Last updated on March 17th, 2022 at 09:06 am
How to Bury Dog Fence Wire?
Protecting pets throughout the garden is a strategy that is always important to do to prevent any escape that may occur over time. There is bury a dog fence, with highlighting on the underground, to achieve better results and so that the dog does not dig to get out.
If you already have pets, it is advisable to use this strategy, so you can have good results in the short term. If you are going to install this type of fence.
Want to know how to bury a dog fence? Then you came to the right place!
It is recommended that it be between 1 and 3 inches, as it is long enough to reach the module that provides power to the fence and an activation signal as the dog approaches the leash. You need to make sure that the fence shows no damage after being buried in these exposed steps, as you may have plants or soil around them that may change over time. This is due to the need for an installation that is less deep and practical, which is something that is rare with other types of security systems presented.
In addition to a general idea of installing the gateway, you will also learn:
Tools to How To Bury Dog Fence Wire
Usually, the wire to the fence is sold with all the necessary elements to complete the installation process. So it is important to keep this information in mind.
Add general tools such as tweezers, pliers, insulating tape, work gloves, and engraving elements to the electrical installation area. Moisture is often used as a liquid protective plastic, preferably instead of being installed in gardens with sprayers.
How to bury Dog Fence simple installation?
Now that you have planned to install your dog’s fence, it is time for a problem: installing a boundary wire.
Before you start digging, carefully check your plan for where you want to install the wire and make final adjustments. Also, as a reminder, before burying the wire in front of your dog’s fence, call your local service to mark the underground line.
If you’re like most people, you not only need to install your wire fence on the ground, but you also need to install it in concrete areas such as driveways and sidewalks – which is just as serious.
Do not worry! In this article, I will explain how to bury dog fence wire on almost any surface.
Install the ground wire
As I have often mentioned on these sites, most DIY dogs have wires that are not suitable for outdoor use. If your pet fence contains a thin wire, consider buying a wire for direct burying that is 18-gauge or thicker. Upgraded wire can increase your initial costs, but in the long run, it will pay more than you will experience fewer wire breaks.
Some DIY sheds also recommend laying all the wires in the ground before installing them. You just end up in a mess. Instead, spread small lengths of wire (15 or 20 feet) before laying the wire on the ground. Here is the procedure I recommend:
Tools you need:
- Shovel with a long handle
- Hand again
- Waterproof wire connections
- Dig a slot for your wire. Use the arm to create a thin 1 to 3-inch deep slot in the areas you want to protect. The sled doesn’t have to be wide – just kick the shovel into the ground and move the shovel back and forth twice to make room for the wire. In areas where your soil is harder than rough, you should use a pickaxe to create a ditch.
- Install the boundary wire. Insert the boundary wire into the slot and cover the wire by pressing the ground around the slot. To simplify the process, you can use a hand-held knitting tool, just make sure you cut the spikes first – if the grass is too sharp, you may inadvertently cut the wire (check out my video with this technique). Alternatively, you can use a wood stirrer, although a weed removal tool is more effective.
- Create and install your twisted wire. In some places, you will need to install a wire that should not be direct to your dog – for example, a wire that connects your transmitter to your external boundary wire. Fortunately, there is a simple solution: if you twist two lengths of wire, the signal transmitted by each of the wires will be canceled. If your twisted wire has to travel long distances, it is very difficult to make the twisted wire by hand. Fortunately, I can show you a quick and easy way to make as much twisted thread as you need.
- Cover the wire. Once your wire is in the ground, take a few minutes to cover the groove you created by stepping on it. Mark your border. Every two to three feet, place one of the flags on the ground that accompanies your pet dog fence to act as a temporary visual indication for your dog. You will remove the flags in a few weeks when you have finished training your dog to grab the new fence.
- Flag your boundary line. If you accidentally cut the wire during installation – or if you need to cut the wire to complete the installation – use a waterproof splitter to reconnect the wires. The use of a standard connector or electrical tape is not sufficient and will lead to serious head injuries as both ends of the wire may come loose or get dirty.
Keeping dogs out of all dangers outside is not always easy, especially for dogs who are very playful or prefer open spaces.
There are several alternatives presented with a dog collar that can detect the area around the fence and generate a small electric shock for the dog. It does not cause any serious damage, nor does it activate unreasonably when placed near the perimeter.
Many specialists consider this type of fence to be a safe and sustainable alternative over time, with easy installation that does not harm pets affecting their health.