everything you need to know about vinyl fencing

everything you need to know about vinyl fencing

Invisible Fences: Pros And Cons

by Connor Hanson

Fences are installed for a number of reasons. Maybe you are trying to keep your pet in your yard or trying to keep other neighboring pets out. Maybe you just want privacy from your neighbors. Whatever the reason for your fence, there is a fencing option for you. If however, your subdivision doesn't allow fences, or you want to keep your view from being blocked by a fence, but you need one for your pet, an invisible fence may be for you. See below for some pros and cons of an invisible fence.


  • Affordable. The cost of an invisible fence is cheaper than a traditional wooden one. 
  • Can Be Run Anywhere. An invisible fence can be ran through any type of terrain. It can be ran across a driveway and even across water.
  • Pet And Owner Flexibility. If you normally have to take your dog out on a leash, this will eliminate that need. You'll have more time to do whatever you need to do and your dog will have more of an area to run around. You can make your invisible fence area as big as you need, so your dog could have the entire yard to roam.
  • Low Maintenance. Your invisible fence doesn't require the maintenance that a traditional fence may need. All you need to do is replace the batteries in your dog's collar when needed.


  • Shock. When your dog gets near the boundary lines, it will feel an electric pulse or shock. The shock can be painful and startle your dog. It may keep him in the yard, but it may also make your pet not want to go outside. 
  • No Containment Guarantee. Depending on the size of your dog and your dog's motivation for getting out of the yard, he could very well get through your invisible fence. Once out, he has to get shocked to get back into the yard, so most likely he won't want to return once he's gone.
  • Open Yard. Your invisible fence will help to keep your dog out, but other animals will be free to enter your yard. This means neighboring dogs and pests can come into your yard without a problem and without getting shocked. 

Installing an invisible fence for your pet is a personal decision. It is cost effective, allows you to keep your view and will give both you and your pet more freedom. For more information on fencing options, contact a company like Harrington & Company.


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