Installing a wireless dog fence

installing a wireless dog fence

A wireless dog fence is ideal for a lot of dog owners and is relatively easy to install. You will most likely need a couple of hours or so to finish it. With the wireless fence system, your dogs can easily wander in your yard, but within the borderline that you have set.


Deciding where to place your transmitter is the first thing you need to decide. Consider the location on your yard where you want your dog to roam around freely. It is also usually placed at a central area where a power source is near. Your transmitter should be in a ventilated space and is about two to four ft off the ground. It should also be placed at about three feet away from any objects that are made of metal to get the maximum coverage space for your pet and also to enable the transmitter to have a power source.


The transmitter comes with a rechargeable collar which can be fully charged in 2 hours and will last around two or three weeks depending on how frequently your dog challenges the boundary. You should ensure that the unit is fully charged before you start testing the system.

The receiver collar has two contact points, long and short. If your pet has long fur the long contact points are used, on the other hand, shorter contact points are ideal for pets that have short fur. The units come with a wrench which you can use to install the contact points.

Just hold the mode button for about 5 seconds to turn the receiver collar on. There is a light that will turn on to indicate that it’s powered on. Just press the mode button again to turn it off.

Some collars don’t need to be synced or paired up with a particular fence. Everything you should know about how to sync your collar and fence and other important things you need to learn is included in the documentation that comes with the unit.


The majority of wireless systems comes with a radius and diameter settings or a high and low setting and most systems either have a 90 ft. or a 120 ft. radius. Leave the system on its highest setting if you require the maximum full range. Modify accordingly to the provided documentation that comes with the fence system if you want a smaller range.


It is vital that the receiver collar fits perfectly on your dog to ensure its safety. Check that the collar is snug and its contact points are touching your pet’s skin. Do not tug the receiver collar and never put pressure on the probes alongside your dog’s neck.


Receiver collars come with all fences and often is the easiest and in a few cases the way to locate where the fence boundary is. As you stroll around your compound or yard, hold the collar that is activated until you hear a beeping sound. It is a good idea to put a flag in this area. Do this and place flags at every five to ten feet to give your pet and yourself a visual edge to learn from.

About the Author:

Dogs problem solver. Puppy specialist. Hardcore troublemaker. Woof internet lover. Social media junkie.