How to prevent an invisible dog fence from beeping continuously
I was in the middle of the lake fishing last Sunday and got a frantic call from a lady with an invisible dog fence branding system. It tells me that your system is beeping and you can’t stop it. In addition, he explains that he cannot call anyone on the phone with the dealer except someone who says they can schedule a service call and they will come and fix it. As she talks more, she reveals that she’s already unplugged it and it’s still ringing and it’s driving her crazy. She has no use for the system as her dog had passed away over 2 years ago. The lady tells me that she has called a couple of different Invisible Dog Fence Dealers she found online and that no one was willing to help her stop the beeping.
As a formally educated businessman, I find this attitude of invisible dog fence dealers too common and utterly reprehensible. They seem blind when it comes to offering services to their clients unless they can make another dollar out of it. Now considering that the invisible fence brand systems for dogs are the most expensive on the market that you would expect for this added price, they would go out of their way to help their customers. Unfortunately, that is not the case very often, and quite often it seems the opposite. The more it costs, the less “value added” service you will receive. If I hadn’t given the industry such a black eye, I wouldn’t care less.
Well, let’s get back to the topic at hand. The unit emitted a beep after disconnecting. Well, to beep, you need power. If unplugged, there must be an additional power source, for example a backup battery. I ask you to describe which wires you saw connected to the unit that was ringing. He explained that there were two stranded together, which were the loop wires, there was a black wire that was connected to the transformer that he had already unplugged, there was a green ground wire, and there was also a black and red wire together that went to yet another square box. large on the wall next to the transmitter.
This was the backup battery I needed to disconnect. Most invisible dog fence dealers love to sell backup batteries as it generates additional income, although it is not very practical in most applications. I told him that I needed to disconnect the combination of red and black wires just by holding them close to the unit and pulling. The small plastic plug disengaged and the beeping stopped.
She thanked me profusely and offered to pay me for my help when I declined her gesture and offered to send me the unit as payment for my help. I told him that he could at least get some of his money back from the system by selling it on eBay, as there are always buyers who want it. My personal experience with eBay is that there are several invisible dog fence dealers who buy products there to resell to their customers looking for used products. At least these invisible dog fence merchants are trying to provide additional services to their customers.