Dog fence for the garden: options and tips

Dogs like to be outside, including in the garden. A dog fence ensures safety and protection for your four-legged friend and people, especially children. There are several variants of bars that are suitable for dogs. Here you can find out more about the possibilities of dog-friendly property fencing.

Dog fences are there to keep the dog within the property boundaries – so the furry friend can play and romp in the garden without permanent supervision. At the same time, fences offer protection. Dog owners can choose between permanently installed classic fences, mobile dog fences, and invisible or electric fences. However, the latter is controversial among animal rights activists and lovers, especially when working with electric shocks.

Classic dog fence for the garden: simple and safe

The classic dog fence for the garden is a standard garden fence. Bars are available in hardware stores and specialist shops in all shapes, heights, and colors – when buying, make sure that the wall is high enough so your furry friend cannot simply jump over it. Your dog should also not be able to slip through the gaps between the fence slats or possible holes. Whether you prefer a dog fence for the garden made of wood, metal, or plastic is up to you. The bar should enclose the entire property and be dog-proof, i.e., no open nails or sharp edges on which Wuff could injure himself.

Mobile dog fence: quick to set up and flexible

A mobile dog fence is, as the name suggests, a fence that can be set up and taken down with relatively little effort. Depending on the variant, you can also vary the size of the mobile dog fence; for example, only fence off a particular area of ​​your garden where your animal partner can then stay. Among other things, extendable wire or plastic mesh fences (pasture fences), extendable wooden or plastic variants, or plug-in fences are possible. Find out about suitable variants from specialist retailers.

Invisible dog fence: underground fence with cable

The garden’s invisible, electric dog fence is a method animal rights activists, and animal lovers look at with shake. An invisible dog fence works on a radio principle: A cable laid underground frames the property and generates a magnetic field in conjunction with a system of radio transmitters and radio receivers. The dog wears the radio receiver on the dog collar. If the four-legged friend enters the area above the cable, which has the magnetic field around it, there is an interference signal or a punitive electric shock for the dog. After a while, the dog recognizes the property line. There are also other invisible fence variants, such as the wireless fence. A (magnetic field) radius can be set within which the dog can then move – the principle, with which there is again a system with transmitter and receiver, is very similar.

Attention: Invisible dog fences are highly controversial! The use of electric shocks to train dogs is not an effective means and can lead to serious behavioral problems in the dog and other issues. The dog can also lock itself out if it runs too quickly across the property line and then no longer dares to go back over the invisible marking due to the punitive stimulus – after all, the magnetic field works from both sides. We do not recommend the use of electric dog fences.

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