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Don't Let This Happen To Your Dog ...

Got an electronic fence? Apparently some dogs are smart enough to figure out that high snowbanks reduce their effectiveness ...

 

Around noon, I heard that Jack, a dog who lives around the corner, was missing.

Jack, a smart dog, figured out that the high snowbanks around the perimeter of his property effectively negated the effects of the electronic fence that up until then was keeping him around home.

So, Jack went for a long walk.

His little adventure came to an abrupt end later that afternoon. Madison Animal Control was on it, found him, and returned him.

But just wanted to let you know--if you have an electronic fence, and high snowbanks, keep an extra sharp eye out for your dog.  

No name February 12, 2013 at 11:41 PM
There was no electric fence
No name February 12, 2013 at 11:47 PM
It was in the backyard where there weren't snow banks either.
No name February 12, 2013 at 11:48 PM
The electric fence still works
JC February 13, 2013 at 02:13 AM
This was an electronic fence, not electric. Electric is just a wire or two above ground, and zaps larger livestock (and humans) on contact. A burried electronic fence sends a radio signal a few feet from it to a collar on the dog. When the dog gets too close, it first warns, then zaps via the collar. Regardless, even with NO SNOW to block the signal (or a loss of power with no back up), many dogs grow to LIKE the zap (or endure it) for the wonders on the other side! A FENCE or kennel is the best way to contain a dog in a yard.
Pem McNerney (Editor) February 13, 2013 at 02:36 AM
Oh ... got it ... you're right ... electronic fence ... I also spoke with a family member who said it was the snowbank and the electroNIC fence didn't work ... thanks.

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