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PetSafe Stubborn Dog In-Ground Fence System

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Some pups prefer to be the boss and wander to their heart's content, but pet parents know: it's a jungle out there! The PetSafe Stubborn Dog In-Ground Fence System has 4 higher-intensity settings than standard in-ground fences and gives an audible when hard-headed hounds get too close to the boundary. For older pets or pups with selective hearing, a vibration-only mode gets their attention and reminds them that rules are there for a reason and there's plenty of fun to be had in the yard.

Key Benefits
  • Waterproof receiver collar for dogs 8 pounds and up, or neck sizes 6-28 inches.
  • Covers up to 1/3 acre with included wire, expandable up to 25 acres with additional boundary wire (not included).
  • 4 adjustable levels of static correction with highest intensity levels available, tone with vibration option alerts your pet with a beep and vibration. Run Through Prevention- Correction increases if your dog tries to run through the boundary zone.
  • Low battery indicator Collar uses PetSafe 9-Volt PAC11-12067 battery (included).
  • Works with multiple dogs and cats (additional receiver collars required).
What's Included

Transmitter with power adapter, receiver collar with 9-Volt alkaline battery, test light tool, operating and training guide, (50) boundary training flags, 500 feet of wire, wire nuts and gel-filled capsules.


Avoid leaving the collar on for more than 12 hours a day. Please refer to packaged instructions for additional details.

Click here for 9-Volt PAC11-12067 batteries.

Click here for extra wires and flags.

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  • Range of Coverage
    1/3 acre
  • Lifestage
  • Features
    Adjustable Correction, Low Battery Indicator, Waterproof
  • Collar Type
    Fence System - Noise, Fence System - Static, Fence System - Vibration
  • Neck Size
    6 to 27 inches
  • Recommended Pet Weight
    8 pounds & up
  • Compatibility
    Battery Powered, Plug-In Power


Receiver Collar is not beeping or correcting.

  • Check battery to make sure it is installed properly.
  • Check that both lights are lit on the Fence Transmitter. If not, perform the “System Test” (page 26).

The Receiver Collar is beeping, but the pet is not responding to the Static Correction.

  • Test the Receiver Collar with the Test Light walking toward the Boundary Wire.
  • If the Test Light flashes, check the fit of the Receiver Collar.
  • Trim your pet’s fur where the Contact Points touch the neck and/or switch to the longer Contact Points.
  • Increase the Static Correction Level.
  • Repeat training steps to reinforce training.

The Receiver Collar has to be held on top of the Boundary Wire to activate.

  • Replace battery.
  • Adjust Boundary Width Control knob clockwise to increase the distance from the Boundary Wire that the Receiver Collar activates. Verify the Boundary Control Switch is placed at the proper setting according to the amount of Boundary Wire used. (See Step 6)
  • If using a Double Loop, make sure Boundary Wires are separated at least 5 feet.
  • If the Receiver Collar still has to be held on top of the Boundary Wire, perform the “System Test”.

The Receiver Collar activates inside the house.

  • Turn the Boundary Width Control knob counterclockwise to decrease the distance from the Boundary Wire that the Receiver Collar activates.
  • Make sure the Boundary Wire is not running within 15 feet of the house. The signal can transmit through the walls of your house.
  • Make sure Boundary Wires are twisted from Boundary to the Fence Transmitter

The Receiver Indicator Light is flashing every 4 to 5 seconds and I have just installed a new battery.

  • To reset the low battery indicator, remove the battery from the Receiver Collar. Discharge all power by holding the correction level button down until the light is no longer illuminated. Reinstall battery.

I have an inconsistent signal.

  • Make sure Fence Transmitter is at least 3 feet from large metal objects or appliances.
  • Make sure all Boundary Wire turns are gradual with a minimum 3 foot radius.
  • Make sure the Boundary Wire is not running parallel to and within 10 feet of electrical wires, neighboring containment systems, telephone wires, television or antenna cables, or satellite dishes.
  • If a neighboring containment system may be causing an inconsistent signal, move the Boundary Wire farther away from the neighboring containment system.

The Power and Loop Indicator Lights are off.

  • Check that the Power Adapter is plugged into the Fence Transmitter.
  • Check that the Power Adapter is plugged in properly.
  • If the system is plugged into a GFCI or RCD outlet, check to see if the circuit has been tripped. Reset the GFCI or RCD circuit if required.
  • Verify that the outlet is working properly by plugging in a known working item such as a radio.
  • Try plugging into another 120-volt outlet.
  • If the lights still do not come on, the Fence Transmitter and/or Power Adapter needs to be replaced.
  • If a Surge Protector is installed, unplug the Surge Protector and plug the power adapter directly into the outlet.

The Power Light is on, the Loop Indicator Light is off, and the Fence Transmitter loop alarm is sounding.

  • Check Boundary Wire connections at the Fence Transmitter for proper connection.
  • Check for broken or damaged Boundary Wires at outside entry to the house.
  • Perform the “System Test” (page 26) to determine if the Fence Transmitter or Surge Protector needs to be replaced.
  • If the Fence Transmitter is functioning properly, you have a break in your Boundary Wire. See the “Wire Break Location Test” (page 27) section in this guide.

The proper fit and placement of your receiver collar is important for effective training. The contact points must have direct contact with your pets skin on the underside of their neck.

  1. Make sure the receiver collar is turned off.

  2. Start with your pet standing comfortably.

  3. Center the contact points underneath your pets neck, touching the skin. If your pet has a long or thick coat, consider using the long contact points to reach through the fur. These can be purchased online or from our Customer Care Center. Note: It is sometimes necessary to trim the hair around the contact points to make sure that contact is consistent.

