December 18th 2013 5:00 pm
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HI! Eberywon! Momma haz sum kwestyuns fur anywon hoo wants tu answer!
She's gunna type now.
"Hi guys! I have questions about a very controversial topic... Invisible Fences/Shock Collars. I know a bunch of people hate them, and a bunch of people like them. I was just wondering... What if it's your only option? Like, it's either an invisible fence or no fence at all? These are my personal options. I have taught Cricket to respect the boundaries of our yard but it's not very big(though we have a good bit of land)and he doesn't always respect them. I am considering getting a wireless 3/4 acre sized invisible fence for him. This would be huge compared to what he has now. He would love the extra space. But I've heard that invisible fences make dogs more timid, afraid of strangers, and other such bad behaviors. What are your thoughts? And, please, no hating on each other! This is a friendly site and people are free to think what they want. :) "
Fanks guyze! I hope yu undurstand where Momma's comin frum. :) Bark at Y'aw wayter!!
Well, going by what mum has read from other members in the Behaviour forum, I'd not want to use one. She's read a few threads asking for help as their dog won't even go outside anymore as they're to afraid. They've associated the shock with being outside :( Can also cause boundary frustrations that could lead to aggression. Not worth the possible negative consequences.
I'd stick to using the area you can use and/or fencing the remaining area with REAL fencing. I know that can be quite costly, but so can e-fences and I know what I'd prefer. As long as he's getting plenty of exercise ( which I assume he does with all the agility he does ) then I wouldn't worry that he needs/wants more space to roam in.
Yeah, I agwee wif Missy. Dem r scary. I wood worry dat an e-fence mite eben interfere wif Cwicket's ability tu du 'gility werk. It can weally mess wif dere heads.
Nope. No hatin' here, Cwicket! We r jus' 'xpwessin' our 'pinions!
I am with Missy on this.
Cricket is well loved and exercised.... its not like he is penned up and never walked etc.
Now there are cheaper fencing option too. even if you can only increase the size a little at a time.
But.... as has been said.. you exercise and play with him(and Miss S) and its something you can take your time over.
What they said...
Not something I would use because of the reported bad side effects.
"Thank you so much everyone! I looked up some more websites about them(The ones I had seen so far hadn't been very helpful. I tried a different search.) and I decided that having an invisible fence is just too risky. All the things that can go wrong are just crazy!! I read about this one person who says that the collar burned a hole in their dog's neck!! That's just too much for me. It's not worth the risk. Thank you everyone for your help!"
Well, I sees I's late, but I'll just say I agree with everybody else on dem - not something I would use.
Hmm, those is good questions for a lil guy.
We know Sophie http://www.dogster.com/dogs/1166394 and Pennie have invisible fence. Most times seems to work well for them. There have been a few "bad" experiences though.
And the fence may keep your dog in but doesn't keep strays from coming in to bother Cricket and Sylvia.
We are thinking, do either of them jump or climb the fence? Maybe you could get by with a shorter fence, it wouldn't cost as much as say a 6 ft. one.
Stay safe pups!
Fanks eberywon! Momma sayz dat she won't be gedding a 'n 'bisible fence! She says dey ar bad-bad! :)