Frequently Asked Questions
about Pet Containment Systems
How does the PetSafe Professional
UnderGround Fence work?
How long does it take for the dog to learn
Why Professional PetSafe® over other
How large of an area will the ProTx-1 cover?
What size or breed of pet can the system
be used on?
How often must I replace the batteries
in the receiver collar?
Can my cat be contained with this system?
How many pets can be put on the system?
What makes the ProLite different than all
Will the correction hurt my pet?
Is the system protected from lightning?
How does the PetSafe
Professional UnderGround Fence work?
Professional Petsafe is a modern training system for
containment that utilizes sophisticated electronics
to support our Lite-Touch™ Training Method. One
of our Professional transmitters usually mounted in
the garage creates a signal field around an antenna
wire buried in your yard, defining the safe area that
you design. Your pet wears a custom-set ProLite®
receiver that first warns him if he approaches his boundary,
then will correct him if he makes incorrect choices.
long does it take for the dog to learn his boundaries?
With our revolutionary Lite-Touch™ Training Method,
the proper behavior can be shaped within a few short
training sessions. Reward based training, along with
the technology to apply gentle progressive/rising stimulation
facilitate this learning curve. Most dogs understand
completely in less than two weeks. We have found pets
learn much faster, and can be much younger than previous
Professional PetSafe® over other brands?
This really comes down to how dogs learn, and having
the tools to effectively shape the behavior with safe,
careful and humane methods, this really is the most
important difference. Our Professional PetSafe Dealers
are the ONLY certified trainers of the Lite-Touch™
Training Method, and they have the advanced electronic
technology to support it, this way, the right amount
of pressure is discovered, creating the desired behavior.
big an area will the ProTx-1 cover?
The versatility of the Pro TX transmitter allows us
to offer service for the very small yard all the way
up to 100 acres.
size or breed of pet can the system be used on?
The pet must be trainable and able to comfortably wear
the receiver. Any breed can be contained, however it
is recommended that the dog be at least eight pounds
and be at least three months in age.
often must I replace the batteries in the receiver collar?
This will vary depending on how often your pet tests
the boundary. In most cases the battery will last at
least six months and in some cases longer. The ProLite
receiver has a low battery light to insure your pet’s
my cat be contained with this system?
Yes, it has been our experience that cats respond well
with proper training to the system. By using the ProLite®
receiver and our Gentle LiteTouch® Training method,
you cat will adapt to the system quickly providing a
safe area to explore. We also offer indoor solutions
that can be customized by for you for your cat's protection.
Ask your PetSafe Professional® for more details.
many pets can be put on the system?
There is no limitation to the number of pets that can
use the system. Since each pet's unique personality
is different, we have many training and behavior options
that can be customized for each pet's receiver. Our
system provides solutions for each pet with their own
personal receiver that works for them. We want to be
the most trusted brand in your pet's experience!
makes the ProLite different than all other receivers?
No other receiver on the market today offers as many
features as the ProLite®. Our product development
team has created an innovative product that packs state
of the art electronic technology into the lightest receiver
you can find. Its range of settings and programs make
training easier for you and your pet. Professional trainers
across the country agree - ProLite® is the smart
the correction hurt my pet?
No, a trained Professional will adjust the correction
your pet receives. The level will be adjusted to what
your pet needs for its size and temperament. This type
of correction has been used for many years in the pet
training world. Professional PetSafe containment systems
are recommended and use by local veterinarians across
the system protected from lightning?
Yes, the best lightning protector in the industry protects
all Professional PetSafe systems. It covers both the
AC and the wire loop side of your system. With a lifetime
warranty you will never have to worry about catastrophic
surges or lightning for as long as you own the system.