Two Types of Dog Fences

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Dec 7, 2016 // By:admin // No Comment

Having a dog run off and never returning is something that can happen to any pet owner. This can really be hard on for us, especially if you made the pooch, the one that ran away, the center of your life; or you’ve spent thousands of dollars to get that dog breed. As a responsible owner, the first step would be to print out “missing” posters and post them everywhere in the neighborhood. This is a very effective method and works; I remember when my grandma lost her pooch, and we started posting “reward if found” posters everywhere with the help of a friend.

In as early as a week, somebody gave her a call and returned the pooch. There was another instance where my grandma lost another dog, and we did the same routine all over again. In as early as a week, the puppy was found, a few miles away dead in a canal. This was a tragic event in the life of my grandma, but could have all been avoided if the fence put up around her house had been better built. A dog fence doesn’t seem very important, but as a matter of fact and based on the experience of many, it’s crucial and can even save your pet’s life.

One benefit of having one is that it provides some freedom for the pet, which basically is an area for it to run around and play in without worrying much about its safety. It’ll be safe from the dangers of fast moving vehicles and wild dogs carrying all kinds of diseases. There are two kinds of dog fence, namely: visible and invisible. The visible type are the most common type, which is usually made of planks of wood or a steel structure that prevents your pet from escaping. Under this type of fence is also the electric fence – the one that we used before seemed similar to a thin rope with a thin metal wire wrapped around, which conducted current.

The “rope” was wrapped around in between 4 post forming a box, which was the area in which our dog Clancy stayed in. I found this to be inhumane; seeing my pet running and yelping after coming in contact with it. It also changed our dogs behavior slightly, making it kinda apprehensive. It was a mistake my family made, and something we should never commit as responsible pet owners. Going back to the topic, the 2nd type of dog fence is the invisible type, which usually consists of transmitters and a shock collar. The transmitters are buried underneath the ground, according to the perimeter you want set for it.

When your pet crosses over, a signal is sent to the collar and triggers the shock mechanism. The expected reaction of your pet is supposed to be running back in, but sometimes it runs going back out. This is not only a cruel thing to do, but also doesn’t guarantee to keep your pet within the set boundary 100% of the time. I’d rather put up a big, strong, and well-secured fence than to have my pet shocked for doing some exploration activity. I’d also use the proper dog training methods to have it obey my commands – like coming back to me when I call it (this is in case it gets out of the fence if you’ve accidentally left it open).

I can’t tell you what’s right and what’s wrong, so deciding what kind of dog fence you’d like to have put up is entirely on you.

The author of this article, Alex De La Cruz, is a Dog Expert who has been successful for many years. Because most people think that Arthritis is a humans-only disease Alex now informs dog owners with his Ebook on how to discover this disease and let their dogs live as pain-free as possible.

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