We receive lots of questions on how to design a dog fence system. And we are happy to go over customer layouts and use our experience suggest ways to optimise the layout to make the system more effective or to make installation easier. But, there is one little design tip that would eliminate 80% of design mistakes when designing an inground dog fence layout. In particular, there seems to be a lot of confusion around twisted wire and what it can and cannot do.
When designing a dog fence layout, the boundary wire needs to be a continuous one-way loop, starting and ending at the control box. The loop route should never fork or branch, the current should only have a single wire path from start to finish.
Any time a person is splicing three or more wires together they are making a mistake. You should only ever splice two wires together, and there should be no loose wires that are dangling unspliced.
Follow this simple rule, that you should be able to trace one route, and only one route along the boundary wire, starting and finishing at the control box, and you eliminate 80% of problems.
As always, if you have questions please call or email us your layout. It is much easier for us to take a couple of minutes and use our head start with experience installing these systems to help you before you start, than for you to waste a couple of hours of your precious weekend trying to figure it all out on your own.
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