Dogs are outdoor animals, without a doubt. The love to run around in the sun, roll in the grass, and chase tennis balls day in and day out – which is how they pick up odors, leading some dog owners to go as far as to buy them doggy perfume. As pet owners it’s our responsibility to make sure we give our dogs everything they need to live a happy and fulfilling life. What are we to do then if we don’t have a fence and we can’t install one? Some neighborhoods won’t even allow them without putting up a fight, and even still they are just flat out expensive.
Luckily a real fence isn’t the only option when it comes to giving your pup a place to run around. Here’s something cool that we recently installed for a client of our to address this exact issue.
Enter the Invisible Dog Fence
Invisible dog fences have been around for quite some time, but they haven’t really been fully embraced at least in our experiences. They are a pretty awesome idea though if you think about it. You get all of the benefits of a fence for your without the huge price tag and without having to block off your view. Of course, privacy is the reason a lot of people get fences in the first place, but if you have a larger yard and especially one with a nice scenic (like the property we were working on) you really don’t want to block it just to make sure your dog doesn’t escape.
We almost went the wireless route after reading a bit about them, but after careful consideration and some back and forth with the client we ultimately decided that an in-ground system made more sense for the property we were working on. The thing is it’s a somewhat thickly wooded plot of land, and there was a lot of potential for interferences with the wireless signal. On the other hand, it was a bit of a job to dig in an underground dog fence around so many trees, especially with all of the roots and rocks in the ground. That’s our job though, so we were happy to take care of it.
A few back-breaking hours of labor in the hot sun later our crew had fully installed the in ground dog fence system. All said and done, both myself and the owner of the property were quite pleased with the fact that you can basically set the boundaries however you want. We could easily work around a thickly grown briar patch that the owner wanted to keep his dogs out of, which was really nice. Our crew then went ahead and market the fence boundaries with the included flags which will help the dogs get accustomed to their new found freedom.
We’ll have to wait to hear some feedback from the owner as to how well the system works, but from my standpoint this seems like a job well done. If the product works as it’s supposed to the dogs will have nearly a half an acre to run free and not a stretch of fence will be in sight to impair the owner’s beautiful woodland view.