Topics covered in this article:
- Is Halo a better alternative to an electric fence?
- Is the collar as safe and reliable as a wired fence?
- Why should I buy a Halo Collar instead of an electric fence?
For anyone considering purchasing a Halo Collar or an electric fence to keep their dog safe, here are some reasons to consider why Halo is the superior option:
The Halo Collar offers multiple levels of feedback to prevent your dog from leaving its safe area. These levels include a warning when the dog is approaching the Halo Fence boundary, another level of boundary feedback if the dog ignores the warning, and a third level of emergency feedback if the dog crosses the fence and continues to move away from its safe area. For more info, see the article "When does the collar give prevention feedback?"
With Halo, the owner gets an alert as soon as their pup receives a correction or crosses their fence. If the dog crosses the fence boundary, the collar then offers continuous correction while the dog continues to move away from boundary - and once the dog stops moving or starts to head back to their safe area, the correction feedback stops and an encouraging return whistle is provided to guide your pup home.
This is a much more comprehensive system for keeping the dog inside the fence than a wired fence, which is one boundary and only offers a singular shock as a deterrent to the dog. Additionally, if the dog leaves the safe area, a wired fence offers no ability to track them, while Halo allows you to monitor their location in real time.
A wired fence also may shock the dog when they try to re-enter the fenced area after leaving, while the Halo Collar will not provide prevention feedback to a dog who is returning to safety.
Wired fences are also less reliable in that they don't work if the power is out or the wire gets cut or damaged.
Creating a Halo Fence doesn't require you to dig up your yard the way wired fences do. Setting up a wired fence is an intrusive process that can cost you thousands of dollars.
Halo Fences can be set up virtually anywhere - so your pup can be safe, secure, and free to roam wherever you take them!
The Halo App also offers location monitoring and activity tracking, so you can always see what your pup is up to, even when they are out of sight.
The Halo Collar offers customized feedback settings, so you can choose the right feedback types and intensities to fit your dog's personality! You get to choose from a variety of sounds, vibration patterns, and static levels to administer when your dog is approaching or crossing a boundary. See what works best for you and your dog, and you can always be confident that they are safe.
In the Halo Training process, using Cesar Millan's world-renowned dog psychology and techniques, you and your dog will learn how to effectively use the Halo Collar together - all in a way that makes sense to your pup. Our methods are designed to work with your dog's instincts, unlike today's wired fence alternatives.
Wired fences traditionally utilize only two days of training, so the dog never truly learns the boundary without continuous use of shock. On the other hand, the Halo Collar's training process makes sure that your dog has a sound understanding of what the boundary is, and how to properly respond to warning feedback by heading back to safety - without ever needing emergency feedback!
Since you can customize your dog's feedback, you never have to use the static feature, while wired fences leave you no choice but to shock your dog if they are leaving the area.