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Date Posted: 00:26:19 04/18/04 Sun
Author: Kristin
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Subject: Re: Invisible Fences? Deaf Dogs? Seeking Advice!
In reply to: Noofies 's message, "Re: Invisible Fences? Deaf Dogs? Seeking Advice!" on 23:26:57 04/08/04 Thu

I agree with Noofie. E-fences work for some dogs, but not others. Considering the danger for deaf dogs when they escape their safe yards (since they can't hear deadly things like cars), I, too, would recommend a physical fence. Some dogs will take the shock of the fence for the reward of freedom. I think e-fences are risky.


>It really depends on the dog. It might work with a
>Dal, but I wouldn't try it with a breed that's more
>motivated to leave the yard and less sensitive to
>stimulation. I wouldn't be comfortable with an
>e-fence for a beagle, for example, or a high-drive
>English Setter. They'd blast right through the fence
>to follow their noses.
>The other thing is that an e-fence will keep resident
>dogs in, but it doesn't protect them from other dogs
>(or other animals) entering the yard.
>My personal preference is a physical fence, whenever
>>We have just rescued two young dalmatians, one is
>>deaf. We live on a large property and are considering
>>an invisible fence. Any advice or recommendations are
>>appreciated. Thanks. Ken

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