Angie's List Report: Pet Fence Systems

Reported by: Amy Katcher
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Updated: 8/14/2013 10:51 pm
(WDEF)  An underground or wireless pet fence can be a great option for pet owners who don't want a physical fence between them and their neighbors.
     Greg Smith is a Homeowner.  He said, "We actually installed it shortly after we moved here about three years ago. It was working with either that one or a regular fence and it seemed more convenient for us to still see the nature, still see the wildlife in the back if we used an underground fence."
     You can tailor the layout of the fence to restrict virtually any area you want.
     For example, you can run it around the entire yard, the flower beds, the swimming pool, or the kid's play area.
     Fence Contractor Bob Swarm said, "When they go out and get near the line the collar reads the radio signal and the dog will get a tone and that's it's warning that you need to get back. So really the training is all about teaching the dog to back up when it hears the tone."
    The collars contain batteries that typically need to be replaced every three to four months.  That will run between 15 to 20 dollars.
    Angie Hicks of Angie's List said, "An invisible fence can be less expensive than a traditional fence. It can run anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a thousand dollars depending on the size of the area that you are trying to contain."
    Before you install any type of fencing, check with your local municipality to see if a permit is required.
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