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Bonus Wire Break Kit

Wire Break KitOur bonus wire break kit, included FREE with all wired dog fence system purchases, helps you repair a break in the boundary wire. The kit includes extra wire, two wire nuts, and two waterproof capsules to keep your splice watertight.

The kit also includes an RF choke which helps you locate a break on an Innotek system (For use with Innotek IUC 4100, IUC 5100, SD 2100, SD 3000, and SD 2000 only). The RF choke makes the dog fence boundary wire make a throbbing noise that you can hear on any AM radio. You can find the wire break by listening for the point where the throbbing noise becomes weaker. [Note, for other brands of systems, the RF choke does not work .. check out the link for more details on finding a dog fence wire break]


Bonus Dog Fence Experts Guide Book

The 90-page fully illustrated Dog Fence Experts Guide book is available for FREE immediate download when you place your order. The book takes you step-by-step through installing your dog fence system and training your dog. The book distills our experience, helping you get your dog contained faster and more easily. The dog fence experts book is also available on it’s own for $24.95

When you place your order, a link to the Dog Fence Experts book is instantly sent to you within your confirmation email.

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We are an authorized retailer for all the products we sell. This means you are guaranteed to get a new first quality system, the full manufacturer’s warranty, and great service.


30 Day Easy Returns

We are proud of our easy returns policy. If you are unhappy for any reason, just send us back your purchase withing 30 days of receipt for a full 100% refund of the items you purchased. If your order is under $200, we even refund the shipping charge you paid. However, we do not refund the cost of premium expedited shipping (i.e. UPS Overnight, UPS 2-Day or UPS-3Day). Also, we do not refund the cost of return shipping.

Returns really are easy and hassle free:

  • It is no problem if you used the system, that was the point! We will still take it back even if there is reasonable wear-and-tear
  • It is no problem if you buried the wire, we will still take it back. (If you can’t or don’t want to dig the wire back up, we will just charge you the regular price for the wire you kept)
  • The 30 days starts from the time you receive the package so you have plenty of time to do the installation and training. If you need a little extra time, let us know.
  • Pretty much the only time we don’t take returns is if it is well after the 30 days, or the unit is seriously damaged.

We want you to have a great experience, and want to make this RISK FREE. We also know that if you take the time to put in your system and do the training (with a little help from us), you and your faithful dog will be happy with the results (see our testimonials). We are really proud of the great results our customers get. If you are one of the few who aren’t totally satisfied, we feel awful and feel like the least we can do is give you back your money.

To make a return, email us at returns@dogfencediy.com for a return authorization number and the return shipping address. Write the return authorization number on your box, and ship it back to the specified address. Once you have shipped the return, please send us the confirmation number. (We will not be responsible for shipments lost in transit with no confirmation number) The refund will be credited back to your credit card and will take 2-3 weeks to process.

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Nathaniel November 18, 2012 at 11:44 pm

I have a year old beagle and he loves to run! I have him on a chain right now cause we just moved to a new house. I would love to get him a fence. When he gets loose he can run pretty far. We cannot have any pets in the house. So we need a system that can keep him in the backyard. So my question is what kind of fence should I get him?
Thank you Nathaniel

Admin- Hi Nathaniel,

Great you have come to the right place. For your old Beagle, the Dogtek EF-6000 Dog Fence will be a great option. The dog fence can be configured around your backyard to keep him contained with one of our backyard install options. The EF-6000 dog fence offers a slim rechargeable collar that will fit his neck nicely. You can view our full review under the dog fence reviews tab on our home page.

Frank May 25, 2012 at 11:59 am

I bought the stubborn dog fence for my 2 boxers, We just moved into a rental home. instead of burying the wire can I put it in pvc pipe or garden house around the yard? The house is surrounded by other dogs and their not used to that. So they bounce off the fence and I am constantly replacing pickets.

ADMIN – Hi Frank, Yes, you can definitely run the wire through pvc along the ground. It will work perfectly.

Tom March 10, 2012 at 1:35 pm

We have a 9 lb Yorkie and I’d like to get your IUC 4100. Is this ok or would you suggest the PetSafe Little Dog instead? I like the 4100 because of the rechargeable battery.

ADMIN – Hi Tom,

I too prefer the rechargeable Innotek IUC-4100, but I think at 9lbs, a Yorkie will be much happier with the PetSafe Little Dog. The collar on the PetSafe is lighter and about half the size. My rule of thumb is that dogs under 12 lbs are better off with the Petsafe, and over 12lbs are better off with the Innotek.

Christie Rhoad March 5, 2012 at 2:37 pm

I have a fence jumper. She’s 50 pound a pit bull mix and is jumping a 5-6 foot fence. She’s pretty tough and I am wondering if the correction will be string enough for her. She’s also smart and willing to please. I have 250 feet of fence that I need to secure. What system do you recommend? And can I attach it to the fence? And if so, can I turn the right angle corners or does that cancel it? Thanks for your help.

