Thursday, May 28, 2015

Amazon Gift Card Give Away - Thanks to Dog Fence DIY

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.

Prize Time! 

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.


  1. We saw it on dogs while our walks and it seems that it worked, none of the dogs left the property...
    so I think it's a way to keep your dog safe... it's sometimes impossible to buy a fence for a big area and if there is just one itsy bitsy tiny mousehole, they will find it ...
    easy rider

  2. I work as a pet care manager for one of the large Pet Store companies and shock collars and invisible fences were something we dealt with often. I agree with the person - 2 out 10 is about what they suitable for and is was awesome they were honest enough about that - I know it was one of the most returned items we had at the store. The real issue is if your dog has a huge prey instinct - where they run blindly and completely focused after something as not even these types of fences will stop them.

  3. Hari OM
    Nicely presented Lady. It is good that you got such cooperation and clarity about what can really be expected. Clearly I am not in the market for one of these, but I hope you get a few takers! YAM xx

  4. You do have a lot of property to fence, we have a little fenced for us, using farmer fence that is what mom calls it, but as you know we call it Alcatraz, with all the rain here we also now have a moot wif alligators...stella rose

  5. WE think it was AMAZINGLY HONEST of the pawson to say it doesn't work for ALL dogs... THAT is somthingy that would give me Confidence in the company...
    If you try it.... We HOPE it will work for Lee.

  6. We know a few people that have had success with this type of fence. Our neighbor dog stays in his yard - even when his peeps venture outsided his "area" he sits and waits for them. But we also think it would be a hard decision to try this - but it may be worth it if it works for Lee
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  7. When visiting relatives in the US, SHE met a huge barking dog in the next yard. Found out later that it had an invisible worked. SHE thought of it for our front garden, but we get too many kids walking passed and they would tease us. So SHE just fenced off the carport area, so we could look out and tease the kids.

  8. Sounds like an interesting idea, sadly my garden is far too small to warrant one

  9. We had a friend that had invisible fences to keep his dogs away from the chickens, the added bonus was it keep the racoons and coyotes away from them too!
    Nellie's Mommy

  10. We think they must work well to keep doggies in but the don't keep other doggies from coming in. But for some people it is the best option to keep their pups safe.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  11. The companies honesty is surprising. The biggest surprise is that they admit that this type of product only works on 20% of dogs. We have always loved that we fenced in 1 acre of our 5 acre yard. It is plenty of space to give the dogs lots of room to run but not too much to maintain.

  12. Wow, I agree, and love how honest everything was here today. Thanks for that!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  13. We don't like those fences because they don't keep critters and people out. Mommy told Daddy they just had to many drawbacks for her to be comfortable trying it. Your post was most informative and reinforced Mommy's decision.

    Our email is alasandra(at)cableone(dot)net


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