Best Electric Dog Fence For A German Shepherd

 

This is guide outlines some of the best options for electronic dog fence systems for German Shepherds.

In this guide we outline some of the best brands and models in the invisible/in ground, above ground, and wireless categories.

We’ve also included a helpful buyer’s guide with FAQs and other important things to consider when buying a pet containment system.

Let’s take a look!

 

(NOTE: this is a general information guide only, and is not professional advice, or a substitute for professional advice. A qualified vet or animal expert is the only person qualified to give you expert advice in regards to your pet/s)

 

Best Electric Dog Fence For A German Shepherd: Invisible/In Ground, Above Ground & Wireless

Our top picks for the best electric dog fence for a German Shepherd are:

 

Even though we prefer in ground fences because they tend to be more effective and reliable, some people want a wireless dog fence.

These are some of the top rated wireless dog fences on the market right now:

 

*Make sure to also check collar strap size to dog neck size measurements before you buy.

 

Best Electric Dog Fence For A German Shepherd: Reviews

eXtreme Dog Fences Reviews – Basic, Standard, Professional Grade, & Max Grade

Read the full review of the eXtreme Dog Fence models in this guide.

 

SportDOG In-Ground Fence SDF-100A, & SDF-100C System Reviews

Read the full review of the SportDOG SDF-100A, & SDF-100C models in this guide.

 

PetSafe PIF-300 Wireless Dog Fence Review

Read the full review for the PetSafe PIF-300 Wireless Dog Fence in this guide.

 

Other Relevant Dog Fence Reviews & Comparison Guides

eXtreme Dog Fence vs PetSafe® vs SportDOG: Comparison Guide

SportDOG vs eXtreme Dog Fence: Comparison Guide

SportDOG vs PetSafe Dog Fence: Comparison Guide

 

Best Electric Dog Fence For German Shepherd: Buyer’s Guide

Best In Ground, Above Ground & Wireless Dog Fences On The Market

These guides outline some of the best dog fence models on the market at the moment:

Best Above Ground & In Ground Electric Dog Fences

Best Wireless Electric Dog Fences

Above Ground vs Underground vs Wireless Dog Fences: Comparison

 

FAQ Guide About Electric Dog Fences

You can read an FAQ Guide here about commonly asked questions by potential buyers and owners of electric dog fences.

We outline things such as:

Types of electric dog fences

All factors to consider in choosing an electric dog fence

Most important factors to consider in choosing an electric dog fence

How much an electric dog fence costs

How to install and set up an electric dog fence

How an electric dog fence works

How to train a dog to use an electric dog fence, and how long it takes

Type of wire used for an electric dog fence

How much wire is required for an electric dog fence

Which electric dog fence wire is best

How to bury the wire for an electric dog fence system

How deep to bury the wire

Are dog fences safe, and are they effective

 

Size Of Collar For A GSD

A GSD is generally a large size breed.

With any electric dog fence you buy, make sure the collars are suitable for your dog, and also fit their neck size.

The manufacturer should provide collar sizing instructions for the dog fence and the dogs using them.

 

Some Safety Considerations For Using An Electric Dog Fence

Safety is extremely important with an dog fence.

Always always get your vet’s advice or the advice of an animal health and/or training expert – nothing is a substitute for professional advice.

Some general safety guidelines for using a dog fence humanely might be:

Buy from a reputable company who put proper use of the dog fence and the safety of the dog as a priority 

Read and follow the operating guide, instruction/safety manual and training guide that comes with the dog fence system from the manufacturer for operation and safety instructions and guidelines

Pay attention to any warnings issued by the manufacturer

Monitor your dog’s response both mentally and physically to using a dog fence. Take the collar off immediately and discontinue use of the system if you notice any negative implications or reactions

 

A good dog fence that uses static stimulation should simply stimulate the muscle (to the point of reflex) to get the dog’s attention, but should not cause pain (it might be slightly annoying for the dog to act as a small deterrent – but shouldn’t cause pain or harm). It certainly shouldn’t cause a ‘sharp pain’ to the muscle or body. 

To get a safe stimulation level – you can always start from the lowest stimulation level, and work your way up to a level that gets the dog’s attention (such as changing body language when a stimulation, vibration or tone is administered) without any visible sign of pain or harm (such as yelping, or showing signs of stress).

A good dog fence company should give you all the necessary safety, use and training instructions, and should have a dedicated customer service line to help when you being using the fence system.

The static function does not need to be used either – tone and vibrate training modes can be used instead.

Some owners like to use their dog fence system as a temporary training tool i.e. once their dog/s have learnt the boundaries and are properly training to stay in the yard, they turn the fence off or remove it.

If the dog starts going outside the boundaries again, they use the fence again to re-train their dog.

As a safety precaution for humans as well – make sure to get a qualified company to do an underground utility search and get these utilities marked before doing any digging.

Read more about the safety of electric dog fences in this guide.

 

Alternatives To Electric Dog Fences

This guide outlines some potential alternatives to electric dog fences.

 

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