PetSafe Stubborn Dog Receiver Collar
The PetSafe Stubborn Dog Extra Receiver Collar is designed to contain the most stubborn breeds. Perfect for medium to extra-large sized dogs that are more determined than others. This receiver collar runs on a 9V Alkaline battery and can be set to 5 different levels including a tone only mode for training. Levels vary from medium to very high which will keep your dog safe inside your property.
The PetSafe Stubborn Dog Receiver Collar comes as an extra collar for the PetSafe Stubborn Dog - In-Ground Fence System™ for stubborn dogs or as an optional collar choice for any PetSafe Dog Containment System.
Stubborn Dog Receiver Collar Features
- • For Stubborn Medium to Extra Large Dogs
- • Safe & Humane
- • 5 Programmable levels including tone only
- • Waterproof for Safety
- • Low Battery Indicator
- • Replaceable 9v battery
What’s in the package?
- • PetSafe Stubborn Dog Receiver Collar
- • Adjustable Collar Strap
- • Replaceable 9V Alkaline Battery
- • Owner’s Manual
In depth with the PetSafe Stubborn Dog Receiver Collar
BEST FOR MEDIUM TO EXTRA LARGE DOGS WITH STUBBORN PERSONALITIES – SAFE & HUMANE
This receiver collar delivers higher output corrections compared to regular collars to ensure that your stubborn dog is safely contained within your set boundary. Despite these higher correction levels, the collar is still as safe and humane as the regular dog fence receiver collars.
5 PROGRAMMABLE CORRECTION LEVELS + AUDIBLE TONE ONLY
The Stubborn Dog Receiver Collar features 4 static correction levels and an audible tone only mode for when training your dog. These levels offer you the flexibility of choosing the best level to suit your dog’s personality. Start at the lowest and gradually increase until you find the suitable level for your dog.
WATERPROOF CONSTRUCTION – FOR ADDED SAFETY
This feature not only adds to your dog’s safety but also secures your investment. It won’t cost you another extra collar if your dog suddenly dives into the pool or runs out of the house when it’s raining.
LOW BATTERY INDICATOR
Leaving your dog’s receiver collar with a low battery may put him at risk of escape and danger outside of your property. If the collar runs out of battery, your dog will be able to escape your boundary and get into unimaginable trouble.
REPLACEABLE BATTERY – 9V ALKALINE BATTERY
Due to the high output corrections this collar delivers, the collar needs a more reliable source of energy. A 9V alkaline battery provides enough power to deliver the proper corrections at the proper levels.
PetSafe Stubborn Dog
Extra Receiver Collar Fact Sheet
Programmable Receiver Collar
Static Stimulation and Audible Tone
Completely Waterproof Design
High Output Static Stimulation
DESIGNED FOR STUBBORN MEDIUM TO LARGE SIZED DOGS
The PetSafe Stubborn Dog Receiver Collar is designed to be comfortable when worn on the neck of
medium to large sized dogs with a maximum collar size of 71cm. A snug but comfortable fit is important
for effective containment.
4 HIGH OUTPUT PROGRAMMABLE STATIC STIMULATION
LEVELS + AUDIBLE TONE ONLY
With 4 Programmable Static Stimulations that deliver high output
static, you are sure that your stubborn dog is safely and
effectively contained inside your property. Even at the highest
level of stimulation, the PetSafe Stubborn Dog Receiver Collar is
completely safe and will not hurt your dog. An audible tone only
mode is also included so you can train your dog with the system.
COMPLETE WATERPROOF HOUSING
The outer casing of the PetSafe Stubborn Dog Receiver Collar is
designed and built to be completely waterproof. Worrying about
your dog running into the rain and ruining the collar is a thing of
LOW BATTERY INDICATOR
The Low Battery Indicator Light will flash every 5 seconds when
the battery needs replacement. This is an important feature and may save your dog’s life. If the collar’s
battery dies, your dog may be able to escape your property.
REPLACEABLE 9V ALKALINE BATTERY
Stock up on 9V alkaline batteries and you won’t have to drive to the shop every few weeks for a new
one. This spells convenience as all you need is to simply replace the battery when it’s low and ensure
that your dog is contained continuously.
PetSafe® Stubborn Dog
How the System Works
The system works by producing a radio signal from the Fence Transmitter to the 2800 feet of Boundary Wire. The Boundary Wire may be buried or attached to a fixed object to form an enclosure for the “pet area”. The Pet Area will temporarily be placed with Boundary Flags to visually define the boundary points. The flags will be removed once the pet has grown accustomed to the boundaries you have set. The pet wears a Receiver Collar with Contact Points touching his neck. Once trained, the pet is allowed to roam freely in the specified Pet Area. Once the pet comes close to the Warning Zone Area, the Receiver Collar will give a warning beep and will vibrate.
