Ground staples can used to affix your electric dog fence wire to the surface of the ground rather than burying it. Attaching your perimeter wire to the surface can be especially helpful in heavily wooded areas where digging may be problematic. Dog fence wire staples can also be used in grassy field areas where the grass can be left to grow up over the wire, both hiding and protecting it.
Dog fence staples are also useful at the edge of driveways or walking paths that your dog fence wire will be crossing. The staple can be inserted just where the ground and pathway meet keeping the wire secured to the ground to prevent it from pulling up where it moves from being buried to traversing the pathway. Ground staples are not generally recommended for areas of heavy foot traffic or frequent lawn mowing.
Ground staples should be placed at 4-5 ft. intervals to permanently secure the wire to the ground. Ground staples are best placed on freshly cut grass so that the grass can then grow up and around the wire. If you're installing in a wooded area, clear the ground of debris first and then place the staples. Once they're installed you can let grass, leaves, and other natural debris cover them over.
Dog fence staples are also very helpful during the installation of your buried electric pet fence wire. The staples can be used to hold the wire in place as you lay it out and test your loop before burying. This is especially helpful if you are covering a large area and useing a lot of wire. Ground staples will hold the wire in place as you work your way around the perimeter.
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