The buttons above will take you straight to our in-ground installation guide and our wireless installation guide. If you aren't sure whether you want an in-ground dog fence or a wireless dog fence then read on and we will help you weight the pros and cons.
There are two types of electronic dog fence systems: In-ground and Wireless.
For in-ground systems, you bury a loop of wire along the path of your desired boundary. These systems are the most popular due to their versatility. With in-ground systems you can create a huge variety of different layouts. In addition to layout flexibility, more complex features are also available. For example, boundaries can be created to allow your dog access to the entire yard while keeping them away from the swimming pool. But because most people will want to bury the wire of in-ground systems, they are the more labor intensive choice and typically take a full day for an average installation.
Wireless systems project a circular boundary around a base station. With a wireless dog fence you can be up and running in ten minutes; just plug the base station into a power outlet and you are ready to go. The drawback of wireless systems is that you can only create circular boundaries. You can adjust the diameter of the circle making it bigger or smaller, but you can only have a circular boundary. This makes them great for larger rural properties where you simply need to keep the dog from straying too far.
Can I do it myself?
We often get asked if installation is something that you can do yourself or if you should leave it to professionals. The answer is easy, but it is not the right question. Installing a dog fence is a simple job if you are even moderately handy. If you can change a washer or switch out a flat tire, this is something you can do. The steps are simple:
|1||Plan the layout|
|2||Lay the wire|
|3||Bury the wire|
Almost anyone can install a dog fence system. The better question is, do you want to do it yourself? The issue is more whether you have the time to set up the fence yourself and whether it is something you enjoy doing. Our book will help you use your time effectively, but you need to factor in a full day for the installation. For most of you home handymen and handywomen, this will be pure bliss. We at Dog Fence Experts love doing this kind of stuff! But, if this is not fun for you, or not worth your time, consider getting a professional installation. Alternatively, if you want to save a bit of money, hire your yard man or local handyman to install it for you.