Originally Posted by MWM
Nope and that was one of the reasons we decided against it. Instead, I put up a chain link all by myself.
Not only can you not keep oterh animals out of your yard, but if your dog somehow gets out, they will not want to go near the line for fear of getting shocked so they won't go back in.
Also, some types of dogs are more motivated by chasing something like a squirrel that they'll go right through it without thinking about it. And once they realize that it's only a brief shock that doesn't last, they'll have little hesitation to go through it again. If that happens you've just spend a lot of money on something that no longer works.
That's when you increase the shock on the collar. Invisible fence is also only as effective as the training you give the dog to familiarize it with the boundaries.
I can't do a regular fence with my dog. She can easily jump a 6 foot fence and can get close enough to the top of an 8 foot fence to make us nervous. Since we don't feel like surrounding our yard with the Green Monster (and I doubt zoning laws would permit it), Invisible Fence has been our only option.