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In-Ground Dog Fence: Planning A Barrier Installation

Two options are available for laying out your In-Ground Fencing System as a barrier.

Barrier Electronic Fence Layout [Small] Barrier + Physical Fence, Electronic Fence Layout [Small]
1. Barrier on its own. 2. Barrier with physical fence.

Theses options are explained in detail below. At the bottom of the page, is a table comparing the advantages and disadvantages of the two options.

Things To Know

  • Transmitter: box of electronics that generates and transmits the signal down the fence wires. Two terminals, one send and one receive. The wire has to form a complete loop from the send to the receive terminals.
  • Twisted Pair Wire: a pair of separately insulated wires twisted together. Carries the fence signal from A to B, but will not broadcast that signal to your dog's collar. Not always required, depending on your transmitter location and layout.
  • Signal Wire: single insulated wire that forms the fence boundary and will broadcast the fence signal to your dog's collar.
  • Splices: T-shaped devices that connect together the fence wires - one splice, one wire.
  • Loop: the wire must form a continuous loop from the send to the receive terminal of your transmitter.

If you need a more detailed review of how to connect together your electronic pet fencing system, please go here to read our overview.

Barrier Only

This shows the In-Ground fencing system installed as a barrier only. The twisted pair wire carries the signal from the transmitter inside the house, out to where you want the barrier to start. The signal wire connects to one side of the twisted pair, runs to to side of the yard, then makes a loop all the way around the front, then back to the other side of the twisted pair wire. The signal wire must be spaced at least six (6) feet apart for the system to work properly.

In-Ground Dog Fence Barrier Layout

Frequently Asked Questions About This Layout

  • Why does the fence wire double back on itself? Because the twisted pair wire is two wires twisted together, and the signal wire is a single wire, you are joining two wires into one. The only way to make a loop is to run from one twisted pair wire to the other one.
  • Why do I need the twisted pair wire? Twisted pair wire will not transmit the signal to your dog's collar, so the only part of the fence that will broadcast to your dog will be the exact area that you want.
  • Why do I need the 6ft spacing for the signal wires? When the signal wires are closer than 6ft, the wires generate electrical interfere which will cause dead-spots, or a complete loss of the signal. This will cause either a gap in the fence, or a complete failure of the fence. 6 feet is the minimum spacing to prevent the interference.
  • Is the barrier boundary the inside wire, or the outside wire? If you let your dog out inside the barrier (out of the front of the house), the inside wire is the fence boundary. If your dog is wearing his/her collar outside the barrier and approaches it, the outside wire will be the outside boundary of the barrier.
  • Does the barrier have to be a straight line? No - the barrier can be any shape you choose.

Barrier Combined With Physical Fence

This is the same as the previous example, but we have installed a physical fence on three sides of the property (the brown line) as we are using the electronic fencing system to complete the enclosure across the front. This is useful for people who either don't want to build a physical fence across the front of the property, or are prevented by restrictions. The type of physical fence is not important - the system should work with any fence type.

In-Ground Dog Fence Barrier Layout Plus Physical fence

Frequently Asked Questions About This Layout

  • See previous Q&A (above) for a complete list of questions.
  • What type of physical fence should I use? The type of fence is not important and will not interfere with the working of the electronic system. Choose the one that you like!

Compare The Two Barrier Examples

Layout Type

Advantages

Disadvantages

Barrier Only
Barrier Electronic Fence Layout [Small]

Easy to install to form a barrier across the whole front of the property without a physical fence.

Inside boundary is set a minimum of 6 feet in from the edge of the property.

Unless you have something blocking the sides of the yard, your dog can walk around the barrier.

Must remember to take off your dog's electronic collar to prevent correcting the dog when you take your dog off your property - e.g. for a ride in a vehicle.

Barrier + Physical Fence
Barrier + Physical Fence, Electronic Fence Layout [Small]

Easy to install to form a barrier across the whole front of the property without a physical fence.

Physical fence blocks three sides of your property leaving the electronic fencing system to complete the enclosure across the front.

Inside boundary is set a minimum of 6 feet in from the edge of the property.

Must remember to take off your dog's electronic collar to prevent correcting the dog when you take your dog off your property - e.g. for a ride in a vehicle.


Did You Know?

You can add one or more “Keep-Away Zones” to this type of installation. Find out how by clicking here.


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