Underground Electronic Dog Fence – How it Works, Does it Work?

The underground electronic dog wall consists of

– a shielded wire installed just underground around the area of the spot that you dedicate to the pet, or the same cable installed above ground. Doggy Bakery

– a transmitter found in a weather proof location; it must be connected to 120 V electrical wall socket,

– a light weight battery-pack collar for the dog, 

– visual red flags to mark the training area,

– a manual, some tools and a battery for the back of the shirt

This type of dog containment fence is very satisfactory for one or more dogs, large and small. Training requires a little time but is not difficult.

A six month old dog can be introduced to the fencing. Animals are trained separately to recognize the electronic digital fence for dogs simply by being walked around the perimeter while they wear the receiver training collar.

Puppies have to succeed in the age indicated in the manual before training can commence although they can be walked gently around the perimeter on a normal collar and business lead.

The cost varies. Little backyard areas can be fenced by the owner with material available at local hardware or dog supply shops. Large areas, half an acre or more, will require far more length of wire, a more robust transmitter and possibly a professional installer if you are not a happy do-it-yourself person since even the very shallow trench needed is done with a machine for large areas. The costs can be array dollars for these installations.

Any land area can be fenced. If the terrain is rough or wooded some or all parts of the fence may be attached to strong levels above ground. Note that the underground electric fencing or its equivalent above ground line will web host dogs in all conditions even under snow cover.

Visual flags are normally put on thin pegs at regular intervals, a foot inside the way of the buried fencing wire or on the stakes of the visible-wire fencing. These flags work as guidelines during training. The flags are little by little removed over a period weeks leaving increasingly much larger spaces without flags; eventually they can be removed entirely.

Teaching might take one day though usually more – matter on a week or two. For very obstinate dogs the fence all of that is set on maximum. When recognition and esteem has been learned the setting is lowered little by little to the maintenance level.

The shock felt by your canine is very slight. Check that on your hand. It will eventually show you that the animal would not go through when experiencing this restraining although it will hate it.

The special battery-pack collar for the dog holds a standard seven volt battery in a weather proof case. Once the containment fence for dogs is installed appropriately a transmitter found in a sheltered location, porch or workshop, and plugged into a 120 V electric outlet it will send a signal through the underground electric fence cable to the dog back of the shirt and warn the dog. Your canine does not acquire the 120 V but the 9 V alert buzz or tingle from the collar. Even pet dogs with much hair on their necks do listen to and go through the signal and keep a very respectful distance.

Examining the battery on the collar monthly ensures regular security. A good digital dog fence will use 9 V collar power packs easily purchased in a neighborhood store. Always keep some spares. Do not use rechargeable batteries, or cheap bargain types they do not last. A fresh battery ensures a secure above ground or underground electric dog wall.


Place the normal back of the shirt and lead on your dog and then this battery-pack collar which does not be tight, just comfortable.

Walk in a comfortable way about two to three feet from the flagged line. Vary this distance as you go. Your puppy will wander about and be aware of the warning buzz in the flagged area. The dog may challenge this sign or recoil. Continue the walk without forcing your dog or going closer, stop, give it time to relax, to learn this new sound and make an effort to check its meaning. When arriving even closer to the flagged line the dog may feel its first shock. Dogs respond in various ways. The dog may try to sl? when it feels the tingle of the boundary. Hang on! Do not panic, maintain a good hold on the business lead, breathe deeply, speak generously, and just continue your wandering-walk father away and then again nearer to the flagged line. They are the basic steps, which must be repeated regularly. Ideal to start is also explained completely in your owners manual.

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