Invisible Fence Cost

How much does an invisible fence cost?

One of the most innovative methods of keeping pets under control is the invisible fence, a buried contraption that outlines the boundary of the pets garden or home and keeps it inside the area by way of sending electronic signals to the pet’s collar. Small electric shocks are administered to the pet via the collar – non-injurious but just enough to deter them from getting that close again! These systems vary in price thanks to the area needed to be covered, and there will also be the local labour costs to take into account.

General Cost

• You can buy a kit for an invisible fence complete with full installation instructions that any competent DIY handler can manage, and these can cost anywhere between $100 and $500.
• The alternative is to engage a professional to install the system – something that may be preferable to those with bigger areas to protect – and this can cost anything between $1000 and $2000 according to the system itself and the area covered.
• The systems can be used equally well with dogs or cats – the latter particularly successfully.
• Collars can be customized for size and strength of shock.
• Some professional installers include training – for both pet and owner – in the use of the system.

Extra Cost

• Generally a system will come with a single collar, but additional ones that are tuned to the system can be bought for between $50 and $150.
• Bear in mind that a DIY kit will be geared towards a smaller area – extra wire may be required at a couple of dollars per foot.
• The collars will be battery operated and these will need replacing on a regular basis – allow $20 per month for upkeep.
• There may be local authority rules about installing electric fences – check thoroughly before going ahead as there could be costs involved.

Tips

• Some people claim there is an element of cruelty in administering electric shops to pets – you are free to have your own view.
• These fences are a preventative measure and are not security oriented.
• Consider a training program as an alternative.

Shopping

• Always shop around for the best deal – this is a competitive market and the packages offered by various providers differ.
• Check at your local pet store and vet for recommended services
• See www.dog-fence-guide.com/ website for expert advice and information on rates and costs and nearby providers.

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