How does the system work? The transmitter box sends a radio signal through the fence wire which activates the waterproof receiver collar when it is close. The collar will sound warning beeps before emitting a static shock. The amount of warning and intensity of the shock can be adjusted to what works best for you.
Can I attach a leash to the containment receiver collar? No. This can result in pulling the contact points too tightly against your pet’s neck. Attach a leash to a separate, non-metallic collar positioned above the receiver collar.
Can I use more than one receiver collar on the system? Yes. There is no limit to the number of pets you can contain with the EF-4000 system. It’s as simple as purchasing an additional compatible receiver collar for each pet.
Can I use the fence system on a cat? Yes, the system can be used as long as the cat can comfortably wear the receiver collar.
How old should my pet be before I start training? For best results, your pet should be 4 to 6 months old and know basic commands such as sit and stay.
Will the static correction harm my pet? The static correction is safe and harmless. It is effective enough to get your pet’s attention. The correction produces less energy than that produced by a static shock from carpeting. However, we do recommend checking with your Vet first if you are unsure about your dog's health.
How long can my pet wear the receiver collar? Never leave the receiver collar on your pet for more than 12 consecutive hours. Remove the receiver collar from your pet when indoors to prevent the collar from activating to the many different electrical interference possibilities found in the home.
How long does the collar battery last? The battery life will depend on how often the collar is activated. The battery will deplete faster when your dog is first training. Once your dog is trained, the battery life should be about 6 months.
Is there a smaller receiver collar that I can use? No. The receiver collar is a one size fits all collar. You can use either the short or long contact points that come with the system, depending on the size or amount of fur on your dog.
Is the system waterproof? The receiver collar is waterproof. The transmitter box is not waterproof and must be installed in a dry location such as a garage or shed. The transmitter box can withstand temperature changes but can be damaged by water.
Can weather effect the fence system? No. The system will work in any weather your dog can endure. We do recommend unplugging fence wire and electrical cord from the transmitter box during a lightning storm.
Is there a limit to the size of the area you can use with the fence system? Yes. The fence system has been designed to work with up to 2000 feet of wire, which is equal to 5 acres.
Will the fence system work with my yard configuration? Most likely. There is almost always a way to run the wire so you can contain your dog in the areas you wish while allowing them to pass through areas that are needed, such as doorways.
Do I need to bury the fence wire? While it is not necessary to bury the fence wire, it does keep the wire more protected.
How can I get the wire to cross my driveway? You can either run the wire under the driveway (through PVC pipe if easier), or rent a cement saw and create a thin gap for your wire to rest in.
If my dog stays within the stimulation zone, how long will he or she be corrected? As a safety feature, the receiver collar will stop emitting corrections after 20 seconds of being in the stimulation zone. Normal functioning resumes when your dog leaves this zone.
Why is my transmitter box beeping? As a safety feature, the transmitter box will beep if it detects a break in the fence wire. A break in the fence wire will not allow the system to function properly and the wire should be checked right away.
Where do I put my boundary flags? The flags are a temporary visual aid for your dog during the training process. They enable your dog to visualize the area where he can move freely and the boundaries he must not cross. We recommend installing the flags at the inner edge of the warning zone at short intervals. Do not place the flags at the antenna wire. Once your dog is familiar with the boundaries, the flags can be gradually removed.
Can I attach the boundary wire to a fence? Yes, however a metal fence can possibly cause interference and also allow a better chance of lightning damaging your system.
Can I use 14 or 16 AWG wire instead of the 20 AWG wire that comes with the system? Yes. A higher gauge wire does not reduce the effectiveness of the fence system.