Many homeowners need to keep their pets contained, but don’t like the look of an electric fence. This is where invisible fences come in handy—they handle the work of an electric fence but with hidden wires. Here is some more information.
If you plan to purchase a kit and install an invisible fence yourself, you can expect to pay between $100 and $350. However, a professionally installed pet fence will cost a bit more at $850 to $1,500. For help purchasing and installing your fence, get in touch with a licensed contractor.
With the proper maintenance, invisible fences are considered very durable, especially if they are installed underground.
Invisible fences are virtually maintenance-free since they are usually installed underground. However, it’s important to periodically check that the system is working before sending your pet outside. Always make sure to change the batteries.
Different models use different methods of containment. Some use a mild electric shock, some use an annoying noise, while other use both. Many fences have controls to adjust the intensity of the shock if this is the method they utilize.
The actual Invisible Fence brand uses special 3-volt batteries that should be purchased from the company themselves. This is the only battery that will be covered under the warranty.
Richard Peck patented the first invisible fence with the help of an electric engineer in 1973. His goal was to protect dogs in a safe and humane way.
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