Under the Hood

Invisible Fence systems are designed to work together—simply and seamlessly. With the same Computer Collar® Receiver, your pet can have safe yard boundaries, access our secure pet door, and learn better behaviors both indoors and out. Plus, all Invisible Fence systems include professional installation and expert pet training. So, whether your pet is the outdoorsy type, a couch potato, or somewhere in between, Invisible Fence has solutions to match. Here’s how it all comes together.

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How Does Invisible Fence Technology Work

Radio Frequencies.

Invisible Fence uses digital radio frequencies to operate your system. It’s just like tuning in to your favorite satellite radio station. Digital signals are stronger and more reliable than AM/FM analog signals. So, your system stays up and running.

Control Panel.

The Control Panel broadcasts the signal, much like a radio station. It’s usually installed in a central but discreet location, like your garage.


Cable.

The digital radio signal from the Control Panel travels along an insulated cable buried around your property.

Signal Field.

A signal field is created on all sides of the buried cable, and represents your pet’s protective boundary. It’s created by the Control Panel, and is detected by your pet’s Computer Collar Receiver.


Computer Collar® Receiver.

Your pet wears the Computer Collar Receiver, which acts like a radio, picking up the digital signal transmitted by the Control Panel.

Static Correction.

When your pet’s Computer Collar Receiver crosses into the signal field, it first provides an audible warning tone, then provides a gentle static correction that reminds him he’s reached the limits of his boundary. The level of correction is customized to your pet, ensuring it stays at the right level. It’s a completely safe and effective way to reinforce your pet’s training.


Boundary Flags.

These little white flags help your pet remember the location of their boundary. As your pet’s behavior adapts, she’ll be able to recall the boundary without needing a visual cue.

3 Steps to Freedom

A safer, happier, more independent pet. An easier life for you. All in three simple steps. It all starts when you click or call to schedule an appointment with your neighborhood Invisible Fence dealer.

schedule_appt-21. In-Home Consult

Every pet (and every family) is different. That’s why we’ll find a convenient time that works with your schedule to meet your pets, take a look at your property and talk about your needs. And together, we’ll choose an affordable, effective solution to match.

installation2. Professional Install

Invisible Fence installation experts get your new system up and running in no time — the first time! Once it’s installed, your neighbors won’t see a single difference in your landscaping or property. And, if you ever have questions or need help, your local experts are there for you.

PSP_training3. Customized Training

Here’s where the magic really happens! Invisible Fence certified pet trainers get to know your pet. And they use our systematic, gentle training approach that’s approved by veterinarians and animal behaviorists, customizing it specifically to your pet’s personality, breed and situation. The result? A better-behaved pet that truly understands his boundaries.

 

It’s easy. It’s hassle-free. And it’s the beginning of a richer, more fulfilling life with your pet. So, don’t wait. Schedule your appointment today.

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QuotationsI certainly made a big mistake trying another electronic containment system. Now that I switched to Invisible Fence, I am very satisfied and will continue to highly recommend Invisible Fence to my clients.

 

Rick Beldegreen, DVM
Newell Hickory Grove Animal Hospital

QuotationsOne house and three dogs later, Invisible Fence is still the best solution for keeping my dogs safe and healthy. They can run free in the yard and get the exercise they need to stay healthy and strong.

 

Bonnie M.
Webster, NY

QuotationsWe had immediate success with the training. We love the freedom of just letting them out in our yard with no worries.

 

D. Bourgault

QuotationsI never thought the fence would work for Luke, Lenny and Buddy. Now, I tell everyone Invisible Fence is the real deal. These three stay in the yard even when the school bus unloads.

Charles S.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH

QuotationsLeo, our 4 year old Bernese Mountain Dog/Rottweiler rescue, has had his Invisible Fence solution for 3 years. We changed they layout recently and with training he quickly learned his new boundaries and never leaves his yard.

 

Elizabeth T.
Aurora, OH

Q&A

Have questions? Here are a few that other pet owners have asked. And we’re happy to help answer other questions you may have about
Invisible Fence Solutions. Just 
click here, or give us a call at 1-866-804-1250.

No; Invisible Fence is safe and humane for pets. In fact, Our Perfect Start™ Plus Training program is recommended by veterinarians, professional dog trainers, behaviorists, and other pet experts. Unlike DIY dog fences and other pet fence companies, our training is customized to each pet, so you can be confident in your pet's safety.

Yes! Dogs and cats of all sizes, breeds, ages, and temperaments have successfully been trained on Invisible Fence. Our featherweight MicroLite® Computer Collar® Receiver is the smallest and most advanced collar available. Weighing in at just one ounce, it’s easily worn by even the smallest dog breeds, including Yorkshire Terriers, Pekingese, Dachshunds, Chihuahuas and Pomeranians, as well as cats.

Every dog, family and property is unique, which is why we customize every Invisible Fence system to meet your specific needs. Size of property, type of equipment purchased and number of pets on the system are all factors that must be considered when determining the final price.
We’ll help you determine a solution that will fit your needs and your budget. To get an exact price, schedule a FREE, no-obligation, consultation in the convenience of your home by calling us at 800-578-3647 or click here to schedule online.

First, a wire is installed around the perimeter of your property, establishing your pet's Invisible Boundary® perimeter. A transmitter, usually placed in your basement or garage, sends a radio signal along the wire. The radio signal is picked up by your pet's Computer Collar, which emits a warning sound when your pet approaches the Invisible Boundary.
 
Proper training is critical to ensure that your pet understands and stays within the established boundaries. That is why we create our Perfect Start Plus Training Program. During the training process, your professional certified Pet Trainer will introduce the customized static correction to your pet which reinforces the boundaries of your property and tells your pet clearly where they can and cannot go. Contact your local Invisible Fence Brand professional for more information.

Yes. While the correction from a Computer Collar Receiver may be uncomfortable and startling to your pet, it will not hurt them. Many pets only feel the correction once or twice and don't challenge the system afterwards.
 
It is important to note that we have thousands of different customizable corrections and the correction used is based on the personality of your pet, not the size or breed. The static correction from a Computer Collar Receiver is similar to the sensation you feel when you run your hand across a TV screen or when you walk across a carpet and touch a metal doorknob. The sensation momentarily surprises you and gets your attention.

Yes! Cats can be successfully trained to use the Invisible Fence system, both outdoors and indoors. Our featherweight MicroLite Computer Collar Receiver is the smallest and most advanced collar available. Weighing in at just one ounce, it’s easily worn by cats.

Our MicroLite Computer Collar unit is so small it only weighs 1 ounce. Measurements are approximately 1.75" wide x 1" tall x 1" deep.

Yes, your Invisible Fence solution is completely safe to use with pregnant and nursing pets. In more than 45 years we have found no evidence that suggests an Invisible Fence system produces detrimental effects for a pregnant pet. We have had veterinary reports of many pregnant pets, pets in season, and pets conceiving while on the Invisible Fence system. In the best interest of the pet, we will always advise that each owner check with their veterinarian if they have concerns regarding containment.