View Full Version : The problem with electric fences

14th October 2009, 09:25 PM
This explains the issues (http://www.dogstardaily.com/blogs/invisible-containment-dog-door-bad-idea) perfectly! So many things can go wrong. :thmbsup:

14th October 2009, 10:35 PM
Karlin - an excellent article and exactly why we do not have one. If we ever did, I would only use it with supervision.

Furthermore, many hunting breeds ( beagles, basset hounds & labs are the breeds I have known to do this) are known to go through the fence when prey drive kicks in. They don't notice or are willing to suffer the small shock to go after whatever has excited them. And then, after the thrill of the hunt, they will not go back across the fence line when they've calmed down.