choosing a dog fence

November 30, 2018

Do I Really Need to Bury The Wire For My Electric Dog Fence?

If you are at the end of your rope and your dog has escaped more times than you can count with hands and toes you have landed in the right place. One of the big considerations when it comes to electric dog fences relates to the burden and complexity associated to the […]
October 16, 2018

Is Your LGD A Wonderer and at Risk of Being Shot By A Neighbor? Setting up an Electric Dog Fence May Save its Life

If you live in a farm and your setting is mainly agricultural hearing stories about dogs being shot is not news to you. It breaks my heart each time I hear about dogs injured by firearms that die slowly or end up maimed or blind because the caliber of the weapon used […]
October 10, 2018

Do I need to Check My Electric Dog Fence Loop After Flooding or a Hurricane?

If you have an electric dog fence such as the YardMax or SportDog you are probably concerned about its reliability after a flood or major water event. The level of damage if any to your wire loop depends on the nature of your installation and other environmental factors such as water currents […]
June 20, 2018

What is Pressure Necrosis & Why No Dog Should Ever Have It

  We have heard every dog advocacy group talk about the dangers of using electric dog fence collars yet we continue to hear success stories from friends and neighbors. This dilemma has us questioning wether we should resort to invisible fencing as a support tool to keep our dogs safe and contained. […]
June 8, 2018

Good Swimming Dog Fence Collars

Which electric dog fence system has good collars for dogs that like to swim?  What dog fences have good waterproofing? For dogs that love to swim (we are talking about you Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever … or any other breed with Retriever in the […]
May 30, 2018

18 Things That People Are Doing Wrong When Using Electric Dog Fences

We can’t emphasize it enough. Invisible fences are only as good as the quality of your installation and your level of commitment towards training. On a daily basis we receive calls from dog owners who are frustrated with their containment systems mainly because they did not do their homework beforehand. If you […]
May 23, 2018

Thinking About An Invisible Dog Fence? – Five Things to Consider Before You Get Started

  When we first decided to have a large dog we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. What a surprise! The breeder had told us ours was a breed prone to be calm and would usually hang out under a tree. Our precious dog does love to hang out […]
May 14, 2018

Best Electric Dog Fences and Invisible Dog Containment Systems for 2018

When temperatures begin to rise wildlife becomes more active; we see more squirrels and bunnies get busy having babies. If you are a dog owner and your pup is nothing more than a sneaky escape artist this means additional work, extra stress and endless hours of chasing and searching for your pup. […]
February 15, 2010

Reader Question: Terrier and A Great Dane

My question is, can you run this cable above the ground in places and underground in others and not have it effected by the different areas? I know that you recomend the dogtra EF-3000 for people who have two different size dogs. I have a dane puppy and a terrior mix. The […]
February 21, 2010

Should You Use the Same Dog Fence System as a Neighbor?

What do you do if your neighbor as a invisible fence* system all other kind of dog fence system? Should you buy the same brand of system, or should you buy a different brand of system? Should you get close to your neighbors installations what should you keep your distance? My neighbor […]
March 2, 2010

Can I Use an Electronic Cat Fence on a Dog?

Can you use an pet containment system designed for a cat on a small dog?  We don’t really have a good answer, but are hoping some of you might have some ideas. Hi Stu, I have what might seem like a strange question. First a little background. We just went through a […]
April 22, 2010

Alaskan Malamute

A reader as what type of electric dog fence would be appropriate for an Alaskan Malamute. Hi Stu, Thanks for your dog fence website! Very helpful! I’m looking at getting into breeding Alaskan Malamutes. A friend of mine is a breeder and wants to sell us his dogs and breeding rights. There […]
May 1, 2010

Small Side Passage Wiring

Sometimes when you have a small side passage between the house and the side fence, you can’t have the full boundary width or else the dogs will not be able to use that side passage. WOW – what a great site. Thank you for all the wonderful, useful information! I do have […]
May 25, 2010

Two Dogs with only one Dog on a invisible fence

Can I have one dog on a dog fence and one dog not on the fence? Will my dog get confused? I have two dogs: A German Shepard-Lab-Husky mix that is about 80 lbs and has a high pain threshold. He loves to run and chase every critter he can find. The […]
December 1, 2010

Layout for an Elevated/Raised House

A customer ask what kind of dog fence layout works for a house that is raised off the ground. The dogs are to be contained in the back-yard, but cannot go under the house. Hi Wes, We have three kids: An 80lb Labrador who is older and simply doesn’t care, ie: she […]
January 17, 2011

Fence For a Rescue German Shepherd Mix

A customer asks for the best system for a rescue German Shepherd mix. Dear Stu, I am looking at different models on your site and would love to have your advice before purchasing one. We have a female german shepherd mix who is about 7 years old, about 45lbs. We’ve had her […]