Setting aside roughly 10 hours to complete your installation is a smart idea. The first and second steps should take roughly an hour. If you use a trencher or edger to bury the wire, it will take roughly 4 hours. It will take roughly an hour to cross the driveway. Making the final connection and testing the system should take another hour if all goes according to plan. The last three hours of this DIY dog fence project are for any unexpected obstacles or breaks you choose to take.
What are the steps to install an electric dog fence?
If you are interested in knowing how to install an underground electric dog fence, then you must go through all the points mentioned below:
Planning On Construction
Simply dial the experts to fulfill your needs. They’ll use flags or spray paint to indicate your subsurface utility lines. It’s best to call ahead, as it could take up to a week to come out fully.
If you have any privately fixed facilities, such as a septic system or gas cylinders, you must also indicate them. Because subterranean utilities are often fixed over a foot or inch deep, whereas your cable is just buried or fixed a few inches, striking them is usually not a problem.
With that in mind, if your electrical dog fence wire goes parallel to any underground lines, you space it out by 4 feet.
Select the place of any low-voltage electrical outdoor lighting wires, as well as sprinkler systems, if possible. Make an educated guess if you don’t know about the lines. A low-voltage power line or a sprinkler line should not be damaged. If you aren’t sure where these lines are situated, you may want to turn off the water and power before you start excavating.
The key control for your electric dog fence is the transmitter. It sends a signal through your boundary wire, forming a line that your dog is unable to pass. You may control the width of the border or how near your dog comes to the wire before the warning and correction begin from the transmitter. If there is a break in the dog fence wire or if the fence is not working for some reason, the transmitter will sound an alarm.
Before burying the wire, check sure everything is working by laying it out above ground and connecting it to the transmitter box.
Start by laying up the wire parts along the path you’ve drawn in your plan. Allow about 20% excess wire when laying up your wire sections so that they can be buried. To link your boundary wire to the transmitter, use twisted wire, and to make your loop, use solid boundary wire. Next, splice your wire where it’s needed, such as at the boundary loop with your twisted wire. Connect the twisted wire to the surge protector, then to the transmitter.
Burying Of Wire
Many home improvement businesses and local tool shops hire wire trenchers to dig your trench while also inserting your wire. It takes care of burying the wire. If you have everything ready, you should be able to place the wire on a pretty large property (approximately 1000 feet of wire) in about half a day. To rent a trencher for around half a day, you should budget around $40, including gas.
Are you unsure what to do if you need to cross a driveway? There are a few options when it comes to laying cable across a driveway. You can either insert the wire into an existing expansion joint or create a groove with a masonry blade on a circular saw. You might even dig a tunnel beneath the driveway.
The most typical method is to place the wire in an expansion crack, which is simple and hides the wire. The wire would be more noticeable if it had to be laid on top of the driveway. Except if you have a gravel driveway, tunneling under the driveway takes a long time.
Testing & Connecting
This is the final phase. Connect the wires to your surge protector and your dog fence transmitter (if you have one). To turn on the transmitter, plug it in.
Never panic if your transmitter is constantly beeping. If your transmitter is beeping, it’s probably because you didn’t splice your wire securely enough. Double-check that all of your cables are connected. If the transmitter continues to beep after you’ve fixed your splices, it’s time to look for a broken wire. Please read and follow the guidelines in our section on discovering a gap in the dog fence wire.
It’s time to program your transmitter at this point. You must also set the boundary zone on your transmitter, which registers how close to your dog fence wire you want your dog to receive the beep and correction. It’s now time to put your flags up.
Rather than placing your flags on top of the wire, you should place them where the beep and correction occur. If your dog crosses where the flags are placed, these flags will help him understand where he will be corrected.
More About It
Consider your dog’s personality before adding another dog to the guest list. Is he or she going to like being surrounded by so many dogs and people in the first place? If your honest answer is no, you should probably drop the idea. It’s crucial to remember that keeping your dog comfortable and happy comes first.
Consider the number of people you’d want to invite and the amount of room you have in your home. Maybe we should get together at the dog park for some exercise and fun? You might want to consider renting a place at a puppy daycare if you want to throw a huge party. Therefore, the electric dog fence is the best gadget for every big or small yard. It creates the best safety measures for your dog.