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Old 07-07-2005, 02:31 PM
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Default Electronic Pet Fences...help please!

Hey, i am new to the forum!

I have a german shepherd-terrier mix, rescued from an animal shelter. He is about 9 months, black, and 30 lbs. and absolutely adorable.

We are looking into getting an invisible fence, and i had some questions, and would really appreciate any help!

We are having the 'Invisible Fence' people come out on saturday to give us a quote...but they start at $599, which is just very expensive, but they claim they are the best...

Now, i was looking at petsafe, as well as some others...what are the differences? Is there any reason why Invisible Fence is more than double the other fence systems?


I have read about the dangers of having the fences, and i have no intentions whatsoever of leaving my dog unattended (he has a kennel outside anyways...so ill put him in there if i cant be outside playing with him)...and other animals coming in arent really an issue...since ill be there with him, and i live in a suburb, so there arent that many wild animals running around.


He is insanely hyper, and needs to run aroud...unfortunatley my area doesnt like dogs, and there are NO fenced in parks or anything where dogs are allowed. Because of the way our landscaping is done, putting up a fence would be almost impossible, too.

Anyways, if people could share experiences, that would be fantastic.

Also, when he is on walks, he lunges and barks at squirrels and rabbits...i have no idea if he would be willing to run through the shock in order to catch one...so thats another issue.

sorry that was so long! thanks !
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Old 07-07-2005, 03:49 PM
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This is just my own opinion, but I would never use that type of fence. I think it's cruel to subject an animal to a potential shock. I think a regular fence would be a better chice.

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Old 07-07-2005, 03:58 PM
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better a shock then a bullet..id take that fence right now in a heart beat. a regular fence would cost a thousand dollars and i don't have a hundred.
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Old 07-07-2005, 04:37 PM
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As long as you supervize him, it's ok I think. But I would definitely worry about him willing to take a shock just to catch a rabbit or something.
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Old 07-07-2005, 04:40 PM
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First of all, with him being a terrier mix, I don't think an electric/invisible fence would work. Terriers have an extremely high prey drive and they'll deal with a painful shock if there's a rabbit on the other side of the fence.
Second, if you do get the fence, he should not be trusted outdoors alone. Somebody could easily poison him or doggynap him.
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Old 07-07-2005, 04:53 PM
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like i said, i wouldnt leave him unsupervized...

any recommended brands? thats more what im looking for... any chance there could be one to contain him?
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Old 07-07-2005, 05:04 PM
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Sorry, I don't have any experience with invisible fencing.
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Old 07-07-2005, 05:20 PM
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Vic is such a wuss i figure one time and he would give it a wide berth..he's tender
and it would only be for supervised play in the yard..dang i really need one.
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Old 07-07-2005, 06:19 PM
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Yes...welcome to Chazhound. It's nice to have you here.

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Old 07-07-2005, 07:25 PM
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My FFA instructor in high school had two labs on five acres done by the invisable fence people. He loved it and recommended it to everyone. If there was a problem they came out and fixed it and they didn't leave him untill they knew he and the dogs understood the fence. I just don't like how the other fences generally have you do it yourself. For some dogs they are great but I know I always found it funny when this big yellow lab showed up on our deck wearing his invisable fence collar.
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