How to Install a Dog Fence
Keeping the dogs within the boundaries of the home is crucial and it could only be done by the use of Dog Fence. Although, the dog fence systems of today are different from the fences that our forefathers were using a decade before. Today’s electric fence system requires some of the technical knowledge to be installed and operated properly.
But most of the pet parents are still, satisfied with the physical fence due to the hassle that is involved in the installation of today’s electric fence. If you are new to the electric dog fence, then this quick guide on How to install electric Dog fence will be the worthy reading for you. It will walk you through the whole process of installation that you could replicate for setting up the fence system.
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Who the electric dog fence works?
You must know about the working mechanism of the fence system before installing it. Because it will help you more to understand the whole installation process more effectively.
In a nutshell, the electric dog fence is a system that keeps your dog within the specified area by giving him a static stimulation by the collar. Whenever the dog crosses the boundary, the transmitter gives the signal to the collar and the collar gives the shock to the dog so that he can get back to the safe zone.
After getting familiar with the simple mechanism of every electric dog fence system. Now, you are ready to start knowing about the installation process.
Let’s dive into the actual discussion;
How to install underground/invisible dog fence?
The installation process of the electric dog fence is a DIY task for everyone that everyone can easily install it without the help of anyone else. Even if you have never done any sort of DIY task, then still, after reading these tips and the steps you will be able to get it done effortlessly.
You will be required to have spare time and some tool to get started with the installation. The steps that you are just about to know are generic guidelines, and you might need to add on some of your creativity in those steps to install your electric fence system.
Have a look at actual steps;
Confirm already buried utility
For setting up the electric fence, you need to bury the wire underneath your yard for making the boundary for your dog. Therefore, it is recommended to you that don’t start digging the lawn without confirming about the already buried utilities and the wires. Otherwise, there will be chances that you will hit the wires.
Prepare Layout and place transmitter
Right after getting all of the details related to already established utilities and wire, you have to start preparing the layout of your invisible dog fence so that you would not get stuck while placing the wires physically.
The best practice to prepare the layout is to put your ideas on the paper. And after ensuring that your plan is not getting into the way of already established wires, then you can start executing them.
After choosing the right path of the wire, then you have to choose the location for placing the transmitter. The best place for the transmitter could be any room that is ventilated and more importantly, the transmitter should be hanged near to the place from where the wire can easily go out of the room. Some people hang the transmitter near to the door, some prefer near to the window. Moreover, you can also drill the hole in the room for bringing out the wire. We have given all of the appropriate options, now the decision is over to you.
Get the Cable
After preparing the layout, now you need to estimate the wire that you have to lay down for making the system functional. Although, estimating the wire measurement by looking at the paper or the ground would always cause the shortage of wire until you are an expert of measurements.
We would advise you to take the measurement by using the tape measure in order to bring the actual required amount of wire. It’s always better to bring the wire more than your requirements. More precisely, 20% more wire would be an appropriate fit for you.
Layout wires on Ground & test the functionality
Layout the wires according to your prepare layout in the perimeter of the area you want to the boundary of your dog. Bear in mind, you don’t have to start burying the wires at that point. Just lay them down above the ground and connect the wires with the transmitter by inserting the stripped wire into the transmitter terminal. And the last thing that you have to do for making it functional, is to plug in the transmitter with the GFCI outlet. That’s it, you are almost done.
Now, it’s time to check out the performance of the invisible dog fence system. Hold the collar and starting walking around the boundary. If you get the LED indication from the collar while going outside the boundary, then its mean everything has been perfectly placed.
But you also have to ensure that the collar’s light does not blink in the house. Otherwise, your dog will be getting stimulations, even while sitting inside the house.
Bury the wire
It is the worst feeling when the established system stop working. Therefore, we have advised you to test the system before actually burying the wires so that you don’t have to face any issue in the future.
After testing the underground fence system, if you feel satisfied then start digging the ground with the help of trench, push the wire inside the trenched area and then refill that area with the soil.
Everything has been done!
That’s it, your fence system has been installed perfectly, and now your dog will be always in the safe zone. Although, after installing the underground dog fence, you have to train your dog about the boundaries with the use of the flags that comes with the system. Otherwise, he will keep getting the stimulation form this invisible system and will lead to his aggressive behavior.