Contain-A-Pet collars/invisible fence

I am 2 weeks post op with a pacemaker and trying to figure out all my new "rules." Turns out, electromagnetism is everywhere-ugh! I've found a bit about the underground dog fence, but not much about the collars. Does anyone have a good source for recommended distance from the collars? This is going to be tough since we take the collars on and off every time the dogs go out!


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by Persephone - 2021-07-11 13:00:26

Hi Pacer - it sounds like you're doing well with your PM, so that's great to hear.  Also wonderful that you have an outdoor solution for your pets.  I believe the general "rule" is keep the object of concern 6 inches from your PM, which is not a very far distance and it seems like you should be OK with continuing to use your system.  Enjoy your pets!

it's fine

by Tracey_E - 2021-07-11 16:11:46

Just putting them on and off the dogs is not close enough to cause any problems. Avoid the fence area itself when it's turned on. 

Rule of thumb is 6" but what a lot of people don't realize is if a magnet gets closer than that, it won't do any damage or turn the pacer off. That little puck they use when they interrogate the pacer? That's a magnet, so you've already had a magnet very close and felt what it feels like. So, worst case you could theoretically put it in test mode for the time the magnet is too close. Newer pacers are well shielded, however, so unless the magnet is very strong and very close, it won't do anything. Once upon a time when I got my first pacer (1994) they sent me home with a magnet so if I had problems, I could hold the magnet over the pacer until I could get help. I never used it and they don't give them out anymore.

Thank you

by 2021Pacer - 2021-07-12 19:44:39

Thank you- I appreciate the info and will do my best to keep 6" from the invisible fence collars.  It's great to hear that it's fairly manageable with all the rules.

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