Article written by Top Dog Houses
Maintaining your electric dog fence, garden fence or anything type of fencing is important to ensure that it will work just the way it was designed for. There are a variety of electric fence supplies that you can purchase to aid you in checking your fence daily. Purchase a voltage tester to make sure that there are no weak electricity spots in your fence.
Aside from buying accessories for your electric fence, there are a few tips to follow to make sure your electric fence will work effectively. First, you need to make sure that your fence is built on the same materials to prevent electrolysis. Electrolysis triggers corrosion which will eventually destroy your electric fence. Make sure that you purchase good quality insulators. Insulators that are made of poor grade plastic will not last long against the ultraviolet rays of the sun. You need to have a voltmeter when you have an electric fence, this will give you an exact reading how hot the fence is. Keep the wires at least 5 inches apart. You may also want to install a separate switch for the bottom wires. Moisture from the grass can damage your fence, when the grass is too tall switch off the bottom wires and trim that grass.