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SportDOG Brand® In-Ground Fence

Features
  • 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
SKU
  • SDF-100A
Product Manual

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Setup
Installation Step 1: Locate and Place the Fence Transmitter

Additional Items You May Need
(not including the items included with your system)

  • Additional wire and flags (Part# SDF-WF ) for covering more than 1/3...
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Installation Step 2: Lay Out the System

BASIC PLANNING TIPS

WARNING Underground cables can carry high voltage. Have all underground cables marked before you dig to bury
your wire. In most areas,...

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Installation Step 3: Position the Boundary Wire

Lay out the Boundary Wire using your proposed boundary, and test the system BEFORE burying the wire or attaching it to an existing fence. This will make any...

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Installation Step 4: Connect the Wires to the Fence Transmitter

WARNING
Do not install, connect, or remove your system during a lightning storm. If the storm is close enough for you to hear thunder, it is close enough to...

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Installation Step 5: Prepare the Collar Receiver

Your Collar Receiver comes with short Contact Points installed. If your dog has a long or thick coat, you have two options to ensure consistent contact:...

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Installation Step 6: Set the Boundary Width and Test the Collar Receiver

The Range Switch on the side of the Fence Transmitter has two settings. Set the Range Switch to LOW if the amount of wire used for your property is less than...

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Installation Step 7: Install the Boundary Wire

WARNING

  • Underground cables can carry high voltage. Have all underground cables marked before you dig to bury your wire. In most areas, this is a free...
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Installation Step 8: Place the Boundary Flags

The Boundary Flags are visual reminders for your dog to show where the Warning Zone is located. You’ll only use them during training, after which you will...

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Installation Step 9: Fit the Collar Receiver

IMPORTANT: The proper fit and placement of your Collar Receiver is important for effective training. The Contact Points must have direct contact with your...

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Training
Introduction to Training

Important: Be patient with your dog. Proper training of your dog is essential to the success of the SportDOG Brand® In-Ground Fence System. Read this section...

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Training Day 1- Boundary Flag Awareness

Perform three sessions on day 1, each training session lasting 10-15 minutes.

Goal:
To have your dog learn that the Boundary Flags and warning beep from...

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Training Days 2-4- Continue Boundary Flag Awareness

Perform three sessions per day, each lasting 10-15 minutes.

Goal:
To train your dog to stay in the Boundary Area and respect the boundary while you are...

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Training Days 5-8- Distraction Phase

Perform three training sessions per day, each lasting 10 to 15 minutes.

Goal:
To train your dog to stay within the Boundary Area with distractions outside...

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Training Days 9-4- Unleashed Supervision

Training sessions should start at 10-15 minutes, gradually increasing to over an hour. Your dog is ready for this step only when he clearly avoids the entire...

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Training Days 15-30- Monitoring Your Dog

Your dog is ready to run! Check in on your dog at regular intervals. After you are satisfied your dog’s training is complete, remove every other Boundary...

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How old does my dog have to be before starting to train on the In-Ground system?

Because all dogs are different, training on the SportDOG Brand In-Ground Fence System can be started once your dog can learn basic obedience commands like “Sit” and “Stay.” We recommend that the fence be used on dogs at least 4-6 months old.

In-Ground Containment Fences are for Hunting Dogs, Too

During our training of the pointing breeds, I’m often asked if an in-ground or “pet containment” fence is a good way to keep a hunting dog from wandering...

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Troubleshooting
I have a break in the Boundary Wire.

You may have a complete break or a partial break. A partial break occurs when the wire is not completely broken, giving a weak signal through the wire. This...

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The Collar Receiver has to be held on top of the Boundary Wire to activate.
  • Replace the battery.
  • Adjust Range Adjuster knob clockwise to increase the distance from the Boundary Wire that the Collar Receiver activates.
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The Collar Receiver is beeping, but the dog is not responding to the stimulation.
  • Make sure the Stimulation Level is set at 2 or above.
  • Test the Collar Receiver with the Test Light (6B, page 13).
  • If the Test Light flashes, check...
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How do I drain the battery memory?

