Firstly and most importantly it is not necessary to visit your property to give you a price for your pet fence; we consider this to be a selling exercise. Our office staff all have access to a professional land surveying tool and in most instances we are able to bring out a map of your property to measure the boundary, access the terrain and give a very quick and precise estimate, if you do not want to “fence” the whole of your property we can of course draw out options to suit your requirements. In order to give you an estimate we simply require your location in the UK, (postcode and house name) we can then give you an instant estimate. We are able to install on almost any terrain including woodland, slopes (it is not always possible to bury on very steep terrain), formal gardens and through streams and paddocks.
On the day of installation the Installer/Trainer will walk around the property with you to discuss the best route for the boundary cable and locate a suitable electric supply for the transmitter (in a dry area with a standard 240 volt socket). We are looking to give your cat maximum room in the area (safety zone), but also looking to prevent a possible boundary cable break. Where possible we bury the cable but in some situations it may be preferable for the cable to be placed above ground. Our cable laying machine will bury the cable to a max depth of 6″ (depending on the terrain) in order to try to avoid any underground wires or services that you may have on site. With cats we need to consider any natural ladders that they may be able to utilise to climb up and over the signal zone.
We always ensure that we install your system to the highest standards by using our discreet cable laying machine which causes minimal disturbance to your lawn and reduces the chances of a cable break. All our cable is heavy duty to further protect your system. After burial a small groove (approx ¼”) may be seen for few days. The cable will be buried under your driveway; tarmac & concrete drives will receive a small ½” cut which will be sealed afterwards. Lastly all our installed systems are supplied with our professional heavy grade cable which is suitable for direct burial and all weather extremes.
Training cats to understand the hidden cat fence
Our unique cat training protocol offers a simple stress free and safe approach. We cannot offer the same training for cats as we do for dogs as a cat’s personality differs dramatically. Cats will rarely walk on a lead and do not accept verbal training in the same way that we use for dogs, so why should their training be lead orientated? Their movement is different and, therefore, their training programme should be different. Our training programme takes into account a cat’s natural curiosity, movement and mentality and has been tailored to suit each cat’s personality. All our cat training is completed internally so that when the cat is allowed outside the cat is 90% aware of how to react to the system.
After the system is installed, cat training begins using an indoor unit. The outside system is not activated for about 2 – 5 days while the cat adjusts to and learns the system on the indoor unit. Using one of our indoor units (which we loan to the owner for 14 days, while the cat is trained in the safe confines of the home).
CatFence can either install your system, set up your receiver collar and initiate the cat training programme, or you can order as a self installation kit with our valuable support at the end of the phone or email. For our self install customers and our installed customers we will give you written information on cat training protocol and we are always only a phone call away. As with dogs no two cats are the same but we would expect your pet to be fully competent with the system within 2 weeks – learning in small bite size chunks is the best way forward to keep cats in the garden.