It is important that we keep our dogs healthy at all times. If we keep our dogs chained and isolated, we are taking away their chance of being happy and to live a normal life. This is the reason why a dog fence is important. With a dog fence, we can be sure that we can provide our pets a secure space where they can run, play without restraint and do the things they want, free from all the hazards.
There are two types of dog fence to choose from: the visible dog fence and the hidden dog fence. Each one has its different function. With a visible dog fence, you can contain your dog the traditional way. It is known as the most straightforward way to contain your dog.
The snow fence is one type of visible dog fence and it is considered as the cheapest and easiest way to make a dog fence. With a snow fence, we can be sure that we can prevent smaller dogs from escaping because a snow fence has small holes. However, a snow fence can easily be bent out of shape so it may require maintenance.
Another type of visible dog fence is the picket fence. A picket fence is more permanent than the snow fence. It has a more solid quality and construction which makes it durable than the cheaper ones. The size of the dog is something to consider first if you are getting a picket fence. You have to properly plan out the spaces between the pickets in your dog fence. The picket fence looks more attractive and costs a little more compared to the snow fence. But the good thing about a picket fence is permanent and can effectively act as a dog fence.
A hidden dog fence is another alternative if you are looking for a cheaper option. The two main types of hidden dog fences are wireless and underground.
A wreless dog fence makes use of a transmitter to contain a dog. It is placed in the middle of the area which sends a signal to the perimeter where you would like to contain your dog. The dog wears a receiver collar which acts as an indicator that beeps when the dog has reached the edge of the property that the transmitter has set. If the dog tries to go beyond the perimeter, the collar he is wearing will give a mild shock.
The function of the underground dog fence is quite similar to a wireless dog fence. However, with an underground dog fence, the perimeter is set with the use of underground cables that will trigger the dog’s collar. The main advantage of hidden dog fences is that it does not require owners to build a fence. It saves time and money. However, it is important that dogs should recognize the shock. If not, the hidden dog fence will not work. This means that hidden dog fences are perfect for dogs that are easy to train.