Remove battery from the receiver and set aside. Press and hold the correction level button until the LED fades away (usually about 4-5 seconds).

The low battery light is flashing on my receiver and I just replaced the batteries.
  • Drain the battery by removing it from the receiver, then pressing and holding the correction level button until the LED fades away (usually about 4-5...
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My transmitter is beeping.

This is the wire break alarm and suggests there is a break in the wire. Perform the short loop test to confirm.

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The Power Light is on, the Loop Indicator Light is off, and the Fence Transmitter loop alarm is sounding.
  • Make sure both ends of the Boundary Wire are plugged into Boundary Wire Terminals and that ½ inch of the insulation is stripped so that the copper wire is...
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The transmitter is hot.

The Fence Transmitter and/or Power Adapter needs to be replaced. Contact the Customer Care Center.

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I don't know how to replace the fuses.

The Fence Transmitter is equipped with two 250-volt, 1-amp fuses to protect the unit’s electronic circuitry from electrical power surges. To locate the...

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I need to replace the battery.
  1. Remove the screws with a Philips screwdriver.
  2. Remove the Battery Lid.
  3. Install a 9-volt alkaline battery.
  4. Replace the Battery Lid. Ensure...
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The Collar Receiver activates inside the house.
  • Turn the Range Adjuster knob counterclockwise to decrease the distance from the Boundary Wire that the Collar Receiver activates.
  • Make sure the...
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The Collar Receiver is not beeping or correcting.
  • Drain the battery, lift the tab, then try a new battery.
  • Check the battery to make sure it is installed properly.
  • Try changing the correction...
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The Collar Receiver will not change correction levels.

Drain the battery by removing it from the receiver, then pressing and holding the correction level button until the LED fades away (usually about 4-5...

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The Power and Loop Indicator Lights are off.
  • Check that the Power Adapter is plugged into the Fence Transmitter.
  • Try plugging into another electrical outlet.
  • Replace the fuses.
  • If the...
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The fuses blow when they are replaced.

The Fence Transmitter and/or Power Adapter needs to be replaced. Contact the Customer Care Center.

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I have an inconsistent signal.
  • Make sure the Fence Transmitter is at least 3 feet from large metal objects or appliances.
  • Make sure all Boundary Wire turns are gradual.
  • Make...
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Are there other collars besides the SDF-R that are compatible with my SDF-100A system?

Yes, the PetSafe® In-Ground Fence Extra Receiver Collars will work with this system. They include the PUL-250 UltraLight, the PUL-275 Deluxe UltraLight, the PRF-275-11 Stubborn Dog and the PIG00-10778 Little Dog.

Can I twist one wire to make a gate or safe area that my dog can cross?

No. The wires need to meet in order to cancel out the signal.

Can I use the system with an existing fence?

The system can be used with an existing fence if you have a problem with a dog digging or jumping over a traditional fence, but it is not recommended.

How do I change the stimulation level?
  1. Remove the clear plastic cover with a coin to expose the Stimulation Level Button.
  2. With the battery installed, press the Stimulation Level Button and release when the Receiver Indicator Light lights up.
  3. The Receiver Indicator Light will emit a series of flashes representing the Stimulation Level. For example, 2 flashes = Stimulation Level 2.
  4. Increase the Stimulation Level by pressing and releasing the Stimulation Level Button within 5 seconds of the previous series of flashes.
  5. After setting the Stimulation Level, replace the cover to protect the Stimulation Level Button.

The Stimulation Levels increase in strength from 1 to 5. Pushing the Stimulation Level Button while the Collar Receiver is on level 5 will cause the Collar Receiver to go back to level 1. The Collar Receiver is equipped to automatically increase the level of Stimulation the longer your dog remains in the Stimulation Zone if the collar is set at level 2 or above. The Receiver Indicator Light acts as a low battery indicator, flashing every 4 to 5 seconds when a replacement is required.

