“Good fences make good neighbors”, a dog parent can relate to this quote for their escape artist dogs. My Border Collie, Charlie, loves to play in the yard but is an escape artist who had a habit of escaping the fence and infiltrating the neighbor’s garden. Ultimately I found what I had always needed, an invisible dog fence. It was quite easy to train my buddy and he now doesn’t feel that he has been put to the fenced area anymore because he doesn’t see the fence and also knows when to retreat to the safe zone. In this article, I want you to know the 5 reasons on what is the best invisible fence for dogs and why I chose to buy an invisible dog fence for Charlie.
Your Dog is Safe Inside The Fence
More than one million animals die in roadkills every day. And I don’t want Charlie to be one of them. Many pet parents consider an invisible fence as animal cruelty. But the important thing to consider here is that any type of invisible or wireless dog fence is a success only when electronics, training, and technology is incorporated properly. Meaning, when an invisible fence is used in the correct way, it doesn’t harm your pet at all.
When I’m busy doing chores inside the house, I don’t want Charlie to run into a moving car and lose him. The far better option is to train him to stay confined to the containment system and never worry about your dog.
Neither your neighbors, nor you would like to see your garden or yard have dots of feces and muddy pawprints of someone else’s dog. A dog likely goes to the place where he is loved and feels happy. So basically you can’t stop your dog from escaping the yard just by putting up a physical fence. There are environment enrichment and training involved in keeping your dog to the fence or the containment system. With an invisible fence, you can teach your dog to stay in the confined area and your dog will know when to turn around and continue playing the game he was playing. When neighbors don’t get uninvited visitors to ruin their garden, they are likely going to be happy.
The Fence Is Portable
It’s too much of a hassle to move the physical fence to a new place. But in the case of an invisible fence, all you have to do is plug in the transmitter and it’s ready to use at the new place. Your dog already knows the beep sound and the static correction, that said, he doesn’t need to train again in order to use an invisible fence in a different place. However, you can place the flags to mark the physical boundary for yourself to see if the boundary of the fence falls into the desired area.
Invisible Fence Is Pretty Much Cheap Compared to Physical Fence
After looking at all the convincing factors, I decided to look at how economic the invisible dog fence is. Because if it’s a luxury and going to burn a hole in my pocket, I would have decided to give up on this idea. But to my surprise, the invisible fence is quite cheaper than the physical ones. If you’re to put up a physical fence, you will need raw material, manpower, and time. But with the invisible dog fence, all you need is to plug in the transmitter, decide the boundary in the circular distance, and put up the flags to mark the boundaries for your reference. The setup won’t take more than half an hour. All in all, the overall cost of an invisible fence is less than a physical dog fence.
You Can Use Wireless Fence To Teach Your Dog To Stay To The Physically Fenced Area
If at all you’re feeling skeptical about the use of an invisible fence because it’s animal cruelty, you can also teach your dog to use the physical fence. Keep the radius of the invisible dog fence just a bit less than the physical fence. Train your dog to use the invisible dog fence, including teaching him the significance of the beeping sound and the static correction he gets from the receiver collar on his neck. When your dog learns when to step back or turn around on crossing the boundary perfectly, you can remove the invisible fence. This will help you to keep your dog in the fenced area. Nevertheless, this method never assures the safety of your pooch. But I bet, when you will start using the invisible fence you will not consider removing it.
Conclusively, you should definitely try to give a shot to an invisible dog fence if your dog is an escape artist and you want him to stay safe to the fenced area when you’re not able to keep an eye on him. These were the reasons why I decided to go with the wireless fence. If you have to share your experience with our readers, please head over the comment section below. Long may canines live!