How it Works
The SportDOG Brand® In-Ground Fence gives your dog room to run… but not run away! From city lots to large properties up to 100 acres, our system has been proven safe, comfortable and effective for containing all dogs over 10 pounds. Setup is easy: simply bury a wire at the perimeter of the yard. When your dog is wearing its collar and nears the boundary, it hears a warning beep. If your dog continues toward the boundary or tries to leave, the collar delivers a harmless static stimulation as a reminder to stay in the “safe” part of the property. With some simple training exercises, your dog quickly learns to respect the limits you’ve set.
SportDOG Brand® In-Ground Fence
- 100 acre range
- Waterproof receiver collar
- Expandable to any number of dogs with additional collars
- 4 stimulation levels to match any dog’s temperament
- Built-in lightning protection
- Anti-linger feature prevents dog from staying in warning zone until battery dies
- Wire break alarm on transmitter
Installing an in-ground fence is an easy weekend project.
- Plan your layout
- Install and test your system
- Place the collar on your dog and find the right stimulation level
- Train your dog in short sessions during the next two weeks
Skills and tools required: Installation involves simple handiwork with basic yard tools. You’ll be burying wire at a very shallow depth, possibly splicing wire, and patching the surface along the perimeter.
To install your fence, it's helpful to plan your layout before burying the wires in your yard. Here are some tips and sample layouts to help you visualize how the SportDOG In-Ground Fence can work for your yard and your dog.
The in-ground fence keeps your dog safe with a transmitter, collar, and buried wires. The transmitter sends the signal to your dog's collar, and the wire sets the boundary for your dog. The wire must make a continuous loop that starts at the transmitter, goes around your yard, and ends at the transmitter.
Single Loop Layout
The Single Loop or Perimeter Loop is the most common layout. You'll use one continuous wire to cover your entire yard. You can also use the Single Loop Layout to keep your dog out of gardens, pools, or landscaping.
Double Loop Layout
The Double Loop Layout lets you create a boundary for part of your property. This is a great way to give your dog access to the backyard or front yard only. Keep in mind that with the double loop, the wires must be placed 3-5 feet apart.
Double Loop with Fence or Dock
You can also use the In-Ground Fence in a yard that is already partially fenced. For a waterfront property, the Double Loop layout can give your dog access to the yard and dock.
In-Ground Fences are for Hunting Dogs, Too
Electronic fences are more affordable and reliable than ever. They’re perfect for hunting dog owners who live in urban areas or have a hunting dog that is also the family pet. But if you install a fence, strap a collar on your dog, and turn it loose in the yard, you’re bound to be disappointed. If you’ve been properly using an electronic collar for hunting, your job is partly done already. But even if your dog has never worn an e-collar, it’s not a problem. Here’s how to start training.