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PetSafe YardMax® Cordless In-Ground Fence

Battery-powered wireless pet fence system

Item # 481PG15958

This system allows your pet the freedom to explore your yard safely.

This system allows your pet the freedom to explore your yard safely.

Item # 481PG15958

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About the PetSafe YardMax® Cordless In-Ground Fence

An invisible barrier to keep your dog from roaming

Building a physical fence to keep your dog contained can be expensive and, in some locations, impractical. The PetSafe YardMax Wireless In-Ground Fence lets you enjoy all of your property, and it keeps dogs from getting lost or wandering into traffic.

An invisible barrier to keep your dog from roaming

Building a physical fence to keep your dog contained can be expensive and, in some locations, impractical. The PetSafe YardMax Wireless In-Ground Fence lets you enjoy all of your property, and it keeps dogs from getting lost or wandering into traffic.

Keep your pet safe and at home with the YardMax In-Ground Fence.

Keep your pet safe and at home with the YardMax Cordless In-Ground Fence.

Just bury the included wire — laid out in whatever configuration you desire — to establish a perimeter for your pooch. The buried wire connects to the included YardMax Cordless transmitter, which is battery-powered and weatherproof. This eliminates the need to drill holes in your home's exterior.

Put the included wireless receiver collar on your dog, and he'll get a warning beep, followed by progressively increasing levels of static correction, any time he approaches the invisible boundary. The included flags give him a helpful visual cue as he learns where he can and can't go.

Keep your pups safe and sound

The YardMax comes with one receiver collar, but you can pick up as many additional collars as you need — each one will respond to the wire barrier the same way. When your pet nears the boundary, the collar will give a warning beep, followed by a static correction to remind your pet to stay inside the safe zone.

If he continues past the wire, he'll receive progressively stronger corrections from the collar until returning inside the perimeter, or until the safety time-out activates after 15 seconds. Before long, he'll know exactly where the no-go zone is, and he won't test it.

Part of a whole-home containment system

The receiver collar also works with PetSafe's Pawz Away barrier products, so it can keep your dog away from off-limits zones indoors, too.


Product highlights:

  • establish an invisible boundary to keep dogs close to home
  • customize the size and shape of the perimeter to suit your needs
  • system has two boundary modes: Traditional and YardMax
  • correction steps up progressively until your dog returns inside the perimeter
  • automatic safety shut-off limits static correction to a 15 second burst
Receiver collar:
  • durable and waterproof
  • fits neck sizes 6-28"
  • for dogs and cats 5 lbs. and over
  • includes interchangeable short and long contact points
  • compatible with PetSafe Pawz Away products
  • warns your pet with an audible beep before administering static correction
  • five levels of adjustable correction
  • automatic safety shutoff
  • add an unlimited number of pets with additional collars (sold separately)
  • powered by built-in rechargable battery
    • single charge lasts up to 3 months; fully recharges in 2-3 hours
    • receiver charger power adapter included
Outdoor transmitter:
  • waterproof receiver is powered by 10 "D" batteries (not included)
  • battery life: approximately 9 - 12 months
  • requires no drilling
Other accessories and general info:
  • includes enough wire to cover up to 1/3 of an acre
    • expandable up to 1.4 acres with additional wire and flags (sold separately)
  • not recommended for aggressive pets, pets younger than 6 months old, or pets weighing under 5 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # PIG00-15958

What's in the box:

  • Waterproof transmitter
  • Receiver collar with 2 attached short contact points
  • Receiver charger adapter with attached 6' DC output cord (DC output: 5V 0.5A)
  • 2 Long contact points
  • Contact point wrench
  • Test light tool
  • 500' Spool of yellow boundary wire
  • 50 White boundary flags
  • 2 Wire nuts
  • 2 Gel-filled splice capsules
  • 2 Mounting screws (M3.5 x 25mm)
  • Product Manual
  • Boundary wire labels
  • PetSafe help contacts

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More details on the PetSafe YardMax® Cordless In-Ground Fence

Mark G.

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Overview: The PetSafe YardMax Cordless In-Ground Fence (PIG00-15958) keeps your dog safely with a boundary that you set. The system includes the battery-powered transmitter, a rechargeable receiver collar, 500' of 20-gauge boundary wire (enough to cover up to 1/3 acre), 50 boundary marking flags, and installation accessories. With additional wire and boundary flags (sold separately), the system is expandable up to 1.4 acres.

