Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Chesapeake, VA...but longing for CO
We had a horrible 6' vinyl fence in our last house. I will admit, I miss it now. It kept stuff out and kept scarlett in. BUT, we bought a house on a golfcourse and since we don't have a pool, we can't have a proper fence. We went with actual Invisible Fence and we are satisfied with it. Scarlett has only run through it twice, when we first moved in. Now she won't even chase a rabbit or other dog through the "fence".
As Chelle says, it does NOT keep other dogs, critters, etc out. That is a problem for us, but one we are dealing with in order to have our view (although in the jungle of a yard we have, a fence would be completely hidden...)
A real fence is ideal, but Invisible Fence is a viable option with a GSD. GSD's are easily trained to know the boundary and after a couple of experiences with the fence, they become very careful not to get zapped...there are always exceptions, which I am sure other posters will point out. For us, it was the ONLY option. Tethering Scarlett was never going to be an option.
Scarlett WGSD 2/07 CGC TDI(retired)
Paige Husky/GSD mix 2/95-12/08
If you are going through hades, keep going!