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I would like to put an underground fence in my yard for my dogs. Does anyone have any knowledge on these fences? Which ones are good, and which ones not to use? Anything else would be helpful. thanks craig
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i purchased a low price unit. Its the one with wire hooked to a base then the dog uses a collar that beeps when he gets close and then shocks. It works to a point. however I have a lab and she just cannot resist a squireel or rabbit. she would take the shock to go afte it. i cant say i blame her if i was a dog LOL... has you turn up the intensity level you do loose the area of coverage so you have to reach a medium with that. what i did was get some sod stakes and staked the wire with that after a few rains and grass. it will cover it up. so i never actually dug in the ground to install it.
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Check into radiofence. Base unit plugs into an electrical outlet and the radius expands from 10 feet to 180 feet. No buried wires needed. The dog wears a collar just like the ones with the buried wire. With the radiofence, when the collar gets further away from what the base unit is set for, it beeps for a warning and if the dog doesn't come back into range it will deliver a zap. I have my base unit plugged into an outlet inside of my house with the largest perimeter set. My weimaraner will challenge the beeps and shocks, but my bulldog runs back to the front door with just a beep warning. Sure beats burying wires and it is portable, I can bring it to my camp and set it up and give them boundries there as well.
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   TBOY
The one that I have is the wireless model from Petsmart. A lil more expensive than the wired type, but way more convenient. I wanna say the kit came with everything you need and one collar and the price was $369 and the 2nd receiver was about $115.
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   pldhunt
I bought the wired version from Lowes. It's a pain to put in, but I like it. I was able to protect my wife's flower beds and put the dog where I wanted her to stay. The collar that came with the kit must have been for small dogs (I have a golden retriever) and only worked for a while; she got used to the shock. I went back and purchased a more powerful one that has 5 control levels. She has only left the boundary once. I have neighbors with cats, goats and all other animals that come close to the line and she never crosses. It's well worth the money and pain in the A$$ to put in.
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   cmacks
My problem with the wireless fence is that I have 3 dogs and could be getting a 4th. I dont think a 180ft radius would be enough for 3 dogs, much less with 4. I was thinking of putting b/w 1500 and 2000 feet of wire out.
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You can buy more than one of the wireless and they work in conjuction together. I can put another one in my shop and overlap a bit of the radius of the one in my house for another 180 perimeter. My neighbor has one in his house and one in his barn for his two dogs and it just about covers his entire yard.

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