Invisible Fence ® versus DogWatch versus Us
Back in the early 1970’s, a man named Richard Peck realized there were many un-contained dogs running around freely, posing a risk of being hit by cars. Fast-forward a little bit, and Peck’s ideas came to fruition, creating Invisible Fence®. Since the birth of this underground electric fence brand, many other installation companies and manufacturers of the equipment have been established.
What are the biggest benefits to an underground electric pet fence?
There are countless benefits when it comes to electric pet fences. Many people find it to be an easy decision, so let’s dive in and take a look at some of the biggest benefits people receive:
- Better pricing when compared to a physical fence – Physical fences can end up costing an arm and a leg. Between the cost of the materials, labor, and permits, spending a few thousand dollars can go in a blink of an eye. Installing an underground electric pet fence is not only extremely quick, but affordable and a fraction of the cost when compared to a physical fence.
- Convenience – Physical fences can take days if not weeks to install. It requires an immense amount of labor and poor weather can further delay your project. With the electric fence, however, it can be installed in under an hour for an acre of land. Armed with an industry leading trenching machine, companies can be in and out before you know it.
- Increased reliability and peace of mind – When you properly train your dog to the underground electric pet fence, you can have peace of mind knowing it has extremely high reliability. If you use a company like us, you get peace of mind knowing the job was done right the first time, and we will help guide you with the training needs specifically for your dog. We are up front and transparent and giving you and your dog more freedom is our main goal.
There are so many additional benefits, but these are the ones people enjoy from the very beginning.
Hiring a national chain or brand versus working with an independently owned business?
This is an important question that applies to many professional trades, not just the underground electric fence industry. Whether you are looking for a plumber or a great local dog trainer like Delaware K9 Academy, you have many options. Decades ago when Invisible Fence® was founded, they set the stage for a couple major companies to enter the industry. These days, there are 2 major brands with name recognition – Invisible Fence® and DogWatch. These two companies have a great deal of experience and are often the leaders in innovative technology that others imitate. With their immense size, they have the funding and capital to continue to receive that name recognition across the country. There are some major drawbacks, however, that are worth mentioning.
Most major franchises that span across the country hold significant overhead costs. These include maintaining hundreds of websites, uniforms for employees, major advertising costs, and many other expenses that need to be covered. Often times, this results in passing the costs off to you, their paying customer. While you may not even know you are paying for this upcharge, it comes in the form of increased service costs, meaning you may not even know that you’re being overcharged for a simple service. Independently owned companies like Contained K9 do not hold those same overhead costs and drastically drive the cost down for customers. Family owned businesses work to be a part of your family all while saving you money.
Lastly, and arguably one of the most important aspects of using an independently owned company, is the ability to get a completely custom service. These companies are not tied down to utilizing one specific product, but rather can shop around to find the best product that fits you, your home, and your pets. The big national chains are stuck using their 1 offered product, even if it isn’t the perfect fit for you. Unfortunately it comes down to a one-size-fits-all service, which is not always best. Independently owned companies are able to give you a fully customized experience all while saving money.