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PetSafe Stubborn Dog Fence

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PetSafe Stubborn Dog Fence

Model: PIG00-10777

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Regular Price: $249.99

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Regular Price: $249.99

Our Price: $199.99

Stubborn Dog Fence For Dogs Over 50 lbsThe PetSafe Stubborn Dog In-Ground Fence is designed with guardian breeds in mind. Four higher intensity correction levels safely but effectively get the attention of dogs that have been bred for their persistence and high pain tolerance. The correction levels on the stubborn dog fence collar 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. We only recommend this system for very large dogs or dogs who historically have a low stimulation sensititivity that translates to difficulty in training. The Stubborn Fence lacks a rechargeable collar but uses common 9-volt battery. The system is compatible with other PetSafe receiver collars so you can use a less intense option for dogs that don’t need the increased correction.




PetSafe Stubborn Dog Fence Includes



500 ft. 20-Gauge Boundary Wire
50 Boundary Flags
2 Waterproof Wire Splices
Instruction Manual
Receiver Collar With Standard Prongs
Test Light Tool




PetSafe Stubborn Dog Fence Collar FeaturesStrongest Correction Levels: The collar has 4 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 and unnecessary for 95% of dogs out there. We recommend the Stubborn Dog to customers who have very large dogs (over 100 lbs.) or 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. 





PetSafe Stubborn Dog Fence Transmitter Features

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. 

  • Collar Receiver Box: 1.5" x 2.5" x 1.5", 6.5 oz
  • Collar Strap Length: 30" (Fits: 6"- 28" neck sizes)
Compatible Receiver Collars
Compatible Pet Barriers



  • 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.


  1. This dog fence is awesome. Review by Susy G.

    The PetSafe stubborn dog fence system is great. I have researched a fence for my three dogs for over a month. I took my time and searched for a dog fence that will meet all of my needs. I decided to go with FlexPetz and purchased the PetSafe stubborn dog fence. This dog fence is a great investment. It has surpassed my expectations of a dog fence system. What I truly value is the helpful and knowledgeable staff that suggested to go with this dog fence. It is a perfect match. I now realize that a dog fence needs to be effective to keep dogs secure in my yard. With FlexPetz's help I got it right the first time. I recommend this dog fence to people who are looking for a great dog fence for their dogs.

    Susy G.
    Winter Park, Fl

    (Posted on 5/4/2015)

  2. Stubborn Dog installation and training Review by James White

    Just finished the installation of my new system. FLEXPETZ tech support made this possible. They helped me find the right system for my breed. They discussed installation and training of my pet. I am not very handy but was motivated by a saving of $1500 from a professional installation. There are several videos available to help with understanding the process of installation and training. Thanks Flexpetz.

    James W.
    Sebastian, Fl
    (Posted on 2/2/2015)

  3. Some Breed Need It Review by Evan from Florida

    We ended up needing a trainer for our puppy - he is just energetic and hard headed. We wanted a fence and when the trainer suggested a invisible fence, I thought great idea. He suggested this one because he explained that a dog like mine won't stop for some of the other varieties. We absolutely haven't give up training or walking him, but it is nice to know he has a large outdoor area to play outside as well. (Posted on 4/7/2013)

  4. The Neighborhood Birds Are Safe Again Review by Jace Rozak

    Our rotty mix, Baily, is actually well trained in most situations. He sits, stays, heals, comes, and even does tricks. He doesn't jump on people and is polite. He loves other dogs and even our neighbor's kitty. The problem is birds! He would stop at no lengths to chase a bird that dared to land in his yard. Once he got running after one, nothing would stop him. The bird, of course, would fly up in the air and be totally out of harms way, but that didn't stop Baily from running. No fence was a barrier. Finally with this system, he stops short of his barrier line and does not try to break out of the yard. He can run around with getting lost, finally! (Posted on 2/5/2013)

  5. Dog stays in Review by Jasper

    I have an extremely stubborn labradoodle. He needed much more exercise than the daily walks we were giving him. My HOA doesn't allow traditional fences in our neighborhood. After much debate, I decided to give the dog fence a try.

    Installation took some time, but wasn't impossible. I did take the technician's advice and upgrade to the stronger wire. It is heavy duty and looks like it will last a long time. The cost was worth it to me.

    I never thought this fence would work. My dog will not leave the fence. I even threw a hamburger patty over the wire to see if my dog would break through, and he stayed put.

    This fence has been a great investment. My dog is happy and behaving better. I am thrilled with my purchase. (Posted on 1/24/2013)

  6. Snoop Actually Behaves Now! Review by AuntSusan

    You have never met a dog like my Snoop. A 95 pound pit as stubborn (and loving) as could be. When he was a puppy, crate training was a disaster as he would throw himself back and forth in a crate until eventually it would collapse or crack or whatever so that he could get out. As you can imagine all types of containments systems have been a fail until now! Snoop can now safely enjoy the outdoors like he never could before. We are finally leash free and he is loving it! Worth every penny!

