Question by mariajones1978: Does anyone know if “The Invisible Fence” for dogs actually works? What can you tell me about it?
My husband and I just moved into a house with a chain link fence. There are a few places in the perimeter where our dogs can squeeze through, crawl under or otherwise get out of the yard. We are looking for a cheap alternative to having a wooden privacy fence constructed and want to know if invidible fences work.

Can our dogs be injured by the electric shock? Since our dogs are all under 25 pounds, will the system work for them?

We have a lot of questions and any advice from actual users, former or current, of the product will be much appreciated.

Thank you!

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Answer by Posey
The shock is varied according to the size/weight of the dog and does not ever “hurt” it. They’re even ineffective on larger breeds.

The company we used actually only used electricity for the first two weeks. Every time we let the dog out, he wore a collar that would cause the shock when he stepped over the boundaries. Operant conditioning teaches him not to cross the line again after the two weeks, not actual electric shocks. I don’t know if all companies do that though.

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