The receiver controls the strength of the static correction. Some receivers are stronger than others, and some receivers have adjustable correction strength. So two dogs could use the same containment system and receive corrections appropriate for their individual temperaments.

How do I know if my collar is placed correctly on my dog?

You’ll need enough room to slip 2 fingers under the collar placed on the upper portion of your dog’s neck. The Collar Receiver should not be worn for more than 8 hours out of every 24-hour period. Your dog’s neck and the Contact Points must be washed weekly with a washcloth and mild hand soap, then rinsed thoroughly.
To ensure a proper fit, follow these steps:

  1. With your dog standing, center the Collar Receiver where the Contact Points are underneath your dog’s neck, touching the skin. If your dog has a long or thick coat, trim the hair around the Contact Points to ensure consistent contact.
  2. The Collar Receiver should fit snugly, yet loose enough to allow one finger to fit between the strap and your dog’s neck.
  3. Allow your dog to wear the collar for several minutes, and then recheck the fit. Check the fit again as your dog becomes more comfortable wearing the Collar Receiver.
How do I perform a short loop test?

The short loop test provides information that assists with determining problems existing with the transmitter, receiver or a partial/complete wire break. The Short Loop Test is a simple test to determine if each component (Fence Transmitter, Collar Receiver and Boundary Wire) is functioning properly.

  1. Disconnect the Boundary Wire and Ground Wire.
  2. Cut approximately 10 feet of unused Boundary Wire and connect it to the Boundary Wire Terminals.
  3. Attach the Test Light to the Collar Receiver.
  4. Spread the Boundary Wire out into a circle. Set the Range Switch to LOW.
  5. Set the Range Adjuster knob to 10 and the Stimulation Level to level 2 or above.
  6. If the Loop Indicator Light is not lit, then your Fence Transmitter is not functioning properly. Contact the Customer Care Center at 1-800-732-0144.
  7. If the Loop Indicator Light is lit, disconnect one end of the Boundary Wire from the Boundary Wire Terminal.
  8. If the loop alarm does not sound, the Fence Transmitter needs to be replaced. Contact the Customer Care Center.
  9. If the loop alarm does sound, plug the Boundary Wire back into the Boundary Wire Terminal.
  10. Hold the Collar Receiver next to the 10-foot length of Boundary Wire. The Collar Receiver should beep about one foot away from the Boundary Wire. The Test Light should then flash as you hold the Collar Receiver closer to the Boundary Wire.
  11. If the Collar Receiver does not beep and the Test Light does not flash, replace the battery in the Collar Receiver. If it still does not beep and the Test Light does not flash, contact the Customer Care Center.
  12. If the Collar Receiver beeps, there may be a complete or partial break in the Boundary Wire. See the “To Locate a Break in the Boundary Wire” section.
How wide are the warning and correction zones?

The signal will be emitted from the wire a certain distance depending on the boundary control dial on the transmitter.
There is a 20% warning zone and an 80% static correction zone. For example, if there is 5 feet of signal from the wire, in the first foot, the receiver will emit a warning tone, and in the last 4 feet as you approach the wire the receiver will emit a static correction. This will be mirrored on the other side of the wire.

What does the boundary control dial do?

The boundary control dial controls how far the signal is sent out (where the collar activates).

What kind of wire do I need?

The boundary wire must be copper and insulated, and can be between 14-20 gauge.

Stranded and solid wire can be spliced together, and you can mix two gauges as long as they are just one gauge apart. For example, you can splice together 18 and 20 gauge wire, but not 16 and 20 gauge.

Splicing Instructions:

We recommend using the gel filled splices that come with the kits when splicing the wire, and splice kits are available through Customer Care. Wire should be spliced as follows:

  •     Strip at about 3/8”of insulation from each end of the wire.
  •     Insert the stripped ends of the wire into the wire nut, and twist.
  •     Tie a knot 3-4 inches from the wire nut.
  •     Insert the wire nut as deep as possible into the gel inside the capsule.
  •     Close the lid.
What level should I use for my dog?

