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Old 04-19-2008, 04:23 PM   #1
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In ground pet fences
Hey y'all, haven't been on in forever! We recently got a 3rd dog, yes I know, we're insane! I'm going to be putting in an invisible fence. For the cost we could cover a lot more area vs. chain link. I was wondering if anyone personally has one and if they would recommend that brand. I'm getting a lot of conflicting reviews on-line. Thought I'd trust you gals/guys more
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Old 04-19-2008, 05:18 PM   #2
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My sister has one and likes it. She got a ticket, though, when someone jogged by and thought her dogs were going to bite him. They were barking but couldn't leve the yard. The cops didn't care. A cousin has one, too, and really loves it.
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Old 04-19-2008, 05:37 PM   #3
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My son and my girlfriend each have one, and they swear by it.
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Old 04-19-2008, 05:46 PM   #4
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May I ask how do these fences work? I've heard about them, never had a need, but should we move to the area we are talking about an invisible fence just might be the answer.
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Old 04-19-2008, 07:51 PM   #5
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Cyndi and Linda, do you know what brand they have?
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We went with the Innotek brand and installed it ourselves. It only cost about $400 and took half a day to install. Of course, you have to buy an extra collar for each dog - we only have 2. I looked it up online and then took the ad to Petsmart and they matched the price for me.
I don't know if one is better than the other, it's just a matter of what options you want. I've never heard anything bad about the Invisible Fence brand, it's just expensive. To do our yard would have been about $1400 !! Honestly don't like invisible fences, and would prefer a traditional fence, but my house and yard are not set up for it.
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One of my neighbors has 2 huge white Great Pyrenees dogs in an invisible fence--I wondered if a long-haired dog would be insulated against the shock of the collar and be able to get out, but neither dog has ever left the yard.

I wouldn't count on it to keep a determined animal in if he's used to roaming. My BIL had a neighbor who put one in to keep his roaming German Shepherd at home. After a few days the dog tested the perimeter...walking up to where the line was buried and backing off...all along the perimeter. The he backed up, ran like the devil, took a hard shock as he crossed the wire and kept going.

Personally, I prefer an above-ground fence to keep the coyotes out...mangy, cat-eating, *&%$#@s!
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Most of the developments here in South Florida have restrictions and were not allowed a regular fence but our bylines stipulate invisible fences only. The only negative I heard (as were checking into them as well) is that it may keep a dog in but it wont keep anything out. So your dog is exposed to other elements coming into it's territory. Glad to hear other viewpoints from real life owners as well about this subject.
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After a few days the dog tested the perimeter...walking up to where the line was buried and backing off...all along the perimeter. The he backed up, ran like the devil, took a hard shock as he crossed the wire and kept going.
One of my neighbors has one for their dogs. One of the dogs does the exact same thing. The worst part is he get shocked again going back through so he is never really all that anxious to get back home. I've actually change my the route I walk with my dog to avoid this house. He would follow us and antagonize my dog who is on leash. It made it very difficult to walk him. After several conversations with the neighbor they still haven't done anything about it so I just stay away.
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Our John is a very "special" dog so I think it might take him a bit to understand the concept, however, he also is a chicken butt so I think it'll stick. I've been talking about it with the vet and others.
I tie the dogs out but when you have 3 and 1 that loves to run, I'm always having to untangle them. And I'm always with them when they are outside. I'm really overprotective since 2 of them were strays.
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