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Are Dog Fences Really Effective?

By Regina Paige

A dog that has been adopted becomes a member of the family it lives with. As a family member, a dog is entitled to be as secure and free of harm as everybody else. The problem arises when you need to go out or work and you don’t want to leave your dog unattended or confined to four walls in a room.

Dogs are animals that need to run and breathe fresh air. Being curious and adventurous by nature, you can’t really expect dogs to stay around the house without any form of containment. In these situations, dog owners find that dog fences are effective in keeping your dog safe from outside hazards.

We’ll now analyze a bit the advantages and features that dog fences offer you to keep your pet safe from harm and avoid bothering your neighbors.

Dog Fences: What Are The Benefits?

Dog fences offer several benefits, not only for your pet but for your neighbors too. Unleashed dogs left in yards without dog fences are most likely to enter neighboring properties and cause some damage there, apart from being intimidating to people in the neighborhood too.

By having a dog fence installed, your dog won’t be able to cause damage or scare your neighbors, but at the same time, your neighbors’ dogs won’t be able to come and pick a fight with your dog either.

All dog fences have proven to be effective in keeping your dog from running away or wandering off, so it’s up to you to decide the one you want depending on your budget and the type of fence you like the best.

What Types Of Dog Fences Are There?

The most traditional type of fence there is, and the one that’s been used for ages, is the wooden fence. Wooden fences are notorious for their resistance to any kind of treatment as well as for being able to withstand extreme temperatures. On the other hand, wooden dog fences are expensive and require quite some work to install, and they might make your house look bad.

If you want something completely different, then you should try an invisible dog fence instead. Unlike wooden dog fences, invisible or wireless dog fences are relatively easy to install. This type of dog fences works with a long cable that’s buried in the limits of the dog’s area of movement and that is connected to a trasmitter. If the dog comes too close to the cable, the transmitter will send a sound signal to the collar that the dog is wearing. When the dog hears these sounds, it will go back to the area you designated for it. However, if the dog attempts to leave the area, the collar will give it a small electrical discharge. The intensity of the shock can be adjusted if you are worried that it might hurt your pet.

Dog fences are a great and safe way to train your dog and keep it safe within the boundaries of your property. The sooner you install one, the better. Are they really effective?. You bet they are.

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