Every dog is different and you cannot predict where your dog’s Recognition Level will be. Level 1 is for training your dog to the system, but his recognition level is the one you will set the collar to once he has learned his boundaries.

Watch closely for any slight change in behavior that tells you your dog is feeling the stimulation. The table below will give you an idea of which correction level your dog might need based on his temperament, but you should start at level 2 and watch his reaction. You’re looking for a slight change, such as his ears perking or his head tilting. YOUR DOG SHOULD NOT VOCALIZE OR PANIC WHEN RECEIVING STIMULATION. IF THIS HAPPENS, THE STIMULATION LEVEL IS TOO HIGH AND YOU NEED TO GO BACK TO THE PREVIOUS LEVEL AND REPEAT THE PROCESS. If your dog shows no reaction to Level 2, go to Level 3 and repeat the process. If your dog still does not indicate he is feeling the stimulation, you have two options: you may either have to trim the hair beneath the Contact Points or switch to the longer Contact Points included in your system.

 

Indicator Light Response Stimulation Level Collar Receiver Function Temperament of Dog
1 Flash 1 Beep and Vibrate (No Stimulation)
2 Flashes 2 Low Stimulation Timid
3 Flashes 3 Medium Stimulation Timid or Average
4 Flashes 4 Medium High Stimulation Average or Stubborn
5 Flashes 5 High Stimulation Stubborn
Flashes once every 4-5 seconds   Low Battery

Important: The Stimulation Mode Switch (5F) can alter the response of the Collar Receiver. When this Stimulation Mode Switch is set to “ ’’ or “ + ’’, the Collar Receiver will respond according to the Function and Response Table above. However, if the Stimulation Mode Switch is set to “ ’’, this setting will override the Stimulation Level 1 function. In this case, no Stimulation will be delivered, and the Collar Receiver will NOT beep or vibrate; it will only make the ticking sound that normally indicates Stimulation. We recommend leaving the Stimulation Mode Switch on the “ ’’ or “ + ’’
settings.

FAQ
Are there other collars besides the SDF-R that are compatible with my SDF-100A system?

Yes, the PetSafe® In-Ground Fence Extra Receiver Collars will work with this system. They include the PUL-250 UltraLight, the PUL-275 Deluxe UltraLight, the PRF-275-11 Stubborn Dog and the PIG00-10778 Little Dog.

Can I twist one wire to make a gate or safe area that my dog can cross?

No. The wires need to meet in order to cancel out the signal.

Can I use the system with an existing fence?

The system can be used with an existing fence if you have a problem with a dog digging or jumping over a traditional fence, but it is not recommended.

Can my children get hurt?

NO. The mild correction is produced by the Contact Points on the Collar Receiver, not the Boundary Wire. With proper use, the system is safe for all.

Does the Range Adjuster knob tell me how wide my Boundary Width will be?

Every yard is different. You will have to use the Collar Receiver to find the Boundary Width. Refer to Step 6 on pages 13-14 of your manual.

The numbers on the boundary control dial do not correspond to a certain footage of signal. The amount of signal at each setting will vary from based on your layout. We recommend that you set the range to about 10 feet (3 meters) from the wire.

'Hi/Lo' Switch Settings:
Low Setting: Up to 4400 ft (1340m) of wire length
High Setting: Up to 8600 ft (2600m) of wire length

How do I change the stimulation level?
  1. Remove the clear plastic cover with a coin to expose the Stimulation Level Button.
  2. With the battery installed, press the Stimulation Level Button and release when the Receiver Indicator Light lights up.
  3. The Receiver Indicator Light will emit a series of flashes representing the Stimulation Level. For example, 2 flashes = Stimulation Level 2.
  4. Increase the Stimulation Level by pressing and releasing the Stimulation Level Button within 5 seconds of the previous series of flashes.
  5. After setting the Stimulation Level, replace the cover to protect the Stimulation Level Button.

