Dog-E-Tronics For Dog Lovers To Simplify Life And Provide Security

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Wireless fencing

The main unit/transmitter for the wireless dog fence plugs into a regular outlet in your home and emits a radio signal from that location, which becomes the centre of a safe zone. The radio signal has limited range, which can be adjusted from about 9.1m to 45.7m (30 feet to 150 feet), and this circle is your safe zone.

Fig. 3: Wireless fence transmitter and collar
Fig. 3: Wireless fence transmitter and collar

The wireless dog fence comes with a special collar that the dog wears. It contains a receiver, which receives signal from the main unit. As long as the collar is receiving a signal, the dog is free to be anywhere in the safe zone. When the dog approaches the outer perimeter of the safe zone and moves into the warning zone, he or she receives a warning beep. If the dog continues to move away from the main unit and does not move towards the centre of the safe zone (the transmitter), the canine receives a static correction that is not harmful but does startle him/her. With a little training, the dog learns to move away from the boundaries at the sound of the warning beep and avoids static correction.

Safe zone of the wireless dog fence, because of its design, is necessarily a circle. It cannot be adjusted to be any other shape. This is the wireless dog fence’s most-limiting characteristic, because in some cases, a circular-shape safe area just does not work.

Petnet smartfeeder

Fig. 5: Petnet smartfeeder iPhone application
Fig. 5: Petnet smartfeeder iPhone application

Petnet is one of the most famous smartfeeders available on the Internet today. With the system and feeder, you can manage multiple things like the time the pet is fed, the portion he or she is to receive, determine ingredients that are important in the diet and have automatic delivery so you do not run out of food.

By using the smartfeeder application, you can get meal confirmations, details on remaining food supply and preset times for feeding. You can also feed your pet from anywhere using a smartphone. The system lets you choose food based on age, weight, breed and activity level to make healthier decisions for the pet.

The feeder uses a Wi-Fi module with IEEE standard 802.11 b/g/n at 2.4GHz. It also has a built-in rechargeable battery and comes with a chew-resistant USB cable and AC adaptor. The application requires iOS 8 or later for iPhone users.

 

 

Fig. 4: Petnet smartfeeder being used to feed a Beagle
Fig. 4: Petnet smartfeeder being used to feed a Beagle
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