How does electric fence work, the funny explanation

chunky monkey

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Ok so silly question, I don't actually know the answer. Would a shoe horse get more of a jolt than a barefoot, or would it make no difference.
 

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Ok so silly question, I don't actually know the answer. Would a shoe horse get more of a jolt than a barefoot, or would it make no difference.
It would depend on what the shoe is made of, but in general terms they'll both get a zap. The brainiacs didn't need to be barefooted, as we all know you can get a zap wearing boots :p
 

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So funny, dont how the brainiac canbring himself to touch it after the first shock! Ouchhhh
 

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Another silly question then ... if I were to let the dog (who is very interested in sheep) go up to the fence and get a zap, which would hopefully make him think twice about being interested in sheep, would I get a shock through the lead, which I think is cotton? Not that the opportunity has arisen yet but if it did ....
 

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Cotton lead yes, but if you thread bale string threw the collar instead then no you won't. Bale string insulates. You can sometimes get a shock if the bale string is wet. I often have a bale string in my pocket to place across the fence so I can get over.
 
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Cotton would only conduct a very small amount of current, flexi leads with the plastic hander would totally insulate you ;)

My old lab wasn't fussed to chase anything unless it had been shot, but I was astounded at her tolerance for electric fence, at my friends farm she sat in a metal water trough full of water touching their mains fence without so much as a flinch, my Jack Russell touched the same fence just up from her and screamed bloody murder so it was def working, she was just enjoying the water too much to notice it :p
 
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