Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Ontario, Canada
I have an almost 6 month old male totally contained by Invisible Fence, and we had help with the training process from them. It did take about 3-4 weeks and gradually increasing the correction - but he has been totally trained to the fence since about 14 weeks. He would LOVE to eat a cat, but even the cats he won't go through the fence for. Make sure the collar is good and snug - you should be able to get a finger under one prong, but not both.
Sadly, no, they don't keep other dogs out, but I am lucky as we very rarely have loose dogs near us, and several of our neighbours' dogs are also well contained by invisible fence. That said, I don't let him go out when I am not around to keep an eye/ear on him just in case something does make its way on to the property. We did a 3 acre area in invisible fence, and love it. But yes it does have limitations and the training is very important. Takes going in and out of the boundary many times in a controlled manner in the firsts weeks with increasing correction if necessary, and lots of temptations until you find the right level. Being a pup, I keep an eye on my guy for any sign that he has gotten tougher and willing to take the correction.