I grew up on a ranch... we had very few 'lectric fences - I think my father believed that 'real' ranchers should be able to keep cattle in with a proper barb-wire fence. I do know ours were generally built and maintained to a higher standard than those of the mere 'farmers' around us. Somehow, the dang critters still managed to get out...
Never did have the urge to grab, piss on, or otherwise 'lectrocute myself on a fence. I saved those urges for later in life working with electrical generation and distribution systems. In case you didn't know it, 400 cycle hurts *way* worse than straight up DC
When we first moved up here to WA state, we purchased a little place out in the country. 2.6 acres, alongside the highway and straddling a creek. The seller had moved to a piece directly above us, and their dog was having a hard time figuring out they didn't live down below anymore. Specifically, the little $hit (bulldog-something mix) developed a fondness for chasing our horses - while the girls were on them. Needless to say, he was getting dangerously close to 3S status (shoot, shovel, & shut-up)
The sellers had had to keep one of their horses inside the round corral, because 'it always got out of the electric fence otherwise'. Well, I found out why - their 'fence' had to be the biggest joke I'd ever seen (remember what I mentioned earlier about ranchers and higher standards for fences?). T-posts turned in the ground to where the conductor grazed the metal, insulators in corners had the conductor *and* tie wires going through the same hole, and the killer was the wire from the charger to the fence was regular 12 gauge stranded *house* wire, rated for 600v, not 9000 - the insulation was starting to fall apart and I'm seriously surprised it hadn't set the barn on fire yet (it looped up through the rafters and out to a maypole and down to the fence. 9000v charger, and by the time it got to the fence (100' away) it was down to 2000v, and by the time it made it another 100' down the fence, you could grabe the wire with your bare hand - and I'm *not* one of those kinds of people who can normally get away with that kind of shenannigans.
So... I fixed it. Re-routed the power from the charger to the fence via dedicated underground conductor (rated for electric fence voltages) buried in pipe, and fixed all the associated grounds and shorts and other ills. The horses came up to the fence, backed up, stuck their nose out and you could see the hairs on their muzzles sticking out from the static charge - they decided not to test it any further
The priceless part was when the neighbor's dog (remember that nuisance?) came barreling down the hill, through the creek (soaking him thoroughly from stem to stern)... right smack into that fence - to which I'd thoughtfully added a lower third conductor right about dog-height off the ground
You could hear the ki-yi yelp for about a quarter mile, and there was a rooster-tail of dust back up the hill. Neighbors said he about tore apart their door getting back in, and after three days he still refused to leave the house. Amazingly enough... he never, ever, ever even came within a hundred yards of that fence again