Whenever you search online for dog fences, chances are the top results are electric fences. When you go to your local pet store, chances are the only containment options they have available are leashes or shock collars. There are several alternatives to electric dog fences and several reasons why you should consider these alternatives before purchasing an electric dog fence.
First and foremost, electric dog fences are not humane containment solutions. We have an entire article dedicated to why electric fences shouldn’t be used, but in short they cause unnecessary pain to your dog, confuse your dog, leave your dog vulnerable to being attacked by other dogs and animals, and are often not effective. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) also has an article which outlines numerous reasons why electric fences and shock collars shouldn’t be used by pet owners.
You might be thinking to yourself ”How in the world am I going to contain my dog without an electric fence?” Conventional options are of course available, but there’s often a huge drawback to each conventional dog containment method. We have a great chart which compares various dog containment systems and fences, explaining the pros and cons of each and whether or not it may be a good solution for you and your dog.
PetPlaygroundz Alternative To Electric Dog Fences
We’ve developed a unique, cost effective alternative to electric dog fences. Our fencing products prevent digging under the fence, prevent climbing over the fence, prevent chewing the fence, and are easy to maintain and install. We have numerous cost effective solutions available, ranging from DIY fence kits that you can install in a few hours or custom built fence kits designed to fit your yard, to professionally installed dog fences.
The main advantages to our fencing and the reason why we believe it’s the best alternative to electric fences are the low price point, the fact that your dog will be secure at all times inside the fence, the fact that it allows your dog to exercise and play, and lastly the fact that it is 100% humane.
Before you jump for an electric dog fence, consider the alternatives and ask yourself if you would like getting shocked each time you harmlessly wander out of the yard.