With so many animal protection laws, it is considered cruel to leave our dogs tied up so it is time to look into getting an invisible dog fence.
Why should we consider dog fencing?
Have you ever been driving home and a few blocks from your house you see your dog, yes your dog running happily down the street? It’s horrifying, we worry about his safety and the neighbours might complain and call the SPCA to come take our dog away. But we can’t afford to put a fence all around our house. The cost would be outrageous and then there’s the upkeep of painting the fence. What can we do to keep our beloved dog in the yard? There is the affordable option of an invisible dog fence. Our dog-safety is number one for us, we would never want see them hurt and suffering, so we need to keep them safe in our yard. Avoiding unwanted pregnancies, car accidents, poisoning, disappearing or who knows what.
Invisible dog fences
What are these invisible dog fences? It is more than a fence; it provides your dog with safety and comes with freedom of not being tied up, so helps them not to turn aggressive. This works by a wireless connection, that is placed under your dogs collar and the closer he gets to the limits or boundaries of the yard, he will receive a very small electric signal, warning him to step back. This wireless dog fence will train your dog what his limits are and after a short amount of time, he will know not to go past a certain point. But this sounds cruel, you may reason. No, they have been designed in such a way that they are painless for your dog; it is just a small shock. There have been accidents in the past, where the dog was hurt, but it was because the owner did not follow the instructions.
The advantage is the cost; they are less expensive than a physical fence. A good wireless dog fence could cost around $120 – $400, can cover a small yard to a 100-acre area, depending on the equipment you purchased. The shock is something that can be adjusted from weak to strong, strong would never hurt your dog. There are many products on the market for hidden dog fence, you will want to check your options wisely before investing in one. In-ground dog fence is easier to install than a traditional fence, as it is only buried a few inches under surface. The emitter posts are around the property and the purchaser can install it himself or herself, no need for a contractor to come and install it. The aesthetic version of having a fenceless yard is great, that is why many dog owners opt for the invisible dog fence. Normally, the hidden dog fence only has to be used till the dog has been trained and there is no need to use again, just placing the unturned collar on is warning enough for the dog.
Many people think the wireless dog fence is inhumane for dogs, as they do receive an electric shock as they draw near to the invisible dog fence. Some headstrong dogs seem to be immune to the effects of the electric shock, and keep running past the boundaries. The fence also doesn’t do anything to protect your dog from outside harm, maybe from the neighbour’s bullying dog that enters the yard to pick a fight with your dog. Dog safety is a concern for many when using the hidden dog fence; some overly sensitive dog breeds can become traumatized by the little shock or view it as a form of punishment.
There are pros and cons about a physical fence and a wireless dog fence, whatever we decide, it is your personal decision and you should not be judged for it. See more : http://www.qualitydogfence.com/in-ground-dog-fence/