Even though walking your pet is extremely important, if you have a backyard, most dogs will also enjoy spending a little time off- of their leash, running freely and having a little fun on their own.
If you allow your dog to spend a lot of time unsupervised in the yard, then having a yard that is fenced in is an important safety requirement.
Even the most well-behaved dogs can easily be distracted by another dog, wildlife, or other enticing objects and then run off.
If the yard does not currently have a fence, an invisible dog leash can be a great option.
While there are several different types, an invisible dog leash basically consists of wire that is buried under the ground.
This system comes equipped with a transmitting device, as well as a special receiver collar for your dog to wear.
A signal will travel from your transmitter to the wire that is buried underground; when your dog begins to get too close to the boundary line, the dog will receive a special warning tone.
If the dog continues to move towards the boundary line, then the dog receives a static correction which is meant to startle the dog so that he or she will not continue on.
Many of the kits come with a few visible boundary flags that you can use as visual aids to help your dog recognize where the boundary limits start.
Some of the newer systems on the market are even wire-free or work with Wifi technology.
Here are a few benefits of having an invisible leash:
These types of leashes are usually inexpensive
Traditional metal and wood fences can be costly.
Depending on what area of the country you live in, the cost can range anywhere from around $8 per foot for a basic wood fence to $25 per foot for wrought iron fences.
However, if you install it yourself, invisible dog leashes cost between $100 to $500, depending on the size of the yard as well as the quality of the fence.
Even if you hire professionals to install it for you, the entire job would cost around $1000 to $2000-still more reasonable than a traditional fence.
Invisible dog leashes will help to protect your pet while preserving your view
There is no need to buy a home that is on the golf course or the lake if your entire view is blocked off by a wood or metal fence.
Your dog will not be able to jump over or dig under the fence
Many dogs have a tendency to dig under the fence or even climb over it.
They destroy your fence with their teeth, or they may quickly slip by when you open your gate.
On the other hand, by using an invisible leash, you keep everything in working order while still establishing boundaries for your dog.
Invisible leashes offer the best of both worlds
They set boundaries without you having to spend a lot of money on maintenance.
You also get to have the option of living without a fence obstructing your view.
Do a little research to find out which brand is best for you.