Dog Fences And Containment

Safe and Effective Containment Fence Systems

Electric dog fences deliver a radio signal to your dog's collar, giving them a gentle static pulse that reminds them to stay within specific boundaries. Benefits of containment fence systems include:

  • Peace of mind. Know your dog is safe in your own yard.
  • Never pick your dog up from the pound, pay expensive vet bills or council fees.
  • No compulsory set up - You can set up the boundary the way you want!

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No more escaping dogs with a quality electric dog fence!

DogWatch Hidden Fence - 1200FMD

Dog containment fences (also known as hidden dog fences or inground radio fences) are an extremely effective method of preventing your dog from escaping your property or preventing your pet from digging out your favourite award winning flower garden or vegetable patch.

Here at Bark Control Australia, we only stock quality dog fence brands, including:

The Dogwatch Hidden Fence System is the World's best Dog Containment System on the market!

Our electric dog fence systems are also a cost-effective escaping dog solution compared to rebuilding or installing structural fences.

SportDog Stubborn Dog Fence System - SDF-100A

How do they work?

With your containment fence system, you will receive:

  1. A Radio Signal Transmitter box
  2. Radio Signal Wire 150m or 300m - Extra wire is available for purchase if needed
  3. A Receiver Collar for your dog

The Radio Signal Transmitter box is connected to a main source of power (undercover and out of the weather). The Radio Signal wire is run from this transmitter, looping around the desired containment area and returning back to the transmitter.

The wire can be attached to existing fencing or placed underground. The transmitter sends a signal through this wire and your dog's collar is programmed to pick up the wire's radio signal and deliver a warning or correction depending on how close your dog gets to the boundary.

Your dog's receiver collar will first warn the dog with a beep or vibration then deliver a static pulse correction if they continue to walk towards the boundary.

Once setup is complete, you will need to train your dog how to interact with the new boundary system. Our dog fencing systems are safe to touch, unlike electrified fencing!

Our help centre has a more in-depth description of how the dog fences work!


For a guide on how to teach your dog to interact with their new boundary fence, click here!

How do dog containment fences work

Which containment fence is right for me?

The correct fence for your dog depends on a number of factors including:

  • The size of the desired boundary
  • Your current physical fencing
  • Your dog's breed, age, size and temperament

Containment fence systems have the ability to surround small areas such as garden beds and vegetable patches up to large 100-acre properties! An unlimited amount of dogs can be contained by the boundary system providing they are wearing a compatible receiver collar. Suitable for dogs above 2kg.

There is a wide range of additional receiver collars available on our site. Please note that some receiver collars are set to one level of stimulation whereas other collars have the option of adjusting the correction strength.

If you have ANY questions about our containment fence systems and/or additional compatible collars, please call us at 1300 668 931! Our experienced staff members will confidently recommend the best system for your situation!

Alternatively, our help centre has more in-depth information on how to choose the right system for your dog!

Boundary Kit - Extra Wire & flags - PRFA-500

Extra Collars and Accessories

Apart from full dog fencing kits we have dog fence accessories and extra collars available for purchase!  If you need more help scroll to the bottom of the page and you will find dog fence articles and resources to assist you in making a decision to fix your escaping dog problem. If you require assistance from one of our experts regarding anything to do with dog containment fences please do not hesitate to call one of our experts today! Ph: 1300 668 931!

Additional collar PetSafe Stubborn Dog

Do you need more information?

For more information on Electric Dog Fences / Dog  Containment Systems please go to our Help Centre.  Here you will find information on our Dog Fences, from selecting the right system, to installation to training... Its all here!

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Frequently Asked Questions


How Does an Electric Dog Fence work?

An electric dog fencing system works by running a wire around your property that is connected to a transmitter.  Your dog wears a fence collar that picks up a radio signal from this wire and warns the dog away from the correction zone you have set up.  If your dog continues into the correction zone they will begin to receive static pulses from the containment collar until they leave the area.  For a full rundown on how an electric dog fence works, view this article - How Containment Systems or Electric Dog Fences Actually Work.

What is the Right Dog Containment Fence for My Dog?

Selecting the correct dog containment system for your dog will depend on your dog's breed, age, size, temperament and your current fencing.  This is to ensure you will have a dog fence that can handle the size and layout of the property and an appropriately sized collar with enough reach in stimulation to contain each of your dogs.  For a closer look into the dog containment systems available, please view this guide - Making sure you Choose the Right Electric Dog Fence.

Do I Have to Bury the Electric Dog Fence Wire?

As with all dog containment fence systems or electronic dog fencing you can either bury your wire around the containment area, lay it above the ground (avoid mowing over it!) or attach it to your existing fences (if you have colorbond fences, please contact us prior to ordering your electric dog fencing system). If you would like some assistance with finalising your layout area, view this installation guide - Popular Dog Containment System Layouts.

Do I Have to Train My Dog to Use an Electronic Dog Fence?

Yes. Training your dog to understand the electric dog fencing is one of the most important parts of the initial setup.  It's important for the dog to understand how they must react when their dog fence collar gives them a warning beep or correction.  Completing the training will ensure that your dog is safely contained and understands where its new boundaries are.  To learn more on the importance of dog containment fence training please view this article - Why do I Need to Train My Dog to Use an Electric Dog Fence?

How do I Train My Dog to Understand Electric Dog Fencing?

All electronic dog fencing kits will come with a comprehensive setup and training manual for you to work with and most dog containment systems will even include a training DVD to help you.  If you would like to view our simple version of dog fence training, please view this article - Dog Fences...A Simple Training Guide.

Can My Dog Wear the Electronic Dog Fence Collar All the Time?

Your dog can comfortably wear the dog fencing collar for a maximum of 10-12 hours a day. Prolonged use can cause skin irritation and in some cases pressure necrosis. With training, most dogs will avoid the dog containment fence even when they don't have the collar on.  If you have a particularly persistent dog that needs to wear the collar for longer periods, you can also consider the use of a 24-hour contact pad that allows longer, constant use - Surface Conductor Grid -24Hour Contact Pad.


Can I Purchase a Dog Fence if I live in New Zealand?

You sure can. If you live in New Zealand, please visit our sister site All orders placed through K9 Control will be dispatched from our warehouse in Auckland.