How safe is Invisible Fencing for dogs and cats?

@polachicago (19073)
United States
June 20, 2007 5:56pm CST
I think it shouldn't be on sale, because it is not human and it is not giving any protection for your pet. How well do invisible fences confine your pet?
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• United States
21 Jun 07
It can give your dog bad shock.Not good at all.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
21 Jun 07
agree, I wish dogs owners never consider paying for one....
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@babs0818 (1191)
• United States
20 Jun 07
that is really a great question...I wondered many times..does it really work? Or do they scam people out of their money.May be someone on here,has one of them fences and let us know,if it works.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
21 Jun 07
I am not sure if I would ever buy it...
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@dpk262006 (56767)
• Delhi, India
21 Jun 07
I have not heard about it. BUt I entirely agree with your views.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
22 Jun 07
invisible fance is an electric shock for animal passing specific zone....I don't like it at all....
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@dpk262006 (56767)
• Delhi, India
22 Jun 07
It seems very cruel method. I won't recommend it for getting rid of animals.
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
21 Jun 07
I've never heard of invisible fencing unless you mean using an electric shock similar to an electric fence you use around cattle fields, but wireless. If the amount of the charge is minimal and just lets the animal know that going there is a no no, I can't see any harm, but if it hurts the animal, I say definitely NO!
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
22 Jun 07
still sounds scarry for me...
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• United States
21 Jun 07
I would never use it myself. A very determined dog can learn that the shock only lasts until they are over the "line." After that, a great enough temptation will get the dog to jump the fence. Also, it doesn't prevent other animals from crossing into the property and attacking your pet either.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
21 Jun 07
this is what I was thinking.....thank you...
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
21 Jun 07
I know of several people with invisible fencing and they were very hapy with it, It had been recommended by their vet. It took a few weeks of training but the dogs got trained quickly and there were no deaths and they did not appear to be inmuch pain. I prefer the good old fashion method of sit, down and stay..but it is not for everyone.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
21 Jun 07
ha, ha...old fashion is the best...:)))
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@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
22 Jun 07
Protection for our pet? We have invisible fencing- When we bought the house it was already installed- It cover at least 3 acres of our land- We bought an extra collar- the owners left their Boxer to us- and we have a Corgi- Our dogs are able to roam all over the land without getting off the land or getting into trouble- They know where the lines are- their collars beep when they get too close- It works wonderful- gives them a warning- and if they cross the line- they get shocked- sure it sounds inhumane- but I think I’ve seen the Boxer cross once in the 3 years we’ve owned the place- and the Corgi Never- Great training- I’ve never seen cats on invisible fencing- I keep saying that I wish they would come out with something safe for cats- I have had 4 cats hit in the road- : ((( our new cat is strictly indoors- but howls so to get out- We’ve had her for about 3 months- and she isn’t getting better- I think invisible fencing is safe for dogs and keeps them out of the road- out of trouble- out of the woods chasing deer.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
22 Jun 07
I am glad to talk to someone who has it. It sounds like it is working for bigger space and land... I am afraid that may not work in small yard in town.... P.S. not every dog is smart like Corgi...
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@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
23 Jun 07
My aunt also had invisible fencing - but she doesn't have near as big of yard- Her dogs were always getting shocked (basset hounds) they just wouldn't learn- plus they didn't have as much land to run around- they ended up selling theirs and putting up a fence. Our Boxer is just as smart as the Corgi- But you are right- some just don't get it : )
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
23 Jun 07
some dogs are smarter than the other, but nothing will probably stop hunting dogs....
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@adidas7878 (2013)
• United States
28 Jun 07
i dunno how well it work, but if i have the chance, i would love to put one of them on my neighbor to tell them to stay in their own yard, instan wondering around in my and looking though everything, messing around with stuff, pissed me off arrr
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
28 Jun 07
I am wondering how it can work for people..ha.ha...
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
27 Jun 07
I am not sure because I never have heard of them before and I do not know how safe they would be at all to the pets.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
27 Jun 07
As some people say, depands on your dog....
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
21 Jun 07
I do not think it is safe at all. I know that i would never do that. The animals can get hurt. And that is the last thing i want to happen. I never heard of this. When did they come with this aesthetic idea?
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
22 Jun 07
I think it is less expensive than regular fance, but I don't like this idea....
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• United States
21 Jun 07
I have never used it. I don't know anything about it. Here is some information that I have found on the topic. http://www.dogpatch.org/doginfo/invfence.html It sounds like there are pros and cons to it. I don't think that I would use it myself. I don't think that it is secure enough.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
21 Jun 07
thank you for link, it is very useful....
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