The PetSafe Stubborn Dog In-Ground Fence is designed with guardian breeds in mind. The 4 higher intensity correction levels safely but effectively get the attention of dogs that have been bred for their persistence and high pain tolderance. In our experience the stubborn dog fence is usually not necessary and it’s definitely not a substitution for proper training. The correction levels on the stubborn dog are 3 times that of a normal fence. Most dogs respond well to the normal correction levels given proper training and higher intensity correction actually undermines training by confusing and overwhelming the dog. Remember the point of the static stimulation is simply to get and refocus your dog's attention, not to cause pain or fear. We only recommend this system for very large dogs or dogs who historically have a low stimulation sensititvity that translates to difficulty in training. The Stubborn Fence lacks a rechargeable collar but uses common 9-volt battery. The system is compatible with PetSafe Indoor Barrier Zones, and other PetSafe collars so you can use a less intense option for dogs that don’t need the increased correction.
500 ft. 20-Gauge Boundary Wire
50 Boundary Flags
2 Waterproof Wire Splices
Receiver Collar With Standard Prongs
Test Light Tool
Strongest Correction Levels: The collar has 5 progressive correction levels set by removing the plastic cap on the collar and pressing a button. The correction levels of the Stubborn Dog collar are 3 times those of a regular system collar. This type of intense correction is unnecessary for 95% of dogs out there and we don’t think it’s appropriate for dogs weighing less than 50 lbs. We recommend the Stubborn Dog to customers who have very large dogs (over 100 lbs.) or dog breeds with historically high correction tolerance (pit bulls, german shepherds, etc.).
Compatible with Indoor Radio Fence: The PetSafe Indoor Radio Fence allows you to create wireless exclusion zones in the home. These are useful to protect furniture or certain areas of the house from the dog. The pod emits the same type of signal as the boundary wire and covers an area of 2-10 ft.
Waterproof: The Stubborn Dog Collar is 100% waterproof and submersible making it a suitable choice for installations that include bodies of water like a pond or pool.
Generic 9-Volt Battery: The collar uses a regular 9-volt battery available at any convenience store. The battery will last about 3 months and while it is a pain to have to replace batteries at all, the generic 9-volt is easier than the proprietary batteries needed for some other collars.
Standard Prongs: Unlike other collars, the Stubborn Dog collar only includes the standard size prongs. If you need longer prongs for a dog with long or really thick fur, they can be purchased separately.
Big Bulky Collar: The collar is a bit of a brick and definitely not suitable for any dog under 20 lbs. (although we think it’s too strong for dogs under 50 lbs. as well). It's roughly the size of 2 9-volt batteries stacked one on top of the other.
Compatible With Other PetSafe Collars: Other PetSafe collars can be used with the Stubborn Dog System and will not correct at the higher levels that the Stubborn Dog collar does. This makes the Stubborn Dog a great choice for multi-dog households where there are dogs of varying sizes. Check out our Fence & Collar Compatibility Chart.
Boundary Size Switch: The Stubborn Dog Transmitter is capable of powering up to 10 acres with added perimeter wire. The boundary size switch allows you to boost the signal for larger installations.
Boundary Width Control: Allows you to set the width of the warning/correction zone for your installation. Wider boundary generally means less chance of an escape, but takes more space from the play area (remember the signal is transmitted in both directions from the boundary wire). A narrower boundary can make training difficult.
Loop Indicator: This light lets you know if boundary loop is compromised. As long as the light is on you’re in good shape.
No Backup Battery: We wish the Stubborn Dog Fence featured or offered battery backup for those people who have frequent power outages and interruptions.
1 Year & Limited Lifetime: A 1 year full warranty on the system followed by a lifetime of fixed rate repairs. The cost of the repairs depends on the nature of the problem.
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