The Stimulation Levels increase in strength from 1 to 5. Pushing the Stimulation Level Button while the Collar Receiver is on level 5 will cause the Collar Receiver to go back to level 1. The Collar Receiver is equipped to automatically increase the level of Stimulation the longer your dog remains in the Stimulation Zone if the collar is set at level 2 or above. The Receiver Indicator Light acts as a low battery indicator, flashing every 4 to 5 seconds when a replacement is required.

The receiver controls the strength of the static correction. Some receivers are stronger than others, and some receivers have adjustable correction strength. So two dogs could use the same containment system and receive corrections appropriate for their individual temperaments.

How do I know if my collar is placed correctly on my dog?

You’ll need enough room to slip 2 fingers under the collar placed on the upper portion of your dog’s neck. The Collar Receiver should not be worn for more than 8 hours out of every 24-hour period. Your dog’s neck and the Contact Points must be washed weekly with a washcloth and mild hand soap, then rinsed thoroughly.
To ensure a proper fit, follow these steps:

  1. With your dog standing, center the Collar Receiver where the Contact Points are underneath your dog’s neck, touching the skin. If your dog has a long or thick coat, trim the hair around the Contact Points to ensure consistent contact.
  2. The Collar Receiver should fit snugly, yet loose enough to allow one finger to fit between the strap and your dog’s neck.
  3. Allow your dog to wear the collar for several minutes, and then recheck the fit. Check the fit again as your dog becomes more comfortable wearing the Collar Receiver.
How do I perform a short loop test?

The short loop test provides information that assists with determining problems existing with the transmitter, receiver or a partial/complete wire break. The Short Loop Test is a simple test to determine if each component (Fence Transmitter, Collar Receiver and Boundary Wire) is functioning properly.

  1. Disconnect the Boundary Wire and Ground Wire.
  2. Cut approximately 10 feet of unused Boundary Wire and connect it to the Boundary Wire Terminals.
  3. Attach the Test Light to the Collar Receiver.
  4. Spread the Boundary Wire out into a circle. Set the Range Switch to LOW.
  5. Set the Range Adjuster knob to 10 and the Stimulation Level to level 2 or above.
  6. If the Loop Indicator Light is not lit, then your Fence Transmitter is not functioning properly. Contact the Customer Care Center at 1-800-732-0144.
  7. If the Loop Indicator Light is lit, disconnect one end of the Boundary Wire from the Boundary Wire Terminal.
  8. If the loop alarm does not sound, the Fence Transmitter needs to be replaced. Contact the Customer Care Center.
  9. If the loop alarm does sound, plug the Boundary Wire back into the Boundary Wire Terminal.
  10. Hold the Collar Receiver next to the 10-foot length of Boundary Wire. The Collar Receiver should beep about one foot away from the Boundary Wire. The Test Light should then flash as you hold the Collar Receiver closer to the Boundary Wire.
  11. If the Collar Receiver does not beep and the Test Light does not flash, replace the battery in the Collar Receiver. If it still does not beep and the Test Light does not flash, contact the Customer Care Center.
  12. If the Collar Receiver beeps, there may be a complete or partial break in the Boundary Wire. See the “To Locate a Break in the Boundary Wire” section.
How does the fence work?

The system works by producing a radio signal from the Fence Transmitter through up to 8,600 feet of Boundary Wire. The Boundary Wire is buried or attached to a fixed object to enclose the dog’s Boundary Area. You temporarily define the Boundary Area with Boundary Flags for a visual aid in training your dog. Your dog wears a Collar Receiver with Contact Points that touch his neck and, once trained, is allowed to roam freely in the Boundary Area. When your dog reaches the Warning Zone, the Collar Receiver gives a warning beep. If your dog continues into the Stimulation Zone, a safe stimulation will be delivered through the Contact Points to get his attention until he returns to the Boundary Area.

How long will my dog receive correction?

