Electronic pet fences are greatly useful for your pets in certain conditions. They will make you feel more convenient whenever you have decided to install it in your house for your pets.
An electric dog fence is a part of the technology which makes use of electronic system to any domestic animals to stay within a predefined boundary without using physical barriers. A lightweight collar is attached to the pet wherein it emits an alert sound when it gets closer to the boundaries. Once the pet ignored this noise, it will immediately feel an electric shock but in a mild level only.
The electric dog fences are specifically for the protection of your dogs whenever you leave them or you just want to let them stay on their place. If you already know how to install the electric fence alone, then it will be easier for you but if not, you have to start learning about them as part of managing your responsibilities to your dog.
There are proper steps needed to install electric dog fences. Generally it is not actually considered as a complicated or difficult task. It only requires careful planning and a touch of creativity to arrive with best situations. If you are able to accomplish this task perfectly, you will come up with a perfect looking yard while your dog safely stays within its boundaries.
Basically, before installing an electronic dog fence, you must understand first how it works. The small wire is buried on the land areas where you do not want the dog to cross like the boundaries of your garden or yard. Radio signal transmission is done from the wire to the receiver on the pet’s collar. Every time the dog stays closer and closer to the fence boundary, it will hear a sound which serves as the warning or alert. Once the dog continuously tries to cross the boundary, a sudden electric shock will get its attention and will cause to retreat. The shock or correction is not painful at all.
After getting familiar with the function of electric dog fences, you can start identifying the area you want to be included. Decide carefully if you want to include the front yard, or if you want your dogs to stay on the backyard. Now it all depends upon you and the condition of your house. And these containment are always available.
Before the installation of these electric dog fences, it is always important that you consult your utility company first in the nearby place. Of course, you do not like digging into something that may be underground once you install an invisible fence. And you cannot just lay the wire parallel to an underground wire. It might cancel the signal or lead to interference. Underground wire passing over should be performed perpendicularly. It is very significant if you check the wires under your electric dog fence.
When you already defined the in-bounds and out-of-bounds of invisible dog fencing, try drawing your own layout of the fencing on a piece of paper (make sure to include your house). You can look for some examples available to keep you guided and come up with an appropriate layout of your dog fence. View instructions here.
Determine the exact amount of wires needed. Knowing the required amount of wires for your invisible dog fencing should be guided accordingly. You have to give enough attention to it so you will not waste time and effort buying the wires once they become insufficient due to improper estimation. Do not forget to add about 10 percent of extra wires for you to easily adjust to possible errors, connection loss and other matters. Accurate measurements of the perimeter of chosen included areas should be performed right away. For the second time, you need to allow an adjustment of 10 percent for more accurate measurement.
You will find further instructions in the fence package you purchased and you have to strictly follow them. These are guidelines for general installation for better understanding of the process of installing the electric dog fences. Take a look at the manual for additional information.
Start to layout the wires in accordance to what is planned. Do not just bury the wires without following a guide or a layout. The best way to ensure that the wires are properly laid out where you actually need them is putting a mark on the fence area with flags. These flags are found in different home improvement shops or stores. These are useful for more visibility of the wire’s location.
After doing this process, you can now connect the system. If you are not confident enough to manage dealing with electricity, contact an electrician to splice your fencing wires together and connect them to your system. The splice units you are using with electric dog fences contain synthetic base and environmentally friendly gel. You simply have to take the wires from getting pulled out of connector. And let the splice unit be buried together with the other fences. Petsafe safety system are an excellent brand of pet containment systems and can be purchased through many on-line stores.
Let the transmitter be installed. A transmitter emits radio signal that is traveling along the wires preventing the dog from crossing the line you already set up. it must be installed close to a protect area power outlet like a workshop or garage. The 2 light indicators that are placed on transmitter unit tell that the power is still connected and there is a continuous loop.
Try testing the systems. Disconnect the power if all of the systems function. If you encountered some problems, troubleshoot guidelines which are provided by the company. Then you can now bury the wires on the depth given. The depth should 1 to 6 inches underground but it always depends on the model or make of the electric dog fences you wanted to install. Keep in mind that when digging the corners, you have to create a slight curve and not a 90° angle.
And finally, you have to train you dog. Electric dog fences must be reinforced with excellent training. It would be better if your dog immediately adjust in its new environment. As the dog owner, you will also act as its coach so you have to be consistent and patient.
Installing electric dog fences is not actually a complicated thing to do. All it takes is following the guidelines properly and focusing on what you are doing.