Animals must be trained to respect the fence
Purchase a quality energizer
Always buy more power than you need. A 110v Energizer is the best choice if you have reliable power.
Practice proper grounding
8 of 10 problems are due to improper grounding. 10’ between ground rods, use a minimum of 3 – 6’ ground rods and 1 wire to connect all rods to the energizer.
Fence posts are too close together
Fence posts should be properly spaced. If an animal hits the fence, you want the wire to bend and not knock down the posts/insulators.
Wire spacing is important for different livestock types.
Don’t install inline strainers close together.
Strainers may hit each other or get hung together shorting out the fence. Proper spacing of inline strainers helps prevent this from occurring.
Choose quality, heavy duty insulators over standard insulators.
This avoids constant replacement of worn and broken insulators.
Separate bottom wire from other wires.
Vegetation will take power from the Energizer. Install a cut-off switch for the lower wire so you can turn it off when the grass is tall.
Never build a fence near an old fence
It is too easy for old fence wires to come in contact with the new fence and short out the fence.
Purchase a fence tester.
Find fence faults fast. It will pay for itself with the time you save
Use proper brace construction.
Learn how to effectively use solar panels.
If you are in North America, you will always face your panel south.