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Invisible Fences

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Trevors Lawn Care, Apr 8, 2004.

  1. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,180

    As i was walking through a rich neighborhood today, i couldnt help but notice the several "political" signs in peoples yards for invisible pet fencing. Does anyone here do that? It seems like a GREAT profit maker, and not that much overhead to get into. This must be a good idea because the business comes to you, if you simply add it on to the truck lettering/trailer.


  2. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,309

    Not sure what the mark up is but they are real easy to do. We put one in at our house a couple of years ago, works great. Did it ourselves and trained the dog in about a week. I believe that the "Underground Fence" company around here trains the dog as well as installs the fence.
  3. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,180

    It is easy, and doesnt take long. On the signs it said *any lawn $700. (*almost any lawn) That is awesome for two maybe three hours of work. I will do it next year, because i have everything printed for this year, and wouldnt know where to get the materials. Training the dog is easy. Put the zapper on 'em and let em go! They;ll learn. I am going to research it.

  4. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,180

    I just looked at only one website and for a 25 acre range it was 137.99. That doesnt seem bad.
  5. LynyrdSkynyrd

    LynyrdSkynyrd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 179

    They are not a huge market for Electronic Dog Fences in this area.

    The few that I have put in I charged 10 cents per foot.

    I made a V shaped plow from an old wore out mower blade, two steele pusher wheels and two pieces of 1 1/2" piece of square tubing. It basically looks and works as a sulky when attached to the walk behind mower. It will plow an opening about 2 inches wide and 3 inches deep. Once the ditch is dug. Just drop in the wire and stamp the ground back together.

    One of the easiest ways I have found to get cost of doing such a service without flat out asking. Is to have them come over and give me an estimate of what it would cost to do the job. Then I have a base price to go on when decision time comes as to weither I want to start offering the service myself.

    If they coustmer can wait or you wish to stock up on a couple of fences. Northern Tool has them for $99.99 + Shipping. I have installed two of them and they do just a good of job as the ones that come from Lowes that sales for $149.00 locally.

    You can check them out below.

    Electronic Dog Fence
  6. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,180

    ya digging the ditch would be easy with a plow like you made. An acre job would take about as long as it does to walk it off. I bet you could do them 30 in a day if they were all right next door to each other. Thats some good money. I am glad i handed out fliers today. Good way to set myself apart.


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