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Old 05-18-2022, 04:32 PM   #1
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Default Does anyone have experience putting in electronic dog fence

Hello,
Does anyone know how to install the pet safe in ground containment system?
Thank you!

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Old 05-18-2022, 05:28 PM   #2
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I will tell you my neighbor tossed is buried wire system do to it always faulting and went with a wireless setup where he sets the area by his cell. Works terrific


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I've put in several on separate properties for our dogs. Pretty simple. The hardest part is burying the wire. But depending on where you put it, you may not even need to do that. A lot of my runs were through woods where I just placed it on the ground. A few years of leaf fall covers it just fine.

The biggest issue is making sure you or others don't cut the wire while digging in the area at a later date. Not that it's ever happened to me
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Before you decide to install an electronic fence, I recommend getting a thorough understanding of the advantages and pitfalls of these fences. Two different adjacent neighbors got three German shepherds and two pitbulls and installed electronic fences. All five dogs were unusually aggressive toward passersby in the street. On one occasion one of the pitbulls broke through the fence and came after me when I was walking on my property. I had to defend myself with my hiking poles. On another occasion a pitbull escaped the fence, crossed 200 feet across my yard to my house, and stood growling at me on the patio. I had left the kitchen door open for a couple of minutes. Very lucky the dog didn't enter the house. Such a dog has not been taught the limits of its own territory and lays claim to surrounding properties.

What I noticed in these cases was that people who have electronic fences don't train their dogs in any way. They rely solely on the fence to contain the dog. The dog is allowed to behave very aggressively toward people outside the fence and the aggression increases over time as the dog chases passersby back and forth alone the fenceline. If the fence doesn't contain the dog and the dog refuses to return to its owner (as happened with the pitbull), that's a violation of state law (dog must be confined or under your command).

There are numerous reports of determined dogs breaking through the electronic fence and attacking people or animals, animals from outside breaking through the fence and attacking the dog, failure of the fence or collar, human error with the fence, etc. When a dog's aggression is not curbed early on, the dog will care more about attacking someone on the other side of the fence than about the shock. What if a child wanders into your yard? What if a mail carrier or delivery person comes onto your property?

Some instructive links:

https://positively.com/dog-training/...ectric-fences/

https://www.thewildest.com/dog-lifes...nces-continues

https://www.petmd.com/dog/training/w...nces-dont-work

https://www.laconiadailysun.com/news...743ced9cb.html
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Sailin, you are exactly right. I have a family member and a friend whose dogs were fine with the electronic fences for years and then all of a sudden the dog wanted to get out bad enough to go through. Both were hit and by cars. I would never depend 100% on the fence. I have heard of others but these two I know of without doubt.
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I have a electric fence. Training the dogs is what makes it work. Never count on it to keep an aggressive dog contained. And obviously it does not keep anything out of your yard.


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The training is super important. We had our invisible fence through Canine Fence Co. They are expensive compared to the DIY stuff, but, the training is included. The training is actually comprehensive for both the dog and the owner. It involves sight, (flags in the ground where the wire is), and sound, (an audible alarm from the collar as the dog gets close to the wire), and sensation, (the jolt), and you the owner teaching the dog that as they get close to the flags, (the wire), and they hear the alarm, they retreat. They also get a very small jolt during the training so they associate that with where the flags are and the audible alarm. You gradually reduce the number of flags to zero in your daily training over the course of a week or two.
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The training is super important. We had our invisible fence through Canine Fence Co. They are expensive compared to the DIY stuff, but, the training is included. The training is actually comprehensive for both the dog and the owner. It involves sight, (flags in the ground where the wire is), and sound, (an audible alarm from the collar as the dog gets close to the wire), and sensation, (the jolt), and you the owner teaching the dog that as they get close to the flags, (the wire), and they hear the alarm, they retreat. They also get a very small jolt during the training so they associate that with where the flags are and the audible alarm. You gradually reduce the number of flags to zero in your daily training over the course of a week or two.
Absolutely true. However, if I had one, I would never trust it 100%. If the dog wants something bad enough, they just might take the risk, or forget and go through it.
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Before you decide to install an electronic fence, I recommend getting a thorough understanding of the advantages and pitfalls of these fences. Two different adjacent neighbors got three German shepherds and two pitbulls and installed electronic fences. All five dogs were unusually aggressive toward passersby in the street. On one occasion one of the pitbulls broke through the fence and came after me when I was walking on my property. I had to defend myself with my hiking poles. On another occasion a pitbull escaped the fence, crossed 200 feet across my yard to my house, and stood growling at me on the patio. I had left the kitchen door open for a couple of minutes. Very lucky the dog didn't enter the house. Such a dog has not been taught the limits of its own territory and lays claim to surrounding properties.

What I noticed in these cases was that people who have electronic fences don't train their dogs in any way. They rely solely on the fence to contain the dog. The dog is allowed to behave very aggressively toward people outside the fence and the aggression increases over time as the dog chases passersby back and forth alone the fenceline. If the fence doesn't contain the dog and the dog refuses to return to its owner (as happened with the pitbull), that's a violation of state law (dog must be confined or under your command).

There are numerous reports of determined dogs breaking through the electronic fence and attacking people or animals, animals from outside breaking through the fence and attacking the dog, failure of the fence or collar, human error with the fence, etc. When a dog's aggression is not curbed early on, the dog will care more about attacking someone on the other side of the fence than about the shock. What if a child wanders into your yard? What if a mail carrier or delivery person comes onto your property?

Some instructive links:

https://positively.com/dog-training/...ectric-fences/

https://www.thewildest.com/dog-lifes...nces-continues

https://www.petmd.com/dog/training/w...nces-dont-work

https://www.laconiadailysun.com/news...743ced9cb.html
This. Train your dog and donít rely on invisible fence.put a small kennel in yard if needed.
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