Hi. I want to surround my home and yard with a suitable electronic fence. My house is on a 1/4 acre lot. Any suggestions on a high end system? What are the advantages and disadvantages to this type of system? Any alternatives to consider?
Thanks.
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Disadvantage is that they don't always work and you can not safely let the dog out alone. They might keep yours in but won't keep others out. If your dog is like my one these types of fences won't faze him he gets focused on something and off he goes right over the fence line.

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Hi. I want to surround my home and yard with a suitable electronic fence. My house is on a 1/4 ... end system? What are the advantages and disadvantages to this type of system? Any alternatives to consider? Thanks. Suzette L

Hi Suzette. Go into your local pet shop and ask them to suggest a capable system. These electronic fences are great. My uncle has one around his property. His dogs never got out.
Hi Suzette. Go into your local pet shop and ask them to suggest a capable system. These electronic fences are great. My uncle has one around his property. His dogs never got out.

I've seen a highly-motivated Border Collie run right through one. I think the answer to her question is probably "it depends."
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Hi. I want to surround my home and yard with a suitable electronic fence. My house is on a 1/4 acre lot. Any suggestions on a high end system? What are the advantages and disadvantages to this type of system? Any alternatives to consider?

I think you're better off with an actual physical
fence, and if you have a dog that's particularly an escape artist, augment it with an electric wire about 6" from the bottom and above the top.
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dog is like my one these types of fences won't faze him he gets focused on something and off he goes right over the fence line.

...and once he is off your property he may not choose to return because returning/crossing over the e-fence causes pain.

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These electronic fences are great. My uncle has one around his property. His dogs never got out.

Yea, but any other kind of animal can get IN.
Physical fences are much safer.

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Hi. I want to surround my home and yard with ... type of system? Any alternatives to consider? Thanks. Suzette L

Hi Suzette. Go into your local pet shop and ask them to suggest a capable system. These electronic fences are great. My uncle has one around his property. His dogs never got out.

It depends on the dog. I'd never get an electronic fence.

If the dog has any prey drive at all, the fence will not be enough deterrent to keep the dog from blowing through after a rabbit, squirrel, kid, or whatever. Then once outside the fence, having come out of drive, the dog will be shocked for trying to get back in.

Also, even if the dog respects the perimeter, the lack of fence means the dog is vulnerable to other stray dogs, kids, or whoever/whatever else wants to torment the dog, and not only can those threats come in, but the dog can't escape without being shocked.
A REAL fence, complete with padlock, is the best dog containment system.
Also, even if the dog respects the perimeter, the lack of fence means the dog is vulnerable to other stray ... but the dog can't escape without being shocked. A REAL fence, complete with padlock, is the best dog containment system.

I can think of one better. That's a real fence with an invisible fence running along side it. If you have a jumper, a climber, a digger or an adventurer, the invisible fence keeps the dog from getting close enough to think about alternatives.
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