Electric dog fences are safe for most pets; but, if your dog already has a significant health problem, he or she may be an exception. If you have any concerns at all about whether an invisible or electric dog fence will physically harm your dog, you should consult your vet before installing one. They are familiar with how invisible dog fences work, and should be able to offer you guidance that is specific to your own dog's health.
I wouldn't consider electric fencing especially safe. It does cause pain, which can make your dog neurotic or aggressive. For example, the dog sees someone walk by, the dog gets close to the fence line, and feels pain. The dog begins to associate seeing people with pain.
In addition, it does not guarantee your dog won't run through the fence if he or she sees something extremely interesting. It also allows people and other animals to get at your dog, so your dog is still at risk for being stolen or attacked.
by Sleepylog 5 years ago
Do invisible fence systems for pets work?I hope this is what they're called, but I'm considering buying one of those invisible fence systems for my dog so that when he is allowed off his leash when out of his pen he doesn't wander onto our neighbours' properties. Have any of you ever use one and...
by Izzy Anne 8 years ago
I have two dogs. One very calm and obedient Cocker Spaniel I had raised since a puppy and one Retriever Cross Labrador Cross hound something, that I was suppose to look after till his owner could get settled in a new country. To cut a long story short, I was left with the dog. He...
by Miss Info 3 years ago
Do you prefer wood or iron yard fences? Why?If you were putting up a fence in your front yard, would you consider a wood or iron fence? Why?
by Sleepylog 5 years ago
Do invisible fence systems work?I hope this is what they're called, but I'm considering buying one of those invisible fence systems for my dog so that when he is allowed off his leash when out of his pen he doesn't wander onto our neighbours' properties. Have any of you ever use one and was it...
by FactAndFiction 7 years ago
I don't think shock collars are fair. Would you like to be shocked whenever you did something wrong? And as for electric fences, why not put up a normal fence, like a picket fence, so your view is not blocked? Or just don't get a dog!
by Barbara 6 years ago
Besides raising the bar, what strategies do you use to keep a dog from jumping his fence?Our pup has gotten so big, he hops our split rail fence. This means he can only be outside when I am with him, which defeats the point of a fence! Until I can afford to add a third rail, what do you...
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