How deep does the Dog Containment wire need to be buried?

Customer FAQ's and Dog Containment


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12 Apr 2024

Q.  Could you please tell me how deep the wire for a dog containment fence needs to be buried? Are there anything else I need to be aware of when installing the boundary wire? Thank you


A.  The containment wire does not have to be buried, it can be attached to existing fencing*.  However, if you want to bury the wire, you will need to ensure that it is below the grass line.  Generally a few cms will do the trick.  This also protects the wire from mowers and whipper snippers.  The easiest way to do this is to pierce the ground with your shovel and then push against the handle of the shovel to make a slice in the ground and push the wire into it.  Then simply stamp the grass back down into place.  Feel free to check out the Popular Layouts for more ideas.


You will need to place the wire underground at gate openings and driveways.  We have a a few tips and tricks here, so please feel free to contact us if you need anything else answered please give us a call on 1300 668 931.


*  If you have Colorbond fencing or similar you will need to consider an electric dog fence system with an FM signal, like the DogWatch Hidden Fence 1200FMD.