Most electronic dog fences are actually pretty easy to set-up. Still, I thought it would be a good idea to provide an electronic dog fence installation guide to help you install yours.
Using an electronic dog fence offers many benefits not just for pets but also for their owners. The electronic dog fence systems that are on the market today are also, often, designed to serve as efficient training tools.
People may think the wires used in “Underground Fence Systems” should be buried “underground”. Well, the method of burying the wires is great to have a more permanent containment system for the dog and to avoid having to deal with installing the fence over and over again but, its actually not necessary to bury the wires.
For those of you who don’t like the idea of burying the wires, then above ground installation can be done with the help of securing staples. These sturdy staples help dog owners secure the wires above the ground, and after a good rain, the grass will cover the wires. A quick and easy installation method for an electronic dog fence!
Also, the method of securing the wires above the ground is ideal for dog owners who are just renting their homes or don’t have tools for digging. Whatever method you choose, most electronic dog fence sytems will work the same.
Here are a few simple steps to help you install your dog fence perfectly:
» First lay out the boundary wire in the desired shape and around the area dog owners want to contain. From the boundary wire run twisted wire to the transmitter and pug it in.
» Once you have decided on the layout “Staple” the twisted wire to the ground by hammering in a wire “Staple” every 5 – 6 feet.
» Now stop and look at the wire. Is it completely flush to the ground all the way to the start of the boundary? The wire MUST completely touch the ground. If not go and “Staple” any raised areas before proceeding to the next step.
Step 2 :
» Place a “Staple” where the twisted wire and the beginning of the boundary meet (if dog owners have a splice in this area please dig a small hole about 2 inches deep and bury the splice. Then place a “Staple” in the front of and behind the splice to relieve any pressure on the splice)
» Next, walk to the first corner of the boundary and “Staple” it to the ground. Repeat this step for all corners of the boundary. (Not all yards are square if dog owners do not have corners on the boundary please select multiple anchor points for the wire)
» Now place staples as needed and make sure to staple any raised areas down until they are completely flush with the ground, for maximum safety for dog owners and the guests.
And thats all there is to it. Of course, more and more dog owners are starting to see the benefit of using wireless dog fences and, of course, we agree that they are easier to set up and easier to operate. However, if you have a traditional wired version then, hopefully, you will have found this short guide useful.