strikes!
-We have a state-of-the-art waterproof receiver
-We offer a 30-day money back guarantee “after” your system has been installed
-We have collars that are customized from the smallest of dogs (5lbs) and collars that are used for the largest, most stubborn, and most distracted dogs!
-We can enclose anything as small as a flower bed and as large as 50 acres!
-Our system is very user-friendly and you will receive world class instruction and unparalleled support!
Yes! Our top-notch system is custom programmed in order to work with your dog: any size, age, or breed! Properly training your dog on our pet containment system is one of the most important steps! However, with our one-on-one training and easy-to-follow instructions, you and your dog will have our system mastered in no time!
You have two dogs or more? Not a problem! Our system is flexible enough to handle an unlimited amount of dogs on an area 50 acres or less! That’s right, ANY number of dogs! We had a client with over 20+ dogs using our system on her ranch.
You have the option of purchasing a backup battery that can give you hours of use even after your power has went out.
No, not at all! In fact, our system is much less expensive than a traditional fence (vinyl, wood, metal, etc). You will literally pay a fraction of the cost for our system that you will pay for a traditional fencing system without maintenance and aesthetic issues.
The final cost on your underground fence depends on many variables such as: the size of the property, the number of dogs on the unit, options such as a backup battery, etc. The easiest way to get an exact no hassle quote is by contacting us via phone or email! We work directly with Guard Dog® headquarters, so there is no “middle man” to mark-up your prices!
If you get a quote cheaper from someone else, let us know! We will beat any of our competitor’s prices!
Any other questions?
Call or email us. We are happy to help you and your pet(s) get acquainted with DOG GUARD.
Please email Northern Virginia Dog Guard with any questions!
Northern Virginia Electronic Dog Fencing