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How much does an electric fence cost for 1\2 acre?

Asked by tocutetolive90 (888points) July 9th, 2009

My parents want to get a dog, but aren’t sure how much a fence would cost. Does anyone know?

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Blondesjon's avatar

Instead of an electric fence tell your folks to get a good book on dog training and take their time doing a little research before jumping into anything.

tocutetolive90's avatar

they already know about dogs. they have had one just not at my house now

Blondesjon's avatar

Why not just put up a regular fence then? Electric is iffy and a pain in the ass.

tocutetolive90's avatar

they are cheaper from wat i heard

rooeytoo's avatar

Are you referring to a buried electric fence? If so you must consider that a dog not wearing the collar or a child or intruder, all can come into your yard, so from a liability aspect, it is not the best solution.

Also a friend lost 2 akitas during a cold winter when they had a heavy coat and there was a fair bit of snow on the ground, they just didn’t feel the shock.

Just a few things to consider.

Can’t help you on the price, check with a fencing contractor would be the best bet.

Lupin's avatar

I think you are asking about “In vivisible Fence”
If you do it yourself figure about $300 for half acre ~1000 ft. Hire a pro and the cost goes up to about $700. You have to dig a small trench to bury the wire. If you argree to do it yourself that would show your parents you are serious.
Here’s how to do it.

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