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Old 05-29-2018, 10:14 AM
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Default Installed 3000ft of wire /underground dog fence.

Our underground wire was badly corroded and had a break I could not find, so after 12-13 years it was time to replace it.
Got a great deal on Ancor 16ga marine grade wire (20 ga came with the kit originally)
Rented an Eliet "edger" that would cut a slit and bury the wire at the same time. Worked slick!
Took me and my son about 4 hours. Would have been less if it weren't for all the rocks and how hot it was.

When I crossed the crushed limestone driveway it was like cement. So I broke out the power washer and did a little hydro mining.

In true THT fashion all connections were crimped / heat shrinked/ then an extra heat shrink over the connection.
This should outlast me..

If any one needs 1000 ft of green 16ga Ancor marine grade wire let me know!
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I've done this numerous times. First time i did it with just a shovel. Then i was in a Sunbelt Rentals office and told them what I wanted to do and they fella said "you should use the dog fence machine!" Smooth sailing after that.
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Wait until your dog gets smart enough to run full steam across.. then you realize all that $$ and time were for nothing...
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Wait until your dog gets smart enough to run full steam across.. then you realize all that $$ and time were for nothing...
Mine works good, the dog has a path worn in the grass all around the perimeter. He went through a couple of times but I think it was because the collar wasn't adjusted right and the probes weren't going through his thick fur, or the collar wan't functioning right. I got a new collar and He hasn't crossed in a couple of years.
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Wait until your dog gets smart enough to run full steam across.. then you realize all that $$ and time were for nothing...
i knew somebody who’s chocolate lab used to jump back and forth across the “fence” because he must have liked how it felt.
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Two words, voltage drop..
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Our current beast does not like getting beeped. I am comfortable he will not escape.

A couple od dogs ago the black lab would stan by the boundary screw up her courage and go for it. A couple of times a year.
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Wait until your dog gets smart enough to run full steam across.. then you realize all that $$ and time were for nothing...
Just buy the stubborn dog collar with the 9 volt battery and turn up the sensitivity only time my dog gets through is when the battery is dead because I forgot to change it.

Great investment the dog can play in my whole 1.25 acres whenever he wants. I also taught him to poop in the woods.
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What brands/systems have you guys been pleased with?

Have a lab coming home from training in a few months, he will be collar conditioned so I’m thinking a buried dog fence should catch on pretty quick.
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I used to crimp and heat shrink my wire breaks. Had a lot due to numerous landscaping projects and tree removal with stump grinding. Finally couldn't get it work after recent splice this spring.
So, like you, I installed a new 16 ga wire like you.

In reading the directions, it said to NOT crimp splices, but rather twist ends together with twist nut. The reason being it is a radio signal vs electrical current. Who knew I was doing it wrong all these years.....shrug.
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Wait until your dog gets smart enough to run full steam across.. then you realize all that $$ and time were for nothing...
We had that when we lived on Lake Lanier. Our lab would run through it at full speed and then when he was ready to come home he would sit outside the perimeter and whine until we turned it off.
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What brands/systems have you guys been pleased with?

Have a lab coming home from training in a few months, he will be collar conditioned so I’m thinking a buried dog fence should catch on pretty quick.

PetSmart stubborn dog fence.
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I bought my wire from a website flezpetz they have wire that has a super thick coating it’s around the same thickness as cable coax.

I have a PetSmart unit with stubborn dog collar.
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Took my mixed breed about 4-5 hits before she realized where she could and could not venture on our property. Matter of fact, one time she and 2 neighborhood dogs that hang out here with our dog tore out in persuit of a coyote out back in the woods. While in hot persuit, she got to her line in the sand and stopped as the other 2 kept up the chase. She has lots of respect for that wire. Also, there is a sensitivity adjustment which controls how close she can get to the wire before it stings her and an intensity adjust for controlling the strength of the shock. I think it can go high enough to cause a fur burn if set on high! Right now and since it was installed, I think both adjustments are somewhat in the middle of their range.
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We have a 1st generation Invisible Fence that is 18 years old and other than repairing a couple of wire breaks it has been flawless. We have considered upgrading to their new fence which will shock the dog continually once it crosses the perimeter until it returns. Price is steep, +/-$1700 for acre lot.
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Yellerdog, I saw that type of system that zapped a dog and would not turn loose of her. I thought she had been hit by a car based on the way she was carrying on out in the street. I screamed at her to go home, which she did, and she got free of it. I don’t know if she could even hear me yelling but at any rate, she got back across the line. I felt so sorry for her. I would not want that type of system with my dog. Sorry but that’s just my feelings about it.
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I use a Sporting Dog system. Been very happy with this system

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