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I noticed the invisible fence topic didn't get too many replies. I was hoping to hear from people that use them. I am interested in getting one for my house, but wanted some feedback. Do they always work? What happens if the dog goes through the fence? I'd appreciate any responses!
 

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I don't have the invisible fence or know anyone that has one. But, for school we had to study up on them and all that I can tell you is that they are suppossed to work well but to be fair to the dog you should teach where the boundaries to the fence are. They are just like electric shock collars except they are underground and shock the dog when they overstep their boundary.
 

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Although I've never used one, I believe that they actually give a little warning shock when the dog gets within a certain distance of the fence line, then a full shock if they cross the line.

A neighbor of ours had one, and I do know that his dog never, ever left that yard. :rolleyes: I would imagine that I would learn pretty quick not to cross a certain bounday if I got zapped every time I got near it. :D

It won't keep other animals from coming into your yard though.
 

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i know alot of people who have dogs that they just run though it. i dont trust them.
 

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I would worry more about another dog coming into my yard than mine leaving. Or someone being bold enough to steal your dog just because there isn't a fence that they have to go through. :eek:

I do think that the dog will continue to get shocked as long as he's outside the boundary. I would hate to think of something going beserk with the collar and having it shock the poor dog constantly. :(

Have you thought about just getting a dog run?
 

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Flip is vey obedient and she can be loose in the yard :) but with Lilly aggression towards dogs she needs to be tied:(
 

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dog_whisper said:
personal pm me with questions.

thanks matt

where did you go to school for dog training????
 

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"tired of free advice"

Although I do not post often I like to read what everyone else is posting, after reading through the forums I finally feel the need to post. dog-whisper if you are so TIRED of giving information for FREE why don't you stop??? Nobody is forcing you to post and the information you give always seems to be the exact same for every situation. I have a hard time believing that you are paid 200 dollars an hour for your advice. If you would like to share information that is your choice but nobody is forcing you.
 

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It has alot to do with the type of dog. Some types of dogs will learn they can get out after a little discomfort, others will never try to leave. Your vet should be able to help you figure out if it is a good fit. I have never heard of a malfunction that continually shocks the dog. They also don't prevent other animals from coming into your yard. A good old fence is a better option if it is allowed in your neihborhood.
 

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Although I do not have an IF, I know people who do, and the big thing is to continually reinforce the initial training to keep the dog away from the perimeter. I have my doubts about my bloodhound minding the shock, since she would quickly figure out that once she got past it she would be pain free. I cant keep her from going through barbed wire fences here on the farm, she has an awful lot of battle scars.
 
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