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    Advantages Of An Electronic Dog Fence


    Pet owners have the responsibility to keep their pets safe. When it comes to dogs, it can involve a series of duties, such as walking them, giving them their shots, taking them regularly to the veterinarian, and even getting a dog fence installed in order to keep them from wandering off or running after something or someone.

    However, some dog owners aren't sure if they should get an electric dog fence for their pets.. They often wonder if they're painful to their pets. To really decide if an electronic dog fence is right for your pet, you have to look at the pros and cons.

    Before anything, this is how electric dog fences work: there is a wire buried along the desired perimeter of the electric dog fence. Then, a receiver is placed in the dog's collar, which gives the dog a small static charge whenever it tries to cross the cable.

    One of the advantages of an electronic dog fence is that it doesn't block the view or rots away, like other types of fences do. In addition, if you live in an area where there are special building or zoning laws, you won't have problems since you're just burying, not building. An electric dog fence is a great way of keeping a dog in without having to make major changes to your property.

    You should also take the disadvantages in consideration. Fences donít just serve to keep dogs in Ė they keep other things out as well. Regular fences also add a bit of security to a house, since they represent an obstacle for would be thiefs. Depending on their type, some fences can actually make houses look better. Electric dog fences can be overcome if you set them so mild that your dog can barely feel the shock, specially if your dog gets too excited. In addition, your dog might be "locked out," since crossing the perimeter back will again shock it.

    An electric dog fence is a good idea for keeping your dog inside. Unlike other fences, it doesn't block the way or view of your yard. However, if your dog manages to get to the other side of the electronic dog fence, it'll have problems coming back.

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