The Havahart® Fence Free Underground Dog Fence Comes With Wire That You Bury Around the Perimeter of Your Containment Area, Creating a Closed Loop.
Once you have buried the Wire and your loop is complete, the Fence Free Controller creates your dog's Fence Boundary. Surrounding this Fence Boundary is a Trigger Zone or Warning Zone that spans 3 to 24 feet, and is the area in which a correction is issued. When the Collar crosses the Trigger or Warning Zone, an audible warning tone sounds, which will last as long as your dog remains in the Warning Zone.
What's In The Box?
Wall Mount Transmitter
2 Havahart® Water-Resistant Collars
2 CR2450 Coin Lithium Batteries
4 Probes for Short-Haired Dogs
4 Probes for Long-Haired Dogs
1 Heart-Shaped Collar Tester
1 AC Adapter
Accessory Bag (wire splicers, screws and anchors)
50 White Training Flags
500 Feet of Wire
Field Training Cards
How Do I Set Up The Fence?
Design Your Boundary and Lay the Boundary Wire On Top of the Ground
Install the Wall Unit
Set Up the Collar
Ensure the Wire is Working Properly, then Install the Boundary Wire
Place the Training Flags
Fit the Collar on Your Dog
Train Your Dog To the Fence
Total time = depends on property size
For best results, we recommend you follow the 3-week training program outlined in the Instruction Manual, so your dog has ample time to learn the Fence Boundary.
System Safety Features
Your dog will hear a warning tone as he approaches the Fence Boundary, receive a low-level Static stimulus the closer he gets, and the full-level Static stimulus as he reaches the Boundary. This correction cycle deters your dog from crossing the Fence Boundary.
In the event that your dog becomes trapped or confused in the Trigger Zone, the Havahart® Fence Free Underground Dog Fence will limit stimulation.
Yes, digging is required in order to install this Fence. The Wire should be buried at depth of ½ inch. If your Fence Boundary includes a driveway, you’ll need to cut ½ inch deep cut, using a circular saw and masonry blade.
Our dachshunds were always running into the neighbors yards when we'd let them out, so it was either take them both on a leash each time (which was very time consuming) or risk having the neighbors aggravated while we chased them through their yards (which was also time consuming).
We followed the instructions in the booklet and set up the flags with the system turned off and walked the dogs around the perimeter on a leash, explaining that these were "bad flags." Every time we took the dogs out, the older one got better about avoiding the "bad flags." When we finally turned the system on and used no leashes, the older dachshund decided to test the boundary and got zapped. That did it for her, she decided the flags were indeed bad and has done very well staying within the boundaries. The younger one, who is usually easier to train, is still having difficulty understanding why she gets a little shock when she gets too close to the flags. She doesn't cross them, but she seems to still be curious about them, gets too close and gets a little zap. I can hardly stand it! She doesn't yelp or cry, but you can see the muscles in her neck tense up. The older dog no longer goes near the flags at all.
I would say this product works very well and was surprised at how quickly the dogs caught on. It makes it so much easier when they have to go out!
Amazon ReviewSeptember 10, 2012
Reviewer: Jerry Helsing
I don't use this to keep the animals in the yard as much as I use it to keep them out of my workshop. In the summer, I like to work on projects in my shed where I might have wood shavings flying around, or sharp tools running. Because of this, I don't like having the animals or kids anywhere near me when I'm working for obvious safety reasons. With the kids, I can tell them to stay out, the dogs on the other hand, not so. With the fence, it prevents them from coming anywhere near the shed so I can work in peace. This is a great product.