System Design: The buried wire creates a boundary for your dog. Your dog's receiver collar detects the radio signal traveling through the wire, and emits a tone and vibrates as it nears the boundary. If he continues to approach the boundary, the collar will deliver a safe Static Correction, which will persuade him to stay within the containment area. The type and intensity of the correction is adjustable. The YardMax Cordless In-Ground Fence is effective for dogs and cats 5 pounds and up.

Pawz Away Compatible: You can customize your pet's boundaries by creating additional barriers with PetSafe Pawz Away products. These barriers can keep your dog away from flower beds, decks and stairs, trash cans, and other small areas. Pawz Away barriers are wireless, and work with the YardMax receiver collar. Compatible Pawz Away products include:

Installation: Burying the boundary wire is most effective way of installing the In-Ground Fence system. The wire should be buried approximately 1-3 inches deep. You can also attach the boundary wire to an existing fence. The fence transmitter should be installed in a dry, well ventilated, protected area. The boundary flags should be placed short of the boundary wire, and approximately 10' apart, to create a visual warning zone for your pet. The kit comes with a 500' spool of direct burial boundary wire, enough for approximately 1/3 acre. You can also use heavier gauge wire between 14 and 20 gauge, if desired. Here is the amount of wire required based on the size of the area:

Area Size Length of Wire
1/4 acre 415 feet
1/3 acre 480 feet
1/2 acre 590 feet
1 acre 835 feet
1.4 acres 1000 feet

System Modes: The YardMax in-ground fence system has 2 modes: YardMax and Traditional. You can choose the mode via the Mode Selection Switch on the side of the transmitter. In YardMax mode, the Warning Zone begins at the boundary wire to give you up to approximately 30% more usable yard space. The Traditional Mode Warning Zone begins before the boundary wire. You can determine the width of the Warning Zone in either mode by adjusting the dial on the transmitter between 1 and 10. The Correction Area in YardMax mode extends well beyond the Warning Area, creating the impression of an endless boundary. The Traditional Mode Warning Area is only as wide as set by the Boundary Width dial.

Battery-powered Transmitter: The YardMax Cordless In-Ground Fence transmitter is powered by 10 D-cell alkaline batteries (not included). Fresh batteries provide approximately 9 to 12 months of power. The batteries should be replaced when the battery level icon displays 1 or no bars.

Receiver Collar: The Receiver Collar comes with two short contact points that touch the neck of your dog. Longer contact points (supplied) may be needed for dogs with long or thick fur. The waterproof collar fits dogs with neck sizes from 6 to 28 inches, and can be trimmed to fit. The receiver is powered by a built-in rechargeable battery. The battery charges in approximately 2-3 hours, and each charge can last up to 3 months. The receiver collar will emit a Warning Tone when your pet enters the Warning Zone. If he continues into the Correction Zone, the collar will deliver a Static Correction (if set to Level 2 or higher). The Receiver Collar's response levels include:

Static Correction Level Receiver Collar Function Temperament of Pet
1 No Static Correction; Tone only Initial Training Mode
2 Low Static Correction Timid
3 Medium Low Static Correction Timid or Average
4 Medium Static Correction Average Energy
5 Medium High Static Correction Average or High Energy
6 High Static Correction High Energy

Training: It is important to properly train your dog after installing the YardMax Cordless In-Ground Fence. This should be done gradually, in short, but frequent, 10-15 minute sessions over several days, in order to achieve success. The training outline includes five phases:

Days Goals Activity and Static Correction Level
1 Boundary Awareness Using tone and vibration (Level 1) to teach the boundary of the Pet Area
2-4 Boundary Awareness, continued Introduce Static Correction (Level 2), teaching your pet to stay in the Pet Area and respect the boundary.
5-8 Distraction Phase Train your pet to stay within the Pet Area, even with distractions outside of the boundary. (Level 2 or higher)
9-14 Unleashed Supervision Give your pet free run of the Pet Area off the leash.
15-30 Pet Monitoring Your pet should be ready to run freely within the Pet Area. You should monitor your dog regularly during this phase.

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