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July 09, 2015


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Like you, I'm all for whatever is best for your pet (or any animal for that matter). And when I first startedstarted reading this article, I was getting kind of excited! (It's time to replace the old raggedy fence that came with my house). But something just occurred to me, with training it sounds like a wonderful, economical and responsible way to contain your dog. But my concern is, what about the dogs whose parents aren't as responsible or the dogs who are Houdini-like and escape? What stops them from coming into your yard where a possible fight could ensue? Or an aggressive stray? That would worry me. Another thought I had is: I wonder if they make an invisible fence for cats? To me, that would be a great option! Cats are less likely to see another cat and run up to it and start problems. Plus, it will keep the cat in your yard and safe from being hit by a car. I had a kitty that I chose to have as an indoor cat, but she was miserable and just wanted to get outside. Eventually, I relented and started letting her go out.... She was hit by a car while being chased across the street by another cat and died. It never occurred to me that there might be some way to keep your cat in your yard. Any ideas on that?


Hello, Becca,
Your point is well taken. This does not protect your pet from wandering strays, nor from garbage that blows in, or is dragged up by a stray. It has its limitations, for sure.

As to using this with the cat, I think that you could, but most of the collars have a fairly large device that would be cumbersome for a cat.



I just purchased PetSafe PIF 300 wireless dog fence reading the article here http://www.pethov.com/best-invisible-dog-fence-reviews/. I am currently training my dog. You said, "without good training, it was usually a bust"

I got a training manual inside the box. I am mostly following that. Do I need to do anything extra? Or should I hire are a trainer?

And how long it would take to train my dog properly?



Hello, Daniel,
I would very much recommend looking at the company's videos. They give more detail. I don't think you need to hire a trainer.

The point is that the dog has to understand what's going on. You can't just bury the wire and buckle on the collar.

Mark H

How long would it take to train a dog to get used to this electric dog fence? I suppose it depends a lot on the dog.


I think that's true. Some dogs are smart, some are too smart for their own good, and some are slow learners.

I've never used one, myself. I hot-wired the bottom of our chain-link perimeter fence (difficult to insulate and keep from grounding out, plus could shock kids, but I didn't have any at the time).

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