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Dog Guard of Central NY  Serving Central New York, Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley and Southern Tier regions.

How Electric Dog Fences Work

Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing utilizes a digital radio signal to keep your dog within selected boundaries. By placing a thin wire underground, our professional team creates the safety perimeter we design together.

A comfortable collar containing a small receiver is worn around your dog’s neck. This receiver works with the radio signal, which emits an appropriate stimulus level as your dog approaches the barrier. If your dog continues to advance, a second field produces maximum correction to prevent escape.

Because each installation is customized, you define the boundaries. We will work with you to protect your pet from driveways, pools, and other dangerous areas. Our system can also protect your flower beds, shrubs or other areas from your playful pet.

Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing is a safe, affordable alternative to traditional pet fences, and uses a veterinarian-approved combination of animal training and state-of-the art electronics to safely train your pet where it can and cannot go.


The boundary is marked off with flags, creating a visible boundary line for the pet. For two weeks, the dog owner should spend fifteen minutes, twice daily, walking the dog on a leash around the flag boundary. If the dog moves toward the flags, he should be told “NO!” The dog should then be moved away from the flags and given lots of praise.

By using this technique, the dog will quickly learn where the boundary is located. Once the dog becomes familiar with the visible boundary, the flags can be removed. After your system is activated, when your pet enters the reminder zone (3 to 6 feet from the signal wire) they receive your choice of an audio signal or a mild correction stimulus, warning that they are approaching the boundary.

Our highly-trained pet behavior specialists will work with you and your pet throughout the initial process to make sure training techniques and boundaries are clearly defined.

Example Fence Diagrams

With any layout, you can have your pool, play set area, gardens, landscaping, and/or flower beds wired as an off-limits area for your pets. They’ll still be able to enjoy exercising and playing on your whole property, without trampling your flowers or being mischievous in areas you do not want to give them access. And don't feel limited by these options - we customize every layout to your needs!

Basic Perimeter Layout

This type of layout is generally the most popular option, where the perimeter encloses your entire yard. Your pets can still go wherever they please inside the boundary area without any worries of them escaping. The Dog Guard T-4 Transmitter can cover up to 50 acres.

Electric Dog Fence Loop Diagram

Dual Zone Layout

Another popular option is our dual zone layout. As the name suggests, we create 2 different zones - often the front and back yard. In order to move between the front and backyards your dog will need to go through the house, allowing you to control your dog's roaming abilities. This allows you to keep your pet in whichever zone you like.

Diagram of Underground Dog Fence Separate Front and Back Yards

Double Loop Layout

This layout can cover anywhere from 1, 2, or 3 sides of your property. This situation is perfect for customers with traditional fencing on part of the property. It is also great for condos. The Double-Loop is generally used when your property’s obstacles prevent the installation of a Basic Perimeter Layout or a Double Loop Layout. This layout encloses either the front or back yard only, using the house as part of the boundary. While very useful when necessary, it is less popular than most other layouts.

Hidden Dog Fence with Existing Fence

The DOG GUARD® Difference

At Dog Guard, we believe our products and services are the best on the market. Our transmitters and receivers are so reliable that we offer a limited lifetime warranty on the equipment.

We also offer a 30-day unconditional money back guarantee, valid from the purchase date of your equipment.

We provide quality products and services that keep your pet safe and give you peace of mind. Dog Guard of Central NY is a local, family-owned distributor that you can trust!

Reliable products. Guaranteed service. That’s the Dog Guard promise.

You can check out more equipment info and training tips in our customer manual!

Customer Manual

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