While an electric dog fence will not be the answer for all your dog issues it can be very effective at teaching your dog its boundaries. When used correctly it can be good tool to teach your dog the proper place to roam. An electric dog fence can help to contain a dog that quickly leaves its own yard to follow people, dogs, cars, or other things. Electric dog fences use a buried wire around the edges of your property. The dog will have a special collar which gets signals from the wire if your dog should happen to come near it.
There are different types of collars. Some give your dog a small electric shock while others release an unpleasant smelling spray or give off a sound. This teaches the dog to stay within the boundaries of the property. Electronic underground dog fences are a great idea in those areas where your ability to build a fence is restricted by your local home owners association or zoning laws.
Since the wire is buried underground you can protect your dog without putting up a big fence. This gives your dog the freedom to roam your yard without causing you concern about his running off. If you have a large properly it can be much less expensive to install an electronic dog fence than a traditional fence.
Some invisible lectronic dog fences can work in areas as large as 25 acres. It is also a good idea if you have a large breed dog that would need a very sturdy and tall fence in order to restrain it. They are also a great idea for a dog which is digging under an existing fence in order to get out. Using the electric fencing is a lot cheaper than installing a chain link fence around your property