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.
Very Effective on a Stubborn Dog - Amazon ReviewAugust 18, 2012
Great fence that allowed me to train my dog. I own a basset hound which is very stubborn and likes to follow his nose. Installation was easy and we do not have to worry about him disappearing.
It trained my beagle in no time! Amazon ReviewJuly 07, 2012
Seriously, my beagle runs after anything! And not at a cute, lumbering speed like my Bernese Mt Dog. She BOLTS like she was shot out of a cannon, full-tilt, head up, tail down, like a maniac! We have resorted to putting her behind a baby gate if we are going to be in and out of the house a lot, because one little slip-up and ZOOM! She's out like a dart. Chasing anything that spurs her little hunting dog instinct. Anything from a dangerous postal carrier or speeding car breaking our subdivision's 25 mph by a mph or two....to a leaf blowing across HER yard or the scent of a neighbor two blocks away grilling their dinner. Yup, everything sets her off running!
Well, now she has her little collar on and because she is so smart, she only got too close to the flag/fence line three or four times. The collar emits a warning signal, letting her know she is getting close to where it will give her a static notice. The same day we put this on her, she has stayed clear of the fence line. Now, if she does get past us, into the yard, she doesn't even go full-tilt! As soon as she gets out, she is a little cautious, but still very enthusiastic! She goes out, and is alert, but not darting up the road. It's like she instantly became a guard dog, not a crazed runner! Love it. Glad I have it.
Easy to install. We used the end of a shovel and just pushed the tip into the ground in a kind of semi-circle, then laid the wire in. No problem.
Our house is a lot more calm now! Normally if the doorbell rang we all jumped into action, to our posts! Grab the beagle! Put up the baby gate! Try not to stand in the doorway to talk to whomever was at the door! Ack! This Havahart Fence Free Containment System makes things a lot nicer for all of us.
Great and Effective - Amazon ReviewJune 05, 2012
Let me tell you the pros and cons of the "Havahart Fence Free Underground Dog Fence" .
Pros: 1. Simple instructions, Easy setup 2. Humane 3. Works fast
Cons: As for cons, there are none that I can really think of aside from the fact that if your yard is small and close to a road this system WILL NOT instantly stop your dog from running after cars and possibly getting hit until it learns the boundaries and stops (which can take anywhere from a day to a month depending on your dog).
Personally I love this... Once I set this up in my yard it only took a few days before my dog learned not to pass the boundaries, now she doesn't keep running off and getting all muddy and I don't have to give her a bath every day! YAY :)
Good Dog Stay! - Amazon ReviewMay 02, 2012
I foster dogs and have a lab mix that is a fence climber. I was skeptical that this would keep him in but it actually works and he stays away from the fence now. Was easy to lay in front of my pipe fences.. Now when diesel goes to chase something in my pasture or sees someone in the road his collar emits a sound warning him.. He actually stays- I would like to get another collar for my other dogs but they are very pricey. This is a great system. Going to do a video of how well it works.