I'm referring to low voltage electric fences around places like home gardens to keep out things like dogs (or even pests in some instances). That way, the dog or whatnot won't run into the garden and destroy the planted goods.
So yeah, they are basically some wire put across a place with a current running through them.
The voltage won't hurt a dog permanently, but it would hurt enough to make them do a quick yelp and think twice about going near it again.
What are your thoughts on them?
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Really isn't a big of a deal. The family of my fathers side lives on a farm and I can't count the times I got zapped anymore. Its so low voltage that it really isn't animal abuse. People who think it is, never actually touched one.
That being said if the voltage is too high it is infact animal abuse. But usually its about the mental shock of the little electric shock and the sound that keeps the animals inside.1