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PetSafe® Stubborn Dog In-Ground Fence

$199.95 $219.99
$199.95 $219.99
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This system is safe and effective for all hard-to-train pets. The PetSafe In-Ground Radio Fence has been proven safe, comfortable, and effective for hard-to-train pets over 8 pounds. The system works delivering mild static correction through two contacts points on a receiver collar your dog wears on his neck. You'll need to install an underground fence by burying the included boundary wire and flags. Your pet is allowed to freely roam within a safe area that you establish. If your pet crosses the established barrier, a correction will be sent to get your pet's attention, but will not harm him. The collar also features a tone plus vibration only mode for effective pet training.


  • Covers up to 10 acres with additional wire and flags*
  • System includes enough boundary wire and flags to cover 1/3 acre
  • Receiver designed for stubborn or hard to train pets
  • Five progressive levels of correction
  • Low battery indicator flashes when battery gets low
  • Tone plus vibration only mode for training
  • UltraLight Receiver with adjustable collar

System includes:

  • Transmitter w/ Power Adapter
  • UltraLight Receiver with adjustable, waterproof collar (6.5-oz waterproof dog collar adjusts from 6" - 28")
  • Wire Nuts
  • Test Light Tool
  • 9-Volt Alkaline Battery
  • 20 Gauge Boundary Wire - 500 feet
  • 50 Training Flags (enough for 1/3 acre
  • Operating & Training Guide

Other items you may need for installation:
Additional boundary wire and flags (dependable upon perimeter), tape measure, small phillips screwdriver, drill and mounting hardware, shovel or lawn edger, pliers, wire stripping pliers, scissors, lighter, electrical tape, additional wire nuts, waterproofing compound (e.g. silicone caulk), PVC pipe or water hose, circular saw with masonry blade, patching compound, staple gun, non metallic collar and leash.

Additional boundary wire:
PetSafe recommends the use of 20 gauge insulated multi-strand copper wire for direct burial. The following indicates the approximate length of boundary wire needed for a rectangular, single-loop layout. Length will vary due to the amount of twisted wire and layout used.

  • 1/4 Acre: 415 feet of wire needed
  • 1/3 Acre: 480 feet of wire needed
  • 1/2 Acre: 590 feet of wire needed
  • 1 Acre: 835 feet of wire needed
  • 2 Acres: 1180 feet of wire needed
  • 5 Acres: 1870 feet of wire needed
  • 10 Acres: 2800 feet of wire needed

