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Question DetailsAsked on 4/17/2013

Do hidden fences really work at keeping large dogs in the yard?

Would a hidden fence work as well as a vinyl fence to keep your pets from leaving the yard?

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IF you train the dogs where their property boundary is by walking them along it on a lease and crrecting them with a tug and a "No" every time they step over, then as a reminder it can work MOST of the time. However, if they are extremely excited and chasing something they can blast right over the buried wire before the shock reminds them. Then you have a problem even if they do not wander off, because even if they try to get back into the yard the shock as they approach the boundary will now keep them OUT of the yard, and as they repeatedly try to get back to where they are supposed to be, the repeated shocking will distress and scare them. You can end up with a seriously damaged obedience response after a few minutes of that.

Far better to go with a real barrier. If you are concerned with aesthetics and don't want a high fence (like in your front yard) a hidden fence combined with a low fence like a split rail or picket fence will work for all but determined jumpers.

Answered 7 years ago by LCD

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