Electric fences are a very common choice for dog owners. We are often asked whether or not we feel that they are a good thing to consider or not.
Here are a few things to think about:
First of all - we have heard from many of our past customers who have used them very successfully and they would highly recommend them. One reason they seem like such a good option is that Goldendoodles are not known for being a real "Challenging" type of dog. They are typically very loyal, loving and people oriented - which means that they most often want to stay with their family. There are other breeds that have a strong desire to wander and roam and oftentimes these types of dogs can actually stop and think about whether it is "Worth It" to cross the line in order to get where they want to go or not. This is not considered a typical Goldendoodle temperament.
So for most Doodles the electric fence is a viable option.
But the one thing you do have to take caution with is that they are excellent for keeping your dog IN your property - but what they are not good for is - keeping other animals OUT of your property.
If you live in an area with wild animals or where stray dogs may wander - it may be safer to consider a chain link style fence in order to protect your dog from unwanted visitors that may harm them.