How to Install an Electric Dog Fence ( 5 Easy Steps)

Are you looking for how to install an electric dog fence? There are many things that need to be considered before the installation process can begin. You will want to know how much area you want your pet to have access to, which type of fence is best for your needs and how much it will cost. In this post, we’ll go over everything you need to know about how to install an electric dog fence so that the process goes smoothly!

How to Install an Electric Dog Fence

How to Install an Electric Dog Fence

1.Excavate a 6-inch deep trench, not wider than 3 to 6 feet around the desired area of your pet confinement

2.To ensure that the wire is properly installed, give it a chance to lie flat at the bottom of the trench. You may need to fold or cut lengths as needed.

3 Connected between the transmitter and your boundary wire, the twisted wire will both connect them together and also cancel any potential interference that could disrupt the desired signal. Keep this in mind when you’re determining where to install your boundary wire so that there’s not too much of a jumble of wires around it.

4.  The wires should be buried in the trench by simply kicking some dirt on top. The tamping of soil is required to fill in partially so your dog doesn’t try and uncover it.

After this is done, make sure your dog stays away from the wire until everything’s in place!

5.  Every 2-3 feet along the boundary wire, put a marker flag. These flags come with your electric dog fence kit to help keep track of where your invisible boundary is located. Keep them in place until you’ve trained your pet on the new limitations – when they recognize it intuitively without flags, you can remove them. This helps installation go more quickly!

How Much Area do you Want your Pet to Have Access To?

How Much Area do you Want your Pet to Have Access To

How Much Area Do You Want Your Pet To Have Access? The first step in installing a new electric dog fence system is determining how big of an area do you want your pet to be enclosed by. What Kind Of Fence Is Best For My Needs? Depending on how large or small the space you are trying to restrict access, there are different types of fencing systems available. There are also wireless fences and underground fences as well if installation time isn’t something that concerns you. This is for you to decide

How Much Will It Cost?

How Much Will It Cost

The cost will depend on how much land needs to be fenced in. Depending on the size of how large or small the space is that you need restricted access to, there are various prices for installation ranging from $600-$800 per mile for labor only; all-inclusive pricing ranges from $1500-$2500 per mile depending on what materials are included in price.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Does an electric dog fence need to make a complete loop?

A. No, it does not need to make a complete loop! It is recommended that the wire be buried in a deep trench for best results and can also be installed above ground as well if you do not want any of your lawn taken up with wiring or trenches.
Will an electric fence work without ground?
Yes, you can install an electric dog fence without the need for a ground and it will still work as long as there is a power source available to transmit the signal along the wire. You do not have to bury your wires in order for them to work!


In this post, we’ve gone over how to install an electric dog fence with step-by-step instructions and some of the most important things you need to know about how it works.

Dr. Louise Cosgrove

Dr. Louise Cosgrove

veterinarian for 10+ years currently running a veteran house and I am here to serve my knowledge over the internet.

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