Good earthing is essential to the proper operation of your fencing. Electric fencing is a circuit system with a current running through it. The current that runs through the conductor, via the body of a human or an animal or through the vegetation to the ground, is returned via the earth peg(s) to the electric fencing device. Dry ground or stony ground is a poor conductor for the current. Therefore it is important that you always use the suggested number of earth pegs and that you measure that the earthing is sufficient. Without a good connection between the earth and the device, your electric fence will never work properly.