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Invisible fence

Invisible fences: absolutely horrible, magical perfection, or somewhere in between? Would you use one? Would you judge someone else who did?

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ms_hecubus
Jan. 26th, 2011 08:03 pm (UTC)
Irresponsible. Recently a former classmate kept posting on facebook how her intact male dog kept taking off and visiting the female neighbor dogs through the invisible fence. I told her to get a real fence and fix her damn dog.
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freakshownia
Jan. 26th, 2011 08:49 pm (UTC)
Cruel and ineffective. If a dog runs off they'll be unwilling to return home because of the shock they'll get from going back into the yard. There are neighbors down the street from my parents with one, and every morning the dog runs through it and then is too scared to come back.
ink_kee
Jan. 27th, 2011 02:33 am (UTC)
I've yet to hear one scenario of one being used in a way that isn't lazy, and unless I do, I'm sticking by my opinion that they're awful.
gindaisy
Jan. 27th, 2011 02:45 am (UTC)
Awful. I silently judge and depending on the person, try to see if I could sway them toward a real fence or some additional training.
moustachios
Jan. 27th, 2011 03:58 pm (UTC)
If it works? Magical, and only slightly horrible, perfection. If it doesn't work (animal doesn't pay attention, or animal runs out of range but then is too scared to go home), absolutely horrible.

I would judge if the owners(s) had evidence the system wasn't working but didn't change to an effective one like... y'know... a real fence or some training or something.
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