We want to fence in our yard for our dog, but we can't afford regular fencing. I recently saw an affordable electric fence system at one of the pet stores. Is an electric fence a viable alternative?
That depends. Weighing the pros and cons of using an electric fence may help you to decide if this is the right choice for you and your pet.
An effective fence system allows for adjustment of the audible signal, of the degree of severity of the electric shock, and of the size of the fenced area/field. Of course, proper training is also key to success. And, finally, I would recommend never allowing your dog out into the fenced area when no one is at home to monitor.
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