Know-How to Install the Above-Ground Electric Dog Fence
You can install an electronic dog fence system for the safety of your lovable pet. Your job starts with research as you look for the best product for your pet’s safety. But your work does not end when you order one or get one physically.
You may need to install it yourself. Though the process is quite simple for under-ground and above-ground electric fences, most pet-keepers choose above-ground for various reasons. The installation is easy for above-ground systems too. It would be best if you made the installation fast and seamless.
To begin with, you must collect the basic materials you need for the process of installation. A powerful transmitter matched with the boundary area, some wire, and a collar is the main element of the electric dog fence system. You have to connect them well for the system to work in the best possible way. You don’t need to bother about the collar at the beginning. This is to be tied at the pet’s neck when it will be outside the house, within the boundary.
Next, you need to assess the requirement for quality wire and the required power for the transmitter to set them so that the system will start working. The installation process hardly takes an hour with all the equipment ready. When you are confirmed about the measure of wire and intensity of the transmitter, you can start the installation.
Steps to follow
For above ground electric dog fence installation, the amount of work is lower, as you don’t have to dig the ground. You need to place the items out of the box. But you need to follow steps from the planning stages.
Ø Measure the complete area you want to make the boundary for the dog. For easy understanding, you can use pen and paper and draw the rough outline of the fence.
Ø As the wire will be aboveground, you need to bend the transmitter’s angles to work in the best way possible. Right angles in the wire at the corners will confuse the transmitter.
Ø You can use flags to keep the area marked for the wires to be placed at the final stage.
Ø Besides the regular elements, you will need extra accessories like boundary flags, wire strippers, wire connectors, and.
Ø The wires must start and also end at the transmitter. It must be put somewhere safe from water and sunlight or other natural and manmade hazards.
Ø Once you are done setting up the transmitter, get the wires at the right places marked by the flags properly. Connect both the start and end with the transmitter.
Ø As the collar is already at the dog’s neck, you should get a test check calling your pet at the boundaries.
Your system is ready for your pet to roam freely within the boundary and get the time and scope to stretch and exercise as their natural capability. Keep your eyes on the system for time-to-time requirements and stay happy with your pet in a secured place.