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BASIC FACTS ABOUT DOGS AND FENCES

Introduction to Dog Fence Facts
Traditional Versus Shock Collar Fences
Dog Size and Jumping
Digging and Chewing
Dog Temperament and Motivation
Dog Training
Number of Dogs and Changing Dog Residents
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Introduction

If you're planning a dog fence or even just considering one, it helps to have background information. So here is some. It's not all the information available by any means, but it should help in assessing the nature of your situation and determining what kind of fence you'd like to build.

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  • Traditional versus Shock Collar Fences: Traditional dog fences tend to be more expensive than shock collar fences, though professional installation of the latter tends to raise their expense considerably. Traditional fences are also more visible, though certain ones can fade into near-invisibility. On the other hand, shock collar fences demand dog training and tend to be unreliable. 
  • Dog Size and Jumping: To effectively contain a dog, that dog's size, energy, and jumping ability need to be considered.
  • Digging and Chewing: If one is erecting a traditional dog fence, then the the degree to which your pet is inclined to dig or chew says a lot about the kind of fence you should install and whether a digging barrier should be included.
  • Dog Temperament and Motivation: Don't send a boy to do a man's job, and don't install a flimsy or unreliable fence to contain an energetic dog motivated to escape. 
  • Dog Training: Dogs can be trained to stay within just about any boundary, but it is best to keep this training tool in reserve.
  • Number of Dogs and Changing Dog Residents: The more dogs to be contained, and the more this dog population changes, the taller and more dependable your fence should be.

   

 

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