When it comes to investing in a hidden dog fence, it’s always a matter of toss ups. We’re sure you’ve asked yourself plenty of questions: are they totally effective? Are they worth it in the end? Did I remember to turn the oven off? That one we ask ourselves more than we need to…

But that’s what this post is here to explain. Here, we outline the pros and cons of both hidden and traditional fences, thanks to the team at Hidden Fence Central Coast and Hunter:

Hidden Fences – PROS

Hidden Fences have a range of advantages over or in combination with traditional fences:

  • Greater effectiveness
    Hidden Fences are more effective than traditional fences when it comes to preventing escaping dogs. There are no weak points and dogs are unable to dig under or jump over the boundary line.
  • Installable anywhere
    We can install a Hidden Fence virtually anywhere – across large acreages, waterfront properties and sloped areas. Traditional fences aren’t always a practical solution for some property owners.
  • Great value product
    Hidden Fences are proven to save dogs’ lives. As most pet owners would agree, there’s no price on a dog’s life, which is why Hidden Fences are such a great value investment and a fraction of the cost of a traditional fence.
  • Lower upfront cost
    Depending on the material of the traditional fence, they can have a very high upfront cost compared to a Hidden Fence.
  • Add home value
    Some fences can be considered unsightly or view-obstructing, reducing home value. Hidden Fences are mostly underground and can be nearly invisible, adding value to your home.

Hidden Fences – CONS

  • Not suitable for all animals
    While Hidden Fences are great for dogs, cats, goats, sheep and even stock but they’re not effective for other small pets such as rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens for example.

Traditional fences – PROS

  • Keeps other animals out (sometimes)
    Traditional fences can help to keep other animals out of your property.
  • No training required
    Dogs don’t need to be trained when it comes to traditional fences, although crafty dogs dig under or jump over them all the time.

Traditional fences – CONS

  • Less effective
    Given that dogs are good at digging and locating gaps in fencing, as well as breaking through fencing, traditional fences are less effective than modern Hidden Fences.
  • Human error
    With traditional fences, there’s room for human error – forgetting to shut the gate, for example, could lead to a bad outcome.
  • Impractical
    For some properties, traditional fences aren’t a feasible option – especially for farms, acreages and other large properties.

When it comes to which fence is better, it’s clear that Hidden Fences outperform traditional fences in basically every way. Keen to invest in your very own Hidden Fence? Get in touch with the specialists at Hidden Fence Central Coast and Hunter! We install reliable invisible fences across the region, training your dog/s to avoid the boundaries so that they’re well-adjusted to their new fence. Grab a quote from our team today.

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