Contain + Train: The Ultimate 2-in-1

Author: Neil Smith   Date Posted:12 July 2018 

For a long time, customers have asked us if there is a product that has a remote training collar and a containment fence in one and the answer is YES, we do! The SportDOG Contain + Train.

SportDOG’s Contain + Train system provides the containment capabilities of their In-Ground Fence and the remote training capabilities of their popular FieldTrainer – all in one. Using the Contain + Train system, owners can secure and train their dog within boundaries they set themselves – no physical fence required.

The system has two transmitters – the Fence Transmitter, and the Remote Transmitter. These transmitters send radio signals to the Collar Receiver depending on which of the three modes of operation you choose.

Operation Modes

Choosing ‘Containment Mode’ will program the collar to respond to the radio signal emitted from the fence wire only. When the collar is set to 'Containment Mode' it will not pick up any radio signals sent by the Remote Transmitter. This mode is ideal if you simply want to teach your dog the physical boundaries of your property. When they approach the boundary wire and enter the ‘warning zone’, they will hear a warning beep from the Contain + Train collar. If they ignore the beep and continue toward the fence, the collar will deliver a safe static stimulation and encourage them to return to the ‘safe zone’.

Switching the collar to ‘Training Only Mode’ will deactivate signals from the Fence Transmitter, but programs the collar to respond to signals from the Remote Transmitter. In this mode, you can train your dog over a maximum range of 450m using the SportDOG Remote Transmitter. Use the Remote Training function for:

  • Basic training commands - Sit, stay, come etc.
  • Nuisance behaviour - Taking washing off the line, digging up the yard, jumping on people etc.
  • Short range working environments - Herding, mustering, tracking etc.
  • Working dog training - Police dog training, detection training etc.

In 'Training Only Mode' the collar delivers the same safe static stimulations that are delivered when the dog approaches the boundary wire. In Training Only Mode, you can also walk your dog through the ‘Warning Zone’ and the ‘Stimulation Zone’ without the Fence Transmitter giving them a static stimulation through the Collar Receiver.

Finally, both of these modes can be activated simultaneously during the ‘Containment and Training Mode’, allowing you to train your dog and keep them contained in your chosen area at the same time.



But beyond the simple science, the Contain + Train system has a number of other benefits – right down to the transmitter, which contains optional lightning surge protection and has the power to cover up to 100 acres (with additional wire). Here are some of our other favourite things about the Contain + Train system:

  • The receiver collar and remote transmitter are waterproof. The collar is submersible up to 3 metres and the remote transmitter is submersible up to 7.5 metres!
  • The remote transmitter can train up to three dogs at a time, using Add-A-Dog Collars. You can also add an unlimited number of pets to the containment fence system - all you need is compatible receiver collars. All PetSafe and SportDOG Receiver Collars are compatible with the SportDOG Contain + Train.
  • Both the Containment Fence and the Remote Trainer can deliver seven levels of static stimulation – suited for mild temperament to stubborn dogs, all over 15kg – and both have vibration and tone-only options. The Remote Trainer can also deliver low, medium or high stimulation ranges, which can be adjusted on the receiver collar.
  • The system is rechargeable and promises a 2-hour fast charge, giving you peace of mind that your dog is safely contained when you’re not at home.


For more info…

Check out Bark Control’s Total Resource Centre! We have loads of information about all of our products – including the Contain + Train system. These posts are a great start:

  1. How Electric Dog Fencing actually works
  2. How to find the right level on a remote training collar to best suit your dog
  3. Do I need to do the training for my electric dog fence?

The system includes:

  • 1 x SportDOG SDF-CTR Collar Receiver with Black Collar Strap (25mm width)
  • 1 x SportDOG Containment Fence Transmitter - RF-104A
  • 1 x SportDOG SD-425E Remote Transmitter
  • 2 x 150m Spools of 20AWG wire
  • 100 x Boundary Flags
  • Charging Adaptors
  • 1 x Set of Standard Contact Points
  • 1 x Set of Long Contact Points
  • 1 x Lanyard
  • 1 x Test Light Tool
  • Basic Training Manual & DVD


If you have any questions, feel free to ask us in the comments section below.


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