Things are going well with Mya and she is getting on with Jenna OK. I do have a bit of a problem, though. At the bottom of our large yard we have a 'Vegetated buffer" it was there when we bought the house and there is a covenant on the property which says we are not allowed to remove it. Now it's pretty dense bush about 60m wide and 20m deep. There is a fence at the bottom of it so the yard is completely secure but I really want to stop the dogs, especially Mya from going into it. Jenna wanders in there occasionally but if I call her she will come out so it's not really been a problem til now.
Mya just runs straight into it every time I let her out in the garden. She won't come back out til she's ready and I can't see her in there. This means she pretty much cannot go out at night because of toads and other nasties that she wants to chase (and eat if we're not careful). I have been taking her out on a long line at the moment but that is not ideal. I want her to be able to enjoy our large yard, safely.
So I was thinking of putting one of those electric fence things which run on the ground, I think, and give them a bit of a shock if they get too near. What do people think? Are they cruel? Better than being bitten by a snake or eating a toad though I would think. Has anyone used one with success or has anyone any other ideas? I don't really want to physically fence off the area. Firstly, it would cost a fortune and also be pretty ugly as it would have to be quite high, Mya is a bit of a jumper.
Thanks guys, I will post more piccies soon.