PetSafe® Stubborn Dog In-Ground Fence
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PetSafe® Stubborn Dog In-Ground Fence is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Take your time, Take your time, figure where your going to use it, and put a LONG screw drive through the spool of wire before you undo it to roll it out and have something to layout the pathway where your going to lay the wire and rocks or something to hold the wire down to the ground until you got it dug in, do the complete yard, to make a path out from the house, like it says, twist the wires together and that makes a "neutral area" , My Dobies watched us do the yard, the flags go in and we talked about it, (Male and Female) I had to use 2 and half a spool of wire to do my complete yard, and I bought the "lightning arrester" (loop protector) and I have NOT had to buy another transmitter again, due to lightning strikes, which are not the fault of Pet Safe, but this device has saved my transmitter.. The dogs left the yard once, yelled when they went through, and I had to take the collars off to get them back in the yard and they have not left the yard since in 6 years
Date published: 2015-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our great Dane got shocked once and has never tried crossing again even while playing with the neighbor dogs that live next door without a fence.
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from terrible product...and here's why..... SO FRUSTRATED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..We had to install using the "loop" instructions as we only wanted 3 sides of our backyard to be covered. First of all, after finally figuring out what we really needed to do, we started the layout. The spool of wire is the cheapest thing I have ever seen in my life. It came apart, therefore causing we were even half way done and all of the wire spilled off. Well, that was a mess because it immediately tangled. Seriously took over 2 hours to straighten before we could continue. So, if that wasn't enough...We get the thing up and are getting ready to see if it will work and we cant get the collar unit open to install the battery. It has 4 of the most tiny screws you have ever seen and one of them came stripped out. So.....the store was OUT so they could not replace it immediately and had to order one. So, it was a few days before we could even find out if it worked. Now, the signal doesn't work. No warning radius at all. Arrrrrrgggggghhhhh..... It might be going back if we cant get it to work. I would NEVER buy this...EVER
Date published: 2015-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great, easy set up! We set aside a weekend to put in the fence and start training our dog. Two hours after we began we had it up and running! The hardest part was running the wire into the house since we put the transmitter in our basement, but even that only took maybe a half an hour with two of us. The collar was easy to change levels of intensity for training. We have a 6 month old goldendoodle who knew basic commands when we put the fence in. On day one I walked him around the yard and showed him the boundaries with just the vibration level on the collar. I did that about three times around the yard going towards the boundary about every 10 feet. The next day I added the static correction and adjusted it to a point that worked for him. That happened to be the third level. Later that day I had let him out without supervision and he's done great since. We have a third of an acre and had enough wire to do a circle around our entire yard and run it to the house. Great alternative to paying someone else to do the job! Highly recommended!
Date published: 2016-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I've had this fence for years. I am a mom of 5 and installed it in a day (a long tough day) around 10 acres. I have had stubborn labs, a German Shepherd and a Great Pyrenees and none of them leave the yard with their collars on. Additionally, my labs swim in the ponds with the collars on all spring, summer, and part of fall, and these collars stand the test! When my husband cuts through the wire (which he has many times now), their wire break locator has been a fabulous tool to help me repair it. Very happy with it, and now that I'm getting ready to move, will be purchasing another for my new home. Super easy to train all of the dog breeds above too....they say two weeks...took me a hair shy of a week.
Date published: 2015-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Effective My dog was the worst for breaking out. We have a split rail fence and she'd go under it or would jump over. We'd chase her up and Down the street---it was so frustrating. One shock from this system was all it took. She won't try to pass even when the gate is open and the dollar is off. For bigger dogs, expect them to run through the first time. But they definitely remember the shock for the neck time. My husband felt the shock on five and it wasn't bad--just unpleasant. Just enough for the dog to not want to try it a second time. Try the collar on setting three first. Setting five was way to high for my dog.
Date published: 2014-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Product, Love It! My only regret is I didn't get this underground fence sooner, I live out in the country on seven acres. I installed enough wire to cover about two acres, the rest of my land is heavily wooded. About a year ago my two German Shepherds ran off which they occasionally did, I figured living in the country it was Ok, they always come back. However this time only the male made it back, my closest neighbor who lives just down the road told my that one of the dogs had been hit by a train and was laying on the tracks. So sure enough that is what happened the only thing I can figure it was Amtrack and she misjudged the train speed. She was a young beautiful dog, just had the habit of running with the male. Plus my male German Shepherd started venturing across the woods and visiting a adult foster home, they loved his visits but they wouldn't quit feeding him, he'd come home with pizza, bread, steak bones, ham, who knows what else he was eating. Well he became about 20lbs overweight and was having health issues. I decided to adopt a new female Black Shepherd/Lab mix from the animal shelter. And made the executive decision to purchase the underground fence and prevent my dogs from venturing out on there own ever again. Part of my backyard is fenced in with chain-link, however it is only good for that area. So I installed the underground fence not knowing for sure how my older male would accept the new boundary limits I set. I did the perimeter training and let the dogs loose with their new necklaces on, I walked the perimeter with them and was so impressed on how fast they leaned the new boundary. The collars are amazing they have a audible beep that I can even hear, the vibration is strong, and than that is followed by the static correction if needed. The setup was simple just like described in the manual, my only suggestion is start with a lower setting on the strength dial. I started with mine on the highest setting and after installing the batteries the collars started receiving the perimeter signal from about fifty feet away in my hand. I got the audible signal, vibration and than the static correction, at first I thought the collar was defective. So I tried my second collar and it did the same thing than realized I need to turn the strength dial down. I have the perfect boundary setting for my application at just over 50%. It is such a joy to have my dogs safe and confined to their new boundary, no matter if I'm working in my barn, mowing the grass or just enjoying the out doors my dogs can be with me and I don't have worry about them venturing off.
Date published: 2014-06-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not happy at all waste of money I purchased this product and it doesn't work... I followed all the instructions to a tee completed the proper training required to get my dogs used to the fence and yet it doesn't work. My hound dog Bella is constantly crossing the boundary line and escaping from our yard. She cant be left alone for more than two minutes or she escapes. I have tried putting the collar level up to five and still she gets out. I have tried putting the box on the highest setting and that doesn't work because the collar will continuously go off no matter where in the boundary she is, it even continues to shock and beep when it is hanging up in the house, well over 30ft from the boundary line so we have no choice but to leave it on medium. I have even gone as far as to switch the wire connections to the box thinking maybe I had them the wrong way but it still goes off. I have three dog so I had to purchase three collars and my other two dogs are trained completely they do not leave the yard, its to the point where I can put them out with out the collars and they still stay in their yard.I observed Bella one day in hopes of finding out how she escapes. she approaches the line and listens to the beep she will stand there through the warning beeps and shocks, she creeps further and further across the line until the beeps stop which is of course when she is on the other side of the line, then nothing she free to roam where ever she wants. I have even gone as far as to put two collars on Bella hoping that if one failed to recognize she was on top of or getting ready to cross the line the other would and she still escapes. like I originally said this product doesn't work for me at all I felt like it was a complete waste of my money the only reason I bought it was for Bella the other two never really left their yard in the first place I only used it on them because Bella is the youngest of the three and I figured it would be a lead by example thing but no it deffinately didn't work
Date published: 2014-06-07
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How would you put the wire under black top road? Can you have more than one dog in fence at a time?

Asked by: Gram Barbie
These are great questions! When crossing a driveway or road you can use a circular saw with a masonry blade to create a groove. You will then place the wire in the groove and cover with an appropriate patching compound. You may use a unlimited number of receiver collars with the system so that you can ensure to keep all your pets safe.
Answered by: PetSafe Brand Expert
Date published: 2017-12-27

 Can wire be attached to fencing, and not underground?  May extra collars be purchased as well?

Asked by: Poody
Yes it can be as long as the wire is properly insulated so that it does not ground out on your fencing. If you are attaching it to a metal fence I would recommend you to use an non-conductive stand-off to attach the wire to the fence in order to prevent possible current draw through the insulation. I imagine you have a split rail fence or just simply do not want your pet to get near something you have planted/placed along the fence line and yes you can purchase additional collars.
Answered by: Sparky1369
Date published: 2017-11-24

What is the effect of snow on top of an underground fence?

Asked by: isaacdavis

When will my store in Mattoon have the $199.99 underground fence for stubborn dogs back in stock?

Asked by: isaacdavis

I am needing to install the cordless fence along a chain link fence that my dog is jumping over.   Would I be ok running the wire along the top of the 4 ft cordless fence with zip ties.  How far out does the signal go.   

Asked by: Halle the jumper

When will my Mattoon store have the $199.99 underground fence in stock?

Asked by: isaacdavis

I have a chain link fence that my dog keeps digging under... I'd rather use yard sod staples and staple the fence wire to the ground rather than put it in the ground is that something that I can do? 

Asked by: Scottcassie

I have a Siberian husky would this work 

Asked by: Jess1010
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