In-Ground Dog Fence: Planning A Back Yard Installation
There are three options for laying out your In-Ground Fencing System for a backyard installation. Theses options are explained in detail below. At the bottom of the description, is a table comparing the advantages and disadvantages of the three options.
Back Yard Enclosure #1: Twisted Pair With A Double Loop
Twisted pair wire is used to carry the signal from the transmitter at the back of the house and out to the signal boundary. Signal wire connects to one side of the twisted pair wire, runs around the yard, back around the yard again, and connects to the other side of the twisted pair. The wire must form a loop from the send to the receive terminals of the transmitter which is why it must double back on itself in this way.
Back Yard Enclosure #2: Double Loop, No Twisted Pair
Here we have eliminated the twisted pair wire by placing the transmitter on the side of the house. The wire needs to run twice around the yard so that you form a continuous loop from from the send to the receive terminals of the transmitter. If the transmitter is located inside the house and your dog is wearing his/her electronic collar, there is a possibility that your dog will receive a correction when approaching that part of the house. Place the transmitter with care, and take the fence collar off your dog when not needed.
Back Yard Enclosure #3: Single Loop And Around The House
The double loop of the previous examples is eliminated by running signal wire around the back of the house. This style of layout can work with a transmitter located on either side, or at the front of the house. It uses less signal wire than the previous examples, but there are things you should know before choosing this option. If your dog is wearing the fence collar and the fence runs too close to the back of the house, he/she may receive a correction while inside the house. In addition, because the fence runs along the entire back of the property, your dog will not be able to get out into the back yard while wearing the electronic collar. On the plus side, this layout does use less wire, and the fence boundary can be out to the edge of the property, because there is no inner loop, just the single circuit of the yard.
Back Yard Enclosures Compared
Back Yard Electronic Fence Layout #1 Twisted Pair, Double Loop
Fence enclosure is precise (no chance of correcting the dog when inside the house) because signal is carried to the boundary by the twisted pair wire.
Uses more signal wire due to the need to form a continuous loop. Inside boundary is set a minimum of 6 feet in from the edge of the property.
Back Yard Electronic Fence Layout #2 Double Loop, No Twisted Pair
No need for twisted pair wiring because of the placement of the transmitter.
Uses more signal wire due to the need to form a continuous loop. Inside boundary is set a minimum of 6 feet in from the edge of the property. Possibility of dog receiving a correction while inside the house because the signal is broadcast directly from the transmitter (no twisted pair).
Back Yard Electronic Fence Layout #3 Single Loop, Around the House
No need for twisted pair wiring because of the placement of the transmitter. Uses less signal wire because there is only one loop. Fence boundary can be out to the edge of the property.
Dog may receive a correction while inside the house, because the signal is connected directly to the transmitter. May also receive a correction when close to the front of the house due to close proximity of fence wire. Dog could receive correction exiting the front of the house.
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