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1 x Transmitter
1 x Waterproof (IPX 7) and Rechargeable Collar (DF113R receiver)
1 x Probes for short and long coated dogs
Instruction & training manuals
150 metres wire and 25 training flags
Accessories: collar test light, 2 x wire joiners, contact probes, non-stimulation caps, collar chargers, transmitter power supply, resistor, dog collar probe wrench.
The Barkmate Invisible Pet Containment system is an effective invisible barrier to keep your pets inside the property. The transmitter is designed to cover property size up to 5 acres. The Barkmate DF113R Fence collar suits most dogs from 7kg. This collar is fully waterproof and rechargeable. It is also compatible with Barkmate Dog Training Remote Transmitter (Sold separately) to be used as a dog training collar.
How does it work?
The Barkmate invisible dog fence consists of a 150 metres copper insulated loop wire connected to a radio transmitter. The wall mounted transmitter plugs into a power socket and emits a radio field that travels around the loop wire. The radio field can be adjusted in radius at the Wall transmitter approximately a ½metre to 3 metres (10 increments) in radius from the wire. Your dog wears a Barkmate receiver collar that detects the radio field, warning the dog as they near the boundary.
Barkmate DF113R Fence system Features
* Suitable for dogs from 7kg
* 4 steps to containing your pet
* Collar is both waterproof (IPX 7) and rechargeable
* 3 autorise levels of stimulation
* Tone & Vibration warning prior to static correction
* Capacity to cover up to 5 acres with extra wire purchase
* Optional DF113R Dog Training Remote available for Contain N Train
Invisible Dog Fences also known as Radio Fences consist of a loop of copper insulated wire connected to a radio transmitter. The wall mounted transmitter plugs into a power socket and emits a radio field that travels around the loop wire. The radio field can be adjusted in radius at the Wall transmitter approximately a ½metre to 3 metres in radius from the wire. Your pet wears a lightweight receiver collar that detects the radio field and alerts them via a warning tone as they near the boundary.
If your dog enters the radio field, they will receive a mild electronic pulse very much like that of a Tens Machine used by a Physiotherapist to massage muscles. This electronic pulse is harmless but startling enough to act as a deterrent to prevent your pet from escaping or challenging the existing boundaries of your property. Variable correction collars are available for dogs with stubborn tendencies.
The Radio Fence makes it easy to train your pet!
In order to form correct & consistent behaviour, train your pet to retreat back into the yard upon nearing the training flags, hearing the warning tone (Dogtra Fence by Vibration) and receiving the electronic pulse (auto or manual rise output).
This initial association training which takes approximately 15 minutes a day for up to 14 Days.
Remember to walk your dog within the yard to show them it is safe within the boundary.
This establishes the yard as a positive safe area & challenging the boundary as negative.
After the training period the collar reinforces the initial association training over and over until your pet is conditioned to stay within the area. Potentially without need for the collar!
There are several ways to allow your dog to leave the property. Give them permission to leave the property by removing the containment collar or by switching the radio field off at the transmitter.
Then using a regular dog collar coupled with a release command, lead or in a vehicle, help them associate it is OK to cross the boundary with you, “On Your Terms with Your Permission”
You can train as many dogs as you want on the same system.
In most situations the boundary wire can be attached to existing timber or wire fencing with cable ties or buried underground approximately 1-2 inches deep across gate ways , drive ways or through expansion joints in concrete held in place by corking compound. (Beware: colourbond, tin & galvanized metal sheeting may require the wire to be placed in the ground in front of the fence in order to keep the radio field clear of metal sheeting & avoid inconsistent radio fields.
1. Laying out the System / Basic Planning Tips:
- The boundary wire must make a continuous loop back to the transmitter.
- Make a layout that is suitable for your yard. Sample layouts are provided.
- Always round the corners of your boundary with the wire. Sharp corners will distort the signal.
- Use a double loop layout to contain your pet on one side of your home.
(Refer to Double Loop diagrams 1& 4 over the page)
- When installing a double loop, the wire must be spaced three to five feet apart to avoid canceling the signal.
- The transmitter will transmit a signal from approximately half a metre to 3 metres on either side of the boundary wire. Be sure to leave enough area so that your dog can move about freely within the safe area boundaries.
2. Install your system
- Locate the transmitter
- Layout the boundary wire
- Connecting wire to the transmitter
- Splicing the wire if you need more than 150 metres of wire
- Test the boundary
- Burying the wire
- Crossing hard surfaces:
- Set the boundary width
- Testing the receiver
3. Place collar on your dog correctly
With your dog standing (not sitting) place the receiver on your dog’s neck, make sure it is positioned where the two contact points are touching your dog’s skin. If your dog’s hair is so thick that it keeps the contact points from touching your dog’s skin, you might want to use the longer contact points that are supplied with your system.
4. Training your dog for 2 weeks
- Place the collar on your dog’s neck and allow your dog to run around the yard while the transmitter is unplugged from the wall, so your dog can grow comfortable with wearing the new collar.
- Train up to 3 times a day in sessions of 10 to 15 minutes for good results.Make sure that the flags are positioned where the tone begins (not directly on the boundary wire).
- Place the collar receiver on your dog with the dog’s regular collar attached to a leash.
- Walk your dog towards the boundary line like you’re taking the dog for a walk. Upon hearing the collar beep at the flag line, retreat your dog back a few metres. When doing this, reward your dog and make it appear that it’s a game. Making it fun and positive for the dog will speed the learning process.
- Repeat step 4 until your dog retreats without guidance.
- After your dog has mastered retreating from the tone & the flags, it is time to give your dog a correction. Keep the leash on your dog and run towards the boundary line, making sure that you and your dog go into the field far and long enough to receive a correction.
- When the correction is felt by your dog retreat back into the yard where your dog knows that it is safe. You will only get one shot at this each session. Watch for signs of your dog lunging forward to try to break through the boundary system. If your dog does this, repeat the above steps until your dog runs back to the safe area on its own. The Dog is not to be released in the yard unattended until all steps of the training are complete & the dog is respecting the boundary consistently without assistance.
NT – Legal
Regulation 4 and Schedule 1 of the Animal Welfare Regulations allow for the use of electric shock collars in the course of training a dog (excluding collars operated by a remote-control device).
QLD – Legal
All Shock Collars are Legal for use in Queensland
TAS – Legal
Animal Welfare Act 1993 (As long as there is no pain to the animal)
VIC – Legal
Subject to exemptions under Reg 7E(2)
Permitted under prescribed circumstances Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Regulations 1997 (Reg 7E(2)). See www.dpi.vic.gov.au/animalwelfare for details.
WA – Legal
Animal Welfare (General ) Regulations 2003
ACT – Illegal
Animal Welfare Act
SA – Illegal
Animal Welfare Act
NSW – Illegal
Section 16 of the Act, Section 13 and Schedule 1 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (General) Regulation 1996 and Schedule 1
One exception to the rule is electric collars associated with invisible boundaries. These are not illegal provided the canine invisible boundary is used to confine dogs, but only used inside a fence through which dogs cannot pass and that is not less than 1.5 metres high.
Please Note: Dogtraining101 Pty Ltd takes No legal liability in the use of any of our training collars.
If you live in a State that they are illegal you agree in taking full responsibility of your actions in purchasing/using our product against the stated law above. Purchase at your own risk of prosecution for not following above guidelines.