Hidden Pet Fence Compared to Other Fences

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How Does Our Hidden Pet Fence Compare To Other Fences?

Our Hidden Pet Fence system compared to the Invisible Fence® brand

We really want folks to understand that we are a full-service company when it comes to keeping your dogs safe! The professionals of Hidden Pet Fence won’t just install a fence and then leave you to it. We also include training for your adult dogs and puppies.

Hidden Pet Fence of NY has a 100% success rate and has been in business since 1992! Take a moment to look at the chart below that is a direct comparison of the Invisible Fence brand®.

In addition to the following qualities, we are also able to install your fence earlier than you can expect from the other guys. We are typically only booked out 1-2 weeks for installs, while Invisible Fence® will have you waiting for 8-10 weeks. 

 CLICK HERE to watch a short YouTube video explaining why you should choose Hidden Pet Fence!

Hidden Pet Fence Comparison

Hidden Pet Fence

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Our Endless Boundary technology activates the collar not just at the line but also beyond.

Dogs can’t run past, jump over, or dig under the wire. If they run past the line, the Endless Boundary continues activating the collar and forces them back into the yard.

The “Other Guys”

THREE DOWNSIDES of the other guys’ fence
  1. Your dogs can run past the activation zone and continue to run.
  2. When your dog runs past the line and tries to come home, the fence keeps them from returning.
  3. You lose 5-8 feet around your whole yard.
  4. With other brands, your dog can run past and can’t walk home.

What’s the Difference Between our Underground Dog Fences and Conventional Style Above Ground Fences?

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Invisible Fencing by Hidden Pet Fence of NY vs. Traditional Above Ground Fences

  1. Dogs can jump over or dig under a regular above ground fence
  2. The front door and garage doors are not protected. Dogs get out the door and run out of the yard
  3. Gates can be left open by kids, friends, or family which lets the dogs escape out of the fenced area
  4. Weed whacking around the whole above-ground fence is time-consuming
  5. Cost – is definitely the biggest reason.

Pricing for conventional above-ground chain link fencing starts at about $4000 for a 1/4 acre backyard only. This starting price is an average price for chain link dog fencing including links, rods, and one entry gate.

Our installed invisible fence is less than half that cost.

Privacy fencing, vinyl fencing, wood fencing, or even a rod iron type fence will greatly increase that cost. In many cases, the cost can be over $20,000.

Our prices for invisible fencing are going to be less than 50% of that.

When you purchase a Hidden Pet Fence we do the back yard AND the front yard for the same price 99.9% of the time! That’s right! We can also secure your front yard, to protect your dog from running out the front door or garage door, and running out into the road. That is nearly impossible to do with chainlink or conventional dog fencing.

If you mow your own lawn get ready for a headache.  Mowing, weed whacking, trimming the grass, etc. are going to be quite the chore when a chainlink fence or other styles of fences are installed in a yard. Between professional installation and a maintenance-free wired setup, you won’t waste any time with upkeep when it comes to our system.

Our dog fence is installed securely underground and the wire needs no maintenance.  In other words, no obstructions between you and mowing your lawn perfectly.

Dogs are resourceful. Where there is a will (to escape) there is a way. Jumping over or digging under many types of conventional fences (like ones made of vinyl) is common with dogs. Even if they don’t escape, you now have a major maintenance issue on your hand every time your dog tears up your landscaping trying to escape from the big hunk of metal surrounding your yard. When it comes to an electronic fence,  there is no leaping over it or tunneling under it. It is underground and invisible. Your dog will absolutely stay in the yard with an escape-free system like this.

Also, if you have a traditional style above-ground fence with entryways like gates, you stand the risk of leaving that gate open by accident and thus leaving a wide-open “escape route” for your dog. With an underground electronic fence, there is no more “forgetting to close the gate” problem that can continue to arise.

No permit is needed, no association approval is needed (in most cases) and no issue with the city or towns for our underground invisible fencing.

CLICK HERE to watch a short YouTube video detailing underground fencing vs. traditional fencing.


How do Wireless Dog Fences Compare to Wired Dog Fences or Hidden Fences?

Simply put, you are getting a much more reliable system with our underground electric dog fence. Wireless systems are bunk. They are considered to be the most expensive way to fail at keeping your pet safe. The quality and reliability of wireless pet containment are just bad. Interference, random collar activation, inconsistent boundaries, and dogs running away is, in our opinion, a big failure. Wireless technology for pet fencing is still unreliable.

Compatibility with a yard style is another “plus” for underground dog fences but a “minus” for wireless dog fences. Wireless pet containment systems create a circle. In many cases, the circle allows the dog into the neighbor’s yards but not to their own backyard. The corners of the backyard are fully cut off from the circular boundary on wireless dog fences. Very few yards are circular. Our wired fence systems are customized to the shape of your yard. We maximize the space that you want your dog to have.

A wireless dog fence works like this: An invisible circular boundary in the form of a perfect circle is created around a central power unit (transmitting station). Circular landscapes don’t seem to be common so this is useless when it comes to matching an electronic dog fence to your landscape.  Straight edges at multiple angles need to be taken into consideration when thinking about installing an electric invisible dog fence to an area outside of a person’s home.  This is yet another way wireless dog fences fail.

Inconsistent boundaries with random, unreliable signal fluctuations are what you get with a wireless dog fence. A wireless dog fence system’s signal can interfere with other electrical signals such as microwaves and radios. This can confuse the dog creating a more difficult training session.  Our underground dog fence has a strong signal that does not interfere with any other signal or obstacle in or around your home.

Here are three reasons why someone would want to avoid a wireless dog containment fence setup:  Large collars that are uncomfortable on a dog, corrections (shock) that can’t be adjusted, and batteries with short life spans.  Our collars are comfortable, the corrections are adjustable (for all sizes of dogs) and our batteries keep on going.

An underground dog fence signal is strong and constant without interference from any other signals that may be coming from a home’s appliances such as the microwave, mobile phones, etc.  Wireless dog fences are notorious for malfunctioning due to these home appliance signals.  Even certain structures made of metal (refrigerators, water heaters, siding, etc.) can disrupt a wireless dog fence’s signal but not an underground dog fence which keeps a strong and stable signal, regardless of the surrounding obstructions.

So, what is the reason to purchase a wireless dog fence? Why are these inefficient systems that can harm your dog even available on the market? They are cheap.  That’s it.  Here at Hidden Pet Fence, we do not believe in using wireless dog systems for the reasons mentioned.

If you want a quality hidden pet containment system then go with our underground electric dog fence.


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Client Testimonials

Danielle Ballard - Rochester, NY

"My husband and I have been extremely pleased with Ralph and his staff at Hidden Pet Fence. Everyone has been exceptionally easy to work with, and when behavioral issues arose unrelated to the pet fence, Ralph helped to guide us to a trainer that can help us! We would recommend Hidden Pet Fence to anyone!"

Bethany Henderson - Rochester, NY

"We loved working with this company. The fence they sold us in 1999 still works, and the 2 new puppies recently were trained to the system seamlessly, in just a week. The service Ralph gives is still wonderful even though he has grown so much since our original purchase. Great job."

Jason Pignagrande - Pittsford, NY

"Ralph and Hidden Pet Fence have installed the there fence at two of my houses now. The price was very fair and the crew was professional. They even came back out the service my fence right away when I had a landscaping mishap! Jason"