What is an invisible fence really?

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Those invisible fences people put for their dogs… is it really invisible? Its electric or what? Is it just wires that shock the dog if it touches it? Or what?
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10 Responses to “What is an invisible fence really?”

  1. me says:

    I have an invisible fence. There is no underground wire involved.It has a transmitter box that you can set for the square footage you want your dog to be able to have to run.If they cross the barrier, they get a shock. Although it sounds mean, its not if you train your dog correctly with it. They wear a collar that is activated by the transmitter. At first, you put flags up so your pet can learn the boundries.Never let your pet out unleashed until it has had the proper training.Walk your dog ( on a leash ) until the collar gives off the warning beep. Tell the dog back. Go over this and over this and they learn. It only took one time for my dog to get shocked and she knows the warning beep. I bet she hasnt been shocked in 2 years or more. She knows the boundries.

  2. cav mom says:

    Electric wire run under ground and the dog wears a special collar. If the dog tries to go threw it will get shocked. Draw back it is inhumane for the dog, doesn’t keep other dogs or animals out of the yard so how safe is your dog, and I have seen dogs that just go right threw it without a second thought.

  3. braces 1 says:

    you barry electric wires under te ground and put the collar on him and whenever the dog tries to step out of boundaries he gets shocked

  4. Alex says:

    An invisible fence is flags around the house that activates something on your pets collar and if your pet passes the flag,they get shocked. But if you turn off the thing on the collar it wont shock them.

  5. C Shoe says:

    I dont have one but I’ve heard that it’s wires (or something) running underground that emit a high-pitched sound that only dogs can hear. They really dislike it so they stay far back from it (inside the fence). But I’m sure someone who has one (or sells them) can tell you more.

    After reading others: Shocks! Make it sound! Shocks are mean!

  6. mike&ikk says:

    yes it is invisible and electric. the dog can go a certain distance and then when he gets up to the fence it shocks him, showing him he can’t go any faster. I’m pretty sure the dogs wear a collar with it, so it will shock them?

  7. Jεѕѕιcα♥™ says:

    just what the other answers said.
    but i think its mean.
    dont use one ):

  8. Gina says:

    Electric current, so it is invisible because you cannot see the wire it’s buried. The collar picks up the current and the dog is shocked through the prongs on the collar.

  9. Tim says:

    you barry electric wires under te ground and put the collar on him and whenever the dog tries to step out of boundaries he gets shocked

  10. Pride Integrity Guts says:

    A invisible "fence" is designed to keep a pet within the boundaries of the property without the use of a physical barrier. The wire (which may be buried) carries a radio signal, while the pet wears a lightweight receiver collar which emits a warning sound when the pet nears the boundary. If the warning is ignored and the pet crosses beyond the boundary of the fence, the pet receives a mild electric shock.The pet soon learns to avoid the invisible fence location, making it an effective virtual barrier. Animals (including humans) not wearing the collar are unaffected by the underground wire. Although called "fences", these fenceless boundary systems are more accurately termed electronic pet containment systems. In cost analysis they have shown to be much cheaper and more aesthetically pleasing than physical fences.Pet fences are known by a variety of trade names, including Hidden Fence, Invisible Fence and Contain-A-Pet. Some pet fences are wireless. Rather than using an underground wire, they emit a radio signal from a central unit, and activate when the pet travels beyond a certain radius from the unit. In another type, the collar uses GPS signals to determine proximity to a predetermined "virtual fence", without the need for any physical installation at all. This system allows some additional flexibility, such as simpler inclusion of "islands" within the containment area, and easier changes to the boundary, although tracking is not as accurate due to GPS tolerances.

    The stimulus delivered to the pet may be applied more frequently and at greater strength as the animal approaches the boundary.

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