Invisible Fences Offer Unseen Benefits

By HomeAdvisor

Updated March 2, 2017

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When people think of invisible pet fencing, the first thing that comes to mind is often the whine of a neighbor’s dog. Don’t worry; it isn’t as bad as it sounds. In fact, many electric pet containment systems have adjustable controls for any kind of shock your dog may, or may not, feel. There are also many other flexible advantages invisible pet fencing is able to offer, for both your dog and your property, as well.

Hidden Benefits of Electric Dog Fence Installation

Unlike traditional wooden-plank or chain-link fences, which can take up a lot of space in a yard, most invisible pet fencing is buried underground. By planting a perimeter of wire around a designated area and attaching a radio transmitter to your dog’s collar, you now have a barrier that no one will notice but your pet! If you want, you can use flags around your yard to denote where the fence ends and begins, but if you don’t place any markers, these systems are practically undetectable!

Cost and Maintenance of Invisible Pet Fencing

Another great benefit of electric dog fence installation is this: these systems are much less expensive than traditional fencing. Not only is invisible pet fencing cheaper to install, it doesn’t ever need to be re-finished, re-stained, re-painted, or replaced, saving you money and time in the long run. The only real maintenance invisible pet fencing requires is battery replacement, which can be made very easy if your fence company has a mailing program that will send you batteries whenever it comes time to replace.

Invisible Pet Fencing Offers More Flexibility

Due to its use of radio waves rather than a physical barrier, invisible pet fencing provides many more options than traditional fences. You can create fencing exactly where you desire; you’re not just limited to the perimeter of your yard. You can put it around a garden or flowerbed so you dog won’t dig up your vegetables or plants. You can put it around your patio if you don’t want your dog to leave the porch. If you have a giant yard, you can build a lawn-within-a-lawn to control your dog’s movement. In fact, if you already have a pre-existing fence that you enjoy but your dog has still found a way to get out, simply place the electric fence around the border of the physical one to make sure escape is prevented for good.

Electric Dog Fence Installation Offers Convenience

Do you have hard-to-fence areas in your yard: around trees, sharp corners, or your neighbors’ pre-existing fence? Remember, invisible fences are simple to install and they can go anywhere you want; they open up your yard and allow for unhindered views of your neighborhood. They are the perfect fit if you have a homeowners association or a landlord that does not allow traditional fencing. Plus, they work all day and all night so you never have to think twice about them. Additionally, if you move, you can now bring your fencing with you: just dig it up and you have a lifelong investment.

Wireless Pet Containment Systems

Wireless pet containment systems are much like other invisible pet fencing, but work without having to bury a wire around the perimeter of your yard. Installing wireless pet containment systems is easier than more conventional electric dog fence installation; all you do is place a transmitter in a central location and it creates a circular field that works much like the buried wire. The major drawback of wireless pet containment systems is that only a circular field can be created; instead of being able to customize the perimeter to your liking, you are restricted to a pre-determined, circular boundary. Wireless systems are great for homes that are in the dead center of the property, but as most houses aren’t situated in this manner, many find that the mild inconvenience of burying an antenna one or two inches into the ground well worth the added flexibility of wired systems.

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