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Old 02-11-2010, 12:56 PM
 
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I'm looking to buy a house, and I'm wondering how you can tell if a house has an invisible fence. I currently live in an apartment, so I have no idea. What should I look for to see if a house has one of these?
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:03 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Ask the owners, they would definitely know. Why does it matter either way? It's not something that is an issue, unless you plan on wearing a shock collar calibrated to that particular fence...
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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The invisible fence companies recommend keeping a sign visible in the yard. If you are viewing the house, typically there will be a 'control system' somewhere in the house. When we had one in our old house, it was in the garage.

I believe that new collars can be purchased and calibrated to that sytem. Not 100% on that though.
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:32 PM
 
Location: California
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No way of telling...as stated above the power boxes are usually installed in the garage out of sight.
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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Always look for the invisible signs saying it has the invisible fence.
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Old 02-11-2010, 06:57 PM
 
Location: South St Louis
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^Oh, that explains everything.
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:27 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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^Oh, that explains everything.
Haha!
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Old 02-11-2010, 11:05 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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This IS a FAMILY FUED Question??!!! Rightttt
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Old 02-12-2010, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjcj9jlr-t8


I think the dog is smarter than this guy, but this is one way of testing for an invisible fence...
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Old 02-12-2010, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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A neighbor of mine has one. I only know because his dog will only go to a certain point, although, while they were training him, there were flags up indicating where the fence was.

Can't you just ask the seller or the agent?
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