Originally Posted by Ltlabner
Off on a tangent, but there always seems to be a dog on the loose in my neighborhood. Just the other day I got a frantic lab that had no collar back home after he was spotted just "hanging out" all day.
I understand that dogs can get loose now and again, but it happens so regularly that I wonder if some folks around here even try to keep their dogs fenced in. I don't mind playing "search & rescue" for the local dogs, but it's not really fair to the dog.
I like the invisible fence, personally. I wish more dog owners would get them because it lets the dog run around in the yard without worrying about it getting loose in the neighborhood. Works great for my border collie mix. Unfortunately, I don't think they work well with pit bulls because their necks are so big and strong the shock collar doesn't phase them. The only other problems is that some people run the fence right along the sidewalk, when you should really have it at least 10 ft off the sidewalk so that your dog can't run right up to people walking past.