Are Invisible Fences Harmful For Your Dog?

Homeowners often face a dilemma with their dogs: to let them roam freely, or fence them into the yard. Unfortunately, though, many homeowners find that building a fence is cost-prohibitive, and opt instead for an invisible, or electric fence.

How Do Electric Fences Work? 

Electric fences work by fastening a collar around the dog’s neck, and when they are near the perimeter of the fence, a warning sound is emitted. Once they reach the perimeter of the invisible fence, they receive a jolt of an electric shock through the collar if they attempt to cross the boundary.

This electric shock gives many dog owners pause, wondering whether or not it is truly safe for their beloved pet. Invisible fences come with different strengths, so as long as you purchase the right fence for your type of dog, then the invisible fence is perfectly safe for your pet. The "shocks" that are given are mere static-like shocks. For example, if you've rubbed a balloon on your hair or rubbing your feet on the carpet and touching something metal. The feeling isn't painful, just unpleasant and dogs will want to avoid it. 

Here are a few pros of an electric fence: 

  • Keeps the dog confined for a lower price than building a fence.
  • More affordable than building a fence, which may not even be allowed in any particular neighborhood due to strict codes governing types of fencing.
  • Electric fencing doesn’t disrupt the surrounding property view.
  • Effectiveness: the dog cannot jump over or dig under the boundaries of the electric fence.

Electric fences can be a safe choice for your pet as long as you are knowledgeable about the fence you decide to choose. At Pet Freedom Hidden Fence, we keep your pup happy, safe and secure. Contact us today for more information about installing an invisible dog fence in your yard. 

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