Electric dog fences don't always work, especially with larger breed dogs. And they aren't always dependable for smaller dogs, especially if you lose electrical power. If the fence isn't used properly, the dog may get injured. Instead, you should consider spending your money on behavior training. You will have a happier more responsive, and well behaved dog as a result.
My neighbor installed an electric fence for his dog. When the dog (Alaskan Husky) wanted to go out of the yard badly enough - like to chase after a squirrel - he'd take the electrical jolt and get out anyway. He was always getting out of the yard. He eventually got the dog trained and he quit taking off.
Behavior training is the best way to keep a dog from running off. With the right training, daily exercise and supervision, your dog will quit leaving home. Check with your local vet or animal shelter about reliable trainers in your area.
· 1 decade ago