Electronic Fence Installation

How and where your electronic fence is installed

The installation of an electronic fence is not a complicated affair in most cases. Normally, a narrow trench is dug along the property line — or whereever the fence is supposed to go — for burying the hidden wire. In our case, though, there was going to be minimal digging since the hidden fence wire was going to be strung along the existing wooden fence. The only trench that needed to be dug was from the garage to the side of the fence, since the door to our backyard was right next to the garage.

Invisible Fence wire exit point

Where the Invisible Fence wire exits the garage

Whenever there's digging to be done, however, it's essential to locate power lines and other underground pipes and wires before the digging happens. Even though we wanted the hidden fence installed right away, we had to wait for the local utilities to come out and mark our property.

Invisible Fence wire tacked to the existing fence

Completing the wire loop

Once the power lines were located and marked, the installation itself was very straightforward. The wire — a single long loop of heavy gauge electrical cable — was strung along the bottom and top of the existing fence. The control unit was mounted in our garage near an existing power receptacle. A small hole was drilled through the exterior wall of the garage so that the two ends of the wire could be pulled through and connected to the control unit. The installer then powered and configured the control unit. The electronic fence was now in operation. But we weren't done yet — the dogs still needed their collars and training.

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