Originally Posted by Pokeman
Iíve had a couple 3-5 acre ones. I think Iíve installed 6 now.
#1follow the training
#2 donít just let the dog out
#3 follow my advice on 1 and 2
People who say they donít work didnít train the dog. Ignore them.
Amazon a receiver and go hunt a deal on the wire at your local building supply store..
Have the invisible fence brand on 2 acres...been working for going on 8 yrs now on my pups and over 20yrs on my sis in laws pups.
Might add that the training should really be done by someone other than family because it involves making the pup understand that going thru the fence is painful.
With Invisible fence brand fences the installers did the training and did followup checks for 3 months on the frequency the pups approached the fence close enough to set the collar off and adjused the shock intensities accordingly.
1. batteries die which allows the pup to bust the fence, breaking the training. Doesnt matter what brand fence collar this always applies. Batteries on my collars last no more than 3 months. I would hazard that other brand collars are similar.
2. collars arent adjusted properly or have the wrong prongs for the fur depth. They dont work and again the training fails. Wont matter what brand collar, the prongs have to contact the skin of the pup. This also means one needs to keep an eye out for festering or alternatively taking the collar off the dog when inside or of the property.
3. Collars do die over time...Invisible fence brand Titaniums have a lifetime warranty. The catch? $350 ea.
4. Collars can be adjusted for shock magnitude based on fence approaches. We have blue flags at dog eye level all along on the fence perimeter so the pups know where the fence is to avoid unnecessary "shocking the dog"...
5. The newer collars have a GPS chip and there's an app to track the pup...
6. Base stations have to be plugged in or they don't work. Power failures can be minimised via a battery backup/ups.