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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-12-2013, 01:33 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone tried invisible fence?

Just wondering if anyone has tried any of their products, either the outdoor or indoor. It looks like have the traditional fence and some products that make certain areas off limits. It at least looks interesting.
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Any sort if electric fence is a terrible idea for cats. When they startle they pretty much just lose it, so the cat could freak out and jump the fence, or attack who ever is standing nearby, or get stuck in a tree ect.

Tbh they don't work for dogs anyways since they create a false sense of security but many dogs learn to run through the shock. Also, it won't prevent other animals from entering your yard by itself.

If you want your cats to be safe outside its best to either be out there with them on a leash or to build a fully enclosed (roof too!) Catio pen
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I think they should be banned... any sort of shock collar/system. For the reasons outlined above as well as many others.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-12-2013, 04:32 AM
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Electric fencing can work for horses and other livestock, but to many times I've seen where people have problems with it when its been used for dogs. I would never try it for cats for the aforementioned reasons.

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Any sort if electric fence is a terrible idea for cats. When they startle they pretty much just lose it, so the cat could freak out and jump the fence, or attack who ever is standing nearby, or get stuck in a tree ect.

Tbh they don't work for dogs anyways since they create a false sense of security but many dogs learn to run through the shock. Also, it won't prevent other animals from entering your yard by itself.

If you want your cats to be safe outside its best to either be out there with them on a leash or to build a fully enclosed (roof too!) Catio pen
Yup, librarychick is right....other animals can still get in..and dogs do go through these....seen it with my own eyes...not sure how much shock it would give a cat! Cats are a lot smaller than the dogs I saw with the fences....and what if a fox, or a dog enters the yard? If the shock is bigger for a cat...it could end up trapping the cat with whatever came in the yard..
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I don't like these products. Efficient boundry training for dogs works immensely better than the shock collars
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