We have a Collie mix who is a "runner"- given the opportunity (an open door, an open gate), she is gone, and there is nothing you can do to break through to her to get her to stop her running off at top speed. And she likes to play in traffic. We've had her about 4 years and this sort of escape has happened 2-3 times. The only way we got her back is that she is well-tagged, and nice people happened to find her eventually and call us to go get her.
We've always lived in town, but we just recently purchased a 5 acre, more rural, property. We would love to make most of the property accessible to her and are thinking that the buried electric fence/collar might be the way to go. I would love to hear your experience with how well it actually works, if you recommend professional installation, how to make sure it's maintained correctly, etc. Also, this may sound silly, but she has the typical Collie "mane" around her neck, so I'm not sure she'd even feel the electric pulse through all that fur?
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.