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Old 03-29-2007, 04:27 PM
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I'm thinking of buying one...any recomendations? I have a very large dog (half Rott/golden). I want to buy a good one that will work and last, I'd rather pay a little more for a quality product.

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Old 03-29-2007, 04:29 PM
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Invisible Fence is top notch. Great product, great support.
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How do you know what kind of dog you have if he's invisible? "Invisible Dog Fence"... I guess any fence will work for an Invisible Dog...just make sure he's inside.
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Yah I don't know particular brands other than Invisible Fence, but all the people I've talked with just love them! It truly does seen like money well spent!
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Inv. Fence...THE BEST...and get their battery service and life time warrenty....been using one now
for nearly 10 years, the service is great and my two shepards definitly know the limit....
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Old 03-29-2007, 06:19 PM
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My mom has a plott hound On her property she has a deer run that is about 10" deep it is about 15' outside of the dog's Inv. fence He has not gone after a deer since the first time he got hit with the collier This same dog is trained to find down deer for the state so it's not like he doesn't want to chase them he just won't get close to the flags if the collier is on
Also he lets the whole mountain know when they are close by
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Old 03-29-2007, 07:05 PM
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The collar that comes with it uses two of the little wafer batteries. One of our dogs kept going thru the fence. We called and they recommended a collar with the 9V battery. He didn't go thru it anymore. I would definitely NOT pay for installation. It's too easy to do yourself. Make sure you ground it. We didn't and had to send the box back for repair. Ended up with two boxes. We have the second box and wire at the coast and were just laying it on the ground while we were there. One trip we got lazy and just put the flags where the yard isn't fenced. They work just as well on a short term basis.
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You can buy a kit for $200 or a bit more at Home Depot or pet stores. It is normally easy to install - use a shovel or edger to make a trench and push the wire in. It is a radio signal and not high voltage electricity, so there is nothing to it. The most involved part is running the ends into the garage and connecting it up.
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these fences require however a dog with the sense to learn not to run thru them
my golden never caught on...
he ain't too bright
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cgrand - 3/29/2007 10:17 PM

these fences require however a dog with the sense to learn not to run thru them
my golden never caught on...
he ain't too bright
The dog's only as smart as his trainer.

Most inv fences work fine !
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I tried one and my lab mix would run right through it, I guess he didn't understand the rules
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Old 03-29-2007, 10:27 PM
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When I saw this thread title I thought, "Who the heck needs a fence for an invisible dog?" How would you know if he got out or not?
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Old 03-30-2007, 07:32 AM
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I have both the Invisible fence in NJ and the cheapie down here in FL. No doubt the I.F. is a better unit, and it certainly should be at 10X the price! The batteries are expensive and of course you can only get them from IF or on ebay.... The cheapie works equally well, but not as long.. I've had them last only one year, ruined a collar by getting it wet... But I didn't pay $1300 for it either! I haven't used either of them in 2 years now, Thelma learned the boundarys the 1st few months....
I will never believe a dog wants that shock, none are that stupid, they learn fast.. If a dog is going through the fence, the contacts aren't working, or the owner didn't bother training it according to instructions.
My Thelma is a barker, the only 'barker' Golden I've ever known. I work on the phone, so an incessant barker was a no way. She had be cured or find a new home. She actually had to wear TWO collars when she was a pup. She was smart enough to learn to figure out which she had on, the bark or perimiter collar! I would let her out and first thing she would do is a low growl, to find out... pretty funny to watch.
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Old 03-30-2007, 09:57 AM
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Thanks to all for the advice. I'm going to give it a try, here's what I ordered http://smartfences.com/petsafe_stubborn_dog_fences.html

I'm wondering if it will keep my 6 year old son in the yard also

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Ben Had - 3/30/2007 9:57 AM

Thanks to all for the advice. I'm going to give it a try, here's what I ordered http://smartfences.com/petsafe_stubborn_dog_fences.html

I'm wondering if it will keep my 6 year old son in the yard also

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It will if you put the collar on him! I was holding one in my hand and got too close to the fence. You won't do it twice.
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You should be alright with your big dog. I know two dog owners who have had their dog killed (small mixed breed by a pitt bull, and a coyote carried a wiener dog off) when their dogs were in an invisible fence. Dog does not go out, but the invisible fence does not keep other dogs (or coyotes) from getting in. Good luck.
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Ben Had - 3/30/2007 9:57 AM Thanks to all for the advice. I'm going to give it a try, here's what I ordered http://smartfences.com/petsafe_stubborn_dog_fences.html I'm wondering if it will keep my 6 year old son in the yard also Ben
It will if you put the collar on him! I was holding one in my hand and got too close to the fence. You won't do it twice.


Couple years ago some one on this forum told a story about either their wife or friend who couldn't believe the collar shocked very hard. Story goes they put the collar on and then approached the boundry. Rest of the story has something to do with pi$$ing and rolling on the ground. Maybe who ever it was will chime in again.



My SIL has a boxer dog that will go through an electric fence without fail. Yelps and whines but it doesn't turn him around. Course when I mentioned this behaviorto the Vet his comment was "Dogs are just like people and we all can't be smart."
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Old 04-20-2007, 11:38 AM
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2 weeks now and works great!

Thanks for the advice and help...one of the best things I've ever bought.

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Ben, I've had two Jack Russells on the same system as yours for YEARS...works GREAT!!...apparently you read the instructions about the importance of TRAINING...that's where lots of people go wrong...they put in the hardware, but not the training...

For anybody who doesn't want to install and maintain their own system; "Dog Watch" is a great system...every bit as good as I.F., but the batteries won't SOAK your wallet...DW's batteries last TWO YEARS and cost about 15 bucks to replace...and are available in stores...but as with any other system, TRAINING is most important... ...
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reelapeelin - 4/20/2007 1:02 PM

Ben, I've had two Jack Russells on the same system as yours for YEARS...works GREAT!!...apparently you read the instructions about the importance of TRAINING...that's where lots of people go wrong...they put in the hardware, but not the training...

For anybody who doesn't want to install and maintain their own system; "Dog Watch" is a great system...every bit as good as I.F., but the batteries won't SOAK your wallet...DW's batteries last TWO YEARS and cost about 15 bucks to replace...and are available in stores...but as with any other system, TRAINING is most important... ...
My youngest daughter and I followed the training directions with some minor Mod's. First two days (weekend) is pretty much constant supervision. I had the week off and that helped alot in training.

By the way it ony took about 5 hours for my three kids and I to install the fence (1 acre) and hook everything up in our garage.

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