BASIC FACTS ABOUT DOGS AND FENCES
Introduction to Dog Fence Facts
Barrier Versus Shock Collar Fences
Dog Size and Jumping
Digging and Chewing
Dog Temperament and Motivation
Number of Dogs and Changing Dog Residents
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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 determining what kind of fence you'd like to build.
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- Barrier versus Shock Collar Fences: Barrier dog fences tend to be more expensive than shock collar fences, though professional installation of the latter tends to raise their expense considerably. Barrier 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: In erecting a barrier fence, 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 dog owners aren't professional trainers, and most are not prepared to provide the degree of training needed to ensure that the shock collar system works.
- 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 the fence should be.