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Rethinking our fencing situation…and a giveaway!

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Invisible dog fencing is great for keeping dogs where you want them and out of where you don't. It keeps them safe and helps you be neighborly. There are many options to chose from depending on your circumstances. Meet Buddy and Bandit. They’re brothers. 

I don’t think I’ve officially introduced them to you but we got them as puppies last July. We were still mourning the loss of Rascal whom we had for 8 years. We were briefly visited by a stray that my children named Biscuit but as with most strays he didn’t stay around long. Sometimes sharing things online is difficult and no one wants to here that we have puppies, oh something happened and now we don’t….yada, yada, yada. So, I’ve waited.

These puppies, really teenage dogs, are so fun and sweet – but also very, very naughty. They remind me in so many ways of children. They come running when you go outside, they play and wrestle each other and they let Esther ride them. But they also run to the fence (chain link) and mark their territory whenever the neighbors’ dogs come outside, they like to chase the chickens and they have sneaked into to the hen house and eaten eggs. Naughty, I tell you, very naughty. 

Invisible dog fencing is great for keeping dogs where you want them and out of where you don't. It keeps them safe and helps you be neighborly. There are many options to chose from depending on your circumstances. {This post is a sponsored post and contains affiliate links. You can learn more on our disclosure page.}

We’ve been talking about what do to with this naughtiness. Some of it is just funny….like the marking the fence. But chasing chickens and eating eggs is unacceptable naughtiness. The hens are now staying in their run unless someone is outside. The dogs don’t chase them when someone is out there…kind of like children, yes?

For the egg eating we think we are going to re-install our diy electric fence around the chicken house and yard. We have used this system with our previous dogs in various houses over the last 20 years. It’s really easy to install and inexpensive.

While this type of fence is great for keeping your dogs away from your livestock, there are other reasons to consider an invisible dog fencing.

Invisible dog fencing is great for keeping dogs where you want them and out of where you don't. It keeps them safe and helps you be neighborly. There are many options to chose from depending on your circumstances. You have a large property. Sometimes with a large property you still want your dog to be close to home. Using an in ground fence allows to keep your dog close to home without putting up a traditional fence around your home. Or you want your dog to stay away from certain areas…like the hen house or the garden.

You’re renting a place with no fence. Most landlords won’t put up a fence for a tenant’s dog. But most will allow the tenant to install an in ground fence. The beauty of it, is that when you move you can easily take it with you. 

Your dogs really like to escape your traditional fencing. We had a dog named Bob for 16 years. We should have named him Houdini. He could escape any fencing, until we got the in ground fence. So we installed the in ground fence a few feet away from our regular fence. It worked great! 

You travel with your dog. If you travel with your dog a great idea is to use a wireless dog fence. You’ll need to use it at home and do a little training before you travel. It’s a great solution for keeping your dog safe and to also be neighborly while traveling with your dog.

One thing to remember when using this kind of fencing is that it is for your dog. It won’t keep a predator out of your hen house or your neighbors dog out of your garden. It won’t keep a stray from coming onto your property. It’s about keeping your dog where he is safe and won’t cause harm to others. 

There are many options when it comes to invisible fences and you can read some great reviews at Dog Fence DIY. Dog Fence DIY is sponsoring this post and is also sponsoring a $25 Amazon Gift Card giveaway just for us.

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