Reprinted with permission:
San Diego Pet Fence
Your Subtitle text
San Diego's premier wireless fence installer!

How Much Does a Wireless Fence Installation Cost?

Get Free Wireless Fence Price Quotes!!

An hidden pet fence is a safe and humane way to keep pets from straying outside of the yard. Increase the happiness of your pet and your own peace of mind by installing hidden fencing.

Typical costs:

  • Prices for a wireless fence installation start at approximately $926 for a professionally installed system. The different prices reflect such factors as  wire installation location, maximum yard size (in square feet), terrain, obstacles, battery size and existing electrical outlets.

What’s included:

  • An hidden fence system works with concealed wire, installed underground, around gardens, along  existing fences or around just about any perimeter of a area you would like to keep your pet safe in.  It can also be placed to keep an pet away from an area such as gardens or roads.
  • A transmitter is placed somewhere on the property (usually in a basement, garage or other out of the way place). The transmitter sends a radio signal through the wire. A pet wearing a computerized collar will hear a warning sound  when approaching the wire boundary, then feel a vibration and finally sense a light electrical shock as it approaches the threshold.  The stimulation grows stronger the closer they get.
  • Installing an hidden fence for dogs is common, but many people also use them for cats. They can also be used for livestock such as sheep and goats, though this is less common but can be much less expensive than most fencing.


  • Our base systems can cover up to 5 acres. For very large systems, additional transmitters can be used.
  • Extra collars in various sizes are available.
  • Micro collars for the toy breeds and cats are also an option.

Why San Diego Pet Fence?

  • Personalized service
  • State licensed construction contractor
  • Better product and installation quality
  • More options for installation
  • Concrete cutting, conduit installation, low voltage experts
  • We also fabricate and install automatic gates and fences for complete perimeter protection
  • Higher standards overall
  • Licensed, bonded, liability insurance, workers comp insurance

Shopping for an hidden fence:

  • Proper pet training is needed with some more stubborn, less sensitive animals.  We typically see very fast results with most pets.
  • We install DogWatch, probably the best hidden fence system in the world. These user-friendly e-collars are designed for the most demanding training conditions. We offer complete lines of DogWatch e-collars from small-breed pet trainers to a variety of sporting dog units as well as K-9 Police work.
  • A DogWatch hidden fence gives your pets freedom while keeping them happy and safe in their own yard. 
  • DogWatch is the ONLY hidden fence company that uses an FM frequency; all other hidden dog fences operate on an AM signal. The patented digital SafeLink® FM signal helps to protect your pet from unintentional corrections that can happen on the AM frequency (such as from garage door openers, televisions, baby monitors, etc.). FM is a safer, more secure signal, and we found it only at DogWatch.
  • In addition to the patented FM signal, DogWatch includes other significant safety features not found in Invisible Fence® and other brands.  For example, features such as AutoMemory® and FastReact® are exclusive DogWatch safety features. The DogWatch system also uses a 'Distance-based' correction trigger rather than a 'Time-based' correction trigger. This provides a more reliable and consistent boundary for training your pet - - no surprises, no confusion.
  • Our collars do not use a nightly rechargeable battery.  Instead, they simply last up to two years (small collars use six month batteries).  This power saving technology is an important key to worry free containment.
  • We also have indoor systems if you want to keep your pet off the kitchen counter, out of the trash, away from a piece of furniture (or a whole room) or to keep him from running out an open door. And don't forget to check out the BigLeash Remote Trainer!

Free Hidden Fence Price Quotes

DogWatch® Transmitter Features

Unique features and benefits not available in other brands.

dogwatch safelink transmitterThe transmitter controls the coded FM radio signal in the buried wire. In addition to being the only FM transmitter available for hidden fences, the DogWatch transmitter is user-friendly and user-adjustable. You won’t find anything quite like it in other brands. The DogWatch transmitter includes unique features such as:


Secure digital FM technology is the safest for your pet

Our patented digital FM technology provides the maximum protection against false activation caused by stray radio signals. Our FM SafeLink technology is less prone to interference and stray signals than the AM systems used by other brands, and that makes DogWatch the most secure and safest hidden fence available.

Flexible Training Levels

Individual user adjustable settings that fit your pet’s personality

The combination of settings on the DogWatch transmitter and receiver offer up to twenty different correction levels to ensure safe and appropriate training for your pet. You can also set your system to “audible only” to introduce your dog gently to the training and his boundaries.

Range Setting and Loop Monitor

Settings are displayed on the transmitter so you understand your system

This dual function display allows you to set the signal field width to best meet the needs of your pet(s): a broad outdoor dog fence field for a larger animal or a smaller range cat fence for your favorite feline. It also alerts you to any change in the strength of boundary signal or to a break in the boundary wire. This is an invaluable safety feature for underground fences and fences that are invisible to the eye.

Lightning Protection

The best lightning protection available - and it is a standard feature

Feel confident that your DogWatch pet fence is protected should your home experience an electrical surge due to lightning. That’s why we’ve gone to extremes, like no one else, to equip your DogWatch Hidden Fence with both internal and external surge protection. External Surge Protection directs power surges and lightning from the boundary wire to the ground rod into the earth and away from your home. Internal Surge Protection suppresses surges coming in through your house wiring and diverts them to your house ground.


Extra security to keep your fence on when the power is out

Our optional PowerPak keeps your pet fence system working temporarily should you lose electric power. After training, most dogs will stay within the hidden boundary even when the system is not on, but with a PowerPak you have added protection to ensure your pets safety when the power goes out. Provides up to 8 hours of back-up protection.


DogWatch has the fastest reaction time in the industry. If your dog runs at the boundary, the receiver reacts with the warning signal before he reaches the wire, not while he is traveling over it.


This patented safety feature automatically adjusts the receiver’s correction level if your pet challenges the boundary. This discourages additonal boundary challenges. The receiver automatically resets to the original level after 24 hours without a boundary challenge.


This safety feature let's you know if your pet challenges his boundary. If your pet activates the audible alert or receives a correction, the status light on the receiver collar will double flash instead of the usual single flash. If this happens frequently, you may may need to adjust the boundary or receiver settings. The receiver will reset to the single flash after 24 hours without a boundary challenge.

Audible Warning

All DogWatch systems include an audible warning to alert the dog that he is approaching the boundary. Your pet will learn to stop at the audible warning before he reaches the hidden wire.

Status Light

Only DogWatch offers a status light to confirm that your pet’s receiver is functioning properly. It also lets you know when the receiver battery is low and if your pet has recently challenged the hidden fence. This important feature provides valuable information to help ensure your pet stays safely in your yard.

Automatic Shutdown

The DogWatch system is designed to protect your pet from an over-correction in the unlikely event that you dog stands in the signal field and does not quickly exit. The receiver will also automatically reset once the dog leaves the signal field.

High Impact, Waterproof

The DogWatch receiver is tested to withstand the harsh outdoor elements of rain, sleet and snow . . . as well as rigorous play!

dogwatch consumer best buy award

Call 619-443-4283
Contractors License# 912919
Website Builder