Invisible fencing is also known as electric, underground or hidden fencing. Invisible fencing is installed underground, where pets wear a collar that communicates with the underground wires and when the pet wearing the collar tries to cross over the underground fencing boundary the collar gives them a sound warning followed by a light electric shock. With training, pets learn very quickly not to go beyond the invisible fence barrier. The cost of an invisible fence ranges from $100-$1500. Invisible fence prices vary depending on the brand of fence, where it is bought and the size of the pet owner’s property. The biggest factor that affects the cost of an invisible fence is whether pet owners install it themselves or whether a professional installs it for them. The cost of an invisible fence installed by the pet owner is $100-$350, while the cost for invisible fencing installed by a professional is $850-$1500.
Most invisible fencing comes with 500 feet of underground fencing wire, a transmitter and a receiver, one adjustable pet collar, boundary flags, a user’s manual and other accessories. 500 feet of fencing wire is generally enough to do 1/3 acre of land. Pet owners may spend $30-$500 on extra invisible fencing supplies like extra pet collars, additional fence wire, batteries and a lightning protector. Extra pet collars cost $50-$350, additional fencing wire costs $20-$70 depending on the length, batteries for the pet collars cost $5-$15, and a lightning protector for the invisible fencing system costs $35-$55.
Invisible Dog Fence Cost
The cost of an invisible fence for a one acre yard ranges from $100-$1500. The cost of invisible fencing varies depending on location, the brand of fence, the size of the property and if pet owners install it themselves or a professional installs it for them. The average cost of an invisible fence for a one acre yard when owners install it themselves is around $250. The average cost of invisible fencing for a one acre yard when a professional installs it is around $1000. The cost of an invisible fence for dogs is more for multiple dog homes as extra collars will need to be purchased. The cost of invisible fencing collars ranges from $50-$350 depending on the brand.
Invisible Fence For Cats
There are both outdoor and indoor invisible fences for cats. However, not all invisible fencing systems are compatible with cats. Indoor invisible fencing for cats cost less than outdoor invisible fencing costs. Indoor invisible fencing for cats costs $100-$200. Outdoor invisible fencing for cats ranges from $100-$1500 depending on the brand and if the fencing is installed by the pet owner or a professional. Invisible fencing is not available for extremely small cats. This type of fencing can be used on other animals like goats and sheep as well.
Invisible Fence Installation
Some brands of invisible fencing are only available with professional installation. The cost of invisible fences that are only available with installation vary greatly per brand and location. Invisible fence cost also varies greatly depending on the size of the pet owner’s yard. The average cost of invisible fence installation is around $2 per foot; however, the cost ranges from $1.50-$2.50 per foot. As the cost of installation is so varied, pet owners are best to contact several different companies in their area and get an invisible fence cost estimate. Most fencing companies offer training for the dog with installation.
PetSafe Invisible Fence
PetSafe offers easy to install outdoor underground invisible fencing, indoor invisible fencing, and instant wireless invisible fencing. PetSafe offers a lifetime warranty on all their products and has systems that can cover up to 100 acres. PetSafe is compatible or slightly more in price than Innotek. PetSafe instant outdoor invisible fence prices range from $250-$350. PetSafe indoor invisible fence pricing ranges from $50-$100 and PetSafe outdoor in ground invisible fence prices are $150-$250. PetSafe offers additional invisible fencing pet collars for $75-$100, collar replacement batteries for $5-$10, 500 feet of fence wire for $55 and receivers for $100-$150. PetSafe products are available in most major pet stores and online.
Pet Stop Invisible Fence
Unlike Innotek and PetSafe invisible fencing, Pet Stop invisible fences cannot be self-installed. Pet Stop has invisible fencing for both the indoors and outdoors, and it can be used with both cats and dogs. The average cost of a Pet Stop invisible fence is $850-$1500; however, Pet Stop invisible fence cost varies depending on location, the number of pets and the size of the pet owner’s property. Pet Stop invisible fence cost includes training of the dog.
Innotek Invisible Fence
Innotek is compatible in price or slightly cheaper than PetSafe. However, Innotek does not have the variety of products that PetSafe has. Innotek offers outdoor in ground invisible fencing for around $100-$200 and extra invisible fence pet collars for $75-$125. Innotek products are available in most pet stores and online.
DogWatch Invisible Fence
DogWatch invisible fencing offers both indoor and outdoor invisible fencing. DogWatch invisible fencing works for both dogs and cats. DogWatch invisible fencing can be used on properties up to 200 acres. Unlike, Innotek and PetSafe, DogWatch fencing cannot be installed by the pet owner; it must be installed by a DogWatch professional. DogWatch invisible fence cost varies per location and the pet owner’s property, but generally, it costs around $2 per foot. Pet owners should call or email their local Dogwatch store to get a Dogwatch invisible fence cost estimate.
DIY Invisible Fence
Do it yourself invisible fencing is far cheaper than a fence installed by a professional. The average cost of a DIY invisible fence is $100-$350, while the average cost of invisible fencing installed by a professional is $850-$1500. The average cost of a DIY fence is $.35 per foot, while the average cost of a fence installed by a professional is $2 per foot. Do it yourself invisible fencing takes some work to put in and requires the pet owner to train the pet themselves, but it does save the pet owners considerable expense.
Invisible Fence Cost Per Foot
The cost of an invisible fence varies greatly depending on brand and if pet owners install it themselves or hire a professional to do it for them. Having invisible fencing installed by a professional costs far more than pet owners installing it themselves costs. The average cost of an invisible fence installed by a professional is around $2 per foot; however, some fence companies charge as little as $1.50 per foot, while others charge $2.50 per foot. The average cost of invisible fencing when pet owners install it is around $.45 per foot; however, it can be as little as $.30 to as much as $.60. The per foot invisible fence cost does not include extra pet collars, batteries, a lightning protector and other extra accessories.
Invisible Fence Batteries
Invisible fencing pet collars require a battery to work. For the safety of the pet, it is imperative that batteries in these collars be changed regularly. If batteries become weak or die, pets will not receive the proper warning when they approach the wireless fence barrier and may leave the yard. Generally, it is recommended that batteries in these collars be changed every three months; however, battery life varies per brand. Some brands offer long life batteries that last a year or longer. The cost of invisible fence pet collar batteries ranges from $5-$15.
Pet owners may want to purchase a back-up battery for their invisible fencing system in case of a power outage. The average cost of an invisible fence back up battery is around $25-$30; however, the cost of back-up batteries varies per brand.
Invisible Fence Wire
Extra invisible fence wire can be purchased to expand the area that the fence covers. The average invisible fence kit comes with 500 feet of fence wire; 500 feet of fence wire covers about 1/3 acre of land. The average cost of invisible fence wire that pet owners install themselves is $55 for 500 feet. A one acre property will require about 835 feet of fence wire. A two acre property requires around 1200 feet of fence wire. A five acre property will require about 1900 feet of wire. A ten acre property will require 2800 feet of wire. A twenty acre property will require around 5600 feet of wire. Subtracting the 500 feet of fence wire that customers receive with their initial invisible fence kit, the average cost of additional fence wire when pet owners install it themselves is: $55 for a one acre property, $110 for a two acre property, $165 for a five acre property, $330 for a ten acre property and $440 for a 20 acre property.
Invisible Fence Collar
Most invisible fencing systems only come with one pet collar so multiple pet homes will need to purchase additional collars. Invisible fencing collars range in price from $50-$350 depending on the brand and style of the collar. Innotek sells collars for $50-$60, while PetSafe collars cost $60-$100. The cost of collars from SportDog is around $100, while Invisible Fence Brand sells compatible collars for $150-$350.