  4. Check the tightness of the receiver collar by inserting one finger between the end of a contact point and your pets neck. The fit should be snug but not constricting.

  5. Allow your pet to wear the collar for several minutes then recheck the fit. Check the fit again as your pet becomes more comfortable with the receiver collar.
  6. If you'd like to to trim the collar strap, mark the desired length of the receiver collar with a pen. Allow for growth if your pet is young or grows a thick winter coat. Remove the receiver collar from your pet and cut off the excess. If your receiver has a nylon strap, seal the edge of the cut collar by applying a flame along the frayed edge.

If your collar is a QuickFit collar, it is designed so you can quickly attach and remove the Receiver Collar from your pet while maintaining the desired fit.

  1. With the Snap Buckle fastened, thread the collar through the Metal Buckle.

  2. Slide the excess collar through the “C” Loop on top of the Snap Buckle. This will hold the excess collar in place.

  3. Once the collar fit is determined, use the Snap Buckle to remove and replace the collar.

Replacing the Receiver on a New Collar Strap

  1. Slide the receiver off the old strap.

  2. Slide the receiver on the new strap.

  3. Adjust the slide buckle so the collar won't become loose around your pet’s neck.

  4. Make sure the ridges are facing up or the collar may slip.

About PetSafe In-Ground Fences

Perks of Doing it Yourself

Perks of Doing it Yourself

Installing a DIY in-ground pet fence from PetSafe has innumerable benefits. While keeping your furry BFF safe, this in-ground pet fence won’t affect the look of your yard at all—no unsightly, expensive above-ground fencing that requires maintenance over time. The in-ground fence allows you to fit the boundary shape to your yard and even cover up to 25 acres with additional wiring.

How Does DIY In-Ground Fencing Work?


Bury your PetSafe in-ground fence wiring around your yard or property for a completely customized boundary solution.


Once your in-ground fence is installed, it usually takes just two weeks to train your furry friends to understand the limits of their space.


Your dog is free to explore, play, and relax safely within her learned boundary—which gives her enjoyment and you peace of mind.

Which PetSafe In-Ground Fence is Best for Your Needs?


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About PetSafe

The team at PetSafe is dedicated to helping pet parents keep their pets healthy, safe and happy. Their innovative product line includes pet fencing, self-cleaning litter boxes, pet doors, harnesses and leashes, feeders, fountains, toys, remote trainers, bark solutions and pet travel accessories, all designed to bring pet families closer together for a lifetime of love.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Ingroung invisible fence

    By Maddiesmom on Nov 15, 2021

    Great product. Easy to install. Do take your time getting your dog used to the system. Mine is still unsure of the vibration and chirping. Had a minor setback.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great!!

    By Crazylady55 on Mar 16, 2021

    I live on 5 acres in a rural forested area of Northwest Montana. My50lb very stubborn husky puppy kept eyeballing our neighbors steer calves,, he wanted to play. The neighbor threatened to shoot my dog so my nephew found this product. He got it all set up using 2 additional spools of wire, introduced it to my pup and I've not had anymore problems. He stays in his very large play area. I'm ordering another collar for my 5 mo old 40lb Great Pyrenees pup so they can play and not wonder. Great product!

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Works but batteries are crap

    By angel on Dec 20, 2020

    Fence works well for a Boston and a beagle but said beagle sits on the fence and drains the batteries until she can run threw constantly buying 9v batteries for the stupid hound

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Didn't work for us

    By NinaNina on May 27, 2020

    We was trying instal this dog fence without any luck , never work. On one side of property had no signal most of the time, other sides of property sometimes work, sometimes doesn't. We spend hours with customer service. Because of size and shape of property (long and narrow) we can't move wire because loop will be to narrow for dogs to run around house. Our neighbor have dog fence from different company (dog watch) and doesn't affect signal of their dog fence. We bought even new wire, extra cost and extra collar for our second Siberian husky and we never was able to use this fence. Maybe this dog fence will work for someone else with wider property or no neighbor dog fence close

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Husky family

    By Shelby on Sep 21, 2020

    Love this product! We have a husky who loved to run away. This keeps him in the yard and only took a few zaps for him to learn the boundaries. Was very easy to put down. Highly recommend.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    really helps

    By Darby on Jun 23, 2020

    my dog would always get out of our fenced in back yard. She got ahold of the idea really quick and I no longer have to worry about her getting out. Super easy to set u. Didn't even burry it just wrapped it around our fence.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Description is misleading

    By Brandi on May 26, 2020

    States it is safe for puppies. Gentle static correction. I returned it because i put the collars on my dogs 50 and 60 pound. Lowest setting made them cry. Should think about changing the description of the system. This way the buyer can make a decision based on reality. But chewy is still a great place to shop.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars


    By dbran on Jun 2, 2020

    Spent 2 days putting the 2k feet of wiring needed....for the whole thing not to even begin to work..trouble shoot from the manual...step 13a. Problem with (new) surge protector that came in kit. Total WASTE OF 2 DAYS routing the "fence" wires CORRECTLY as told by the manual. DIDNT MATTER, THE POWER SOURCE ALREADY DID NOT WORK!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    By Mrsed on Jun 13, 2020

    Works great where Moriarty fence didn’t stop her and this system did for a lot less then paid for Moriarty fence.. stopped my Great Pyrenees in her tracks.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy set up

    By Steph on Feb 24, 2020

    Easy to install and set up one week in and she will not go near the fence anymore it only took twice crossing off the leash the second day on the second setting

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