Some Obstacles to Installing Traditional Pet Fencing

If you own pets, you’re probably immediately worry if they don’t come home when you expect them to. Take dogs, for example, and their habit of touring the neighbourhood if they’re given the chance. The last thing you want is for you dog to get hit by a car and later hear about from a neighbour. One way to keep them fenced in is via installed traditional wooden fences. But there are some disadvantages to having this kind of pet fencing system.

It’s possible one could underestimate the resourcefulness of dogs, and forget they might find ways to scale the fence or squeeze through it. That fence and the dog’s enthusiasm or desperation could end up hurting that animal. If you have a full-time job, you might also find it inconvenient to take time off or devote many weekend hours to installing the wooden fence yourself. You may have to do most of the shopping for the materials and tools yourself. Even when you acquire the materials, you’ll need to use a digger to ensure a third of each post is buried securely. After that, you need to “pack” each post with dirt or cement, for added stability.

You don’t necessarily have to do all these yourself, you could hire help. But such digging might not be allowed, especially when you are only renting the place you live in. In some areas, community ordinances are in place which prohibited putting up such fences.

Electronic or invisible pet fencing does away with ruining the landscape of where you live. There are several ways in which this set up can work to keep your pet from leaving as it pleases. The most popular way is for wires to be buried around a specified area. A collar attached is attached to your dog. When your dog approached the boundaries set, usually planted with marker flags, a warning sound is emitted by the collar. If your dog ignores the warning and continues walking outside the perimeter, he receives a static correction.

Another kind of pet fencing makes use of no wires buried around the “fenced” in area. One uses radio signals sent from a central source “marks” the area via the radius or range of reach of the transmission. Should the dog try to escape from the perimeter, the collar also sends out a warning prior to a static correction.

A potential benefit of having installed wooden fences is that, if they’re high enough, and you’re dog truly can’t get out, then you won’t have to train your dog to mind the warning signals. Still, the final decision rests on the pet owner.