Ensuring your yard is right for SpotOn
To ensure your dog has enough room to roam, please be certain your yard meets the following criteria:
- The narrowest part of the area you plan to map is at least 80 feet wide. The SpotOn System works best when the property is at least 1/2 acre but can be situated on smaller lots depending on the property's layout.
- The area you plan to map provides the dog at least 80-feet to roam at its narrowest location when mapping around home, garage, or barn. This is to ensure your dog has enough room to roam around these structures.
- The area you plan to map is not too close to a danger area (such as a street). This will account for any slight shifts in the boundary which may occur due to variations in global navigation satellite system accuracy and performance (up to 10' in open areas and up to 15' in heavily wooded areas). Setting your perimeter at least 15' away from hazard areas ensures that, in the event of the occasional shift, your dog will remain contained in a safe area.
For more info on creating good maps, click here. If you are unsure if SpotOn is right for your yard, give us a call or send us a screenshot of your property and we can provide guidance on the best way to situate a map.