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My yard is fenced in so this really doesnt apply to me, but I just wanted to know what you all thought about underground fencing for dogs. A woman I work withhas a rott/boxer mix that is 6 years old, and she has that kind of fencing with the collar the dog wears so it will get a shock if it trys to cross the boundry. She told me that she didnt realize until a week ago the battery went dead in the collar and her dog was leaving the yard after she went to work, and going and playing with the neighbor kids during the day. By the time she got home he was always back in the yard. The neighbor told her what was happening and she replaced the battery. The dog after she left for work attempted to leave the yard and did so successfully but apparently got quite the shock cause when she came home the neighbor said her dog was hiding in the neighbors garage and wouldnt come out. It apparently really freaked him out, and after she removed the battery and tried to bring him back into the yard he fought and cried. She said she never saw him like that before and she felt terrible cause he didnt understand what had happened, and hid under the porch for the rest of the day. Doesnt this seem like a cruel way to keep a dog in the yard? I don't know much about this kind of thing but it just seems wrong somehow. Have any of you ever used this method with success?
 

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My niece has one for her dogs and they learned bot to cross it even if it's off they don't go out of the yard so the dog will learn ...
 

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These type of fences can work but I would never trust them.


For one it may keep your dog in,but it does not keep other animals,children ar Adults out.


It may keep your dog in.One of my puppies Darby runs right thru the fence.I'm sure it hurts him,but if you run fast enough it only hurts for a bit.


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That was kinda my thoughts on things too Donna. I have a fenced in yard so I have no need for one but after hearing what happened with the dog one of the women owns at my shop, I was seriously worried about safety and the well-being of her dog and just wanted to get some feedback on what others thought of this.</BLOCKQUOTE>
 

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I tried the collar on my arm. Never again hehehe... It works. Poor doggies that crosses the boundary. No wonder they remember quick.


I dont use them as I live in a Townhouse. My maximus is inside most of the time. I wich I had a big yard though. Maybe one day.
 

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I asked my niece if she was worried about other dogs coming in and where she lives they all have the underground fencing,her house is right on a big golf course so she couldn't have a privicy fence that was the deal there...she just gets golf ballsthrough her windows....
I know I couldn't have it....... with my luck any dog roaming would find my place and be in my yard then I would have more dogs then I already do....
 

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Same here Kitty-Every dog in the neighborhood would be in here. And I know, cause we didnt used to have a fence around our yard and we were always chasing stray dogs off. Which my son would turn around and bring back cause they were "Lost" and I'd end up walking the neighborhood trying to find the owner
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I used to live out in the country years ago and had 3 strays that I adopted a total of 15 that I found good homes for ...I used to say I had a sign on my house drop off your unwanted dog here I'll keep it or find it a good home !At that time I had 5 dogs...a german sheppard, (a afgan houndcouldn't give me another one ), a collie mix found her in a garbage bag,( a black lab shewas aepileptic), and (a yourkie she had allergies) and was the boss ! and 2 cats ! Since thenI have had Rotts . I would own another sheppard he was a awsome dog ! but having 4 now no sheppards here
so I'm used to having alot of animals ...all I need now is a partrige in a pear tree ....
 

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I have 6 foot fence with electic fence around the bottom & top. We don't have a leash law here so I know everydog in the town would be in my yard if I did the undergound fence. I have heard of dogs learning it only stings for a minute at full run. And my two learn to fast on thinks they really want.
 

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These type of fences can work but I would never trust them.


For one it may keep your dog in,but it does not keep other animals,children ar Adults out.


Donna

I totally agree. I thought about the invisible fence but then decided I did not want that kind of liability. Sam is friendly but if someone came into her yard........you just never know! We put up a regular fence.
 
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