“The dog barking at you from behind his master’s fence acts for a motive indistinguishable from that of his master when the fence was built.” — Robert Ardrey.
Animals are the most amazing creatures of God. Everyone keeps animals at home. There is no in-between whether you are a cat lover or a dog lover. Mostly, people keep pet dogs at their homes to feel secure. It would not be wrong to say that animals have become the most crucial part of our lives. No matter how bad your day goes, a puppy is waiting for you in the end.
It is said that dogs are the only animals that love their owner than anyone else. Dogs’ love is pure; it gives you a level of trust and loyalty. Keeping this aside, have you ever thought about how to protect your dogs? What measures should be taken to secure your pet dogs? However, a dog fence or a pet fence is best to keep your dogs within predefined boundaries.
This dog fence wire has a line connected to a transmitter, which is often installed in your basement or garage. The transmitter transmits a low-power radio signal through the boundary wire, typically buried two to six inches underground.
The receiver collar will sound an audible alert if your pet gets too close to the boundary wire. The collar emits a quick static punishment if your pet does not retreat from the boundary. Your dog will learn to stay away from the warning zone and stay within the defined limit.
However, sometimes, this fence breaks. You must be wondering now how to fix it? Do not worry; you are at the right place. We are here to help you out. We have listed below some practical tips and tricks to fix the fence as soon as possible. So what are you waiting for? Let’s dig into it!
1. Any Broken Panels Should Be Removed
Fence panels operate like wooden sails in heavy winds, putting strain on the posts that support them. Rather than the panels, the fence posts are more likely to fail in most cases, with rot at their bases being the most common cause of failure.
There’s a strong chance the panels themselves can be saved, so give them a once-over before tossing any that can’t be saved to the fire. If you do need to replace them, make sure you get like-for-like replacements and, if possible, weather-treated panels. Moreover, you can also Google “electric dog fence repair near me” for your help.
2. Get Rid of The Fence Post
As a dentist would with a problematic tooth, remove the buckled post. Before lifting the bar, rock it back and forth to loosen it from the ground. Using a hose to soak the surrounding soil should help, but consider using a hydraulic floor jack if you have a particularly tough post to remove.
Attach a wood block to the offending post’s side, then roll your jack underneath it and turn the handle. It’s a little more challenging to deal with posts that have snapped at or below ground level. If all else fails, dig with your shovel.
3. Remove the Wire’s Protective Coating to Reveal The Copper Core
Make sure your dog is not harmed by the broken fence. Carefully crimp around the HDPE coating of the wires you’re joining with a wire stripper or your handy pliers, and then gently take off the housing. Don’t be concerned if a couple of strands of the 7-strand copper core break. It’s recommended to start over if you break more than 2 or 3; it may take some practice.
Because our high-density polyethylene coating is so strong, it may be challenging to do so. On either end, remove an inch or a couple of centimeters of insulation. Then, to avoid a chaotic appearance, twist the exposed copper strands on each wire.
4. Create the Join by ‘Butterfly Twisting’ the Two Wires and Tying a Knot
After exposing the copper cores of the two wires we’re joining, overlap the two exposed copper wires and butterfly twist them together; you can also use the pliers to tighten the twist. You can also trim it up by cutting off some stray ends.
The next step: The trick – Make a knot at the twist. Tying a knot at the end of the wire, as close to the copper as possible, is the real trick to joining wires. This assures that the connection we created will not break if the joint is pulled. It’s usually essential to ensure it won’t come apart quickly.
5. Use Tape To Cover The Wire’s Exposed Ends And Also Fold It:
We need to wrap electrical tape around our freshly created joint, start a few inches past the knot we made, and wrap it in one direction to the end. I usually go a little past the end, fold over the excess tape, wrap it back in the opposite direction, and seal it off.
If another break occurs, you’ll need slack in the system, so we fold over the pair of wires we constructed, then take only a piece of wire and fold it back again, using PVC tape to hold our wires together, and now it looks straight, and we have slack in the system for future usage.
6. Install the Panels and Have a Look at Your Work
Now that the poles are in place, you can re-attach the panels the same way as the ones that are still standing – make sure any screws or nails used are galvanized for outdoor usage. Over the next few years, keep a close eye on your electric fence. If you can locate rotted wood before Doris’ sisters get to work, you’ll be able to fix it before the plants nearby are squashed.
Fixing an electronic dog fence can be tiresome, but you can quickly restore it if you follow the guidelines correctly. The best way to identify when an electronic fence is broken, the transmitter will start beeping inside it.
Therefore, you can quickly look for it and repair it sooner. And if you still have trouble doing it, you can read our article. Also, you can comment in the box below if we have missed out something. Do let us know if you have ever fixed an electronic fence or not? Till then, take care of your pets because they deserve it!
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