When you need to find the right fence for your dog, you will probably stumble across the bright idea to give the invisible fence a try. The problem here is that these little electric fences aren’t actually the best things for dogs, though they may seem like an easier and cheaper option. In the long run you’re going to create issues for your dog and no one wants that. Are you ready to learn why invisible fences aren’t good for dogs? Here we go.
Invisible Fences scare dogs to death.
One of the biggest issues with an invisible fence is that it will terrify your dog when they come into contact with it. The shock required to keep the dog inside the fence needs to be sharp and a little bit painful. It’s not a pleasant experience for a dog to encounter when they are out trying to play. It can lead to anxiety when your dog goes outside. It’s not as though your dog is trying to run away. They simply see birds or a person and they can’t help but want to get closer to it. There is no need to turn this into a major punishment.
An invisible fence is not a guarantee.
If a dog really wants to get to something on the other side of the invisible fence, they will. The only thing holding them back is a painful shock, so if their instincts really take over as they chase their target they will probably get out. It’s not entirely effective, so can you ever really relax when they’re out there playing?
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