Any Suggestions for Finding a Break in the Line of an Electric Dog Fence?

Last fall we installed an invisible fence system to keep our two Siberian Huskies in the yard.  Yesterday I walked out into the garage and the underground fence transmitter box was beeping.  I checked the troubleshooting section of my owner’s manual and it said I have a break in the line.  I called a local invisible pet fence installer and he wanted $100/hour to come out and find the cut in the underground wire.  I don’t want to pay that much.  Is there a way to do it yourself?  I thought I heard there is someway to use an AM Radio to locate the break in the invisible fence wire?

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3 Responses to “Any Suggestions for Finding a Break in the Line of an Electric Dog Fence?”

  1. Beagle says:

    We have an Innotek in ground fence and this happened to us. We got online and located an authorized retailer. They came out and located the cut underground fence wire and fixed it the same day. It did cost a little bit, but it was definitely worth my time to have a professional dog fence repair contractor do the job correctly.

  2. Poodle says:

    You could walk around the boarder of your property where the underground dog fence wire is buried and look to see if there has been any digging. Have you had anybody working in your yard lately? Maybe a lawn service or landscaping company. If they caused the cut in your fence wire they are responsible for fixing it or paying to have a professional invisible fence contractor repair it. That is what the general liability insurance they carry covers.

  3. Volt Meter says:

    Go purchase a voltmeter at your local electronics store or maybe even at Lowe’s or Home Depot, then walk around the perimeter of your backyard. That may indicate where the cut dog fence wire is located.

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