Dog Fences: Which is The Right Fence For my Dog?

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The dog fence serves primarily to demarcate a specific area or terrain for the dogs living there, so that the animals learn not to leave this area. Other variants of the dog fence are dog barriers, the flexible / mobile dog fence, fences and fencing fences. Dog barriers prevent the dog on the one hand to enter certain rooms such as the nursery and protect him on the other hand from potential hazards such as staircases.

Flexible options for a dog fence

The mobile dog fence can generally be quickly set up / dismantled. Normally this means fences / pond fences, which are quickly considered to be flexible and secure demarcation for dogs when camping or in gardens. The plug-in fence has the advantage that it can be expanded without effort as well as often can be changed. For example, if you have been fertilized in the garden and the dog is not allowed to enter this area, it can be easily and quickly demarcated with a picking fence.

The fence is usually made of metal elements that do not require a firm anchoring in the ground. Their stability is achieved by putting together the individual elements. Mobile dog fences of this type are available with different bar clearances, heights and element widths. Another way to distinguish certain areas flexibly through a dog fence is the so-called pasture fence. This consists of bars, in each case at the end of the dense meshes and the actual network. The latter is not very high and is set up vertically.

The invisible or electric dog fence

The electric dog fence (also known as an invisible fence ) is in comparison to a wire cable, which is laid on the ground or shortly below. The dog receives a collar with receiver and battery. If the dog comes close to the cable or dog fence, the dog receives either a slight electrical impulse from the receiver or a beep sounds to stop the dog. The electrical impulse stands as a slight punishment. The dog should thereby learn to avoid this demarcated terrain. The receiver on the collar of the dog acts like a remote coach , but the impulse is automatically triggered by the invisible fence.

The “learning method” by electric / invisible fences is currently still offered by some manufacturers and sold, but is considered a serious concern. There are perfectly understandable reasons for this:

  • On the one hand, it has not been proven at all that this electrical impulse causes anything in dogs. After all, it is not a vibration but an electrically generated impulse. After all, this must be intense enough to effectively stop dogs. For example, if the dog suffers from cardiac arrhythmia, this type of dog fence can be extremely dangerous.
  • On the other hand, by using the invisible fence, the dog can make certain links that were never intended. It can not be foreseen how individual dogs will react to such installations. It can therefore happen that anxious and stable dogs alike are frightened by the triggering of the electrical impulse and, for example, create a connection between ‘fright and fear’ with passers-by or cars that are passing by. Further consequences in the behavior of the dogs are not excluded.