Setting up a Containment Fence
We offer a range of containment options at DogMaster Trainers, however there’s a few little things to keep in mind when setting them up.Setting your fence up properly ensures that your dog will be safe, they will learn the areas they can and cannot go, and the fence won’t impede any of your activities around the property.
There are two ways you can install containment fences.
The first is by stringing the wire along your existing fence, about halfway up, well above the ground.This will work well with most property fences, including barbed and chicken wire designs, and is good if you’re worried about hitting your wire with whipper snippers, mowers and hedge trimmers.
The second way is to bury the wire along the fenceline, about 100mm under the soil, and this is great when a property has lots of gates, where running the wire across at waist height isn’t practical.It is also possible to do both, by running your wire above ground for the most part and neatly burying it in the ground when running it across gates and openings in the fence.One thing to keep in mind is the wire should be kept clear of any sheet metal on the property, as it can interfere with the radio field emitted from the wire.This could be corrugated iron or tin sheds and certain gate designs on or near the boundary line.Running your wire at least 1.5m clear of any sheet metal, preferably underground, is a good way to ensure you can achieve a consistent signal.If you end up running your wire off the main property fence in places to avoid sheet metals, try to run the wire along something that your dog can recognise as a boundary.Things such as shrub lines, garden beds and grass lines can make good visual barriers for dogs that are learning the boundaries of the property.
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