Monday, October 25, 2010

Invisible Fence Dog Collars - Are They Cruel?

I was looking for an invisible fence dog collar for my dog recently. These are also known as hidden fences and can be quite helpful in securing your dog or limiting his / her movement.

When I started off my research I was very concerned about the safety of my dog. I have read many reviews on how it can be extremely harmful or your dog if proper care is not taken while installation.

From all my research I have come across some key things to keep in mind:

Get a good product - Invest some money and dont ever waste your money on some cheap product which can harm your dog later on.

Read reviews of various dog owners - Where best to get information about an invisible fence dog collar than from some owner who has used it right?

Read the manual thoroughly

Ask Help - Usually most manuals cover everything, but it is best to get help from a professional if you can.

Keep the electronic settings very low - The hidden fences actually work by sending mild shocks to the collar if your dog steps out of the boundary. So your job is to make sure that you set this setting  at a safe value or your pet.