While fences are the most common method of keeping a dog from roaming, another option is to install an electronic containment system in your yard.

These systems are easier and less expensive to install than a fence, though they require a bit of training to teach the dog to recognize the invisible barrier and avoid being shocked.

DIY kits allow you to install an electronic containment system in your yard.

Here’s how:

  • Dig a 3- or 4-inch-deep trench around the area’s perimeter.
  • Place the wire in the trench.
  • Fill the trench with dirt.
  • Attach the buried wire to the transmitter.
  • Place flags along the wire boundary to act as a reminder to the dog during training.
  • Put the battery-powered, wireless collar on the dog.
  • Lead the dog near the wire until the collar emits an audible warning chirp. When the dog ventures closer to the wire, the collar gives a mild shock.

Watch the video above to find out more.

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Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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