HOW TO CONNECT AN ELECTRIC FENCE FOR A DOG
Dogs are a faithful companions. And they guard our houses. But you know how they can be. As soon as they have a chance, they like to roam. Then you see them chasing the neighbor’s cat or playing in a busy street. But they are endangered by the cars there. Reprimands don’t help, and repairing the fence doesn’t stop them, they can squeeze through the tiniest hole. Have you been advised to try an electric fence by your friends but you worry about its installation? Don´t worry at all. This article will show you that it is quite easy to install an electric fence.
1. A DIAGRAM WILL HELP YOU AVOID UNEXPECTED OBSTACLES
A swimming pool, garden shed, water well, path or neighbor’s electric fence may create an obstacle. Determine the position of the signal transmitter in your diagram. It should be a dry place close to an electric socket. Remember to place the transmitter far from large metal objects, e.g. boilers, washing machines or doors. The base of the transmitter should allow a wire to be led out.
Got it? In your layout, draw the line of your electric fence. The rule is that the wire must form a closed loop. In the example, you can see that you can make a boundary not only for the garden, but also for its parts: a swimming pool where the dog may fall in or a flower bed with rare flowers.
By twisting the conductors you can eliminate the radiation from the antenna waves and the dog may freely move in that space.
Hints for conducting wire:
- Use more than 15 meters of wire;
- Do not install them alongside electric or phone wires,
- nor in an area narrower than 2 meters.
2. TEST THE SYSTEM BEFORE YOU BURY THE WIRE
Lay the wire along the whole length of the intended fence line. Only then connect the fence to the transmitter. Plug the transmitter into a socket. Indicator lights will show you if the system is working correctly or if the wire is interrupted. Is the OK LED indicator or Power LED indicator on? Great, you have done it. Test the system with the collar, as well, by a testing the discharge lamp.
Check the whole route with the testing discharge lamp, holding the collar at the height of your dog. Check the warning tone and light of the testing discharge lamp and test the width of the detention area. The wider the area is, the better the chance of stopping a stray dog. Also check the free-move area and look for stray signals. Set the width of the signaling area (the distance from the wire to the point where the warning will start working) using the knob on the transmitter. When everything is just the way you want it, you can bury the wire in the ground.
3. A BURIED FENCE IS BETTER PROTECTED
You do not need to bury the electric fence, but it is desirable for its protection. You do not need to dig too deep; place the wire approx. 3 cm under the ground. If the fence crosses a sidewalk or other communication, make a 2-cm-deep cut into them using a chainsaw with an abrasive blade. Place the cable into the slot and cover it with asphalt. After burying, test the fence once again. If everything is OK, start training the dog with the collar.
4. BE PLAYFUL WHEN TRAINING YOUR DOG. AND PATIENT
Before you start training your dog, allow the dog to get used to the electric collar. Don’t let the dog connect the collar with the impulses. Use games and treats to train your dog not to enter the forbidden zones. When the dogs learns where to move around, turn the transmitter on.
Dogs are like us humans. Each dog is unique and its behavior and reactions cannot be predicted. If your dog is aggressive, consult the use of the electronic collar with a dog expert.
- Stay positive and playful during training.
- Never continue training when the dog starts losing interest.