Confining your dog in your perimeter wall might be a hard task, especially when you have mediocre breeds of dogs, which like roaming about the village. This task, however, can be achieved much easily nowadays by using an in-ground fence. This type of fencing is an invisible one that confines your dog within a certain perimeter through the use of underground wire. This Electric Home has a great roundup if you haven’t yet picked out your in-ground fence system. The mechanism used is simple; an in-ground cable transmits shock to the collar of your dog when it tries to escape outside the set boundary. Installing the wire is not a big issue; the most significant task is training the dog to observe the border and avoid the shock.
Some people find it perfect to burry the wire while others prefer leaving it on the surface. For various reasons, I prefer burying the wire. The following steps will help you install your in-ground fence in a couple of hours or at most a day.
1. Design Your Boundary
Decide where you want to restrict your dog; either the dog is allowed access to that area or the dog is denied access to certain zones. You may wish to limit your pet from your flower yard or your bathtub. Draw out a map of your yard on a piece of paper and locate all underground utility lines. Sketch out your area using mark flags and ensure that you do not mark where drainage pipes, other electric wires, and clean water pipes pass. Just be cautious not to dig out any pipes.
2. Take The Measurement
You can use a tape measure to determine the length of your perimeter so that you can be able to decide on the length of the wire required. Having the right measurements help to reduce wastage of wire or shortage as well. After measurements, you can determine how close the dog can approach the boundary without getting a shock. Decide where to locate the transmitter advisably at a dry place free from other elements.
3. Install The Transmitter
Mount the transmitter at an appropriate position and connect the system before burying the wires to ensure the system is working. Make sure the corners of the dog fence are round and not right-angled. Sharp edges will result in the cancellation of the signal at these corners. Make sure that wires running parallel to each other are at least four feet apart to avoid cancellation of the signal.
4. Set up The collar
Get the right collar for your pet. Several collars are suitable if you have more than one dog.
5. Pet Training
Your pet might end up suffering a lot if proper training is not offered. Most systems come with white flags, which are used to mark boundaries and can act as guidance for the pet before he gets used to the system. Allocate enough time for your dog training as much as you can. I would recommend that you go for a system that has guiding instructions to help you install the fence.
6. Receiver Battery
Nowadays, systems come with receiver batteries that are rechargeable. You can only charge the battery out of your dog collar and not when the collar is on the pet’s neck. The more your pet keeps on trying the boundary, the more the battery drains fast. Regular replacement of the batteries is recommended to ensure your system is properly functioning.
These steps will guide beginners who want to know how to install an in-ground electric dog fence.