Having an electric fence installed for your pet is a great way to let them run around your yard property you having to worry about chasing them down. However, when it snows, does it still work? Given that warm soil conducts the electrical current better than frozen ground, you will need to take a bit more care to ensure that your pet stays inside of the fence. The team at Pet Freedom Hidden Fence put together the following tips to help you and your pets out this winter season!
Remind your pet of the perimeters.
Since a snowfall may come as a shock to your pet’s typical environment, walking them around the edge of the fence a few times to remind them of the fence’s boundaries is helpful. They should quickly remember the yard after a few laps around your yard and will know to stay inside of the fence!
Be sure to factor in snow banks.
If your Pet Freedom Hidden Fence has its signal field set around four feet high and you have snow banks near that height, your pet can essentially hop right over! Keep a close eye on snow banks and check to see if your pet is gravitating toward those areas. They may be planning an escape!
Check the fence’s current frequently.
Depending on how cold it gets outside, the electrical current may stop responding. Be sure to check your fence and your pet’s collar frequently to ensure that it is working throughout the cold Michigan winter!
To learn more about an electric fence for your pet, contact Pet Freedom Hidden Fence today!