Cost to Install an Invisible Dog Fence – 2021

| Last Updated: August 23, 2021

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost







$ 1002

$ 340

Would you do this project? According to our survey, 66% of respondents preferred DIY compared to hiring a pro.

The average price to Install an Invisible Dog Fence noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself.

How much does it cost to install an invisible dog fence? To create a boundary for your pet by installing an electronic fence, a contractor charges $1,002 compared with doing it yourself for $340 and saving 66 percent. 

You can give your pet freedom to roam and at the same time keep them safe and within your property with an electric or “invisible” fence.

Today’s containment systems create boundaries and a barrier within the property to restrain the pet 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 500 linear feet of wire, with a second electronic boundary within the yard say, near a garden bed, costs about $1,002. You can buy a kit for about $340 and save 66 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 Dog Fence DIY with detailed instructions on how to install and train a dog on an invisible fence. 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.

Since you’re a dog lover you may be interested in the Jen Reviews post about the size of dog crates. Here’s a link What Size Dog Crate Do You Need? And for feeding your dog, here’s advice about the Best Dog Feeding Station you might enjoy from Your Dog Advisor.

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.

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