Dog Fence Review – Choose The Best Dog Containment System For Your Dog

Dog Fence Review.  Choose the best dog containment system for your dog.

Should I buy a dog containment system via a retail store, catalog or the internet?

As a master dog trainer and a electric dog fence owner, I would emphatically say No to purchasing any dog containment system this way!  The following reasons explain why I am making this statement:

First and most importantly, it is very easy to psychologically damage your dog if the proper dog training and dog conditioning is not done.

Most people  just put the electric dog fence collar on their dog and shock the heck out of their dog in the name of dog training and conditioning.  Some dogs (depending on the dog personality or dog temperament) can learn this way; but you scare them doing it.  You can scar a dog doing this especially if this occurs during one of the two fear imprint stages a dog progresses through during their early years.  In addition, you run the risk of your dog pooping in the house and being afraid to go out doors.

The correction is not the reason most dogs stay in their yards! Proper training and conditioning is the reason dogs stay in their yard.  I often hear people tell me about the dogs they see running down the street that are on these store bought dog containment systems.  Training, conditioning and system reliability may very well be the reason this occurring.

Other dogs (the more dominant, stubborn and high energy) tend to think the correction they are receiving around their neck is just a part of life.  They learn to ignore it or take the pain.  If they see something outside the dog fence they want, they go.

The only way I would buy one of these electric dog containment systems (via the methods addressed above) is if I knew a professional dog trainer that would help me with the training.

This is true with a full service dog fence company as well.  I would just not assume that the person working with your dog is qualified to train.  I would make sure!  And, in most cases I would make sure your trainer is a real dog trainer capable of reading your dog’s personality and temperament.

This would be just one concern I would look at when performing a dog fence review.  There are other articles on this page that addresses other concerns.  Feel free to review and call me with questions.  My number is 414-416-1683.

Dog Fence Review – 1 Year Containment Guarantee vs 30 Days – It’s A No Brainer

You purchased a dog containment system to keep your dog or cat in your yard, right?  What happens if your dog starts escaping the fence?  If you are like me, you would want your money back if you did everything requested by the manufacturer.

Sadly, that doesn’t always happen.  Did you know that most (probably all)  hardware or catalog stores have only a thirty day money back guarantee on their dog containment systems?  That is not nearly enough time to be sure a dog fence will contain your dog the rest of his or her life.

It doesn’t get much better with professionally installed dog containment systems.  You have to do your home work before you buy.

Some companies have the same miserable thirty day guarantee that the catalog stores do.    There is no way I would buy one of those fences for my dogs.  Even if I was sure my dog would be contained, why would I want to take that chance if there are better guarantees out there?

Others don’t mention their pet containment guarantee at all (at least not on their websites).  I wonder why they do that? 🙂  I’ll let you be the judge of the reason for this glaring omission.  I can tell you one thing,  containment is an important issue with dog containment systems.

There are a few companies that offer a one year dog containment guarantee.   Even the companies with a one year pet containment guarantee requires some scrutiny.

One company offers a one year containment guarantee with a caveat … If your dog is not contained after 30 days, you only get refunded the cost of the equipment.  You lose the labor portion of the installation cost.

There is only one company in the world that offers a full one year dog containment guarantee.  That company is Contain-A-Pet.  The only thing you have to do is follow your Trainer’s guidelines for containing your specific dog.  If you do that and the dog cannot be contained, you will be refunded the purchase price of your system.  Why do they do that?

By now you know we are Contain-A-Pet.  Why can we offer this No-Risk guarantee to you?  We use sound dog training and behavior principles to teach your dog how to stay in his yard.  It doesn’t take any longer than the other companies’ fence training; but, it is very effective.