Handy men, and women are born and not made, deciding to install your Electric Dog Fence is something to be thought about thoroughly. The only time it would be "okay" for you to install the device yourself would be to answer yes to these questions:
Do you prefer to see things done right yourself?
Do you have a half-a-day to put aside?
Do you want to save thousands of dollars?
Okay, so you insist. Do-it-yourself installations are very challenging as well as patience testing. Since this would be the first time you'd be installing an electrical dog fence, here are some things to keep in mind.
Basically, it is best to be able to read your manual and clear information or instructions that may stump you. You can do this by surfing the net or by going through the FAQ of your Electric Dog fence manufacturer.
There is also that 1-800 number that is written on the side of the box, a capable technically trained personnel will be able to handle your questions (products under warranty get free service-common privilege for new customers).
While talking to the technical person write important information down. Important means: wire guage and type, configuration steps and electrical tips regarding signal interference.
With all your questions satisfied, ready all materials and whip out that manual for the correct measurements and area setting. Again put your lay-out on paper, this is not an art project where spontaneity is called for. Having it all on paper makes it easier for problem points to be corrected. Besides, when you have done all and call in a professional it would be easier to explain what you've done.
Be sure to have the electric fence collar configured and the marker flags up for your pet's sake. Take time to train your pet properly, one mistake with your dog training may make all your installation useless.
All legitimate manufacturers have a training guide available within the manual. Read it thoroughly and follow the suggestions. The device may be up and running, but your pet dog has to be receptive to the device for it to be a success.
Do-it -yourself projects are fun, as long as you know what you are doing and the ways to be able to trouble shoot your system. Better to be safe than sorry, contact a professional installer if you are doubtful of your capabilities. For your pet's sake.