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My inlaws are considering a wireless fence as their HOA only allows certain types of fencing that run in the $5-6k+ range. Does anyone have experience with the wireless fences (the ones where nothing is buried in the ground)? What I'm wondering is will these types of fences shock the dog until they reenter the yard or is it a small shock area like with a buried invisible fence?
 

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My buddy bought one for his dog which was a proffesional neighborhood roamer and it did not work for his dog. The dog would take the correction and keep running! If you were using it on a young trainable dog I think it would work.
 

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My buddy bought one for his dog which was a proffesional neighborhood roamer and it did not work for his dog. The dog would take the correction and keep running! If you were using it on a young trainable dog I think it would work.
Did he buy a wireless unit? Or one where he buried the wires?

From my understanding with the wireless units they work off WiFi and the dog can't run through the shock, it keeps shocking until it returns to the safe zone.
 

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I thought he said it was wireless but I could be wrong. I will check and pm you.
 

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There is a range even with the wireless units. The problem with either wireless or underground is this: If you have a dog with high prey drive, they may just grit their teeth and run through the stimulation to chase that squirrel, rabbit, etc. And once they are outside the zone, they get shocked when they try to return to the yard. Once they're out, they get corrected for trying to come home.
 

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I have two chessies. One will run the other way when the warning sound goes off but the other one would go right through if a squirrel or cat is on the other side. I put the invisible fence collar and an e collar on the dog and managed to catch her going through the fence and I had TT collar up to a 6. She hasn't gone through it again. I still do not trust the invisible fence. I'm always outside with my dogs. Any other animal can come into your yard and that is the downside of the fence.
 

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We have a wireless fence and have had no issues with any of the 3 dogs
 

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Keep in mind; I know the Petsafe Wireless fence corrects the dog only 30 seconds. That can be a lot, or a little depending on the dog.
 

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I have two chessies. One will run the other way when the warning sound goes off but the other one would go right through if a squirrel or cat is on the other side. I put the invisible fence collar and an e collar on the dog and managed to catch her going through the fence and I had TT collar up to a 6. She hasn't gone through it again. I still do not trust the invisible fence. I'm always outside with my dogs. Any other animal can come into your yard and that is the downside of the fence.
Not really worried about other dogs. They live in a gated golf community and all dogs are either in a fence or an invisible fence. In the 7 years they've been there, they've seen one roamer.

I thought about using my Dogtra and see how that goes.
Keep in mind; I know the Petsafe Wireless fence corrects the dog only 30 seconds. That can be a lot, or a little depending on the dog.
30 seconds may be plenty, because this dog is definitely shock resistant. From what they say he'll sit at the edge and whine and cry the whole time he's running through it. If it took him longer to run through it then it might stop him.
 
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