Chasing dogs or cats who roam too far is not anyone’s idea of a good time. The solution? A tall fence might work for your canine companion, but what about your feline? Instead of the expense of a fence, you might look into the Invisible Fence, a radio-controlled perimeter for your pet. The perimeter is installed by a professional who will also help you begin the training process for your pet. The training includes a collar that emits an audible tone and customized static correction to keep your pet where you want it. Does the correction harm your furry friend? The company compares it to the static electricity “sensation” you feel after shuffling your feet across a carpet. It may startle your pet, but will not hurt it. They claim a 99.5% success rate after installation of the fence and their training process.
Living in the middle of a hay meadow, we installed Invisible Fence to keep our dogs from roaming too far away from home. We had a 2/3 success rate and I am sure that it would have been a 3/3 rate if we had used the correct training protocol with our 3rd dog. We found that training dogs after the puppy stage was more effective and would suggest installation during pleasant weather if you are training out of doors. It is admittedly a bit expensive, but not as much as building a fence. I was leery of the collar being painful to our dogs, but after seeing it in action I think startle is a more appropriate description. We have one dog who loves wearing the collar and doesn’t like to take it off!
Would I put it in again? Yes! In a heartbeat!
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