Entries by Sam Chapman

A dog is for life – not just for Christmas

A dog is for life – t’was the month before Xmas T’was a month before Christmas and all around the house the children were squealing we want a pet mouse; Or a hamster, a kitten, a dog or a horse. We PROMISE to look after it forever, of course! So straight onto Google the parents […]

Containment Fences Explained

What are electronic Containment Fences and how do they work? Containment fences hit the news earlier this year when the Government declared that they intended to ban e-collars for training dogs. Sadly, the media jumped in with both feet first and declared that containment fences were also to be banned. At DogFence we were horrified […]

Electronic dog fences – are they safe for small dogs?

Are electronic dog fences safe to use for small dogs? Electronic dog fences have been around for over 40 years. Unsurprisingly in the early years this type of electronic dog fencing was most certainly not suitable for small dogs. Why were they not suitable? Size and weight of the computer collars!  Many of the early […]

Electric dog fences – Weighing up the pros and cons

Electric Dog Fences: Pros and Cons Electric dog fences are both a safe and affordable solution to keep your dog safe at home whilst allowing them freedom to roam and play within your properties boundary. In recent years due to their flexibility and effectiveness electric dog fencing has become increasing popular for cats as well. […]

Cat Fence – how a cat fence saved my cat!

Cat Fence Saved my Cats Life! I wanted to take a moment to tell you all about how a Cat Fence saved our cat’s (Figaro’s) life. You may have heard them called containment fences or even electric cat fences. Without our Cat Fence I really fear that Figaro would not be with us anymore and […]

Electric dog fences cruel or kind?

Are electric dog fences cruel or kind? You’ve heard about electric dog fences and are either intrigued, appalled or desperate to know more!  Surely an electric dog fence cannot be humane? Why does anyone need electricity to keep a dog in? Electric dog fences, wireless dog fences, containment fences why do I need one? Dogs […]

So what’s the difference between a freedom fence and a dog fence?

So you’ve done a bit of googling and come across a few options for  keeping your dog at home. An electronic dog fence, freedom fence or a containment fence. So where do you start. How do you know what the differences are if you don’t know how a freedom fence works? How does a freedom […]

8 top tips to stops dogs from escaping!

Top tips for stopping your dogs from escaping! Escaping dogs? Lets look at solutions to stop dogs from escaping. Does your dog’s ability to escape from the garden have you convinced that they are Houdini in a Dog’s body? Attempting to keep your dog in the safety of the garden can be frustrating and costly. […]

Dog fences are NOT banned!

Dog fences & Cat fences are not banned! After the government bought containment fences to a public consultation, it was decided that Dog fences are NOT banned. This landmark decision also has had a positive impact for all you cat lovers – Cat fences are not banned either! Considering the statics of cats that are […]

Freedom fence, Invisible Fence, What are they?

What is a freedom fence or  Invisible fence? So what is a freedom dog fence? it’s actually is a generic name for an electronic dog fence. Very similar to a “hoover”, a freedom fence, invisible fence or DogFence are often used to describe the containment fences. These dog fences were first produced in the USA […]