The name electric dog fence doesn’t suit this kind of an invisible dog fence that is placed around a small area to prevent dogs from fleeing away. Maybe it is a misnomer, but such kind of products already is a great hit amongst dog lovers. Basically, this apparatus comprises of a unique setup in which the transmitting wire is buried some inches into the ground, and the receiver is wrapped around in the form of electric dog collars which administer a beep like sound and oozes out a mild shock when the animal moves in towards the transmitter wire.
While the level of shock is certainly adjustable, many dog lovers still claim that these kinds of electric dog collars have a terrible effect on the dog’s behavioural pattern. Probably, the worried owners are too much bothered about the way the dogs get treated for their mischievous acts, when the electric devices are used on/around them. However, this is a highly debatable topic and touches some aspects related to being cruel or kind to one’s pet. So, let’s not delve into this. We can discuss about a few advantages and disadvantages of using this electric dog fence and its accessories that keep dogs in check.
The first striking fact about the wireless electrical dog fences is the cost involved. These fences are considered to be way too cheaper than other fences that serve the same purpose, say, for example, metal fencing or vinyl fencing or even wooden fencing. You don’t need to squat down on the floor to measure the total area that needs to be fenced; with electric fencing, there’s absolutely nothing for your dog to dig under or jump over, so you’re actually bypassing the disadvantages pegged to other types of physical fences.
The electric dog fence, however, is more flexible than its counterparts. They can be installed indoors wherever you want; be it bedroom, pool, lawn or anywhere else. So, when you have set this one up, you would be pleased to see a change in your dog; it won’t be the same old wandering dog which likes to roam about all around the place. I think these points are good to influence one’s decision to buy them, for they’re available at cheaper prices as low as $ 250.
Conversely, the electric dog fences do have a few slightly disadvantageous features which the owners think a lot about, and, in turn, go for other types of fences that have slightly better features. Firstly, you cannot leave the dogs to take care of themselves granted the electric dog collar and electric dog fences are clearly not one of those automated products which need no supervision. To boot, the dogs must be trained well to understand the way this system works, to stay away from potential danger whenever it nears the transmitter. Also, this fencing stops only the dogs with the electric dog collars on them, not anybody else; other stray animals, children and other intruders can get in with no trouble.
Using an electric dog fence in tandem with sophisticated electric dog collars could be a nice idea to keep your dog’s excessive barking down.
Originally posted 2013-03-15 11:59:00.