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PetSafe Stubborn Dog In-ground Fence™

Wireless pet fence with dog training collar device

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Our take on the PetSafe Stubborn Dog In-ground Fence™

I know, it's called the Stubborn Dog In-Ground Fence, but it's great for dogs who are hard of hearing, too. The collar device vibrates before administering static correction, so dogs with auditory issues get a fair warning when they're approaching the barrier. But it does offer the option of stronger static correction for dogs who just don't want to mind.

Teach your tenacious friend to stay safe in his own yard with the PetSafe Stubborn Dog In-ground Fence.

Teach your tenacious friend to stay safe in his own yard with the PetSafe Stubborn Dog In-ground Fence.

Not just for stubborn dogs

I know, it's called the Stubborn Dog In-Ground Fence, but it's great for dogs who are hard of hearing, too. The collar device vibrates before administering static correction, so dogs with auditory issues get a fair warning when they're approaching the barrier. But it does offer the option of stronger static correction for dogs who just don't want to mind.

How it works

Just bury the included wire — laid out in whatever configuration you desire — to establish a perimeter for your pooch. Attach the included wireless device to your dog's collar, and he'll get a warning beep, followed by progressively stronger static correction, any time he approaches the invisible boundary. The included flags give a helpful visual cue for sighted dogs, while the vibration alerts fuzzy friends who might be blind or deaf.

If your pet truly is just stubborn, ignores warnings, and continues past the wire, she'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, she'll know exactly where the no-go zone is, and she won't test it.

Part of a whole-home containment system

The collar receiver works with other PetSafe containment systems. Place a rock-shaped Outdoor Pet Barrier near the garbage cans or flower beds to establish additional no-go zones inside the perimeter. A Threshold Barrier can make specific rooms inside the house off-limits.

Product Highlights:

  • establish an invisible boundary to keep dogs close to home
  • customize the size and shape of the perimeter to suit your needs
  • vibration option alerts blind or deaf dogs when they get near the perimeter
  • 4 adjustable levels of static correction
    • correction steps up progressively until your dog returns inside the perimeter
    • higher-intensity correction levels available for stubborn or hard-to-train pets
    • correction increases if your dog tries to run through the boundary zone
    • automatic safety shut-off limits static correction to a 15 second burst
  • covers up to 1/3 acre with included wire
  • expandable up to 25 acres with additional wire (not included)
Collar Receiver:
  • durable and waterproof
  • fits neck sizes 6-28"
  • for dogs 8 lbs. and over
  • compatible with many PetSafe Pawz Away products
  • warns your pet with an audible tone before administering static correction
  • powered by included 9-volt battery
Included Accessories:
  • transmitter with mounting hardware and power adapter
  • surge protector
  • collar receiver charger
  • interchangeable short and long contact points
  • 500 feet of 20-gauge boundary wire
  • 50 training flags
  • installation hardware and testing tools
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Fence Transmitter
  • Mounting bracket
  • AC Power adapter with 6' DC output cord (DC output 12V 750mA)
  • 500' Spool of Boundary wire
  • 50 Boundary flags
  • Receiver collar with short contact points
  • Long contact points
  • Test light tool
  • Surge Protector
  • 9V Battery
  • Gel-filled splice capsules
  • 2 Wire nuts
  • Operating and Training Guide
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Overview: The PetSafe Stubborn Dog In-Ground Fence (PIG00-10777) is designed with higher intensity correction levels than other systems to corral that persistent dog that won't stay in the yard. It also works well with hard-of-hearing dogs. The system includes the transmitter, receiver collar, 500' of boundary wire, 50 boundary marking flags, surge protector, and installation accessories.

System Design: The buried wire creates a boundary for your dog. Your dog's receiver collar detects the radio signal traveling through the wire, emitting a tone and vibrating 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 Stubborn Dog In-Ground Fence is effective for pets over 8 pounds.

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 wire should also be connected to the included surge protector. 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. Additional 500' spools are available for purchase, if needed. 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
2 acres 1180 feet
5 acres 1870 feet
10 acres 2800 feet
25 acres 4500 feet

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 standard 9-volt alkaline battery (included). The receiver collar will emit a Warning Tone and vibrate 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 + Vibration Initial Training Mode
2 Low Static Correction Timid
3 Medium Static Correction Timid or Average
4 Medium High Static Correction Average or High Energy
5 High Static Correction High Energy

Training: It is important to properly train your dog after installing the 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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According to the owner's manual (page 17) the "trench" for the wire boundary should be anywhere from 1-3 inches deep. For more details or to discuss further, please feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks! [ Larry  Nov 01, 2017 ]  Staff
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