    Justin Richter
    Rome, N.Y. (Posted on 1/22/2013)

  7. Hallarific Review by clarence

    I thought for sure that I would never find a fence strong enough to keep my dog inbounds let alone an in-ground fence with no physical barriers. I was surprised to find out that it was no issue at all, and that my dog completely obeyed the boundaries with no problems. He no longer run loose around the city and I can feel safe knowing he is fine, all because of flex
    -Clarence Hall, OR
    (Posted on 12/20/2012)

  8. God send Review by Travis

    I have huge Pit Bull named Helix. When I say huge I mean as big as I have ever seen when it comes to this breed. He is very hard to control and has been successful in completely demolishing every other physical wire fence that I purchased. I did also try an in-ground fence but Helix ran through it as if it never worked. I called the customer service line and they said they would send an installation tech to check it out because I surely set it up wrong. The next day the tech arrived looked at the system and said with a confused look on his face, it looks like everything has been correctly installed. I told him I know because I did it myself. Well after a long process of re-installation and collar exchanges I decided to throw in the towel and get my money back. Just another Fail and I was getting tired of looking. I decided to take my efforts online for one last attempt at this. I thought I should just give in and shell out the money for a wooden fence. As I searched the net I came across several times so I took a peak inside and came across the Stubborn Dog Fence. From the moment I saw it I was hooked, the overview and reviews were helpful but I wanted to see for myself so I tried it. It actually worked for Helix. The correction levels on the collar made this in-ground fence a God send and the price was golden. I found a solution and Helix began to obey the boundaries. The quality for price is much greater than anything else out there. Flex is the best in dog fencing and I will never buy another.
    Travis Beechem, FL

    (Posted on 11/16/2012)

  9. Pure goodness Review by Emily

    I want to say that I have never gotten this kind of service from any other dog fencing provider and the quality has far exceed the rest. I am pleased with the price and my only issue with the system was the initial set up of the fence. Other than that everything works great and allow me to live life more effectively.A big THANK YOU to
    -Emily Foster, WA (Posted on 10/27/2012)

  10. Bad Dog Review by mark

    “ Before I got my fence I would constantly have to deal with my Dog running around mad like a kid at a toy store. He honestly has no respect for the property of others. I would even get the police called on my dog for jumping on the teenage kids in the neighborhood because he loves to play! I never dreamed that I could find a solution and have it work’this well. The Stubborn Dog Fence works like magic!”
    -Mark Sanchez ,WA (Posted on 9/19/2012)

  11. Fantastic System Review by Frank

    This system has worked flawlessly for my two Bull Mastiffs. We had previously installed the Invisible Fence System, and both dogs would run right through the fence line. I have had the petsafe stubborn dog fence installed for 3 months now and have not had one incident. (Posted on 7/23/2012)

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Comment / Questions about PetSafe Stubborn Dog Fence

May 07, 2015

Hi, I'm looking for a system that will work the best for are 2 boxers they about 6 months old and something that can with stand up to elements of the Wisconsin winters. Thank you


Hello Nick,
The PetSafe Stubborn Dog Fence would work great for your boxers. It has a collar with stronger correction levels that is suitable for larger dogs and guardian breeds. A big advantage is that it uses a 9 volt battery which is easily found locally with no need to special order a proprietary battery. All the transmitters need to be protected from the cold though. We have many customers that place it in the garage which is adequate. Please contact one of our techs at 800-396-5517 and we would be happy to go over the different options available.

james williamson
November 10, 2015

First we live in interior Alaska -40 is common during the harshest part of winter... we own 15 acres but would only like to use the fence on about 5 total acres to fill in the gaps between pastures we have for the goats... the dogs are 2x livestock guardian dogs the male will be 120 when fully grown and female will range between 90-100.

It is currently winter here so burying the wire now is impossible. I would like to to just box blade off the current snow and lay it on the ground until summer.

Can you recommend a perfect system for me and what will the training length most likely be... my wife will be doing the training so any videos on how to do this would be helpful.. Also the flags may not work with snow falling .. we do not get tons of snow here but we do receive our fair share.. typically 3-4 feet over the winter


Hello James,
It seems as though you are on the right track in shopping the PetSafe Stubborn Dog fence system.. That particular system is designed not only for "stubborn", bull headed dogs, but has the strength in correction levels to accommodate sport and guardian breeds. That system would cover the 5 acres you are looking to contain your dogs in, no problem.
Another system, a bit better manufactured, would be the SportDOG fence system. It's similar to the PetSafe Stubborn Dog in the strength of corrections, and can cover much more area. This system is the only system that starts you out with 1000' (1 acre's worth) of boundary wire, where all the other systems start you with 500', and you add on from there.
Because you are wanting to temporarily run your wire above the snow, I would definitely opt for the Pro Grade version of these fences (as per the links in this post), because the eXtreme 14 gauge wire is fantastic out in the elements, where the factory packaged 20 gauge wire is thin and more prone to breakage in such environments.
Also, you may want to use the 'customize' section to add some additional landscape staples to your order, which will help secure the wire in place until such time as you are able to bury it.

As for training, the process usually takes about a week (but may take more with some dogs), with 15 minutes invested per day. It's a great time for owner and dog, because of all the positive reinforcement. We have a video on training for one of our wireless systems. The training process is similar, so I'm including that link HERE More information will be included in the documentation included with your fence system.

For the flags, with the white snow we recommend wrapping the flags in a tape of contrasting colors (the darker the better). Since the training isn't a long endeavor, you may be okay with the flag placement. However, if you believe your flags may be buried within that time. you can attach them to lawn sticks or dowel rods to extend them upward.

I hope this information is helpful to you, but please contact us if you have any other questions we can assist with. Thank you kindly for shopping with use.

james williamson
November 10, 2015

I forgot to ask.. i am the one with the livestock guardian dogs in Alaska... this winter we will not enclose the entire 5 acres ..most likely just a small area to allow them to roam some in the yard and to the already existing fenced in area... most likely the size of a very large suburban yard... so recommendation on this system would be appreciated as opposed to buying more than needed for this small area...


Hi again James,
We'd recommended the Stubborn Dog Pro Grade and the SportDOG Pro Grade systems as viable solutions for your needs.
Something else may you may want to consider is to add some of the cheapie 20 gauge to your order. You can use this above ground temporarily until you are able to run your quality wire. This way, you won't have to cut into your good wire for the temporary smaller "suburban yard" run. Then, when you layout your quality wire, you can dispose of the 20 gauge wire as you see fit.
I hoe this was helpful. Please let us know if we can assist further.

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