Re: Recommendations for \'Invisible Fence\' for a dog?
Cruel and unusual!
I've heard of dogs running out of an invisible fence to chase something (cat, rabbit etc...). They are so into chasing that thing that they get through the invisible fence so quickly that it doesn't stop them from going all the way.
However, when they try to come back home, they are not in the same hurry and thus, get stuck outside the fence.
Now, since they are (in their mind) not allowed to re-enter their own yard they go on walkabout.
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Prices don't seem so bad. I don't have one and not sure I ever will.
I'm also considering an Invisible Fence of some kind but haven't checked it out in any way shape or form. I want one because my dog poops in many of the neighbors yards. I think she actually makes a point of not using her own yard for her business. This only happens when I'm home and the gate or the garage door is open and she gets out. She always comes back so I'm not worried about her getting lost.
My neighbors dog is one of those cute little dust mop things and he's an escape artist. People find him on the street all the time and bring him home. He's made it well over a mile away in the past. As the neighbors work on many weekends, the rescuers often check with me about what to do with the dog. Some times I put him over or though the fence. Others, I just open the unlocked front door and put him inside.
P.S. One of the worst thing about the dog getting stuck outside the invisible fence is that there likely isn't water.
If you're a slave to your free associations, does it automatically become something else?
An invisible fence is a last resort for 'wandering' dogs. Proper training and socialization is important. Also, huskies (if you've never owned one before) are a high energy dog. Thus you will need to walk them morning and night to get the energy out of them. Playing fetch and running with them work best. And they really don't grow out of the 'puppy' phase until a lot older.
Also, because they are a 'working' breed you will need to make sure when you put them on leash it provides control. A regular collar will cause them to pull all the time, and a harness will do the same. So you may want to look into a Gentle Leader setup for control while walking/running. You can harness train them with a roller if you want, but that is a working situation and the dog will act accordingly.
Huskies are also social dogs (pack mentality) and they love to be with people and other animals. But you have to socialize them a lot to keep them from being dominate/aggressive.
For anybody getting a dog of this type (working, hunting, sport breeds) you need to have a decent sized fenced in yard and be willing to spend a lot of time exercising them. Otherwise they get bored, squirelly, aggressive and destructive. I used to have a Golden Retreiver, and we exercised and socialized her all the time. This made her a very gentle dog and a very obedient one too. Golden's have natural tendencies to being social and obedient, but you need to work with them from day one and keep on it. Otherwise they get cranky, fat and destructive. This is true for any large breed dog.