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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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joonzmoon
Jan. 30th, 2011 12:47 am (UTC)
I hate them.

I have no idea who has an electric fence and who doesn't--I live in a rather large town and we walk different routes all over. Therefore, if I pass by a person's yard and three dogs come running towards us, barking, with no obvious physical barrier, I freak the fuck out, as does Zoey. And understandably so, I think.

Also, someone else already mentioned that invisible fences don't keep other animals out.

And I think the shock is unnecessary and psychologically confusing, particularly because it gives the dog a bad association with the boundaries of his/her property, which could be problematic if it should get loose and then try to run home.

Just... problems all around. Buy a real damn fence.