Heaps of our neighbouring dog owners use invisible dog fences. They are fast to put up, reliable and a lot cheaper than other alternatives. Electronic dog fences also allow the gate to be left open for vehicle movements without risking letting your dog out. This article published in partnership with www.dogfencediy.com.
Running a homestead and owning pets are both challenging but rewarding endeavors. With both, safety is always of the utmost importance. If you have pet dogs on your farm, special care must be taken to protect them and any other animals you have. Traditional fencing can keep them contained in your yard, but it doesn’t always do the best job. An invisible dog fence is an excellent alternative to traditional fencing, and there are many ways it can be used outdoors on your homestead. Let’s take a look at some of its uses and benefits.
Keep Digging Dogs Out of the Garden
Growing a garden takes lots of time and effort, and the literal fruits of your labor can be destroyed in moments by mischievous dogs. Your dogs might like to eat your plants or veggies, or they just might enjoy digging everything up. An electronic dog fence can offer excellent protection for your garden. It’s especially helpful in protecting against dogs who love to dig, because those dogs can easily figure out how to burrow underneath a traditional fence. The mild static shock of an e-collar, however, will stop
your dogs from even getting close to the perimeter of your garden. An electric dog fence will ensure that your dogs don’t dig up your garden.
Separate Dogs and Livestock
If you raise goats, cows, or any other type of livestock, it may be necessary to keep your dogs apart from them. Depending on the animals, your dogs could be attacked or be the attackers. Unless your dogs are specially trained to herd livestock, there’s no need for them to be in the same area. An electric dog fence will separate your dogs from your livestock, which can make everyone safer and happier. Because livestock cannot wear e-collars, however, they will still be able to cross over the boundary wire. If you need help keeping your livestock contained in a specific area, a traditional fence may also be required.
Protect the Chicken Coop or Run
Chickens are animals that are in special need of protection from pet dogs. Many types of dogs enjoy chasing and “playing with” chickens, and this can lead to the chickens being accidentally injured or killed. Even if your dogs don’t harm your chickens, just their presence can stress your chickens out and disrupt their egg-laying patterns. Since your chickens won’t wander near your dogs, an electric fence for dogs is a great tool for protecting your chicken coop. You can enclose the coop and chicken run with a wired or wireless dog fence, and your chickens won’t be bothered by your dogs. If other outside predators are a concern, you may need additional fencing, such as chicken wire, netting, or a traditional fence.