Are electric dog fences safe for the dog?

  1. K9keystrokes profile image91
    K9keystrokesposted 6 years ago

    Are electric dog fences safe for the dog?

  2. petfence profile image60
    petfenceposted 6 years ago

    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.

  3. PageC profile image60
    PageCposted 6 years ago

    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.