High Tech Pet Products Researchers Patent New Radio Fence Technology

If you’ve been considering the purchase of an electric underground fence, but you’re afraid it won’t work or might be an inhumane way to contain your pet, there is now a new technology on the market that may address your fears. Pulsed Proportional Stimulus changes the way stimulus is handled in electronic containment systems and may be just what you’ve been looking for.

The proprietary Pulsed Proportional Stimulus™ System is a
technology that stands apart from all other radio dog fences made. In order to
explain the difference, let’s first summarize the principal in which the
traditional radio fences work.

“Progressive Stimulus” or “Run-Through” prevention
typically have a tone only warning zone, followed by a mild stimulus zone and
finally a high level shock zone very close to the wire. “Tone only”
warning zones present the first potential problem in your radio fence in which
they often allow the dog to escape because many animals quickly learn that if
they stand in the warning zone long enough, the tone stops. Why? Because the collar
battery runs down. Since the tone always precedes the shock, astute dogs
can quickly learn that once the warning tone stops, they’re free to leave.

The next problem that these traditional containment systems present is that
they create zones wherein a low voltage shock is followed by a higher voltage
shock. The low voltage shock may allow the dog to ignore the stimulus, thereby
getting closer to the boundary line. Once they cross into the next zone, they
promptly receive a higher voltage shock. There are dogs that are fine with
this, and quickly learn not to cross into the zone, and then there are other dogs
that react with trauma. Until you try it, you’re not sure which group your dog
may fall into.

Pulsed Proportional Stimulus was created to address and correct these two
problems. With this technology, instead of a warning tone, followed by a
continuous shock of one level or another, sound and shock stimuli are delivered
simultaneously in short, intense bursts, and the sound and shock stimulus
bursts are increased continuously as your dog approaches the boundary wire. The
closer your dog moves toward the boundary, the more rapid the pulses become
allowing your dog to decide how much stimulus is enough to engender the retreat
behavior. This new treatment of stimulus is designed to get your dog’s
attention, but with such a short pulse that your dog will probably not
perceive it as painful. There is no longer the problem of dogs lingering in the
warning zone and the possibility of trauma to your dog from a higher voltage
continuous shock is eliminated..

Pulsed Proportional Stimulus also attempts to make the most use of sound
stimulus. It’s well known by pet researchers that sound stimulus greatly
affects dog behavior. Pulsed Proportional Stimulus reinforces the shock pulse
stimulus with sound pulses. The sound stimulus is not just a barely audible
warning tone, but a loud pulse of sound delivered along with the short burst of
shock. The sound pulse intensifies the perceived effect of the shock stimulus.
The designers of this system created it with the belief that this results in
quicker training and less pain, with the overall result of a quicker, more reliable,
more humane training system.

So if you’ve been considering an electronic dog fence but you aren’t comfortable with the common technology offered up to now, this new technology presents another option to consider before making your purchase.