Is it safe to use electric fences for small dogs and other animals?
Using an electric fence for small dogs and animals can be of great benifit as a highly effective and safe means of containment or exclusion if set up correctly.
With short bursts of safe controlled power, an electric fence is generally very effective and quick at modifying several movement and behavioural patterns in most animals.
Electric fences are effective at keeping your animals in and where needed, other dangerous or unwanted animals out.
When should you use an electric fence for small dogs and animals?
You should use an electric fence for small dogs and animals when there is a need for an alternative and more fail safe means of containment your current setup is providing.
Having your animal safely contained or dangerous animals excluded from a zone can far outweigh the quick and sharp pain felt caused by one or two electric fence shocks.
Generally most dogs and animals only need to touch the fence once or twice before attempts at passing through, under or over the electric fence barrier are no longer attempted.
When should you NOT use an electric fence for small dogs and animals?
If you are unsure of the power ouput of the electric fence energiser.
If the animal shows any signs of physical weakness, illness or other unknown condtions.
If the animal is at an early age where it can not take concept or learn to avoid the fence after just a few shocks.