Last updated on March 19th, 2022 at 06:24 am
- 1 How Much Does an Electric Fence Cost Per Month
- 1.0.1 1. Invisible Dog Fence Cost
- 1.0.2 2. Invisible Dog Fence Pricing
- 1.0.3 3. Electric Fence Cost Per Acre
- 1.0.4 Acres
- 1.0.5 Cost
- 1.0.6 4. Invisible Fence Cost Per Foot
- 1.0.7 5. Electric Dog Fence Cost
- 1.0.8 6. Invisible Fence Collar Cost
- 1.0.9 7. GPS Dog Fence Cost
- 1.0.10 8. Invisible Electric Fence Installation Cost
- 1.0.11 9. Above Ground Electric Fence Cost
- 1.0.12 10. Other Electric Fencing Cost Considerations
How Much Does an Electric Fence Cost Per Month
Fences make a lot of difference in terms of the security of your yard. A large fence can prevent many problems like burglaries or even stolen cars or boats. There are many different brands and types of fences, some can be very expensive while others can be included with very cheap electric dog fences. In this article, you will learn how much the electric dog fence costs.
1. Invisible Dog Fence Cost
Installing an electric fence costs between $1,016 and $1,620, depending on the type of fence you buy. A low-end electric fence costs $400 while a high-end electric fence costs up to $1,900.
The cost of the system includes a transmitter, receiver and wires that have been specifically designed to conduct electricity. Because people typically use electric fences to keep their dogs on their property, the price also includes a collar, charger, voltage meter and batteries.
2. Invisible Dog Fence Pricing
Invisible dog fence pricing is usually between $1,016 and $1,620. Electric fences are cheaper than barbed wire fences because they don’t use as much material, and they can be repaired if damaged. Plus in the long term they save money because there’s less maintenance and repair.
Most invisible electric fences and collars come in packages, and you can buy them at pet stores or online. You can buy the components separately if you need to change the batteries. You’ll likely have to change the batteries every three to four months.
3. Electric Fence Cost Per Acre
The length of the perimeter depends on the size of the property and the type of installation. The invisible dog fence costs around $2,000 for a square-foot installation. If the site is rocky or otherwise difficult, it will cost more because of the difficulty in maintaining it.
4. Invisible Fence Cost Per Foot
An invisible fence costs around $2.40 per linear foot to install. The cost of installation can increase depending on the types and shapes of surfaces or terrain.
5. Electric Dog Fence Cost
Invisible dog fences can range from less than $1,000 to over $1,900 depending on factors like yard size and type. Prices for electric dog fences also vary per brand. The major dealer-installed brands include:
- Dog Watch
- Invisible Fence® Brand
To learn more about their service, please contact their dealerships.
Retail brands have a lower price point, but they require you to pay for installation, training and maintenance. Some of the most famous retail brands include:
- High Tech
6. Invisible Fence Collar Cost
Invisible fence collars cost $150. You can buy them, use them in combination with other fences and deter your dogs from wandering.
7. GPS Dog Fence Cost
A GPS dog fence costs between $100 and $800. It comes with a built-in GPS so you can always see your dog’s location. Instead of using radio, telephone, or the internet to track your pet’s movements, it uses satellites to send location information to the handheld base unit.
8. Invisible Electric Fence Installation Cost
Invisible electric fence installation costs average about $1,810 for 500 linear feet. Most homeowners pay between $1,055 and $2,565, depending on where they live. Note that you need to add the cost of materials and equipment to these amounts.
Every professional has a different rate for installation, so be sure to get several estimates before hiring someone. It is fairly simple to install an electric fence, but it can be influenced by the type of ground around your property. If the contractor has to build a fence, it can also result in higher costs.
9. Above Ground Electric Fence Cost
An above-ground electric fence costs about $2,100. Most people spend between $1,675 and $2,500. Homeowners often use this type of fence as a security measure or as fencing for horses and cattle.
If you plan to build an electric fence, the size of your property will determine the cost. The larger the property’s perimeter, the more the materials and installation cost.
It’s also important to consider how many and what type of electrical fence strands to use. The minimum number of strands for a steel wire fence is five and ranges from one to eleven. Many materials like wood, vinyl, and chain link are also used. The average cost to fence in an acre of land is between $200 and $2500.
10. Other Electric Fencing Cost Considerations
1. Solar Charger
If you don’t want or can’t have your power running out to the electric fence, use a solar charger to power it. Make sure the charger faces to the southeast to get the most sunlight during the day.
If an underground power line isn’t an option, you can wire the fence to a battery-powered generator. Your electrician will have to discuss the best ways to go about this.
2. Optional Accessories
You may want to consider the following extras to your project:
- Lightning protection to prevent power surges.
- Higher-quality wire to ensure longer life.
- A backup system in case of power outages.
Your installer can advise you about which extras you might find useful and how much they’ll add to the total price.
Sometimes, an electric fence will emit radio noise that interferes with other electronics on the premises. A professional can troubleshoot the issue for you.
You can hire a professional dog trainer to help your pet get accustomed to the invisible fence. The cost of a trainer depends on your location, the trainer’s level of expertise, and experience.
5. Livestock Considerations
An electric fence isn’t ideal for larger animals like cattle or deer because it isn’t strong enough to be effective. It’s also expensive to use for each animal, and you have to buy collars for each animal. If you own a ranch and have livestock, you might want to consider building an above-ground electric or barbed wire fence.