Electric Dog Fence DIY 5 Steps Video

Posted by in Home Improvement Tips, on July 3, 2015

Installing an underground electric dog fence is a great 5 step DIY project to protect your pet.

5 Steps to installing an electric dog fence

  1. Determine what kit to buy
  2. Determine the area you want to confine your pet to
  3. Install the hidden cable
  4. Install the transmitter
  5. Train the dog

When selecting your electric dog fence kit there are a few things to consider: the size of the area to contain the pet, the size of the pets collar, the number of pets you have and if your pet is stubborn or not.

Electric Dog Fence Kit

You will usually want to start with a kit that contains everything needed to install the fence and train your dog. The kit shown in the picture has a rechargeable waterproof collar and is working great with Brian’s Beagle. You can this PetSafe Ultra in ground fence kit at Amazon.


The hardest part of an invisible fence is training your dog. Training can take several weeks. The installation kits come with suggestions for how to train your dog. You can also watch a training video manual on Youtube. Make sure you follow the steps and take your time with the training. You don’t want your investment of time and money in the system to be wasted because you didn’t properly train your dog.

Handyguy Brian’s eight year old beagle loves to chase deere, rabbits and groundhogs in the fields behind his house. Beagles are smart dogs but can be stubborn, thick-headed and obstinate.  The training took a week or two longer than described in the instructions but the dog now obeys the boundaries and will not leave the yard to chase the wildlife behind the house.

Installing an underground dog fence

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