The ability to differentiate between home repairs and improvements that you can make yourself and those that will require the help of a contractor is a very important skill to have. Not only will this skill prevent you from spending more money than you need to on professional services, but it will also help you to avoid costly mistakes by attempting DIY projects that are out of your league. It is my hope that this information contained in this blog will help you to obtain this skill. More importantly, it is my hope that once you have identified a project you wish to take on, this information in this blog will help you to get the job done.
Have you had chain link fencing installed to try to keep your dog in your yard? Is the dog still escaping from your yard? One option that you have is to install an invisible fence and put a collar on your dog. But wait – before you pass on that option because you think you'll have to bury all of the wiring through your yard, know that there will be little to no digging required now that you have the fencing enclosing your yard. Here, you'll find a few tips to help you get the job done and keep your dog in your yard once and for all.
Buy the Equipment
The Pet Safe Invisible fence is one of the better products on the market. The collars are easy to use and can be adjusted as your dog learns to stay away from the fence. So, you can start it out with a jolt that really lets him know that he's getting close to the border, and as he learns, you can dial it back to just a vibration to scare him into turning back.
When you buy the set, make sure that you order enough wire to reach the entire perimeter of the yard, as well as into a garage or to the side of your home where the device's main unit will be installed.
Install the System
The good news is, you won't have to spend days digging a trench around your property to bury the wire – you'll just need to bury the wire that's exposed from the main box to the first post.
Once you've reached the first post, you'll be able to secure the wire to the fencing rather than burying it in the ground. You can use Command Hooks or even basic zip ties to attach it to the fencing. Just be sure to secure it to the lowest point of the fencing so that it is close enough to send the signal to the collar.
Train the Dog
You will need to train your dog to respect the yard – put his leash on and walk him around the perimeter while the collar is on. When you hear the beep come from the collar, pull the dog away from the fencing. It shouldn't take more than a few times of him getting a jolt to learn to stay away from the fencing. Soon you won't even need to keep the jolt on – a small vibration will send a big message.
Keeping your dog safe is sometimes difficult. This will help you keep him in your yard even when the grass seems greener on the other side.