My wife is about to get her first dog, it will be a puppy. I put up an electric fence around our little garden so she is asking me to put up another one to create an area for the dog to run around in. I already told her 2 times that it would be way too much work for me and that she can do it herself. Today her response was to just make it a little one like in our garden, and that one only has 4 poles so it wouldn't be too much work, but then I picture it in my mind, our garden is only like 4x12 feet and the puppy is for sure going to bump into the fence. The lowest power fence I have is made for 4 acres so it will probably have a lot of power for that small area. I told her that's just a really bad idea and I think then she realized it too. She was upset with me though because apparently I made her feel stupid. I said you're just projecting on me because you're upset with yourself, well she ain't too happy right now. We have other houses on all sides, no fences, and there is a road. She's just going to have to put the dog on a leash to take it outside. She could probably buy a little fence that is made out of plastic like a pen for kids. I keep telling her it's not too late to skip getting the dog but also I feel like she deserves a chance at this and a chance of doing it right. If she doesn't take good care of it I will return it, overall I have a pretty good feeling, she probably didn't think it through with the electric fence because when I put up the electric fence for the garden she was adamant I would have to turn it off anytime she and the dog even step foot outside. Life without any pets has been really great. Who knows with a pet it might still be great or even better. I'm keeping an open mind for now, but don't worry, where she's getting the dog from they say they will take the animal back anytime for any reason so if things don't work out I'll take it back myself if I have to.