How To Install A Wireless Electric Fence

What You'll Need
Electric wireless fence
Protective gloves
Working overalls

Wireless electric fences are commonly installed for pet's training purposes. They are safe, easy to install and some are portable too. The fence causes an electric shock when trespassed. Select one depending on the on the number of pets to be controller and environment. A wireless fence can be installed both in the indoors and outdoors.

Step 1 – Check Settings and Application

Check the settings on the device such as voltage and type of alarm. It can be adjusted to suit the type and size of pets at home. Each kit comes with a transmitter and a receiver collar. In case there are many pets in the home, extra receiver collars can be bought separately.

Step 2 – Make Adjustments

An electric wireless fence comes with a user manual. Use one when making adjustments on the transmitter system. It provides suitable voltage to be set on the system that is ideal and safe for a pet’s weight. This makes it possible to adjust the voltage appropriately without setting it too high or low. Measure the pet’s weight to get the corresponding amount of voltage recommended by the manufacturer. The voltage set on the system is responsible for the shock waves emitted by the fence.

Other methods can be used to control pets when using a wireless electric fence. If setting an electric voltage seems uncomfortable for the pets, change the equipment to operate on beep-only mode. However this is not an effective mode as a pet can easily ignore the alarm and move past the boundary.

Step 3 – Select Location

Determine the best location in the home where to install the wireless electric fence. It can be set in the house or the outdoors. Signals transmit clearly through walls and any obstruction within the set radius.

Plug the transmitter into a 110 volt outlet.

Step 4 – Put Receiver Collar

For a wireless electric fence to be effective, place a receiver collar on the pet. The fence works by emitting radio signals within the determined radius. Usually most devices work with a 90 feet radius. This sets the pet’s boundary and restrict its movement to unwanted areas in the home or compound. If a pet approaches the boundary within the set radius, a warning tone is emitted before the electric shock or beep-tone goes off.

Make sure that the collars are safely and securely fastened around the pet’s neck. Inspect the collar regularly and check on the transmitter too.


  • Use a wireless electric fence for pets that weigh over 10 pounds
  • Ensure that the system has a fail-safe mechanism. This protects the pet in case it fails to get back to its boundary in time.
  • The electric shock provided by the system is safe and is sure not to harm pets. It does not punish pets in any way.