I am getting a new privacy fence installed. I've yet to test it out on my two dogs, but I can already see spots here and there where there is an inch or two of gap between the fenceline and the ground to keep the planks even.
I've never known my dogs to dig their way out of the yard. In the past, they've been able to escape by merely applying the right pressure to the rotted planks of my old fence. I just wouldn't put it past my dogs to get past the fence somehow, so I am trying to consider other precautionary options.
yes, they work. My brother built his own once, and it did keep the dog in the yard, however they don't keep other dogs out. We have a big problem here with almost all our neighbors don't think they need to confine their dogs. Lots of dog fights at 4 in the morning, etc. I would be very careful about the company I bought the 'invisible' fence from, not sure if an electrical shock is how I want to train my babies!
Yeah, I'm reading an article right now on how shock collar fences don't work well. This article suggests using a hot wire fence...
I have the same troubles in my neighborhood. But I own an Am Pit Bull and feel that I have to be extra cautious. But what really goes all over me is walking my dog on his leash and getting approached by aggressive "lapdogs" whose owners just let them out the front door to roam free in the mornings/evenings. BUT** I guess that's another topic all together ;-)
well, it's in my contract that there would be small gaps present in order to get the fenceline even at the top. It's not shoddy work. (Believe me, my old fence was mosaic of patchwork.) Anyway, thanks for the input.
We just had a privacy fence built. And the fence is totally straight at the top, and at the bottom. The guy built up the ground along the bottom, until he could get the fence level. You shouldn't have to have gaps at the bottom just to get it straight across the top. Sounds like a lazy fence company. Ours was built by one of the guys from the day labor site, and he did an awesome job. He's out there right now with my husband helping to rebuild the motor in my daughter's camaro.
I don't know about underground fences, but a regular electric fence works great. We used to have a couple of pit bulls and mixes, along with a horse, cows, goats, pigs, well you get the picture! When we put up our field fence around our 2 acres, we put electric wire on the top and about 12 inches from the ground. Never had an escape.
i know this is a old post but ive had a question about these under ground electric fences for dogs- our neighbors have one for thier big dogs, newfie and a huge lab- which sit on the boarder which im assuming where their electric fence starts and they bark their heads off at my pups when we go out- my question is ... even in the winter does the electric fence still work? as in does all the snow that we get here in michigan like cover up the electric shock they would get if crossing over to my yard? theres a good 5 feet so snow it seems so i wonder if the fence even really works if the current is enough threw the snow on the ground? they seem like they are gong to make a mad dash for my dogs nad the owners never come out adn tell their dogs to be quiet or anything they sit there and bark the hole time were out - and now with winter im worried they wont get a shock or what ever it is- and the reason why they havent came over yet is they were trained that the fence will shock but really it wouldnt because of the snow- any one know how these fences work? i cant wait till spring were putting up a privacy fence so we dont have to watch thier dogs stare at us when we are out side- and also more protection if they do get out of their fencing-
Yes, the fence works in snow, no problem. The dog only gets a couple of shocks in training and never crosses after that. The fence emits a warning beep when they are too close so they can avoid getting shocked. Mine got trained so fast, she wont even cross when she's not wearing her collar.
Yes the fence works with the snow. Mine was installed this winter (thanks to the lack of snow in Dec. in New England) and although we dont have enormous amounts of snow on the ground; we have some and it works wonderfully. If the dogs are properly trained they more often than not will not charge the fence. Thier barking is most likely wanting to play with your pets.