Someone told me about invisible fencing for my yard? does it work? does anyone have any exsperience with it? I liveon a side st not over whelming cars but steady traffic as there is a dance studio at the end of our dead end st. I hate the though of tying angel to aomething in the yard it can be so dangerous. Any info on this item would be helpful thanks all
My dad uses one for his dogs and he loves it. The only bad thing that I have heard about them is that they can keep your dog in, but if another animal comes after your dog, there is no way for your dog to get out. I know a lot of the AKC registered breeders don't approve of invisible fencing, due to that reason. But if you are keeping an eye on your dog, I see no problem with them.
Perhaps it depends upon the dog. The neighbors had a St. Bernard and the invisible fencing didn't do any good with him. He was always wandering the neighborhood. They finally found him a new home, out in the country, thanks to numerous complaints to animal control about the dog rummaging through neighbors garbage, chasing kids off the bus, peeing on shrubs, flowers, houses, even a nativity set.
Can't blame the dog on that though, it was the irresponsible owners.
An intelligent deaf-mute is better than an ignorant person who can speak.
It's not just the dog getting out you have to worry about with electric fencing it is another dog getting in. If you have a small breed or large breed another dog is not going to recieve the shock when it goes in and out of the area.
The really good ones, IMO, are not the ones you buy at PetSmart and install yourself. The really good ones are not cheap, but they're worth it for giving you peace of mind that your dog, once trained, will stay in the wired area.
I came to this conclusion after talking to people who had a "hidden fence" system because I'm thinking about getting one. Almost ALL of the people who bought cheap systems had problems with escaping dogs. NONE of the people who had DogWatch or Invisible Fence install their systems and train their dogs had problems.
I wouldn't, however, leave my dog completely unsupervised in either a hidden fence system OR a visible fence system.
I had a friend who had the fencing professionally installed and they said it was great, until thier rott decided to chase after a deer. She wouldn't come back home because of the fence, and they had to go and get her.
I'm not sure about DogWatch, but I know that the Invisible Fence people guarantee for a year that your dog won't break through regardless of the break-through motivation. They'll retrain your dog (at no cost to you) if it happens. I don't know, however, what they would do if your dog broke through and was injured or killed...
I agree that it doesn't work. I tried it with mine to keep them from digging under the fence. It didn't faze them one bit. Their hair was so thick that the prongs on the collar didn't reach their skin. I finally had to have the yard concreted all the way around.
Is there anyway you can put up a different kind of fence? Like a privacy fence or decorator chain link (like with green or black rubberized material over it so it doesn't rust) so that no other animals can get in? Our neighbor had one installed by Invisible Fence and she accidentally cut through the wire while she was edging her driveway. If she had had it repaired by them, they would have had to reinstall the entire fence, due to where the wiring was cut. She found a handyman to repair it for 1/8 of the cost...just something else to think about.
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Hailey Thanks for the advice my angel is very stubborn, and driven. I am looking into the rubberized fenceing but knew nothing about invisible that is why i made the post. Thanks for the advice i greatly appreciate it.i think i may just go with the rubberized sounds like a better idea for our pup. thaks all