eXtreme Dog Fence Collar (no holes) adjustable from 9 to 28 inches

How a Dog Fence Works

So you are thinking of getting an electric dog fence? An underground dog fence is an excellent choice for containing your dog. Let’s take a moment to talk about how an invisible dog fence works and why it is such a great solution for keeping your dog at home with you, where he or she belongs.

First, let’s establish that an underground fence, versus a wireless electric dog fence is a much better choice. Although wireless is effortless to install, there are many variables that can cause a wireless fence to fail. If you want the most dependable, customizable, best invisible dog fence available, read on to learn about how our American-manufactured eXtreme Dog Fence® works.

Components of an Inground Dog Fence

There are 3 crucial components of a pet containment system. These include dog fence wire, a dog fence transmitter, and a special receiver collar that your dog wears. The transmitter, located inside of your home, is the brains of the operation. It transmits a radio signal throughout your dog fence wire. Along with our manual our extreme videos help you learn how to program your transmitter with ease.

Your dog fence wire, which is buried around your property, creates a border that you have designed yourself. Although your border is customizable, you must always establish a complete loop back to your transmitter in order for the fence to work.

Your dog wears an invisible fence collar, which triggers when he approaches a predetermined distance in front of your dog fence wire. Your dog’s receiver collar is powered by Perimeter 6-volt Extreme invisible fence batteries.

Dog Fence Correction

The concept of static correction is the same as is used in dog behavior training. Here is what it feels like to your dog. Run across the carpet in your socks and then touch a doorknob. That is a static shock, which is similar to what the dog feels when he receives a static correction. With the eXtreme Dog Fence® there are 7 different levels of correction to choose from, in addition to a beep-only mode used for training.

A Word About Dog Fence Wire

There are many different gauges of wire available for your pet fence. You will find 20 gauge wire, 18 gauge, 16 gauge wire, and 14 gauge. With so many options, how does one know which wire to choose? Here is some advice from the experts.

Though 20 and 18 gauge wire is inexpensive, it is not an ideal choice. This is because it is thin and very vulnerable to breakage or wearing down over time. A cheap dog fence comes with this type of thin dog fence wire. Logically, you may be focused on finding a fence for sale at a low price point, but keep in mind that you get what you pay for.

16 gauge wire is a step in the right direction, but still not the best selection.

The best electric dog fence comes with 14 gauge dog fence wire. If you want your dog fence wire to last a long time, 14 gauge wire is the way to go, without a doubt. Our 14 gauge wire is designed to last a lifetime. It will not degrade, or break unless a blade is taken to it. In addition to this, the performance of your electric dog fence will be enhanced by its superior signal conductivity.

In fact, our 14 gauge dog fence wire is so durable that you don’t even need to bury it if you don’t want to. You can simply use fence staples to tack it to the top of the ground.


American made products are synonymous with quality. Now that you know how our electric fence kit works, why not give it a try with your family dog? Do you still have questions about how our eXtreme Dog Fence® works? Our US-based customer service agents are here to help you with any questions you may have, 7 days a week. You can reach us at 800-305-6116.

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  • One size fits most – This collar can be adjusted to accommodate any dog with a neck size of 9 inches up to 28 inches
  • No snag design – The nylon and buckle will not snag or pull at your dog’s neck hair. It’s designed with comfort and durability in mind
  • Easy release buckle – Though your dog won’t be able to sneak his way out of the collar, the buckle is an easy release system for owner. Just a pinch and it’s off
  • Simple to Clean – Wash the Rugged Boy collar in warm soapy water. Do not put into washing machine


eXtreme Dog Fence – ‘Rugged Boy’ Heavy Duty Nylon Dog Collars – for necks From 9 to 28 inches

The demand for a standard style dog collar product, comparable to our eXtreme Dog Fence collar strap line has finally been answered. We now offer the same value and quality in a non-fence collar, available in the top 5 requested color patterns we have in our fence collar strap line.

These collars are designed for comfort and durability. Your dog’s neck hair will not be pulled and caught in the Rugged Boy collars, like with lesser quality brands. Not only are these collars reliable, but they will also give your dog the style of a celebrity like Kim Kardachshund or Brad Pitt Bull; the desirability of 50 Shades of Greyhound; the majestic presence of a King Charles Spaniel or Queensland Heeler. Doesn’t your beloved pooch deserve the best?

Fitting Instructions:

  • Feed nylon strap through the “buckle gate” and “adjustment gate” until you find the best fit for your dog.
  • Trim off the excess nylon, ensuring that you leave enough strap for any growth in your dog’s neck.
  • Use a lighter to burn the end of the nylon, or use a glue or anti-fraying liquid to prevent the end from fraying.

The Rugged Boy collars WILL accommodate a leash, so they make a great stand alone collar as well as a complementary collar for the eXtreme Dog Fence collar straps. If ever your strap deteriorates or breaks, we will replace it at no cost to you.

If you are less than 100% pleased with your product or level of customer service, please send us a message or call us to let us know. We strive to provide the best experience to all of our valued customers, and will always go the extra mile to ensure such is the case.

Weight0.2 lbs

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