Electric Dog Fences

Unseen electronic, radio, electric, underground and remote fences are all collar with a receiver worn by your pet. Some companies provide flags, as a visual barrier. The pet collar may give off a mild electrical shock, an unpleasant noise or a spray of citronella in the nose to deter your dog from leaving the yard.

Electronic fences range from $44 (indoor fencing) to $300 (for outdoor fencing). Before purchasing one of these products, however, it is a good idea to consider the pros and cons of using an electronic fence.

Some pros include:

  • They can also be used inside your yard, for example keep the dog away from the swimming pool.
  • You don't have to worry about dog-control zoning laws.
  • They suit homeowners who don't like the look of a regular fence.
  • They suit yards that are difficult to fence.
  • They require less maintenance than a traditional fence.
  • They are easier to install.
  • Low cost.
  • They can be used in addition to a regular fence for dogs who escape frequently.

Some disadvantages include:

  • The possibility of malfunction.
  • If your dog is spooked or chases an animal off the property line, it will get shocked and may be afraid to come back, locking itself off the property.
  • It doesn't prevent any other animals from coming onto your property to attack your dog.
  • Shocks may traumatize your dog
  • Neighbors may be frightened by a charging dog coming at them if they are unaware there is an electronic fence on your property.
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