The collar receiver will time out after 30 seconds of correction.

How long will the battery last in the Collar Receiver?

1-3 months on average. Battery life depends on frequency of use. Turn off the Collar Receiver when not in use.

How often will my dog receive a correction?

When trained properly, most dogs will only receive a few corrections during normal usage.

How old does my dog have to be before starting to train on the In-Ground system?

Because all dogs are different, training on the SportDOG Brand In-Ground Fence System can be started once your dog can learn basic obedience commands like “Sit” and “Stay.” We recommend that the fence be used on dogs at least 4-6 months old.

How wide are the warning and correction zones?

The signal will be emitted from the wire a certain distance depending on the boundary control dial on the transmitter.
There is a 20% warning zone and an 80% static correction zone. For example, if there is 5 feet of signal from the wire, in the first foot, the receiver will emit a warning tone, and in the last 4 feet as you approach the wire the receiver will emit a static correction. This will be mirrored on the other side of the wire.

I have multiple dogs; will this work for me?

YES. Since the SportDOG Brand In-Ground Fence System provides just the right amount of adjustable stimulation within each dog’s collar, it is safe and effective for all the dogs in your family over 10 pounds, even if you’ve got dogs of different sizes. The kit includes one collar, but you can add any number of dogs to your system with the purchase of SDF-R Add-A-Dog Collar Receivers (SDF-R Add-A-Dog®).

Is it safe and humane?

The SportDOG Brand® In-Ground Fence System has been proven safe, comfortable, and effective for dogs over 10 pounds.

Is this system complicated to set up and use?

No. Your operating and training guide will walk you through every step, and you can call our Customer Care representatives for additional help.

What does the boundary control dial do?

The boundary control dial controls how far the signal is sent out (where the collar activates).

What is pressure necrosis?

To prevent injury to your pet, please read and follow this important safety information!
Please read and follow the instructions in the manual. Proper fit of the collar is important.  A collar worn for too long, or made too tight on the pet’s neck may cause skin damage. This is called bed sores; it is also called decubitus ulcers. If not addressed, sores can worsen, turning into a condition known as pressure necrosis, or advanced bed sores.

Millions of pets are comfortable while they wear stainless steel contacts.  Some pets are sensitive to contact pressure. Some owners may make the collar too tight. You may find that your pet is tolerant of the collar. If so, you may relax some of these precautions.  It is important to continue checks of the contact area. If redness or sores are found, discontinue use. Wait until the skin has fully healed to use the collar. Resume following all precautions.

Pressure from the contacts can prevent proper blood flow to the skin and cause bed sores. Wet and dust can lead to an increased risk of skin irritation. Bed sores begin as redness of the skin. If left untreated, increased symptoms will occur. These can include hair loss in the affected area, oozing, sores, open sores and scab formation. Bacterial infection is common in advanced bed sores. See a veterinarian if you find open sores or an odor. Keep the area clean and dry to promote healing.

Bed sores are preventable. Proper collar adjustment is critical. Pressure is the primary cause. Perform daily checks of the contact area. Early detection is critical to prevent bed sores.  If you find redness during the inspection remove the collar. Wash and dry the pet’s neck, collar and contacts. Wait until all redness has cleared before placing the collar back on your pet.

Avoid leaving the collar on the pet for more than 12 hours in a day.  Moving the collar every 1 to 2 hours may help.  Moving the collar restores blood flow and allows mild irritation to heal.  This limit cannot replace proper collar adjustment and checks of the contact area. If you observe redness in the contact area, stop using the collar immediately. Wash and dry the affected area, collar, and contacts.  Wait until the skin has fully returned to normal before resuming use of the collar.

These steps will help keep your pet safe and comfortable.  Failure to follow the procedures described may lead to advanced bed sores.  If the sore is small and closed, immediately stop using the product. Clean and dry the area and apply antibiotic ointment to the sore. Clean the collar and contacts.  If large or open sores appear, have your pet seen by a veterinarian. Discontinue use of the product until the affected area has healed.

