All The Buzz About
Underground Dog Fences?
The new craze on the puppy circuit is underground dog fences.
Simply put, underground fences are electronic containment systems
designed to teach pets their boundaries while in your yard.
They use a small “shock” which is transmitted through an
electronic collar. These hidden fences can actually contain your dog
within the barrier without forking out the expenses of putting up a
fence. While most dogs
don’t like being kenneled up for long periods of time while you are
working or the kids are at school, this gives them the option of roaming
the front and back yard and letting them have a sense of freedom, but
only where the invisible fence will allow them.
advantage of having an underground dog fence is that you won’t have to
resort to ropes, chains and cages, which some people consider inhumane
and unhealthy for your dog.
wire fences are expensive, can be dug under or jumped over and allow for
little exercise, they can also distract from the beauty of landscapes
and in most cases decrease the property value of your home.
Underground fences are reasonably priced and invisible, meaning
that nobody will even know it’s there except you and your dog!
how it works. When a dog
approaches the fenced area, he’ll receive a warning tone.
Then, if after two seconds he hasn’t retreated back, the tone
will the be followed by a mild electrical jolt, transmitted through a
device connected to his collar. The jolt will be harmless and painless to your pet and
matched to his specific temperament.
If he still chooses to not retreat back, the electrical jolt then
sets itself to the highest level to prevent the dog from running through
the underground dog fence is safe for all dogs, it is recommended that
you wait until your puppy is between the ages of 16 and 20 weeks before
trying to train him with the system.
installed, underground dog fences will give your dog freedoms that he
may not otherwise have. While
dogs tend to be nosey, trying to cross the street, going into the
neighbor’s yard, digging in your flower garden or chasing those
passing by, the underground system will quickly teach him where he is
and isn’t allowed to go.
with your local pet supply stores for information on underground dog
fences and pricing. Just as
you need freedom and exercise, so does your dog.
Remember, he is part of your family and it is your job, as his
owner and caretaker, to be sure he is safe and healthy.
With an underground dog fence you can give him that safety and
independence that dogs love so much.
You might even get a warm smile and thank you from the mailman!!
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