Every year, urban sprawl continues to increase at an exponential rate, making it increasingly challenging for most people to live in the peaceful country settings that we all prefer. As owners of lovable pooches, we face an array of challenges, which can lead to substantial irritation and even pain as it becomes increasingly difficult to confine our pets at home while still providing them with the safety and freedom we both require.
Even the best-trained dogs can stray from time to time. Dogs have strong individual and pack instincts, and they might become so focused on doing something that they can ignore your commands if you don’t pay attention. Not only can this be embarrassing, but it can also be deeply annoying: especially if your dog does not return immediately.
However, this is typically the least of your concerns because your dog can quickly become a significant liability to you. Aside from being a nuisance and running away for a little jaunt, your dog has the potential to get you into a lot of trouble:
Dog inflicts physical damage on the owner:
Your dog could get hit by a car, attacked by other dogs, suffer a leg injury, or swallow something damaging to their health that would not have been readily available in the regular course of events. Your dog could suffer a major injury that necessitates veterinary treatment that costs hundreds or even thousands of dollars. It is possible that your dog will become separated from you and will not be able to find its way back to you. He might even be placed in a shelter where he could be adopted by another person. In some of these cases, your dog may succumb to his injuries.
A dog can bring harm to others :
It’s possible that your dog is not aggressive, and would not attack another dog or a person if provoked. Nonetheless, your sexually intact dog has the potential to impregnate another dog or to be impregnated by another dog. If your dog impregnates another dog that is intended for breeding, you may be liable for thousands of dollars in damages. This is due to the fact that most dogs, particularly when they are not under your control, will revert to a highly natural (for them) mode of behavior. They can consume toxins, engage in sexual activity, and chase cats, chickens, and other animals, occasionally resulting in the death or injury of their prey. In certain situations, you may be held accountable.
Dog causes property damage or is a safety threat to the general public:
If your dog fouls a public area, you may be subject to a fine. In the event that your dog destroys any type of public or private property, you will be held liable. If your dog becomes a problem by interrupting traffic or frightening citizens, you may face fines and, in rare cases, your dog may be impounded.
Aside from the fact that you appreciate your dog and would not want anything bad to happen to them, any of the conditions listed above could result in you losing your home.
Additionally, most dog owners can be held accountable for punitive penalties in addition to civil lawsuits against them. The reason for this is that, according to the law, a dog’s owner is regarded to be totally liable for the activities of their dog. Therefore, and especially in these difficult economic times, it is critical to consider installing a fencing system to keep your dog contained, thereby keeping them happy, healthy, and safe.
Wireless Pet Fences
There are many different brands and styles of dog fences available on the market, but there are only three basic types:
Physical Fencing consists of the following:
It’s possible that a real, physical fence is the best option for you and your dog. They are often extremely durable, and for some homeowners, they can provide additional privacy as well as serve as a sound barrier. One of the disadvantages of this style of fencing is that some dogs may dig holes below it, and some dogs with exceptional agility can even jump over it. Physical fencing is more expensive than other options, and it requires more frequent upkeep. In addition to keeping your dog in your yard, physical fencing also has the additional benefit of keeping other animals off of your property. If you have a breeding buck or live in an area where farmed animals are prone to attack by wild animals, this is the perfect solution for you.
Electric dog fences are made up of a gridline of actual wires that are used to keep your pet contained. In the ground, the wires are buried 2-3 inches deep along the lines where you want the fence to be installed. The system is comprised of a control station as well as a remote collar that your dog will be required to wear. Whenever your dog approaches the fence line and attempts to cross it, a signal is transmitted to the collar, which gives a correction in the form of an electrical charge that is completely harmless to your dog. These wires must be buried, and another dog or animal can still get through the fence. The only disadvantages are that you must bury the wires and that another dog or animal can still get through the fence.
Wireless dog fences are a relatively new product that appears to be the best option for the majority of dog owners. It simply requires two pieces of equipment: a transmitter and a remote collar. The transmitter may be put virtually anywhere in your home, and it can be programmed to send a signal that sweeps from ten feet to ninety feet in distance. When the dog reaches the limitations of the radius you have specified, the transmitter will send a signal to the collar, causing it to beep. This will occur while the collar is worn by the dog. When your dog gets too far away from you, the transmitter will send a little electrical charge to the collar, which will cause the dog’s behavior to be corrected. This sort of fencing is simple to use and construct, but it has one significant drawback: it does not prevent other animals from accessing the “fenced” area after it has been set up in the first place.
The majority of fences may be purchased at pet stores, vet clinics, online websites, and feed stores, and the majority of fencing can be constructed without the assistance of a trained professional.