What is a Halo Beacon?
Halo Beacons can be placed anywhere to keep your dog from entering unwanted or unsafe areas. Beacons trigger alerts that act like any other boundary when your dog comes near them.
Who will train my dog? How long will that take?
It's highly important that you are the one who trains your dog. Every dog needs a pack leader, so as a pet parent, that pack leader needs to be you! This will not only help with your Halo training, but will build the trust, respect, and love that is essential for a happy life with your dog. On average, pet parents should expect to practice for at least 15 minutes a day for about 21 days—enough time to build a strong habit. Every dog learns at different speeds, so it may take more or less time. Make sure to be patient with your dog, and they will learn much more quickly!
Is there a limit to the number, location, or size of Halo Fences I can create?
You can create and save up to 20 unique fences in your Halo App, and they can be created anywhere in the world. If you intend to go to a zero-coverage area, you can set up your Halo Fences before you leave, and it will work seamlessly. You can edit any fence, at any time (just be sure to practice this new boundary with your dog!). Each fence needs to include a minimum of 250 square feet for your dog to roam safely, and can accommodate a maximum of tens of square miles.
What if my dog escapes the Halo Fence?
If your dog escapes beyond the three levels of protection provided inside your Halo Fences, there are multiple fail-safes outside of your fences that will help protect your dog. You will immediately be notified if your dog has escaped. In addition, with Cesar's expert guidance, you will train your dog to come right back home! Your dog's Halo Collar will use its advanced algorithms to intelligently determine which direction your dog is facing, so that they only receive prevention feedback if they keep running further away from safety, and so they'll never receive a correction while heading home!
I don’t have a yard of my own, or I live in an apartment, rental home, condo or town home. Can I still use the Halo System?
Of course! One amazing part of Halo is the portability and freedom it provides. You can set up Halo Fences instantly in any location: at a rental property, around your apartment building, at a family member or friend's house, the park, the beach—the opportunities are endless! In addition, Halo Beacons can be used anywhere inside to provide indoor support, and your Cesar Millan training will teach you how to be the best pet parent possible.
If I already own an invisible dog fence, how much training for the Halo Collar is required?
If your dog is already trained on another fence system, Halo can use the same sounds and settings that your dog has already learned. Your dog may understand immediately—but make sure to practice, and check that your dog understands your new boundaries! With Halo, you can even take the fence with you!
Will Halo work when I am out of cellular or Wi-Fi coverage (i.e. while camping or hiking in a remote location)?
If you intend to go to a zero-coverage area, you can set up your Halo Fences before you leave, and it will work seamlessly. Halo Fences are stored in the collar's memory and won't be lost even if/when it loses power or an internet connection.
Does Halo work indoors?
Indoors, the Halo Fence can prevent dogs from entering unwanted or unsafe areas. To do so, the system uses Bluetooth Beacons that trigger fence alerts when your dog comes near them.
What if I have more than one dog?
Each dog needs their own Halo Collar, and each collar can use all Halo Fences that are created on your account. Halo Fences can be turned on and off for each dog without affecting the other dog(s) on your account.