Dog Fence Wire

We love our pets and want them to ram free yet the fear that they may wander into the neighbour’s yard or into traffic is fear that plagues many of us and forces us to keep our beloved pet ties. A great option is to use dog fencing a safe and effective way that allows your pet to roam free and yet keeps them in check.

How do pet fences work?

These are safe and effective fences that use an electronic system to keep a pet  within a set of predefined boundaries of your house or yard without the use of a physical barrier. They keep your pet in check by giving a mild electronic shock that is delivered by an electronic collar if its warning sound transmitted by the fence when your pet crosses the boundary is ignored.

Dog Fence WireYou will need to make your dog wear a collar that when your pet will near the boundary the collar will emits a warning sound and if your pet has been trained he will know that this is a command to stop . if the pet does ignore the sound and cross the boundary wall your pet receives get a very mild electric shock from the collar not to worry as the electric shock will only act as a restraint and in no way harm your pet.

When trained properly your pet will learn that leaving the boundary is not a good idea and will learn to enjoy in the confines of your house or yard. In scientific teams they are also known as electronic pet containment systems

What is the flip?

These are great systems if you have the time and patience to train your dog, however if your dog is very aggressive he will most likely not head the command and will be ready to suffer the shock . it is also a good idea to use them only after consulting a vet. A sick dog might be fatally affected by the shock therefore not such a good idea if your pet is old or sick.

Another flip is that it will keep your pet in check but doesn’t prevent the entry of larger dogs who could attack your pet or humans who might be harassing or wanting to steal your pet.

Getting it installed:

The pet fence can be installed in a few hours however here are certain things that you should keep in mind:

Choosing the right wire:

There are a number of factors to consider while choosing a wire:

•    The guage:These wires are of  20-gauge (thinnest), 18-gauge, 16-gauge, or 14-gauge (thickest) wire. 20-gauge wire are for  pre-packaged do-it-yourself fencing kits. The  professional systems use 14 or 16 gauge wire. choose only a stranded or solid   insulated wire rated for burial preferably polyethylene or plastic coated works best as it keeps them properly insulated.

•    The Durability: the gauge also affects the durability the thicker wires are more durable and therefore better on your pockets.

•    Manufacturer Grade Wire: these are all self install wires and are available in the 14 gauge categories. They are not as great and durable as the professional grade wires. They are susceptible to the elements and wear with time.

•    Professional grade wires: although they cost more they are superior to the manufacturer grade wires and will lost 4-5 yrs therefore better in the long run.

•    Workability: thinner wires are flexible and easier to work with.

•    Twisted Wire: these are used to connect the perimeter wire to the transmitter box. Readymade pre-twisted wires are also available and are a better choice.

Choose the system:

The first step is to choose the appropriate system it is wise to check the area you want to fence and select a system that has a transmitter that can support this area. The basic systems have a transmitter that can enclose an area of about 25 acres while the Higher-powered transmitters can enclose even larger areas.

Get it installed:

The first thing to do is the install the transmitter and ground it properly, lay the wire along your proposed boundary, now you need to connect the ends of the boundary wires to the transmitter, and turn the system on , test the collar to see that it is working and you are all set.


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