If the pet continues to move closer to the Static Correction Zone, a safe Static Correction will be felt through the Contact Points. The correction will get his attention and the pet will find a way to stop the correction by going back in the “Pet Area” which is “correction-free”. This PetSafe® In-Ground Fence™ has been proven safe, comfortable, and effective. The products is for pets over 8 pounds.
Preparing the Receiver Collar
Your Receiver Collar comes with pre-installed contact points. You may tighten the Contact Points using the Test Light Tool by moving one-half turn beyond finger tight (1A). Please check the that this is tight atleast weekly.
Inserting and Removing the Battery
NOTE: NEVER install the battery while the Collar Receiver is on your pet to avoid accidental correction.
1. Remove the screws using a Phillips screwdriver.
2. Remove the Battery Lid (1B).
3. Install a 9-volt alkaline battery (1C).
4. Replace the Battery Lid (1C).
5. Reinstall the screws.
Do not over-tighten the screws to avoid breaking.
A 9-volt alkaline batteries for replacement can be found at many retailers.
Setting the Correction Level
Before attempting to set the Correction Level; read carefully the instructions below.
1. Remove the clear plastic cover with the edge of the Test Light Tool to expose the Correction Level Button (1D).
2. With battery installed, press the Correction Level Button and release when the Receiver Indicator lights up (1E).
3. The Receiver Indicator Light will emit a series of flashes representing the Correction Level.
5. After setting the Correction Level, replace the cover to protect the Correction Level Button.
The Correction Levels increase in strength starting from level 1 to 5. Pushing the Correction Level Button while the Receiver Collar is on level 5 will cause the Receiver Collar to be back to level 1. Please refer to the Function and Response Table to choose the ideal Correction Level for your pet.
The Receiver Collar will emit a Warning Tone and vibrate each time the pet enters the Warning Zone area, regardless of the correction level. If it set to Level to and above levels and the pet continues going near the Correction Zone, he will receive a Static Correction. The Receiver Collar will also automatically increase the level of Static Correction the longer the pet remains in the Static Correction Zone.
The Receiver Indicator Light also acts as a low battery indicator, it flashes every 5 seconds when battery replacement is needed. Test your Receiver Collar at least once a month to verify that it is functioning properly or that it activates at the Boundary Wire.
Over Correction Protection
In the unlikely event that your pet “stays put” in the Static Correction Zone, this feature limits the static correction to a maximum of 30 seconds. While the system stops any further static correction, the warning tone will continue until the pet leaves the Static Correction Zone.
Correction Level and Response Table
Indicator Light Response - Correction Level
Collar Receiver Function
Temperament of Pet
1 Flash - 1
Tone and Vibrate
(No Static Correction)
2 Flashes - 2
Low Static Correction
3 Flashes - 3
Medium Static Correction
Timid or Average
4 Flashes - 4
Medium High Static
Average or High
5 Flashes - 5
High Static Correction
every 5 seconds
Fitting the Receiver Collar
Important: The proper fit and placement of your Receiver Collar is essential for a successful training. The Contact Points should have direct contact with the pet’s skin.
To ensure a proper fit, please follow these steps:
1. Make sure that no battery is installed in the Receiver Collar.
2. Start with your pet standing comfortably (2A).
3. Place the Receiver Collar on your pet with the “PetSafe®”
logo facing your pet’s chin. Adjust the collar so that the contact points touch the skin of your pet’s neck.
Sometimes be necessary to trim the hair around the Contact Points
To ensure skin contact..
4. Check the tightness of the Receiver Collar by putting
one finger between the end of a Contact Point and
your pet’s neck. The fit should be snug but not
Suffocatingly and uncomfortable (2B).
5. Allow the collar on your pet to for several
minutes then recheck the fit. Check the fit again
And wait until your pet becomes more comfortable with the
Receiver Collar fit.
6. Once you are satisfied that your dog is already comfortable with the fit of the Receiver 2C Collar then you may trim any excess collar strap as following the instruction below (2C):
a. Using a pen; mark the desired length of the receiver. Give an allowance for growth if your pet is young or if it grows a thick winter coat.
b. Remove the Receiver Collar from pet and cut off the excess from the marked point.
c. Seal the edge of the cut collar by running it over a flame along the frayed edges. After sealing; the collar may be put on the dog.
Important: It is important that the points below are observed for comfort, security and success in training.
• The first 2 weeks of training should be under your direct supervision.
• Check that the fit is snug to prevent excessive pressure. You should be able to insert one finger between the Contact Point and your pet’s skin.
• The Receiver Collar should never be on your pet for more than 12 consecutive hours.
• Your pet’s neck must be examined daily for any sign of a rash or sore.
• If a rash or sore is observed, remove the collar immediately and discontinue use for a few days.
• If the after 48 hours; the rash or sore is still there, see your pet’s veterinarian.
• Ensure that your dog’s neck and the Contact Points are cleaned and washed weekly. Use a wash cloth and mild hand soap, then rinsed thoroughly.
If the measures above are not properly observed; a condition called Pressure Necrosis may occur. It is a condition where the skin develops a stress or strain due to excessive and prolonged contact or by pressure.
