$150 – $350
Average Cost Estimate
$750 – $1,250
$1,300 – $2,500
|Type of Dog Fence||Wireless Fence||500 Linear Feet||1000 Linear Feet|
|Per Linear Foot Cost||N/A||$1.50 – $2.50 / foot||$1.50 – $2.50 / foot|
|Number of Dogs||1-2||1-2||1-2|
|Installed By||DIY||DIY or Pro||Pro Installed|
|System Cost||$150 – $300||$250 – $350||$350 – $400|
|Supplies Cost||$0||$0 – $100||Included|
|Collar Cost for Extra Dogs||$30 – $50 ea||$50 – $100 ea||$50 – $100 ea|
|Site (Yard) Difficulty||N/A||Simple / Moderate||Simple / Difficult|
|Permits and/or Survey||$0 – $100||$0 – $100||$0 – $100|
An invisible dog fence keeps your yard open and uncluttered while preventing your pet from roaming loose where dangers lurk. Invisible fence cost is significantly less than the cost of other types of fencing too, and your options include a buried wired fence and wireless dog fence systems.
This page of Costimates provides an overview of your options for an electric fence for dogs. The cost range for each type of system, buried wire or wireless, and its accessories such as additional collars is included. Our goal is to make it easy to compare invisible dog fence cost as you decide which system is right for you and your pet.
The two types of pet containment systems are wired and wireless invisible fences. The pricing is itemized below to give you a very clear estimate of what your cost will be for the system you choose and the number of dogs it will serve.
There are two options for an underground invisible fence, sometimes called a buried wire fence or an in ground fence. The DIY option is a kit with everything included. Most kits have 500 feet of wire, sufficient to create a square of 15,625 square feet or about .36 acres. Kits with 1,000 feet of wire are available too for up to 62,500 square feet of containment, or 1.45 acres.
The second option is to hire a company that installs invisible fences customized to your yard. Invisible fence prices for DIY and professionally installed systems are found below.
The advantage of a wired dog fence is that you can determine the exact shape and location of the boundary. The disadvantages are that installing wire beneath driveways and sidewalks takes extra time and cost. The process is also difficult where lateral tree roots are near the surface. Should the wire break, a rare occurrence, finding the break can be a challenge.
Underground fence components and how they function:
These systems function much the same as a wired pet containment fence, but the boundary produced is circular. Most have a transmission radius of about 100 feet in all directions, so produce a circle about 200 feet across. This equals about 31,000 square feet or .72 acres. The disadvantages of a circle are that the perimeter rounds off corners of a rectangular yard, it can be more difficult for the dog or cat to learn its boundaries and you can’t create a specific boundary around a pool, the garden or other feature of the landscape. The advantages are lower total invisible fence cost due to DIY installation and that driveways and walkways don’t pose installation problems. Wireless fence cost is itemized below including the cost of kits and accessories.
Wireless fence components and how they function:
If you buy a DIY wired or wireless kit, your costs will vary depending on the kit’s quality and the size of the area it serves.
Here are additional cost factors to consider:
How much does invisible fence cost? Let’s itemize your potential costs based on the type of system you choose. Prices for sets and accessories vary significantly based on the quality of the components and the gauge of the wire included.
Permits and Inspection Cost
Related Costs and Installation Time
Professionals use top-quality equipment with heavy-gauge wire to limit the risk of having to return to repair or replace anything. Invisible fence contractors charge you for the kit, extra accessories and the time estimated to install the system. The rate for installation ranges from $0.35 to $1.25 per linear foot of wire installed underground, the cost varying based on the shape of the perimeter and the types of obstacles encountered. Here are examples of installed invisible fence cost using professional-quality equipment:
Estimate larger areas based on about $300 for the kit (transmitter with power cord, wire, one collar) with installation starting at $0.35/linear foot for rectangular perimeters in soft soils with no obstacles. The cost can be as high as $1.25/linear foot for installation with more than 4 corners or curved lines in dry clay or gravel and obstacles to work around.
Pro installation usually includes brief tutorials on how to use the system and how to train your dog or cat. How-to training videos can be viewed online too.
Invisible Fence Install Time Schedule
Here’s a look at the timeframe for having an invisible dog fence installed:
I’ve installed both buried wire and wireless dog fence systems over the years. In our current home we have a split rail fence, due to our location. Our wireless system worked OK for a single 20 pound dog, but when we got another, it couldn’t seem to handle it well. It may have been the age of the system as well. The wired, underground fence we had in another home was perfect and we rarely to never had any issues. Read here for Pros and Cons of each type.
|Costimates||$650||$150 – $2,500|
|Amazon Wireless Fences||$295||$50 – $650|
|HomeAdvisor||$1,150||$415 – $1,725|
|Waggy Tails||$780||$295 – $1,800|
|DIY or Not||$780||$300 – $1,300|
|CostOwl||$650||$350 – $1,500|
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