If you have a dog that likes to get out of the yard and roam the neighborhood, an invisible fence may be the answer for you. Many breeds of dogs are naturally prone to want to run and play freely and it can be a challenge to keep them in the yard. While dogs will dig under other fences or even jump or climb over them; that won’t happen with an invisible fence.
An invisible fence puts an end to those worries and will allow you to keep your dog confined to your yard without the need for the added restriction of a rope or chain. An invisible fence system works with a series of electronic sensors which communicate with a receiver inserted into a special collar for the dog. If the dog attempts to cross the invisible fence line he receives a correction – a small electric shock – which discourages him from challenging the invisible fence system further.
The invisible fence is a safe and effective way to ensure your dog stays put at home but is still able to get the outdoor exercise he needs. The corrections from the invisible fence are not overtly painful or harmful in any way and the manufacturers and retailers of invisible fence systems also offer specialized training for the animal so the invisible fence system reinforces the training and the training reinforces the effectiveness of the invisible fence system.
Invisible fence systems are endorsed and recommended by animal trainers, breeders, and veterinarians – people who know what they’re talking about when it comes to dogs. And, in addition to keeping the dog in the yard so he can’t cause problems in the neighborhood or get hurt, the invisible fence system can also protect pools, plants and bushes, or other yard features that you may not want the dog to access.
If you have a dog that you want to keep at home but do not wish to confine indoors or tie to a tree or pole, an invisible fence may be the answer you’re looking for. Most major pet stores have information on purchasing invisible fence systems and they can also be found online.
Although they are safe in theory, there is also alternate opinion on these devices. Some groups have argued for a ban on these shock collars “due to their potential for misuse”.