Admin- Hi Christie,

1) A great system for you Pitbull will be the PetSafe Stubborn/Large dog fence. The Stubborn dog collar offers our highest correction levels and would be sufficient for your Pit.
2) The Stubborn dog system comes with 500 feet of boundary wire. You will be able to attach the boundary wire directly to the fence. In our experience, we have found that attaching the boundary wire to the existence fence to be very effective.
3) You will need to round the corners a bit to avoid a sharp 90-degree bend in the wire.

Lori Mac December 26, 2011 at 2:17 pm

I have had the system (IUC-4100) installed for almost 2 months and no problem. It was easy to do and the dog is trained. Good thing since I have to turn the fence off at times. What is happening is I am getting an alternating red and green signal on the receiver with a tone. I turn the system off and “reboot” and it is good for about 40 mins then starts beeping again. The message says- recharge collar. But the collar is charged. Any ideas?

ADMIN – Hi Lori,

The red & green flashing light is as you mentioned a collar recharge reminder. It is a ‘dumb’ feature that just reminds you once a month to recharge the collar, irrespective of whether the collar is actually charged. Every month you are meant to switch the collar reminder switch from A to B, then back again the next month. To switch it off, go to the middle switch on the control panel, labeled ‘reminder’ and switch it from the A or B position to the OFF position.

Michael December 11, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Hi, I’m looking for system at will do about 4 acres and we have two English Staffies that weight about 55-75 pounds. We live on acreage outside Brisbane Australia. What system would you recommend and would the shipping be? Please don’t forget about the voltage difference.

Thanks Michael.

Admin- Hi Michael,

I would recommend the PetSafe Stubborn/large dog system for your two English Staffies. The collar is designed for a larger stronger bread of dogs. The system comes with 500 feet of wire that can cover 1/3 acre. To cover 4 acres you will need a total of 2000 feet of wire. All our system operate on a 110 volts. You will need to get a power adapter for a 220-volts to 110-volts conversion.

Kevin November 10, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Hi, I have a 5 month old lab and live in the country. My yard is about 2 acres. At times, she will take off after a rabbit or squirrel. So, I want to keep her at bay. I was wondering what was the best wireless system. I do not want to bury wire but want to keep her in yard and out of neighbors.

ADMIN – Hi Kevin,

The Havahart Radial is by far the best of the wireless systems. Still not as good as a wired system, but if you have a nice clear space and no metal structures, it is a decent alternative that doesn’t require burying the wire. The collar on the system will work well with a lab.

Megan November 9, 2011 at 9:50 pm

I have two small dogs, 8 and 12 pounds. We live in a suburban area where each home is on 3 acres. We are looking for a wireless system and saw that Havahart has a little dog system now. Is that the best wireless option for us? Do you sell the small dog unit?

ADMIN – Hi Megan,

We do have the havahart little dog collar. It would be the best wireless option for you, because the collar is so much smaller than all the other wireless units.

It is 4 ounces, and the neck goes down as small as 10 inches. The manufacturer says that you can use it with a dog as small as 8lbs, but I think 10-12lbs would be more realistic. I think it is going to be a bit too big for the smaller dog. I would still rather see you use one of the smaller wired collars like the PetSafe Little Dog. But, if you want to try something wireless the Havahart is definately the way to go.

Brian Thompson September 17, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Thanks for your feedback on the adjustable frequency question.

I noticed that both the Perimeter Tech and Sport Dog systems have the option to use one of two (2) frequencies (7KHz or 10KHz). Is it a choice of 2 frequencies or are there systems out there with 3 or more frequency choices?

I have 11 acres, but have fenced in about 3 to 4 acres as our yard.
I have 1 yellow lab, two huskies, and one husky/shepherd mix.
Would you recommend one of these two systems over the other? If so, why?
Perimeter Tech or Sport Dog?

Thanks,
Brian

Admin-Hi Brain,

The Perimeter Technologies system will be a great option for you since your neighbor has a dog fence. The system offers the 7k and the 10k frequency that will be adjusted on the transmitter. The difference between the SportDog and Perimeter collar frequency changes is that once the frequency is changed on the Perimeter collar that collar only looks for that one frequency; whereas, the SportDog collar will still look for both frequencies once changed. Therefore, you might still have issues with your neighbor’s fence with the SportDog system.

Brian Thompson September 16, 2011 at 12:37 pm

I currently own an Innotek IUC-5100. (I have four dogs to use this system). My neighbor has an Invisible Fence system, professionally installed. We live in the county, so lots of space. But, because the fence wires are close (within a couple feet) my Innotek system does not work along our common border. Moving my border wire 10 to 15 feet further into my property did not seem to resolve anything. Is the Perimeter Technologies system guaranteed to resolve this issue using different frequencies? Looking for some help on this one. Brian

ADMIN – Hi Brian,

If you are getting cancellation along the common boundary even with the wires 15 feet apart, the culprit is likely that you both have your boundaries set up very wide – so the collars are triggering far from the wire. If you both turn the boundary width dial down so the boundary is projecting 5-6 feet from the wire you should both be fine and there should no longer be the cancellation issue.

