Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, the opinions expressed are my own.
When the opportunity to write about Dog Fence DIY came up, I paused. As regular readers know, we have had some discussions on this type of fence on the blog before and I haven't been sure it was the right fit for my pack. Instead of saying "yes" to this, I emailed the company with a bunch of questions. It seemed like a great opportunity to at least learn more. They were fantastic at answering my questions and setting up a time to talk to me via phone to answer even more! This is a summary of what I learned.
-This type of fence is best for people who have more than 1 acre and is used a lot with farmers.
-It can be used not only to keep a dog in the yard, but to keep a dog out of an area (such as a chicken coop or industrial kitchen).
-You can get a unit with a training zone, which provides a warning vibration about 3 feet before a correction zone, which provides the shock.
-The strength of shock can be adjusted to be appropriate for each individual dog.
-The company is working on technology that would stop the correction (aka shock) if a dog left the yard but was coming back. This has not been perfected yet.
-To ensure safety of the dogs, there are two major things that need to be done:
Make sure that you have the right collar. They have several different collars, and dogs who may be shaved sometimes may need 2 different collars depending on their fur length.
Training - You can't just pop an invisible fence up and think your dog will stay. They need several weeks of training to teach them.
-The DIY fence are not for everyone or every dog. The representative I spoke to suggested that this was the correct solution for only 2/10 dogs.
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After my conversation with the company and looking over the materials, I am still on the fence if this is the right solution for Hailey. However, I feel far more informed and know where to get more information, and therefore am happy to pass it on.
If you have any questions, please leave them in the comment section below. The company will be happy to come back and answer them.
Now for the fun part, the give way. The winner will need to supply an email address that I can share with the company.
To enter to win, just leave a comment below before . We will randomly select a winner, using the app Roundom, from all the comments received by 3 pm EST Sunday May 31.