Originally Posted by Ltlabner
So on the invisable fence deals...do they do anything to keep other dogs out of your yard? I'd hate to have the loose dogs in the neighborhood driving my dog nuts while she is basically "trapped" in her yard.
My opinion on invsible fences is that they are a decent solution for supervised control of your pet. However I would never trust them for unsupervised simply because of the fact you mention that other animals can get in.
Of course everyone's situation is different, and with me having no neighbors and lotsa room, the invisible fence is not necessarily attractive to me from a containment perspective (altho' I can see some applications for it like keeping our dog out of the garden, especially when it is planted and/or muddy!!). We have a large portion of our yard well fenced in (though of course not 100% critter proof). We still do not leave our dogs outside unsupervised for any great length of time.
Our golden accompanies me on my general outside chores and he is able to be trusted un-restrained under supervision. But that is because of where we live. I would not do it in a town setting because he still may want to chase something and run into the street, scare other people walking by (even tho' he's harmless they do not know that!) , etc... That is where IMO an invisible fence does come in handy if you do not want or cannot have real fencing.