Anyone have any experience/advice with invisible fencing for dogs? Please say fence brand and dog type. Thanks


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    1. Laura says:

      I work at PetSafe and echo jeannie_brim’s comments. With proper training they can be a great way to keep your pet safe. If you would like more information on how our products work, feel free to email me sometime at

    2. fartman says:

      well all i know is my wife can keep me in the yard when a lady walks buy

    3. Kristyn L says:

      My grandma has invible fencing but I dont know the brand but it has a golden Retreiver on it. Her dog is a mutt. Hope I helped.

    4. hehe3301 says:

      i had a fun time with an invisable fence i put it in my sisters bag and when she crossed the fence the coler blew out the phone CD player and melted/burnt lots of other things.

    5. Shauna says:

      Innotek contain n train pet system.

    6. imported_beer says:

      Electric fencing is not the best thing. Dogs can escape it, dogs can learn bad things at it, but most importantly even when it works GREAT- is good at keeping your dog in your yard, but not so good at keeping OTHER dogs off your yard. My dogs would stay in the yard, only to be constantly pestered by other dogs who considered them delicious morsels. Please note that the one advantage of a normal fence is both sides are protected- your dog cannot get out, and another dog cannot come in. Invisible fencing just deals with 50% of the problem. If you have a very reliable neighborhood, and your dog is out only for short periods of time, by all means research more. If not, get the ugly, tall 6 foot fence. Especially if your dogs are small to medium and can get hurt ina fight.

    7. longhunter17692002 says:

      they are very handy

    8. holly s says:

      an invisible fence is a a bad idea. it will not work with all dogs. some dogs are fine but most are not.

      one of the major problems with this is that it does not protect your dog from other animals. any loose dog can come in and harm your dog.

      it can teach your dog bad aggressive habbits also.

      example: a dog or person is walking by your yard. you dog charges at him to bark, gets a shock and associates that shock with the other dog (or person) walking by. this has taught the dog that the dog or person has caused them this shock.

      i would suggest putting up a real fence or a trolly.

    9. Annie D says:

      No, I Don’t have any.

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    11. rebma10201 says:

      AMEN SISTA lol

    12. 4wheelin' says:

      We have three different types of dogs all are different sizes. Mine is a Saint Bernard, my mothers are a terrier cross and a mid sized dog that is probably crossed with a Sheba. All three dogs are different ages as well. My dog being the oldest, wasn’t trained until this year at the age of seven and he never crosses the line. Neither do the other two, one is a year old and the other is five. You must stick to the training that is required to make it work, don’t take any short cuts do it exactly how they tell you. Not all dogs catch on as quick my dog took the longest and the youngest caught on in just a few days. I’m not sure the type of fence it is, but it was installed professionally and it has a backup battery in case the power goes out. Ultimately it’s up to you what ever you feel is best for your dog, is probably the best way to go.

    13. adam says:

      My friend used electric fencing, and even when they took the collar off, the dog wouldn’t cross the line

      Sorry i don’t know the brand though. Good luck!

    14. coker5563 says:

      Don’t think of it as a fence at all. It is really just a training tool. It is only affective if you have the time to spend on training. Those fences come with training videos. I strongly suggest you learn from them first before putting up the fence

    15. moon_fairy40 says:

      This is not a safe way to keep your dog "safe".. Your dog can easily run across the line, and not want to come back after getting zapped going out. Also, the collars on these things have been known to malfunction and cause the dog to be shocked over and over until it kills them!

      Another problem is that the invisible fencing does not keep other animals out, allowing the possibility of your dog being injured by stray dogs, or people who might want to take your dog.

      Spend the money and get a chain link fence installed, it will be money well spent, and also bring up the property value.

    16. data says:

      The only down side I found with Invisible Fence is it won’t keep any other animals out of your yard.(Ex: if you have a female in season a male dog can come into the yard)
      And you do have to properly train the dog.

