Dog Fence: It Can Literally Save Your Dog’s Life
An electric dog fence
can, quite literally, be a life saver for
your pet. The thing about dogs is that many, if not most of them, were
bred for a lifestyle that no longer exists. They have instincts for an
environment that they are rarely exposed to. This can lead to behaviors
that range from annoying to downright dangerous, and this is where underground
electric dog fences are going to be truly useful.
Imagine, for a minute, that you are in your
dog’s shoes, metaphorically speaking. You go for walks, of course, but
the rest of the time you are confined to a tie out or a small kennel.
Beyond this range, there are thousands of smells and sights, all of
which are causing your ancient instincts to ping. One errant squirrel
and you’re going to do everything you can to break that chain or escape
that kennel. It’s no wonder that dogs have a tendency to wander off
when they get loose.
This wouldn’t be a problem if we lived on
thousand acre farms, but virtually none of us do. The biggest problem
for dogs is that in the last century we’ve made a radical shift into
concentrated population centers and started using automobiles. Both of
these shifts create challenges that make life difficult for the modern
dog. They make it incredibly important for you to have some way to keep
your petsafe at home where he needs to be.
Even if you don’t live in the city, you
almost certainly live near other people. You are probably close enough
to throw a rock at your neighbor’s house and actually hit it. This is a
big change from much of our history, when people tended to be much less
densely packed into any given area. This means that most of us don’t
have the space available that a dog would naturally want to roam
within. The problem of course, is that while we know this, our dogs may
Likewise, prior to the introduction of the car,
the fastest thing a dog would ever have had to deal with was a horse,
which is well within a dog’s ability to avoid. Now, cars are
everywhere, and even the smartest dog can be placed in danger. This
environment means that keeping your pet within clearly defined and
above all safe limits is vitally important, and there are only a
limited number of ways to do that.
Too many people just put their dogs on
chains, which limits them to just a few feet. This is cruel, and if you
have been doing it, you definitely need to look into another method.
You could also build a traditional
structured fence. These typically fence you in as well, not to mention
can run into the thousands of dollars. Also, many subdivisions do not
even allow these structured fences to be built.
You can keep your pet inside, but you have to let it out sometime. Are
you going to keep it on a leash all the time?
An electric dog fence by Contain-A-Pet,
on the other hand, allows you to work with your dog to keep them in a
safe range of your home. These systems done properly, are not designed to use pain to stop
your dog, but rather use conditioning so that they know where their
territory begins and ends. Many veterinarians, trainers and pet
professionals recommend electric fencing … if done properly.
Contain-A-Pet does electric dog fencing
properly. Since 2007, every new Contain-A-Pet dealer has to either be a
dog trainer or have a certified dog trainer on staff. This allows for
proper, humane training of your pet to keep it safe at home, where it
Contain-A-Pet also offers a full one year
dog containment guarantee. We are the first and possibly the only
company to ask our dealers to commit to this practice. It’s easy. If we
can’t contain your pet with your help, you shouldn’t lose your hard
There are differences in the systems on the
market, from the products, to the technology, to the people working
with your family pet. Take five minutes now to learn about those
differences and talk with your local Contain-A-Pet dealer ... your dog
will be glad you did.
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