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Petsafe Basic In-Ground Dog Fence

  • The Petsafe Basic In-Ground Fence is a new containment system ideal for smaller blocks up to 5 acres
  • The  Petsafe Basic In-Ground Fence kit includes 1x150m roll of wire which covers up to 1/3 acre
  • The Petsafe Deluxe Receiver has an adjustable strap and 5 levels making it suitable for a large range of dogs from small to large
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Product Description

Keep your dog safe with a PetSafe Containment System

The PetSafe Basic In-Ground Fence System is a cost-efficient dog fence for smaller  blocks up to 5 acres. A containment system is designed to stop your dog from running away, but it's also great for keeping him out of restricted areas like the chookpen and garden. Just plan your perimeter layout, install the transmitter and wire, and complete the brief dog training programme. 

Most of our customers are attaching the fence wire to existing fences around the yard, or penning off a couple of acres around the house if they have a bigger block. Cable ties are quick and easy to use for this and easy to remove if you want to make changes to your dog area. If you have a problem area you need to get round give us a call and we can help with design ideas.

Extra wire can also be purchased for blocks up to 5 acres. We suggest you call us if you need to add extras to the kit, and we can eliminate some of the excess packaging and give you the best freight price.

Dog Guide

  • Dogs from 4 kilos of average build and mild - medium nature
  • Suits pets and working Collies and Kelpies
  • Dogs with strong stubborn natures or those with muscular chest and neck structure such as Mastiffs are better suited to the Petsafe Stubborn Dog Fence
  • Recommended for 6 months and over: your dog must be able to understand and carry out basic commands to use this system
  • This system is not recommended for vicious or aggressive animals that may pose a threat to others
  • Recommended for healthy animals only, please consult your vet if you have any concerns about your dog's health (pregnancy, heart condition, medication etc.)


  • Quick and easy to install  
  • Covers up to 5 acres/2 hectares with additional wire & flags (sold separately)
  • Adjustable boundary width dial on transmitter
  • Waterproof Receiver Collar with 4 programmable correction levels plus tone only option
  • Run-through prevention: Correction increases if your dog tries to run through the boundary zone
  • System works with multiple pets: additional collars required
  • Compatible with all PetSafe and SportDog Fence Collars on this website

Package Contents  

  • Transmitter with power adaptor
  • Deluxe Ultralight In-Ground Fence Collar with battery
  • Long & short collar probes
  • Test Light Tool
  • 1x150 metre roll of wire & 50 Boundary Flags to cover up to 1/3 acre/0.13 hectares
  • Wire splices with gel filled protection capsules
  • Product Manual with full training programme 

Collar Specs

  • Total Weight: 90g
  • Length 5.7cm Width 2.6cm Height 2.4cm (without probes)
  • Short probes 12mm, Long probes 19mm 
  • Webbing strap 15 - 66cm 
  • 6v Petsafe RFA-67D-11 lithium battery ( lasts 3-6 months)

Benefits of a Dog Containment System

  • Quick to install, under 4 hours for an average yard
  • Can be used as an invisible barrier to avoid blocking views and light
  • Easy temporary fence for holiday homes
  • Dog can't dig under, jump over or chew through
  • More affordable than a physical fence

How does it work?

The transmitter box plugs into a standard power outlet, it is NOT waterproof. The boundary wire is laid in a complete loop around your yard, with both ends connected to the transmitter. A radio signal travels along this wire and creates a field which becomes the 'Correction Zone'. Your dog wears a receiver collar that detects the radio signal as he approachs the outer edge of this zone. He will hear a warning tone and then receive a static pulse if he does not retreat into his pet area as trained. This mild static pulse is harmless; you have probably felt a similar sensation from touching a car door or brushing against someone. It works very much like the Tens Machine that a Physiotherapist uses to stimulate your muscles (this is why a dog with strong neck muscles often requires a collar with a choice of stronger correction levels). The radio signal from the PetSafe In-Ground Fence can only react with the Receiver Collar; no need to worry about the kids playing in the yard.

Is it easy to install?

Yes, once you have planned your layout, an average yard takes less than 4 hours to install. It is even quicker if you have 2 people working together, one unrolling the wire and one attaching it to the fence.

Your transmitter is must be sited near an electrical outlet, usually in a laundry or garage. Install at least 1m from large metal objects or appliances. The transmitter box can be also be used in a metal shed if you mount it on a wooden panel about 500x500mm, and then attach the panel to the shed wall.

Next lay out the boundary wire making a circuit of your yard. When you get back to the start, twist the two wires together from the boundary to the transmitter to cancel the signal along that double stretch of wire and allow your dog to cross safely.

For an invisible fence, use a spade or lawn edger to make a trench to bury the wire 1-3 inches deep. You can also attach the wire to existing structures, lay it on the ground in thick scrub, or use a combination of methods. Driveways are crossed by cutting a shallow groove across the surface, then laying the wire in the groove and caulking over it. Or, you can lay the wire in the expansion joint and caulk over it. Wire can cross beneath gravel by laying it through electrical conduit.

If you have an existing fence and need to stop the dog digging out, attach the  wire lower down the fence so the signal reaches beneath the ground. If your dog scrambles up the fence to escape, place the wire nearer the top. If he takes a running leap over the fence, bring the wire back to his take-off point and bury it underground.

How do I train my dog?

The boundary line is temporarily marked with flags to remind your dog of where the boundary is for training purposes. These are gradually removed over a few weeks towards the end of your training sessions.

The dog training programme is essential for the success of the PetSafe In-Ground Fence. The training programme consists of 3 x 10 minute sessions times a day for up to two weeks. You follow the steps to introduce your dog to the boundary and teach him to "turn and retreat" when he hears the warning tone. As your dog learns the system, you test him with the things that would usually tempt him away, until eventually he can be safely left alone. You must contain your dog by another method (chain or pen) until training is complete. If you are training several pets, work with one at a time to avoid distractions. You should reinforce training on a regular basis with brief refresher sessions.

Sample Boundary Layout

The basic loop layout allows your dog access to your entire property. 

Run the wire out to the boundary and around the property. Twist the wire around the one that went out on the way back into the transmitter so the dog can safely cross. 



Area of Block in Acres
Total Amount of Wire (1 roll included in kit)
1/4 acre
127 metres - 1 roll
1/3 acre
147 metres - 1 roll
1/2 acre
180 metres - 2 rolls
  1 acre
255 metres - 2 rolls
   2 acres
360 metres - 3 rolls
   3 acres
441 metres - 3 rolls
   4 acres
509 metres - 4 rolls
   5 acres
570 metres - 4 rolls
   6 acres
623 metres - 5 rolls
   7 acres
673 metres - 5 rolls
   8 acres
720 metres - 5 rolls
   9 acres
763 metres - 6 rolls
 10 acres
853 metres - 6 rolls

Warranty Information

3 Year Warranty

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