How To Set Up A PetSafe Wireless Dog Fence

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Wireless Pet Fence By PetSafe

The PetSafe Wireless Dog Fence establishes an adjustable circular containment area of up to 180 ft. diameter. Wireless dog fences are extremely easy to set up, requiring almost no installation. As convenient as this is, it also means they can be quite finicky when it comes to establishing the boundary line. Unlike a wired, or in-ground dog fence, a wireless fence has no physical wire perimeter. So the installation is really quick and easy. Training on a wireless fence is identical to training on a wired fence.

Your PetSafe Wireless Fence includes a wireless transmitter and power adapter, one receiver collar, 2 sets of contact points, the PetSafe RFA-67 collar battery, a test light/contact wrench tool, and training flags.

How To Set Up Your PetSafe Wireless Dog Fence System

1. Choose a location for the transmitter unit

The transmitter unit needs to live in a dry, ventilated area that does not drop below freezing and is on the ground floor. The unit should be installed 2-4 feet from the ground and at least 3 ft. from any large metal objects and needs access to a power outlet. The transmitter can sit on a table or can be mounted directly to the wall, but don't mount it until you've finished the installation and set up and can be sure that the location works for you.

In deciding where to locate the transmitter, think about the containment area you want to create for your pet and the layout of your property. Remember that the Wireless pet fence creates a circular boundary with the transmitter as the center point so you need to the location you choose for your transmitter to be pretty close to the center point of your ideal containment area.

2. Adjust the settings on the PetSafe Wireless transmitter

Plug in your transmitter and adjust the boundary switch to high and the boundary control to level 8. If this creates a perimeter that is too big for your property you'll be able to come back and adjust it down to the right size.

3. Check the collar

Once you've finished with the transmitter you'll want to check the collar. Use the included test light/contact wrench tool to make sure the collar contact points are properly tightened, or switch out the regular points that come on the collar with the included long points if your dog has very long, thick hair. Use the side of the contact wrench to twist the battery into the 'on' position. You should see an illuminated light on the collar to let you know it's on and receiving the signal from the transmitter. 

4. Verify your containment area

Once the collar is on, walk with the collar towards the boundary listening for the collar warning tone. When you hear the warning tone, you've reached the edge of the containment zone. If you continue into the boundary zone the collar should issue a static correction. Walk the entire perimeter of your containment area checking that the boundary zone is where you'd like it to be and that collar is responding to the entire perimeter.

5. Make any necessary adjustments

If you find that the containment area is too large (going off your property) or not properly centered, go back to the transmitter and adjust the boundary control. Depending on the layout of your property, you may also need to move the transmitter unit to a new location to achieve the containment zone you want.

6. Install the training flags

Once you're happy with the containment area you've created, walk the boundary again with the collar marking the line where the collar sounds the warning tone with the provided training flags. This will give your pet a visual reference point for the boundary during the training phases. Now you're ready to move on to fitting the collar and training your pet!