We’re in the process of buying a new house. The house is lovely with almost an acre of land with lush green lawns, wonderful landscaping, and just a magnificent field of green everywhere. Underneath it all across the property line is an invisible fence. The previous owners put it in to keep their Australian Shepherds in the yard. Putting up a barrier fence would be way too costly to cover the entire property, and putting up a partial fence would destroy the lovely landscaping of the house.
Jasmine isn’t particularly an outdoors dog. She goes out when she has to, and sometimes she likes to lie in the grass in the back yard, but mostly she likes being inside the safe, comfy house with me. When she goes outside, she is supervised by me. Now, with this new house, a doggie door and an invisible fence, she has the opportunity for more autonomy and it gives us the opportunity to have her trained to use a doggie door (and hopefully prevent accidents in the future).
However, I am reticent about the invisible fence. Some say it’s cruel. I’m starting to do some research on it, but I could use some opinions and advice. Please speak up (for or against), but please don’t flame. I want to make an informed decision and I’d appreciate some help!