will a shock fence keep a german sepherd in?

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ok i am getting a dog in a little while but i need to know if a shock fence will keep it in. i would get a real fence but i dont have that much money. so will a shock one work?

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8 Responses to “will a shock fence keep a german sepherd in?”

  1. flip says:

    Training is cheaper, more humane and more reliable. Before you shock your dog, put the collar on yourself and see how it feels.

  2. Marna O says:

    If the stimulus to leave is important enough….no.

    A student of mine years ago sepnt thousands for an "invisible" fence at their cabin. Their Australian Shepherd ran right through it (after "training" the dog to the barrier) to chase a deer.

    And….does nothing to prevent anything else from coming "in"!!!

    Like another dog, a small child…….

  3. ladystang says:

    it might, but if it goes over. it won’t come back in.

    only let out on leash and with obedience training.

  4. Kevin says:

    I agree with most, it may not be the best way to go. Since times are hard
    for alot of folks see if you can find a fence guy that will work with you and
    maybe set up a payment plan. As it gets close to the holidays they just might
    work with you on that. I have a GSD puppy and can tell you it feels nice to
    be able to let her out and not have to worry about what gets in and her
    getting out. It also give the dog a great security and since your have a GSD
    as well, she will be protective of her yard. Gives her a purpose in her mind.

  5. G'hound says:

    Not necessarily! Please don’t risk it. As already mentioned other animals can get in and your dog can’t chase them out, and if it does cross the barrier then it won’t be happy about coming back.

    You don’t need the most expensive fence. Ask for quotes.

  6. Autumn says:

    I wouldn’t rely on it. Dogs will take the hit if they see something exciting on the other side of the electic fence but they won’t take another hit to get back inside the property.

    It certainly won’t keep other animals or people out. Especially anyone who wants to steal your dog.

    If I were you I would wait until you get a secure fence before you get a dog.

  7. MamaBas says:

    Might do, but my take on these is if what’s the other side of the ‘fence’ is interesting enough, the dog will rush the fence, regardless. And having been zapped on the way out, he won’t go anywhere near to get back in afterwards. Take my advice and get some proper fencing installed, especially with a large dog like a GSD.

    When you take on a dog, the costs don’t end with the buy in price, by a long way.

    Add Cookie raises a good question about the effect, if any, of an electric fence on a dog that has been microchipped. I’d be interested to hear answers on this one!!

  8. Cookie says:

    I’m sure it would, however it won’t keep any other dogs or critters including cats out. The biggest problem is a dog inside an electric fence can chase an animal that enters it and end up outside the fence, then they are too frightened about the shock to come back in. It never ceases to amaze me how many animals I’ve seen in our shelter with shock collars on and no other information, so if you go this route, make sure you either microchip (which might affect the fence, ask about it) or a good collar with your phone number on it in case your dog gets out..

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