FAQs

Not an invisible fence, a hidden fence system keeps your pet safe

What is a Hidden Fence System?

A Hidden Fence is a pet fencing system that uses an electronic radio  signal to keep your dog IN a designated containment area, such as a yard; or OUT of an area, such as a swimming pool, patio, or  garden.     Our pet containment fences also work in the interior of your home to  keep your pet off a couch or away from a kitchen counter. 

How does it work?

 A   hidden wire, buried underground or along a fence, carries the harmless, low level coded radio signal around the containment area. Your dog wears a receiver on a   collar that emits a mild stimulation,sound or correction, when your pet gets too close to the boundary. With an indoor dog containment fence, the hidden  wire runs around your couch or other containment area and is invisible to the eye. We also have "wireless" indoor units that do not require placement of a boundary wire! Ask us to show you the options. 

How does my dog learn where the boundary is?

 Your pet is trained by San Diego Pet Fence and learns the containment area     through voice commands, audible warning signals from the receiver collar     and visual flags set near the hidden fence. Your dog goes  through a training session with you for a few minutes each day for 7 to 10 days. With training, the dog remembers the placement of the flags and is taught to stay within the containment area. During the training     period, flags are slowly taken away. If your dog goes to within 2-10 feet of the boundary, he’ll hear a warning sound indicating he’s too close to the containment fence. If the dog reaches the boundary, he will receive a variable correction. 

How much does it cost?

Hidden Fencing can cost much less than traditional dog fencing and do     far more. For example, you can contain your dog IN your yard, but keep him OUT of a pool area, garden or driveway gate. Typical yard protection starts at around $975.00 for a 300 foot indoor wood fence mounted wire and collar. This is the least expensive type of installation. Contact us for an estimate on your individual property. Our systems are in     small urban yards and 200 acre orchards. 

Will the stimulation from the collar harm my dog?

 No.     This type of stimulation has been used in professional dog training for over 40 years.  The amount of correction can be adjusted so a pet receives the appropriate level of stimulation for its size. Our products are used and recommended by veterinarians.  As a sensible and loving pet owner it is your responsibility to keep your pet safe.  We help by providing you with the right tools.

Will the system work for more than one pet?

 Yes. There is no limit to the number of dogs (or cats) our hidden pet fencing can protect at one time.