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Important Facts You Need To Know About In Ground Fences



There are many ways to keep your dog safe on your property, but very few are as effective as an in ground fence. Compared to a traditional fence, an in ground fence will only cost a fraction without compromising on the safety of your doggo.

Sometimes, it might not be possible to put up a traditional fence due to neighborhood restrictions or the fact that they cause a visual obstruction.

We have highlighted some important facts you need to know before installing a fence. We are assuming that you already know how an in ground fence works:

Planning The Layout

You will need to plan the layout in order to establish your dog’s boundaries. You might not want him roaming your entire compound but just a specific area. The first step in establishing the dog’s boundaries is by sketching your house as well as other aspects of your home’s landscapes.

Next, you will need to design a fencing layout that you feel is appropriate for your dog. One of the benefits of sketching before doing the installation, is that you are likely to discover challenges that you had not anticipated. Better find that out during this stage, than later when digging your yard with a flat-edged spade.

Make Allowances

When installing your boundary wire you should take care not to interfere with the buried power lines. If your boundary wire should cross with the power lines, ensure that it is done at a 90-degree angle. There’s a chance that if you don’t cross the wire at a 90-degree angle that a weak gap will be created making it possible for your dog to escape and go beyond the boundary.

There are certain areas within your home where you might need to cancel the signal such as your doorway. Doing this will allow your dog to walk in and out without any restrictions.

Cancelling out the signal is a simple affair basically, you will need to twist the boundary wire in the same way you would a bread tie. There should be about 10 to 12 twists per foot. This knocks out the signal for the length of the twisted area.


Before getting your spade out, you need to spread out your boundary wire across your property to ensure that everything is working properly. Once it’s plugged in, walk along the boundary with the dog’s receiver collar.

Go back to your layout and ensure that you don’t have any sharp 90-degree turns. If this happens to be the case, you can ease the boundary wire around 8 or 10 feet.

You need to ensure that you have the right tools for the job. If your installing the in ground fence for a small yard, you should consider a sharp garden spade since all you will be doing is splitting the sod to a depth of 2- to 3-inches.

If you have a lot of ground to cover, you can use a lightweight trencher as a rental. 



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