Some descriptions of advanced bed sores or pressure necrosis describe the sores as looking like burns on the dog’s neck. Be assured that electronic collars do not use enough energy to create burns. The energy in an output pulse is less than a few thousandths of a Joule; it is similar in nature to the static pulse that you may feel when getting out of your car.

What kind of wire do I need?

The boundary wire must be copper and insulated, and can be between 14-20 gauge.

Stranded and solid wire can be spliced together, and you can mix two gauges as long as they are just one gauge apart. For example, you can splice together 18 and 20 gauge wire, but not 16 and 20 gauge.

Splicing Instructions:

We recommend using the gel filled splices that come with the kits when splicing the wire, and splice kits are available through Customer Care. Wire should be spliced as follows:

  •     Strip at about 3/8”of insulation from each end of the wire.
  •     Insert the stripped ends of the wire into the wire nut, and twist.
  •     Tie a knot 3-4 inches from the wire nut.
  •     Insert the wire nut as deep as possible into the gel inside the capsule.
  •     Close the lid.
What level should I use for my dog?

Every dog is different and you cannot predict where your dog’s Recognition Level will be. Level 1 is for training your dog to the system, but his recognition level is the one you will set the collar to once he has learned his boundaries.

Watch closely for any slight change in behavior that tells you your dog is feeling the stimulation. The table below will give you an idea of which correction level your dog might need based on his temperament, but you should start at level 2 and watch his reaction. You’re looking for a slight change, such as his ears perking or his head tilting. YOUR DOG SHOULD NOT VOCALIZE OR PANIC WHEN RECEIVING STIMULATION. IF THIS HAPPENS, THE STIMULATION LEVEL IS TOO HIGH AND YOU NEED TO GO BACK TO THE PREVIOUS LEVEL AND REPEAT THE PROCESS. If your dog shows no reaction to Level 2, go to Level 3 and repeat the process. If your dog still does not indicate he is feeling the stimulation, you have two options: you may either have to trim the hair beneath the Contact Points or switch to the longer Contact Points included in your system.

 

Indicator Light Response Stimulation Level Collar Receiver Function Temperament of Dog
1 Flash 1 Beep and Vibrate (No Stimulation)
2 Flashes 2 Low Stimulation Timid
3 Flashes 3 Medium Stimulation Timid or Average
4 Flashes 4 Medium High Stimulation Average or Stubborn
5 Flashes 5 High Stimulation Stubborn
Flashes once every 4-5 seconds   Low Battery

Important: The Stimulation Mode Switch (5F) can alter the response of the Collar Receiver. When this Stimulation Mode Switch is set to “ ’’ or “ + ’’, the Collar Receiver will respond according to the Function and Response Table above. However, if the Stimulation Mode Switch is set to “ ’’, this setting will override the Stimulation Level 1 function. In this case, no Stimulation will be delivered, and the Collar Receiver will NOT beep or vibrate; it will only make the ticking sound that normally indicates Stimulation. We recommend leaving the Stimulation Mode Switch on the “ ’’ or “ + ’’
settings.

Will it work for my dog?

The SportDOG Brand® In-Ground Fence System has been proven safe, comfortable, and effective for dogs over 10 pounds. The adjustable collar and Stimulation levels allow you to create a perfect solution for your dog. The collar features 5 stimulation levels, making it easy to find the right level for dogs of all temperaments, from timid to stubborn. By following our training guide and training your dog in short, consistent training sessions, most dogs will learn their boundaries in about 2 weeks.

Will the system work in my yard?

Yes. This system works in yards up to 100 acres with the purchase of additional wire and flag kits (SDF-WF). This system includes 1,000 feet of wire and 100 boundary flags. Please refer to the wire chart on page 10 for more information.

How do I drain the battery memory?

Remove battery from the receiver and set aside. Press and hold the correction level button until the LED fades away (usually about 4-5 seconds).

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