Knoxville, Tenn. – (May 25, 2011) – When you come home to find Rover has mistaken the trash cans in the back yard for a snack bar and Sylvester has decided to use the back of your favorite upholstered chair as a claw sharpening tool, it’s tempting to feel less than friendly toward man’s best friends. Backyard romping is soon replaced by enclosed pens or tie-outs to keep pets away from trouble. Pet owners find themselves creating mazes of baby gates in the house to keep pets away from specific rooms. Soon, pet and owner alike no longer feel free to move around anymore.
To bring freedom back to the lives of pets and owners, Invisible Fence® Brand is introducing PetFree™, a mobile wireless system to train pets to avoid areas of the home or yard where they might get in trouble.
PetFree is professionally installed by Invisible Fence Brand experts who also introduce the system to pets and provide customized, professional training. Pet owners can adjust the system to keep pets up to six feet away from designated “pet free zones,” establishing safe pet-friendly zones anywhere in the yard or home.
Brian Atkison, a nationally certified pet trainer, sees the veterinarian-approved PetFree system as an ideal solution. “This system is a great alternative to having cats declawed, punishing pets for bad behavior or even worse – surrendering a pet to a shelter,” said Atkison.
In the face of continued damage and havoc, frustrated pet owners sometimes have to surrender their companion animals to shelters where they may be euthanized if not adopted quickly. The PetFree system can provide a training option that keeps pets in happy homes.
Pets can find trouble in a number of places, indoors or outdoors. Trash cans, litter boxes, baby rooms, expensive furniture, dining rooms and kitchen counters are just some of the areas a PetFree system can protect indoors.
Outdoors, PetFree can be used to keep pets out of gardens. This not only keeps the landscape intact, but it also protects pets from eating toxic plants and from exposure to poisonous products including pesticides and fertilizer. In 2010, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) fielded more than 167,000 phone calls about pets exposed to possibly poisonous substances.
While most owners would be happy to use PetFree to keep pets off of valuable furniture or away from tempting activities like garden digging or toilet drinking, one veterinary hospital has discovered how the PetFree system allowed two cats to keep their jobs.
Jethro and Annie are clinic cats who freely roam the offices and waiting area of the Canyon Park Veterinary Hospital in Bothell, Washington. Late night video footage showed the cats were feasting after business hours on pet food stored in the hospital’s lobby. The overeating could lead to health issues for the cats, but also was costing the hospital money in lost inventory revenue. A PetFree system, installed by Invisible Fence, kept the cats out of the food at night and allowed them to stay at the clinic.
“It was a win-win situation for us,” said Thomas Vaughn, Jr., director and co-owner of the Canyon Park Veterinary Hospital. “Jethro and Annie are free to continue roaming the clinic day and night, but we aren’t losing any more inventory.”
The wireless systems do not require installation of fencing or barricades, allowing homes, offices and yards to remain visually unchanged. PetFree indoor and outdoor solutions are sold and installed by certified Invisible Fence® Brand dealers. For more information, visit www.PetFree.com.
Invisible Fence® Brand pet containment and avoidance systems are produced by Radio Systems Corporation and have a 99.5% success rating, according to Invisible Fence® Brand. For more information, visit www.invisiblefence.com.
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