Dog Containment Systems – Reasons Physical Fences are Not Preferred

Some dog owners are reluctant to try the modern types of dog containment systems. In particular, the invisible pet fences. These pet owners seem fixated at the traditional style of dog containment systems, which is essentially a physical fence. In this short article, we go cover this concept and afterwards we explore the advantages and disadvantage of traditional fences. It will also look into the modern pet fences.

If there’s one thing a dog containment system should do, it’s that it should keep your pet safe.

Regardless of whether it works or not, any set up that attempts to prevent a dog from leaving a marked area is a dog containment system. Such a fencing set up is supposed to prevent your dog from getting dog-napped, running away, getting run over by vehicles, or getting lost. Your property is the only place the dog is supposed to say in, and that means pet safety and savings.

Cattle and dogs – are they safe in a traditional fence?

The old physical fences is just a series of single posts buried around an area is a simply dog containment system. Tenacious and very curious dogs tend not be “stopped” or kept in place by such a fencing system.

How much will a traditional fence set you back? Costs and other worries

If you lived on a farm or some remote area where vast tracks of land abound, such a set up may be possible. One problem with the traditional fence is cost, in terms of materials and labor (unless you can do it all by yourself). If yours is a manual labor profession, or if that’s your hobby, that may not be a problem – but for the rest of us who have day jobs, it’s a problem.

Consider this – if the pet owner is merely renting his home, his contract is unlikely to allow such massive changes to the property. Those who do own their property may be prohibited by zoning rules from setting up physical fences.

Suppose, through some miracle, you got a physical fence up and running, so to speak, that doesn’t mean your dog will stay inside. If there are escapee animals, then dogs would be one – they are known to chew their way out, despite injury to their gums. They can also dig themselves out, under the fence, squeezing through despite getting scratched and wounded.

One could actually compile a series of escape attempts with a dog in a traditional fence – you’ll come home to broken-through or dug under fences. He will come back home tired and worried – where’s my dog, how much will this repair cost this time, when will this stop. If the dog jumps – and some can leap six feet – then that’s another problem, too; you may see your dog limping.

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