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Old 11-02-2008, 05:57 PM
 
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Has anyone used the SportDog brand of invisible fence. I am looking for a waterproof (as in it will most certainly be submerged under water on a regular basis in our pond) and this is the only brand I have found that claims to be capable of this. I am just curious if anyone has used it and what their opinion is of the system as a whole.

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Old 11-03-2008, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Ladysmith,Wisconsin
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Have to have a very good coating. I would worry though if live in a area that freezes that being in water would eventually crack coating and short the system out. I wonder if not get the plastic coating we used to bury cable to run wire through that would be in water and silicone both ends so not get water in it?
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Old 11-03-2008, 03:39 PM
 
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I personally would never use an invisible fence. It controls YOUR dog from going out but doesn not control what comes IN! My sister used this with her beagle and one afternoon she was in the shower and heard her beagle screaming. She jumped out and ran downstairs and two pit bull mixes were attacking her dog. They dragged him in to the street so not only was he getting attacked but he was getting zapped too from being "out of the zone". So, I am so against these types of fences. And besides the fact that I think they are cruel as well. But, the main thing is you can't control what comes in your yard and it's not worth the risk to me.
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Jax
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I personally would never use an invisible fence. It controls YOUR dog from going out but doesn not control what comes IN! My sister used this with her beagle and one afternoon she was in the shower and heard her beagle screaming. She jumped out and ran downstairs and two pit bull mixes were attacking her dog. They dragged him in to the street so not only was he getting attacked but he was getting zapped too from being "out of the zone". So, I am so against these types of fences. And besides the fact that I think they are cruel as well. But, the main thing is you can't control what comes in your yard and it's not worth the risk to me.
Oh how awful, poor beagle ! No method is perfect, but your story demonstrates the definite downside to the invisible fences.
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:37 PM
 
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I personally would never use an invisible fence. It controls YOUR dog from going out but doesn not control what comes IN! My sister used this with her beagle and one afternoon she was in the shower and heard her beagle screaming. She jumped out and ran downstairs and two pit bull mixes were attacking her dog. They dragged him in to the street so not only was he getting attacked but he was getting zapped too from being "out of the zone". So, I am so against these types of fences. And besides the fact that I think they are cruel as well. But, the main thing is you can't control what comes in your yard and it's not worth the risk to me.
Oh my God, that is so horrifying, that poor thing. That's one of the worst things I've heard.
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:19 PM
 
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The other thing about invisible fence is many dogs will run through it if they see something they want to chase, especially if it is a hunting dog.
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:00 PM
 
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I owned a lab and used a invisible fence I will never use a invisible fence again they are just plain cruel its like using a shock collar for obedience training.
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I have 2 labs and we had an invisible fence in our old house. They each got "shocked" once - during their training. They never left the yard and one of my dogs is squirrel crazy and the other is tennis ball crazy. They passed the test on both.

Invisible fences are great if you live in a neighborhood that does not allow traditional fences. I do not find them cruel if the dogs are trained properly. I disagree that it is like using a shock collar for obedience training. I agree it doesn't keep other animals out but some times there is not other option.
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:26 PM
 
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If anyone has any info on the SportDog system specifically, if you could please send me a direct message, I would really appreciate it.

Thanks alot
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