Your dog can be in danger or endanger others at any time. You can keep them safe with a carrier, harness, or head protector while traveling outside on a motor vehicle with him. There may also be some problems while at home like chasing the mailman, running down the street, or trampling the garden. Providing protective stuff can never be an all-time solution, but installing an inground containment can be.
Today we are going to learn how to bury dog fence wire. Do not let it scare you; it is easier than you probably think. Just follow the following steps:
The first thing you will need to do is decide how much room you want your dog to have. If you have a garden, or seating area, or a large yard, you may only want your dog where you can see him. Maybe you just want him to be able to access your backyard, not the front. Or perhaps you want him roaring with full-freedom.
After deciding this, the second step is to mark the area on your grass with spraypaint physically. This will give you a clear view of where you need to dig.
Now step three, you’re ready to excavate!
Be sure you have all the right safety gear. We always recommend gloves, earplugs, and safety goggles. For digging, there are different tools you can use. A trencher, a garden hose, and a power edger are some of the easier ones.
You may even be able to rent one from your local hardware store. If they aren’t available, feel free to use your hands and a shovel. You will need to dig at least 2 inches into the ground.
Every fence is different, so be sure to read the directions thoroughly to make sure you are getting the best signal. Burying the wire too deep may cause signals to be interrupted, allowing your pet to walk freely over it.
If you’ve heard that you could leave the wire out of the ground, let me reassure you that leaving the wire out is never a good idea. The weather or an animal could damage the wire.
After you finish placing the wire in the ground, you’ll want to test it. If something is wrong with your fence, you won’t want to dig it back up to fix it. That could take hours. Once you have successfully tested your fence, cover it all back up. Pack the dirt back down with your foot by stepping on it lightly. This will reassure that the wire does not move or somehow come back to the top of the ground.
You now have an inground dog fence, and we know your mailman will thank you. Now the next time someone asks you if you know how to bury dog fence wire, you’ll know exactly how to walk them through it.