Popular Dog Fencing Layouts

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31 May 2024

Dog Fence Layouts

On this page are the most popular fencing system layouts. All of our containment fences are easy D.I.Y kits. Installation is easy and you won't need an electrician or another tradesperson to install the fence for you. If you have any questions regarding your fencing layout, feel free to contact us on 0800 144 869.

Full Yard (with optional internal zones)

The full yard layout is the most simple dog fence set up. The wire runs from the transmitter inside your home and runs out around your property's boundary and then back to the transmitter. You can cover up to 100 acres with additional wire (depending on the fence). You can also create internal zones around pools, gardens, social areas, washing lines and more by twisting the wire from the fence up to the desired zone. Twisting the wire cancels out the signal allowing your dog to pass over the fence without receiving a static correction - refer to the diagram below.

Hourglass - Front Yard and Back Yard

The hourglass layout is most commonly used with properties that have a side gate or obstruction on the side of the house. This option is suitable for pets that are allowed through the house and into the front and back yard.

Please note: The wire forming the loop next to the house must be at least 1.5m apart to ensure the zone is active.

Partial Yard - Front Yard or Backyard

The Double Loop Layout safely contains your dog in your front or back yard.

Please Note: The distance between the 2 wires of the loop must be at least 1.5m apart to ensure the zone is active.

Existing Fence

Dog Containment Fence Systems can be used with existing traditional fencing as shown.

The 2 loops of wire must be at least 1.5m apart to ensure the zone is active.