Sunday, March 29, 2015

Installing a static fence

Happy Sunday everyone! My husband and I had a great weekend together. On Saturday we decided to install a static fence for our puppy, Maggie. I have never really been a fan of one of these fences before but Maggie is a lot more rambunctious than our other dog. We also live on somewhat of a busy road and it always makes me nervous letting her out without a leash on. I did a lot of research and we decided to go with PetSafe. 

A lot of the reviews for PetSafe said that it would only take about 2 to 3 hours to install. However, we decided to do it on a day when it snowed for 4 to 5 hours and we have lots of roots in our yard. So, it ended up taking about 7 hours. Phew!! Needless to say we were exhausted last night.  We got it completed and we've already started training her!

We have now taken Maggie out three times for approximately 15 to 20 minutes each time. The third time we let her off the leash for about an hour and she only left the yard twice. She seems like she already knows to stop when she hears the warning beep before she gets the static. Scott and I both tested the strength of the static collar and it's more startling than it is a hurtful. 

Here are a few installation videos that I took of Scott during the day yesterday.

This is a video of him at cutting of the driveway so that we could lay the wire across the driveway:

This is a video of him digging part of the trench in our front yard to lay the wire under the grass:

Here's our sweet girl :)

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like your static fence was something that was a bit of a pain considering the circumstances. I personally can see how these fences would be able to be installed in about two hours. That being said, it really is unfortunate that you had to spend seven hours working on something in the snow and roots that were in your way. I'm glad to hear that the fence was able to be successfully installed. Thank you for sharing.


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