    17. tlctreecare says:

      Invisible fencing works with some dogs and not so well with others. It depends on the breed of dog and how much you put into training the dog.
      If you have a large breed or a breed that can be aggressive I do not recomend this type of fencing because of the liability if the dog gets loose.
      I know that even though my dogs are very well trained I would never use this type of fencing for them as I am sure they would run through the small shock they get when they cross the line.

    18. iheartbassets3 says:

      They don’t work. For a short while they may but soon the dog will learn that they can get by. Believe me, we had some neigbor with this type of fencing, they both ran away. It would be better to build a real fence or just supervise the dog while out side.

    19. lwhit9841 says:

      My dogs ran threw mine even on the highest setting

    20. finickypandora says:

      i dont think invisible fencing is the best idea. lots of training works much better. this fencing only keeps your animal in, it doesnt keep others out, or unruly children. if someone, or something comes into your yard, and is bitten by your dog, regardless of what led to the bite, you are likely to be held responsible, and poor sparky can be put down as a vicious animal.

      again, training is much more responsible and appropriate.

    21. dillaboo685 says:

      I don’t remember the brand, but our lab did pretty well with it, until she found the weak spots in the fence. Then she would haul butt through because she realized it doesn’t get her as bad. The problem then became getting her back in the fence. She eventually got used to it, and stayed home

    22. leapin_labradors says:

      If you are going to get an invisible fence, make sure it either doesn’t deliver a warning tone or automatically disciplines lingering near the boundry. Some dogs are smart enough to sit where the warning tone will go off and wear the battery down until the shock no longer bothers them…and they proceed to escape.

    23. let'sgo says:

      I have a relative who tried it with a weimariner (sp?) and didn’t take the time to train the dog with the fence properly. The dog would just jump right through it, you’d hear him yelp, but then he’d be gone. He just had no idea why he was being zapped.

    24. joey322 says:

      my sister had a great experience with her invisible fence. don’t know the brand, though….sorry.
      she has a german sheppard, lab, chow mix and Sam (doggie) did really well with it.
      she would stop right before she hit the line every time!
      they eventually put up a privacy fence in the backyard, b/c sam would sit and bark at passersby (they lived in development). also, b/c her girls were old enough to play outside alone, so the fence would keep them all corraled in the backyard.

      they tried the collar on themselves, by holding it in their hand, and they said it wasn’t bad at all.

      i wanted to get one for our dog, but we’re military and the housing office said "no".

    25. maulen45 says:

      We have had the Invisible Fence brand fence for our dog (German Shepherd) for more than two years. It works much better than a conventional fence IF the dog is trained correctly. We trained her for one week: 3 lessons and 20-30 minutes of practice each day. She has never tried to escape and I don’t think she ever will. The squirrels even learned where she had to stop and would stand right outside the fence perimeter to taunt her, and she still wouldn’t cross the line. When people say they don’t work, it’s 95% because the dog wasn’t trained correctly, 5% caused by stubborn/hard-to-train dogs.

      I wouldn’t ever go back to a regular fence. A whole-yard invisible fence was actually cheaper than fencing our backyard only (1 acre yard) with a chain-link fence.
      We have a battery back-up for when there is a power outage, and we are on a battery plan to replace the battery every three months. Her battery has gone dead a couple of times before we had a chance to replace it and she still wouldn’t cross the fence line.

    26. notgnal says:

      only tried it used to run like crazy and jump thru short pain…

    27. birdchirp says:

      I have found several dogs roaming the streets after the area loses electricity…train your dog properly and you won’t need to "rely" on these unreliable devices. We have three dogs (including two collies) and they will chase a rabbit to our property line and then STOP.

    28. jeannie_brim says:

      I have had my PetSafe fence for 2 years. It works great! Bury the wire about 2 inches under the grass, make sure you have enough room since the perimeter goes about 3-4 feet away from the wire. Train the dogs correctly. It takes about 2 weeks with them on the leash. I have only had a problem once, I forgot to change the batteries in the collar. It takes them a few days to figure out that the battery isn’t working.

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