Cost to Install an Invisible Dog Fence

Cost to Install an Invisible Dog Fence

Keep your pet safe and protected within a fence no one can see, an electric one. If you're budgeting for a pet containment system, a contractor charges $977 to install an invisible dog fence compared with doing it yourself for $300 and saving 69 percent. Adjust the home improvement and repair cost with your ZIP Code.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 8.8 Diy 15.0
Money Pro $977 Diy $300
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 Cost to Install an Invisible Dog Fence

Cost to Install an Invisible Dog Fence

Keep your pet safe and protected within a fence no one can see, an electric one. If you're budgeting for a pet containment system, a contractor charges $977 to install an invisible dog fence compared with doing it yourself for $300 and saving 69 percent. Adjust the home improvement and repair cost with your ZIP Code.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 8.8 Diy 15.0
Money Pro $977 Diy $300
Click to Adjust Cost to Your ZIP Code.
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By Gene and Katie Hamilton

Most everyone we know who has an electric or "invisible" fence for their dog agrees that it’s a good way to keep them safe and within their property. Today’s containment systems can give their pet the freedom to roam while their owners can feel assured the dog is safe in the yard. An added benefit is the ability to create boundaries and a barrier within the property to restrain the dog from flower beds and shrubs and confine them to specific areas. And the fence eliminates the chore and cost of maintaining a hard fence that requires paint or stain. An in-ground fence system includes antenna wire, a transmitter, and a battery-powered receiver and collar. When the pet approaches the buried wire, the receiver delivers a warning sound and mild correction or shock if the pet crosses the boundary. It doesn’t hurt, and it usually happens only during the training period.

Here's the numbers: An electronic fence for a 1/4-acre lot, or approximately 600 linear feet of wire, with a second electronic boundary within the yard say, near a garden bed, costs about $977. You can buy a kit for about $300 and save 69 percent by installing it yourself. The job involves digging holes, laying wire, mounting a transformer, installing the receiver and connecting it all together. For an additional cost, you can rent a power lawn edger to eliminate digging.

You'll find do-it-yourself kits and installation information at Web sites like www.dogfencediy.com with detailed instructions on how to install and train a dog on an invisible fence.

Don't want to do this job yourself? Find a contractor who has the skills and tools to do it right, click here to get to Home Advisor and it will open in a new tab and you’ll have to answer some basic questions about your job followed by contractors in your area to do the job.

A good time to add an invisible fence is when you’re planning to change the landscape of your yard so you can incorporate its placement in the design.

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Wrapping up, given the average cost to install an invisible dog fence you can compare the price of a contractor’s bid with doing it yourself. For a local cost input your ZIP Code.

Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2019

The cost and time data is generated by averaging labor and material data from annually updated cost books used by contractors and refined by the authors' experience remodeling 13 houses. They are authors of 20 home improvement books and Do It Yourself or Not, a weekly column syndicated by Tribune Content Agency. The national cost can be adjusted by ZIP Code.


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