We all hate to see the sympathetic eyes our dogs give us when we try to cage them. But, do we have a choice? Sometimes we actually do it for our sanity; like avoiding those flowerbed-digging moments or arguments with neighbors or worse still looking for them when they disappear.
Let’s agree; the best and most assured safety measure is you. But you cannot be there all the time so you need a fence to help. There are many types of fences
I. Wooden rail: we like these fences because they change the ambiance of our compound, they are not just for dog security, using wooden rails fences beautifies the compounds also. We normally add wire to them to make them sturdy or else the dog will get through.
II. A picket fence: we use it to form a barrier when we want to protect out flower beds and lawns. The dog is basically fenced out of the yard or the area you are protecting. The pickets need to be closely fixed and buried to the ground to minimize the chances of your dog squeezing or digging its way out.
III. Chain link fencing: we mostly use the same material for kennels because it’s strong and hard to penetrate. It’s also very durable. The disadvantage with this is it’s expensive to use it for large compounds.
IV. Invisible dog fences: Some dogs are awfully creative; they can dig up a hole under the fence and penetrate. You put up a gate and they jump over or reach the latch and open. Sometimes they push the fence until it falls. If you have been here. Your solution is here. Thanks to technology. Wireless dog fences maybe your savior.
Let’s take a moment and analyze this powerful yet friendly dog fence. Can an Invisible Dog Fence keep Your Dog Safe?
Wireless dog Fences, what they are and how they work.
Wireless dog fences also referred to as invisible dog fences are an advanced and efficient dog restraint method. You will need professional pet-fence dealers to help you through applying it. There are two types of wireless fences.
Why Are Invisible Dog Fences Better?
Most fences work efficiently on flat ground or on slightly slanting fields. They also require lots of clearing if the area is bushy. Wireless dog fences allow you to apply the fence in any pattern you want despite the terrain.
Though a few traditional fences are affordable, in areas where you are restricted to what type of materials to use, the wireless dog fence proves cheaper. You avoid all the cost of acquiring and transporting the materials, for instance, timber and wire. The labor is also mostly cheaper even though you need a professional to install.
For dogs that dig below the fence or jump over, this fence works as a great buffer. You don’t have to worry about your dog knowing how to open the latch.
Convenient to Install
Since there are fewer materials than say, timber fence that needs nails, timber, and wire and nailing boards. An invisible dog fence has minimal requirements and is very easy to install. Its installation also takes less time as compared to traditional fences.
Minimized Human Lapses
With physical fences, sometimes we forget to close gates or repair weak points. This gives the dog a freeway to go through. Thus, this fence reduces the consequences of human error.
Traditional fences especially natural ones tend to outgrow limit and hinder the scenery views you originally got the home for. You also tend to limit yourself as you limit your dog with most fences and you are forced to use the gate. You need a fence that allows you to be free as you protect the dog.
Invisible Dog Fences Have a Few Limitations
- Failure can be caused by a power interruption
If there’s a power cut or the battery on the dog’s collar dies out. There is a slight chance that the dog can escape though already trained to stay away from the boundaries.
- Can cause stress to your pet
The fence can be a frustration to your pet. When your pet sees other dogs moving around playfully and freely but they can’t play with them; they get agitated and can get stressed.
- Cannot be instantly used
For the dog to know the barriers, it must be trained. This takes time. Flags are put around the perimeter; the dog is then taken around the fence to note the barrier. The provider will support in the training part.
- Insufficient protection for the pet
Invisible dog fences limit the pet from leaving the compound but do not hinder hazards like untamed animals and stray dogs from coming to the compound and attacking your dog.
- Slightly uncomfortable electric trigger
The dog gets an electric impulse whenever it does not obey the perimeter audible signal; mostly a beep. The faster it learns to keep off the fence, the better.