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Invisible Fence

caliper
March 21st, 2005, 11:30 AM
Hi Everyone , Im thinking of adopting an english seter from a rescue and one of their major concerns is that I have a fence. I feel that this would only be a good thing but if the price is gong to be really expensive I will probably have to give up on that thought. I will need to get about a quarter acre done or lets say 125' by 75' . Has anyone had an invisible fence installed and can you tell me how much of an area you had done and the cost. My developement will not alow traditional fences. Thanks Cal

Lucky Rescue
March 21st, 2005, 11:39 AM
We just had a discussion on this topic. You can check it out HERE (http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=13223)

goldenblaze
March 21st, 2005, 12:52 PM
my invisable fence is over 1000 feet and it was just over $375.00...we put it in...that saved too.

nymph
March 21st, 2005, 02:24 PM
Do dogs get electrical shocks if they attempt to go outside the invisible fence?

goldenblaze
March 21st, 2005, 06:06 PM
Do dogs get electrical shocks if they attempt to go outside the invisible fence?

Yes but if trained right they will not even go near the line to get the shock. Mine haven't felt the shock in months... People disagree with this fence... I have my dogs trained and I love my fence.

melanie
March 22nd, 2005, 02:41 PM
cant you just build a nice paddock fence using star pickets and some nice high and strong fencing wires, please think about it b4 you do it, i dont understand why you would want to electrocute your dog, and the addition of a good but cheap fence will improve your property and privacy. but there are easier and cheaper ways than a fence to electrocute your dog (chuck it in a bath with an electrical item perhaps) :angel:

CyberKitten
March 22nd, 2005, 03:05 PM
I have not read the thread already held on this subject but I really hate the idea of electrical fences. My brother considered getting one - he has a choc lab - and his vet (a very highly rated Animal Clinic in NB) - talked him out of it. It is once again the punishment over reward kind of training. I don't know all the stats (I may read the thread now, lol) but I hate the idea of giving a dog s shock. Our dogs always stayed within range and we had acres and acres of property. I think one just needs to take the time to train the dog.

Just my opinion. :)

caliper
March 22nd, 2005, 04:37 PM
Im not certain if the last two replies were meant for my eyes and ears but if I had acres and acres of property for dogs to run around I would say go and rin your tails off but I dont. I ahve a 1/2 acre piece of property and cars running with 15 feet of my grass. So if it means an occassional whistle that they hear before the zap and that stops the dog It will be better then gitting hit by a car. I agree to a certain point that it may be upsetting and it will probably hurt me more to see my dog get to close to the exterior of my property. And as I mentioned I cannot have a picket fence or any obstruction whatsoever.

Jackie467
March 22nd, 2005, 04:50 PM
When my family lived in the country we had an invisable fence for our doberman. It does not eletracout the dog. there is a big difference between being electracuted and shocked. My aunt was electracuted when doing electircal work on the house, there is no comparison, she had to be hospitalized for a week after that and it caused major problems with her heart, an invisiable fence is not capable of electicuting anything. before we put the collar on the dog my dad and I tested it on our necks. it wasn't painful just more of an annoyance. before the dog gets to the point where he will get shocked he will hear a warning beep. our dobie learned just about immeadiatly not to pass the warning beep. although invisible fences aren't exactly what I would use near a road. if the dog really wants something on the otherside they will run so fast through the fence they won't even have time to hear the beep or feel the shock. if they figure this out they will learn real quick how to get loose. also doing any kind of yard work can cause problems with it. we payed all this money for the fence and then had our driveway paved and it dissruped the fence and it never worked again.

goldenblaze
March 22nd, 2005, 05:59 PM
Jackie467...well said thanks for adding.... it wasn't painful just more of an annoyance. before the dog gets to the point where he will get shocked he will hear a warning beep.

I tried it too and it was not hurtful. I would never hurt my dogs in anyway, they love their freedom of their fence.

melanie
March 22nd, 2005, 06:54 PM
and did you explain those difference to your dogs?, did you explain to your dogs the discomfort is just an 'annoyance' and how did your dogs reply, oh thats right the poor bugger has no say.

how about boundary training and such, these things can be done without any form of violence, cruelty or 'annoyances' as you say they are. but i dare you to put it on your small children, try a 2yo's or babies neck to begin with and see if they like the 'annoyance'.

in the state of NSW in australia where i live these fences and electric shock collars are illeagel and banned by the RSPCA. it is a criminal offence to use them on an animal and is considered animal abuse, that is why i find them so cruel, they would not be banned if the RSPCA did not consider the use of such devices cruel..it is the law and that in itself should explain my dislike of such 'tools'.

perhaps where i come from and where you come from are very culturally and emotionally different places, seems that way anyway..

goldenblaze
March 22nd, 2005, 07:15 PM
I can only tell people about my dogs... they have not had a shock in month and maybe had 2 shocks total time training...they are not hurt in anyway and love their fence... I
don't feel my dogs were hurt by the training and it is well worth it to me.. if people disagree with this fence... don't use it... I use it and my dogs are safe in my yard. I'm done defending this... carry on people.