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Invisible Fence® vs. Traditional Fence

Safety


You’re looking at your yard, studying its shape and size, and wondering: Am I better off with the Invisible Fence® system for my dog, or a regular fence?

We admit we’re biased. We consider Invisible Fence to be the best pet safety system on the market, which is why it’s the exclusive brand we sell, install, and train people and their dogs to use. Here’s a breakout of the pros and cons of Invisible Fence systems versus above-ground fencing.

The 5 key factors you should consider

Cost. For a .25 acre lot, the Invisible Fence system will probably cost 50% - 90% less than a physical fence system. For yards that are larger, the costs of installing traditional fencing escalates and may become too big for your budget. Of course, the exact savings would be determined by the amount of linear feet you’re fencing, the type of fencing material you’re considering, and the maintenance it will require over time. Additionally, installing the Invisible Fence system will not increase your property taxes like a physical fence will. And if you ever move, you can take your electronics with you and have a wire installed at your new property.

Aesthetics. Pet parents who want their yard to be kept open value Invisible Fence for its underground wire design and the way Invisible Fence control panels can be installed in accessible but out-of-the-way places, like a garage or basement. It’s often the case that the only way you’d know the Invisible Fence system was in use would be the small white flags that define the perimeter of the system during the initial training period.

Safety. Dogs are known to dig under traditional fences or jump over them, especially if they can see through the fence and notice other pets, cars, people, and wildlife. With a physical fence, gates or doorways can be left open accidentally. This can’t happen with the Invisible Fence system! The design, installation, and training Canine Company provides with every Invisible Fence system we sell is proven to be highly effective in keeping dogs within the perimeter. We’ve witnessed dogs resist all kinds of temptations like wildlife or pedestrians thanks to the Invisible Fence boundary.

For a .25 acre lot, the Invisible Fence system will probably cost 50% - 90% less than a physical fence system. For yards that are larger, the costs of installing traditional fencing escalates and may become too big for your budget.

Time. Invisible Fence systems are easy to install compared to traditional fences. Most installations take about 3-4 hours on average.

Flexibility. Invisible Fence systems that use underground wire can be configured to protect certain areas of your yard, such as gardens, pools, and play areas. Outdoor Shields, which are fully compatible with your Invisible Fence system, can be used to create adjustable, circular signal fields up to 12 feet in diameter for an additional level of custom protection.

Get a free custom design session for your property

  • Get a custom Invisible Fence design session online with a Canine Company expert.
  • You can involve other family members as you like.
  • GPS mapping enables us to look at your property and produce a custom layout and cost for your system.
  • Get more freedom and safety for your dog from a proven company with the resources it takes to take care of you and your dog.

Don’t DIY it. 
And don’t risk going with a mom and pop dog shop.

Receive a custom price for the Invisible Fence system from Canine Company, the canine experts.