Wireless dog fences have become so popular and affordable, to the point where you can buy and install the fence yourself. There is no need for a professional installer; most of the fences today are DIY fences. If you’re thinking about purchasing one, but you’re unsure about the price, this article will clear a lot of things up. You will get an idea of what to expect and an overview of the costs involved if you still prefer your fence to be professionally installed.
How much can a Wireless Dog Fence cost?
Everything you need for a wireless fence usually comes with the kit. However, if you have more than one dog or a huge area to cover, you might need to buy some additional equipment. Depending on the brand, a wireless fence kit will cost you anywhere from $250-$400. We can see that this is a much better and more economical solution than a physical fence. You might be interested in reading the article where we discuss the Pros and Cons of an electric dog fence vs a traditional fence.
Furthermore, every dog on a wireless fence system has to be provided with its own collar. Additional collars can cost you an extra $120-$160 for each collar. Most standard wireless transmitters can cover a bit more than half an acre. If you need more coverage, you will need an extra transmitter. The transmitter will cost you $150-$200, a bit pricey, we know.
How much does the Maintenance Cost for Wireless Dog Fences?
The yearly maintenance usually involves changing batteries and the receiver collar. Taking into consideration these two factors, here is an estimation of how much it will hurt your wallet.
Batteries – Disposable batteries have to be replaced from time to time. Some collars work with regular batteries, which can be purchased, at any supermarket and others need special kinds of batteries. These batteries are more expensive and can be quite hard to find. When everything is said and done, we estimate that you need around $20 – $35 per year just for batteries.
Collar maintenance – There will come a time when you need to replace some parts of the collar, namely the metal contact points. It will cost you $10 – $15 to get a kit that includes everything you need to repair and replace any part of the collar. These supplies can last a couple of years. Not much money is spent here.
What about the Professional Installation?
Some companies offer professional installation services and the price can vary depending on the company. These companies have dealers all over the country which prompts for price variations from region to region. These services are usually provided for in-ground fences and can cost you anywhere from $800 – $2000. The price includes a bit more than just the installation; it includes the training and a battery plan. As for the wireless fences, you won’t need any help installing those. Check out our guide on how to install a wireless dog fence. We just wanted to address how professional installation can be very expensive.
You may also want to read our guide if you are thinking about a wireless vs in ground dog fence in comparing both options vs a physical fence.
There you go. We summed up all the important things you need to know about the wireless dog fence costs. We come to a conclusion that these fences are a great and inexpensive solution for keeping your dog safe. With only small investments, your dog will be free and happy.