Electronic Dog Fence Layouts

No matter what your property's size or obstacles in the way, the experienced professional team at Freedom Fence Electronic Underground Pet Containment systems will work with you on a custom solution to minimize the impact on your property while ensuring the safety of your pets. Below are some examples of common layouts we implement, we are not limited to these layout and can easily modify these options to fit your needs.



This is the most common configuration and may simply follow the perimeter of the property. It is important that the house from which the dog exits be included inside the perimeter boundary loop, otherwise the dog would have to cross the signal field (and receive a correction) in order to enter the protected area. Excluding the dog from access to the protected area of the continuous wire loop is one of the most common (and most serious) errors of installation. 


This Layout is used to keep the dog from a garden, swimming pool, etc. The additional loop must be connected to the continuous loop by means of a twisted pair. This allows the dog to move completely around the perimeter of the additional loop without receiving a correction. The signal field of an additional loop may be decreased in width by installing two wires about three or four feet apart (following the horseshow configuration). Such a layout for additional loops reduces the area required to protect the garden or pool. Always check for sufficient width of signal field of the additional loop before you bury the wire.


For a situation in which the side yard is not wide enough to allow both an adequate signal field width of eight or ten feet and safe passage of a dog; or situation in which the desire is for the dog to be in either the front or back yard, but not have access to both at the same time. With this layout the dog has protection in both back and front yards but is prohibited from running around the house. Care should be given not to place the wire too close to the house, or the receiver may pick up the signal indoors and confuse the dog if he is wearing the receiver. 


For layouts where it is not possible to include the house within the perimeter of the continuous loop, as in the standard layout, the horseshoe layout is used. This gives a dog maximum space in a smaller yard and allows the house or other physical barrier to become part of the perimeter boundary. This layout is often ideal for semi-detached homes or townhouses. The distance the parallel wires are apart contributes to the width of the signal field. On all horseshoe layouts, the parallel wires should be placed a minimum of three to four feet apart. 

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