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)
100 White Training Flags
1000 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.
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 12, 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.
Amazon ReviewAugust 16, 2012
Reviewer: Jeffery N. Fritz
Our dogs, a Black Lab and a Chihuahua, know no boundaries. Perhaps it is more accurate to say that they think their boundary is the entire neighborhood. And any other dog that ventures along our property line gives them a convenient path to follow.
Of greater concern is the tendency of the Black Lab to wander out in the street at night. Drivers are hard pressed to see a black dog against the blacktop roads at night. We are concerned but apparently the Black Lab is oblivious to her vulnerabilities in such a situation.
Both dogs are super friendly and like to visit with people (and sometimes cars) that pass the house. Rarely a good situation.
Now you see why the Havaheart Fence Free Containment System (e.g. a buried electric fence) is so important to us. It's easy to install, comes with warning flags and is well made. There are some disadvantages but they are for electric dog fences in general and not specific to this product:
* You could have to figure a way to run the wire across your driveway. That may mean having to chop up parts of your driveway.
* Some dogs are spooked when shocked and are never quite the same.
* if the dog gets past the electric fence they could get a shock coming back the other way when they try to re-enter the yard. That doesn't help with their training.
* Small dogs, like our Chihuahua, can't use the system because of their small frame and light weight.
But with these caveats in mind, you might find the Havaheart Fence Free Containment System to be a real dog saver.
Amazon ReviewJuly 29, 2012
Reviewer: Robert T. Brennan
I set this up for my wife's small dog to stop chasing strangers when they pull up in our driveway, especially UPS and Postal Service Carriers. There is enough wire for 1/3 acre, more than enough for your typical surburban home and backyard (if you have a real big backyard or alot of land, you can buy more wire). Installation was simple and the directions were easy to understand. After installing this system, however it's like an unexplained force is outside that her dog does not understand or want to engage. She will not go outside anymore. My wife's dog is fine and happy inside playing with us, but now she does like going outside at all. The product obviously works well, but be careful, because your dog may not want to venture outside after using this Fence Containment System.