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    In-ground pet fence system

    Was wondering if anyone has recommendations on products that worked/didn't work for them. When the weather cooperates, we're looking to put in one of these systems for our lab. We have approximately 1.3 acres of yard so not sure a wireless device would be sufficient. Just looking for some feedback.

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    Re: In-ground pet fence system

    My neighbors had two dogs and got one of these systems. They now have 0 dogs if that tells you how well theirs worked.



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    Re: In-ground pet fence system

    I have a Sportdog inground system for our lab/irish setter mix. The Sportdog system has both an audible and shock correction. The audible beep is in the first 20% to 30% of the range and is followed by the shock as they approach the inground wire. Our dog reacts to the beep. It works well once you get the settings matched up with your dogs temperment. I had him run through it once while I was outside with him. I adjusted the width of the correction and the correction level and haven't had a problem since.

    I have had a dog in our neighborhood run through their fence when we were out walking, so they are not fool-proof. If you have an agressive dog with a high pain threshold it may not stop them. It also doesn't stop other dogs/animals from coming in after your dog.



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    Re: In-ground pet fence system

    We've had dogs for like 14 years and have had an electric fence as far back as I can remember. They have worked very well and our dogs have ran through them only a handful of times.



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    Re: In-ground pet fence system

    I'd suggest Invisible FenceŽ Brand - Creators of Electric Dog Fence

    I have a 4 year old Yellow lab, with lots of energy. She wants to say 'hi' to everyone. Until the invisible fence, i couldn't have her in the front-yard. Now, no worries at all.

    With each install, they also supply training for the dog (usually ~ 3 different session). It also has levels of 'pain' as well as a warning 'beep' that u can turn off / on as needed by your dog.

    good luck.



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    Re: In-ground pet fence system

    I know the wife hates these, because she can never tell if the dog is running loose, or has an invisible fence. She's afraid of dogs, and likes to walk for exercize.



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    Re: In-ground pet fence system

    Quote Originally Posted by CRLCy View Post
    I'd suggest Invisible FenceŽ Brand - Creators of Electric Dog Fence

    I have a 4 year old Yellow lab, with lots of energy. She wants to say 'hi' to everyone. Until the invisible fence, i couldn't have her in the front-yard. Now, no worries at all.

    With each install, they also supply training for the dog (usually ~ 3 different session). It also has levels of 'pain' as well as a warning 'beep' that u can turn off / on as needed by your dog.

    good luck.
    I second the invisible fence company. After my last dog was killed because she was chasing a rabbit into the street - i had the invisible fence installed before i got my next puppy. It has worked wonders with my current dog. They can adjust the shock power to ensure that your dog does not go through.



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    Re: In-ground pet fence system

    We had the underground fence. Worked great on our Pug dog. Pug dog gone and now we're about to train the new dog on it. The underground would be best to follow irregular boundaries.
    I'd like to hear though, from the wireless people specifically. We might try that when on vacation if we thought it would work.



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    Re: In-ground pet fence system

    My wife (Dr. Lisa Williams, Fleur Pet Hospital) is a Veterinarian (ISU Grad) here in DM and she would not recommend anything but Invisible FenceŽ Brand - Creators of Electric Dog Fence .

    She has clients that have tried other do-it-yourself brands, but they always come back and ask who she would recommend.

    We have had Invisible Fence for ~ 8 years now & we absolutely swear by it for our dogs.



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    Re: In-ground pet fence system

    We have a similar sized yard as you do, and have the wireless version. It doesn't give the dog the entire yard to roam, but still works great.



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    Re: In-ground pet fence system

    Just make sure you train them with it and don't forget to turn it off or take off the collar when you go on walks. When I first put mine in I forgot to take off the collar when I was taking my dog for a walk on a leash. We crossed the wire and she freaked. Wouldn't even go outside for a few weeks after that



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    Re: In-ground pet fence system

    I've heard both good and bad. From what I understand, you need to put a bunch of time in to make sure the dog understands the boundaries and what will happen. Too many people think that they put in the wire, put up the flags and just let the collar do the work - wrong answer.

    If you have a dog that is prone to bolting, it's going to bolt right through the collar and not even notice the shock unless trained right. But I've seen several dogs in my neighborhood that obey the boundaries of their e-fence very well.



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    Re: In-ground pet fence system

    Good stuff here. Appreciate all the information.



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    Re: In-ground pet fence system

    We also have Invisible Fence. I have a 2 1/2 year old boxer that was trained at 4 months and he has only ran thru once. I can now take him to other houses and he will not run from their yards because he does not know where the boundaries are, stays close to the house.

    one thing I would recommend is to do a figure 8 around the house. this does not allow the dog to be in the front yard and wonder to the back yard. it puts my mind at ease knowing if I let him out in the front he will stay in the front and vice versa.



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    Re: In-ground pet fence system

    Quote Originally Posted by cykmup View Post
    We also have Invisible Fence. I have a 2 1/2 year old boxer that was trained at 4 months and he has only ran thru once. I can now take him to other houses and he will not run from their yards because he does not know where the boundaries are, stays close to the house.

    one thing I would recommend is to do a figure 8 around the house. this does not allow the dog to be in the front yard and wonder to the back yard. it puts my mind at ease knowing if I let him out in the front he will stay in the front and vice versa.
    Can you diagram that out for me?



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