I would also get the neighbor to switch off their system for a couple of minute and test the common boundary to make sure that it is in fact the neighbor’s system causing this problem.

Using an adjustable frequency system like the Perimeter Technologies system will definitely solve the problem.

Vlado Gaspar August 5, 2011 at 4:34 am

Can you postage to Australia???Please let me know

Admin- Hi Vlado,

Absolutely, email use at (Questions@ dogfencediy.com ) with your ship to address and products you wish to purchase. We will be happy to give a full quote.

Melissa July 28, 2011 at 11:05 am

We have two small dogs, roughly 15 lbs and would like to use the PetSafe Little Dog or Innotek IUC-4100. Previous owners (2 owners ago) installed an Invisible Fence brand dog fence for their two very large dogs. We had an Invisible Fence worker come to our home. He found the wire and followed it for about 1/2 of the way around the yard, patching it twice. Then he came to a spot that the owners just previous to us had relandscaped. He said that it wasn’t worth the cost to patch the rest of it so he suggested a new system, especially since the system we have is 10-12 years old. I am wondering if we can use the transmitter from PetSafe Little Dog or Innotek 4100 to replace the Invisible Fence transmitter and use the wire included in the PetSafe Little Dog or Innotek 4100 to patch the invisible fence wire. We would then essentially be using much of the wire from Invisible Fence brand in conjunction with the transmitter and wire from Innotek or PetSafe.
Is this plan doable or not recommended? Thank you! Your website is wonderful!

Admin- Hi Melissa,

Your plan sounds great. I would recommend the Innotek IUC-4100 system for your two dogs. The system comes with a 20-gauge wire. I believe invisible fence wire is a 16-gauge wire. You would need to upgrade the wire to match the wire you already have in the ground because splicing two different gauges of wire together will confuse the transmitter. Also, we offer a free wire break kit that that works with the IUC-4100 and will help you find any breaks in the boundary wire that need to be fixed.

Scott Pichard July 27, 2011 at 4:16 pm

I am considering buying a fence from yall and need to know what yall think, I need a two dog system for a small mini dach about 15,20 pounds and a large extremly hyper yellow lab around 60-70 pounds. i am looking at the petsafe deluxe with an extra little dog collar, would the deluxe be enough for my large yellow lab and would the little dog be enough for my 20 pound fat mini daucshund???? also how does the fence wire do in really wet ground that some times holds alot of standing water? i was planing on putting the wire in pvc pipe were the really wet ground is, would that be better than just putting the wire in the wet ground or what?????

thank you so much

Scott Pichard
Alto Louisiana

Admin-Hi Scott,
We recommend the PetSafe Stubborn Dog System. You can use the included Stubborn Dog collar for the Yellow Lab and bundle in an additional PetSafe Deluxe collar for the Mini Dach. Wet ground will not affect the boundary wire; however, installing the boundary wire in a water hose or PVC pipe is a great idea for protecting the wire.

karen purcell April 20, 2011 at 4:38 pm

I am putting in my dog fence a little at a time (darn rain!) but I think I may have ordered way too much wire! Can I just return a spool or two of wire, if I have?

Admin-Hi Karen,

We are happy to accept any extra unused spools of wire as long as you are still within 30 days of receiving your order. Let me know if you’d like to return it for sure and I’ll email the return instructions.

Doug Ryan March 19, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Hello Stu:
I would like to purchase a dog fence from you. Would like your recommendation. I have a 4 year old Samoyed that is about 35 pounds. Good dog – but loves to BOLT fast when not on a leash…so we are fearful of him seeing a squirrel and just going for it. The home is on a 1/5 acre suburban lot with front and back yards (open lots – no physical fences). The sides of both sides of the house are 7 feet to lot line and 14 feet to next house.
1) Type of system you recommend?
2) Recommendation for stopping the first few initial “bolt” events?
3) Can I run the fence at 7 feet from the house (on both sides) to allow the dog to go from front of lot to back of lot? (He might have to learn to walk tight to the house).

ADMIN – Hi Ryan,

1) I would recommend the Innotek (IUC-4100). It is a good mix of value and features. The IUC-4100 dog fence system has proven to be extremely reliable and durable. We particularly like it for long-hair dogs, because the collar has a test mode that lets you check if the collar is fitted properly.

2) The early training is the key to stop bolting events. While in training, the dog will be on a long leash so that they will not be able to run through. If we train a dog, it will never realize that running through is an option, and that it can only turn and retreat. In the last few days of training we will test the dog’s training with some high excitement testing.

3) 7 feet is pretty tight. If you set the fence up at 4 feet wide, the minimum for a Samoyed, then that would only give the dog a 3 foot passage, which they may not use because dogs generally like to give themselves a buffer space. I would say it would be 50/50 that the dog would actually use the passage.

Dave calleo March 19, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Need to know cost. Lot is. 100 by 100.

ADMIN – Hi Dave,

For a more detailed cost, we would need to know what kind of dog you have. But, a good rule of thumb for a good system would be $300.

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