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Old 09-24-2009, 01:50 PM
 
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Not being that familiar with specifics of an electric fence, but would the collar thing work in water? Would the dog get electrocuted with one on if he went into the water?
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Old 09-24-2009, 01:58 PM
 
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I've thought many times about doing the invisible fence thing.
But when my friends dog that had been controlled by invisible fence for over 3 years went on a dead run to get to something that we still don't know what it was going after, and got hit and killed by a car, I have given up the idea of an invisible fence.
An animals instinct can sometimes overcome training or controlling devices.
And like a previous poster said, it doesn't keep out other animals that might want to do harm to his pet.
I would rather have a physical barrier than to depend on an invisible fence.
Besides, my dog and I enjoy our walks together with just a leash.
Same thing happened to our shepherd. He had been in the IF for a good 3-4 years. One day he just blew right through the fence out to the road and was hit. Luckily he didn't die but his back legs were pretty messed up. And once the dog does get out they most likely aren't going to come back through the fence.

I will never have another one.
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:01 PM
 
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Not being that familiar with specifics of an electric fence, but would the collar thing work in water? Would the dog get electrocuted with one on if he went into the water?
I was wondering the same thing.
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