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.