Electric Dog Fence (Top 3 Picks for Your Dog & Yard)


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Electric Dog Fence Reviews

Electric dog fences have come a long way since they were first developed. However, there are still some that don’t measure up.

Their advanced technology makes them safe for your dog while keeping them in your yard.  

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 Electric Dog Fence: Types

What is a electric dog fence?

Electric dog fences create an invisible barrier in your yard with a buried underground wire that creates a parameter that stops your dog.

 Your dog wears a neck collar that communicates with the fence and shocks him if he attempts to go outside of the fence.

What are the top 3 models of electric dog fences?

  1.  PetSafe Wireless Electric Dog Fence.
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  1. Extreme Dog Fence Standard Grade Kit.
  2. PetSafe Stubborn Dog In-Ground Fence for Dogs and Cats – from the Parent Company of INVISIBLE FENCE 

1. PetSafe Wireless Electric Dog Fence

Ideal use: Dogs up to 8lbs and a circular area up to half acre.

The transmitter can be placed just inside your home and send out a 90’ signal in all directions.

Best if it is in the middle of your dogs roaming area.

ProsCons
Wireless and long lastingBatteries wear out quickly (3 months) so you may want to purchase a spare battery.
Easy setup and portableFlags are easily broken
Peace of mindIt is not a solid barrier. You must train your pet to stay within the area.
Highly recommended

3. PetSafe Stubborn Dog In-Ground Fence for Dogs and Cats – from the Parent Company of INVISIBLE FENCE 

Ideal use: for larger sized dogs and larger yards up to several acres.

In-ground fence. The system uses buried wire and containment system controller to operate the system.

DIY system. Easy install.

ProsCons
System is dependable and will last for several yearsInstallation takes longer than wireless system
System will last for several yearsLess expensive than previous models
Great for regular dog trainingIt is not a solid barrier. You must train your pet to stay within the area.
Highly recommended

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3. Extreme Dog Fence Standard Grade Kit

Ideal use: for larger dogs and larger yards up to several acres.

The system uses buried wire and containment system controller to operate the system.

ProsCons
System is dependable and will last for several yearsInstallation takes longer than wireless system
System will last for several yearsLess expensive  model #2
Great for stubborn dog trainingIt is not a solid barrier. You must train your pet to stay within the area.
Highly recommended

What types of electric dog fences are there?

  • Underground & Wireless.

Underground Electric Dog Fence

Underground Electric dog fences create an invisible use of a buried underground wire to that creates a parameter that stops your dog.

Your dog’s neck collar communicates with the fence and shocks him if he attempts to go outside near the parameter. 

Wireless Electric Dog Fence

Wireless Electric dog fences do not use a buried cable. Instead, they use the transmitter

 Electric Dog Fence: Costs

How much does an electric dog fence cost? 

First off, keep in mind that wood fence is the umbrella term we use to cover all wood types, fence styles, and yard sizes. 

So cost may vary.

Putting these variables into consideration, the average cost of installing a wood fence is around $100-400. This breaks down to $1.5/ft for DIY.

The price for installation may range from $750-$1400 or $2.5/ft for installation. Again, keep in mind that these numbers are only based on the national average.

 And the cost may vary since labor and contractor costs depend on location.  

Keeping this in mind, you can expect to

Electric Dog Fence: FAQs

Can invisible fence be installed above ground?

Yes, an invisible fence can be installed above ground. Wireless systems do not need to use underground cables. The wireless transmitters.

Do invisible fences work for big dogs?

Yes, they work for big and small dogs. Once a dog is trained to the fence it will not approach it and will stay in its designated area. 

Is an electric fence cheaper than a regular fence?

Generally yes.  The average cost of an electric fence is $2.5/linear ft whereas wooden fences cost $30/linear ft installed.

Does an invisible fence have to be closed loop?

Yes, the invisible fence must be closed loop. 

How much electricity doe an invisible dog fence use?

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