You have recently moved into this perfect countryside home, with green meadows and uninhibited pastures all around you. You want to wake up to bird sounds. Except, the barking of the dogs are drowning everything else.
As if moving homes wasn’t stressful enough, being dog parents brings added responsibilities, especially if your little fur balls are used to enjoying the outdoors. Many home owners who live in rental properties, are faced with the dilemma of choosing between fencing solutions or keeping the dogs locked in for a long time.
You don’t have much time on your hands and the dogs are going crazy, being on a leash all day. Certainly not the best of situations to be in.
A temporary dog fence comes across as an apt solution to the conundrum. It allows you to keep the dogs in, while letting them enjoy their freedom.
However, with a lot of factors to consider while selecting temporary fence for dogs, it is not an easy decision to make by a long shot.
- Does your dog have a habit of chewing his way out of a fence?
- Do you have multiple dogs?
- Are they big or powerful dogs?
- Do you have a dog who digs under the fence, like a patter dale terrier?
- Are you worried about other animals finding their way inside the property?
- Are you better off with an invisible portable fence that can be carried with you when you move homes?
- What is your budget?
Your choice of a temporary dog fence kit depends on the answers to all these questions. Most dog owners prefer a portable and invisible dog fence that can be set up in minutes and thwarts any escape attempts by even the naughtiest dogs.
Panel Styled Fences
Both chain-link fences and livestock panels are ideal for using as temporary dog fences. Chain-link fences can be purchased as temporary dog fencing kits with the required hardware for easy assembly. All you need to do is buy the wire panels from your nearest hardware store or livestock store and tie them with wire to form an enclosure around the area where the dogs will be set free. The caveat however, is that you may have to stake the panels deep into the ground to secure it. And if you have a 100 pound greyhound, then it may not be enough to keep him inside.
Invisible temporary dog fence kits
If you are looking for a portable dog fence and a permanent solution to your dogs getting on the other side of the fence frequently, then invisible dog fence kits might be just what the doctor ordered. These are electronically powered fences available in both wired and wireless versions that consist of a transformer, a receiver and a transmitter.
In wired versions, an insulated wire is dug at least 3-4 inches around the perimeter of the house creating an invisible barrier. In wireless versions, a small transformer creates the same barrier.
The receiver is in the form of a lightweight dog collar that will be worn by your dog. Every time, your dog approaches the perimeter of your house, the transmitter will set off a ‘correction’ which can be a tone, a warning sound or a mild jolt that deters the dog from crossing over. It is completely safe and humane and will feel like a splash of water on your face. It does not hurt the dogs.
You do not have to worry about purchasing hardware or digging T-posts or buying chain links. An invisible temporary dog fence kit can be set up in just a few hours, giving you the much needed peace of mind and the dogs their freedom.