To Re-Thread the Collar
The slide buckle keeps the collar in place.
The ridges must be face up; the collar may slip if not threaded properly.
Taking Your Pet Out of the Pet Area
Important: Remove the Receiver Collar and leave it in the Pet Area.
Once your pet learns about Boundary Zone; he will be associating it with the correction and so he will be reluctant to cross it for walks or even car rides.
Before taking your pet out of the boundary;
Option 1: Replace the Receiver Collar with any regular collar. Put your pet in a car that should be within the Pet Area and drive him out of the Pet Area. Option 2: Replace the Receiver Collar with any regular collar and leash. Slowly walking him out of the Pet Area while giving a verbal command such as “OK” at a specific place of the Boundary Zone (the end of your driveway, sidewalk, etc.). Always leave the Pet Area with a leash so your pet will associate leaving the Pet Area only on a leash, only at this place, and only with a person. You may initially find it difficult to convince your pet to leave the Pet Area and it may take some getting used to. You may do it with a food treat and lots of praise.
Note:You may also carry your pet out of the Pet Area but u have to still follow option .
is not beeping or
• Check that the battery is properly installed.
• Check that both lights are lit on the Fence Transmitter. If
not, refer to Page 18 and perform the “Short Loop Test”.
Collar is beeping,
but pet is not
responding to the
• Set the Static Correction any Level from 2, 3, 4 or 5.
• Test the Receiver Collar using the Test Light. Walk toward
the Boundary Wire and wait for light.
• If you see a flashing light, check the fit of the Receiver Collar.
• Trim your pet’s fur to make sure there is contact between the skin and the Contact points.
Or purchase long Contact Points via Customer
Care Center at 1-800-732-2677.
Check each level to see if all are functioning
• Repeat training steps regularly to reinforce training.
The Receiver Collar has to be held on top of the Boundary Wire to activate.
• Replace battery.
• Adjust Boundary Width Control knob clockwise to increase the distance from the Boundary Wire that the Receiver Collar activates. You can also adjust the Boundary Control Switch to another setting.
• If using a Double Loop, make sure Boundary Wires are separated 3 to 5 feet.
• If the Receiver Collar still has to be held on top of the Boundary Wire, perform the “Short Loop Test” (page 18).
• This system should only be used with healthy pets. Contact your veterinarian if you have concerns about the medical condition of your pet (under medication, pregnant, lactating or other heart conditions, etc.).
• This system is not intended for vicious or highly aggressive pets. If pet poses a threat to others, DO NOT USE THIS SYSTEM. If you are unsure if your dog is aggressive, have him assessed by a veterinarian or a certified trainer.
• The Static Correction will get your pet’s attention, but will be harmless. It is designed to get attention and not to punish.
• Test the Receiver Collar at least monthly to check if it is functioning properly and if it still activates at the Boundary Wire. The typical battery life is 3 to 6 months. Battery life depends upon how often the Receiver Collar is activated.
Test Light Instructions
1. Set the Correction Level to 2 or above.
2. Hold the Test Light Contacts to the Contact Points (3A). 3A
3. Walk toward the Boundary Wire holding the Receiver collar at your pet’s neck level (3B) and wait until the Test Light flashes (3C).
Save the Test Light for use for testing purposes.
If the Test Light does not flash, refer to the Troubleshooting section, or call the Customer Care Center.
The Short Loop Test
The Short Loop Test is a simple test to determine if each component (Fence Transmitter, Receiver Collar and Boundary Wire) is functioning properly.
1. Disconnect the Boundary Wire.
2. Cut approximately 10 feet of unused Boundary Wire and connect it to the Boundary Wire Terminals.
3. Spread the Boundary Wire out into a circle. Set the Boundary Control Switch to B.
4. Set the Boundary Width Control knob to 10.
5. Loop Indicator Light is not lit: then Fence Transmitter is not functioning properly. Contact Customer Care Center at 1-800-732-2677.
6. Loop Indicator Light is lit, disconnect one end of the Boundary Wire from the Boundary Wire Terminal.
7. Loop alarm does not make a sound: then the Fence Transmitter needs to be replaced. Contact Customer Care Center at 1-800-732-2677.
8. If the loop alarm does sound, plug the Boundary Wire back into the Boundary Wire Terminal.
9. Hold the Test Light Contacts to the Receiver Contact Points. Hold the Receiver Collar next to the 10-foot length of Boundary Wire. The Receiver Collar should beep about one foot away from the Boundary Wire. The Test Light should then flash as you hold the Receiver Collar closer to the Boundary Wire.
10. Receiver Collar does not beep and the Test Light does not flash: then the battery in the Receiver Collar needs replacement. If it still does not beep and the Test Light does not flash, please call Customer Care Center at 1-800-732-2677.
11. Receiver Collar beeps: then there may be a complete or partial break in the Boundary Wire. See the “To Locate a Break in the Boundary Wire” section.