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May 13, 2010

DON’T USE AN INVISIBLE DOG FENCE IN YOUR FRONT YARD AND AVOID A LAWSUIT!

Filed under: Avoid Accidents — admin @ 10:25 pm

A word of caution here; don’t install an invisible dog fence in your front yard.  I have seen many homes that have installed these invisible fences in their front yards.  This is an amazing advancement in barrier construction and design, but it has no place being in your front yard.  I like to take walks at night and have come across many homes that have viscous looking dogs standing in their front yard.  As with any dog, they snarl, bark, and growl every time I walk by the home.   Some even like to sprint towards me as if they were ready to take a bite out of my a_ _.  As a property owner or renter, or whatever, it is your responsibility to maintain a safe premise.  If I were to step into your front yard not knowing that a vicious dog was there, within this invisible fence, and get bitten by the dog, I could sue.  Most of these homes that do have their pet dogs fenced in the front yard do not have any warning that there is a potential risk of a pet.  If your pet must be in the front yard, perhaps a posted sign acknowledging that a dog is fenced in would help to reduce your liability.  Always keep in mind that you must do your best as a home owner or renter to ensure that your property is safe in the event that someone steps onto your property.  An ounce of prevention goes a long way in protecting yourself from a lawsuit. 

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