SportDOG SDF-CT
SportDOG SDF-CT

SportDOG Containment & Train (SDF-CT) Combo

Contain + Train™ System gives you all that you need for containment efficiencies similar to the In-Ground Fence (SDF-100A) and the remote training effectiveness of the FieldTrainer 425 (SD-425). This system provides security for your dogs within a set perimeter. You can train both at home and in the field.

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SKU: SDF-CT
UPC: 729849160385
Collar SKU: SDF-CTR
Collar UPC: 729849160392
Wire SKU: OS-16SLD-45MIL
SKU: OS-FLAGS-100

 
 
  

Q: Does this come with long prongs for thick haired dogs?

A: Yes, it has both short and long prongs.

Q: How deep should I bury the wire?

A: We recommend 3-4 inches

Q: How long does the collar battery last?

A: From 6 months up to a year depending on how often your pet challenges the fence.

Q: How many dogs can I put on this system?

A: You can add as many dogs to this system as you want, just buy more collars!

Q: How big should by dog be to use this system?

A: While SportDog says “over 10 lbs” the collar is definitely large and we recommend 20 lbs + just because of the large collar. While it will work fine on smaller dogs, the collar may be too heavy for comfort.

Q: Could I use this on cats?

A: No, the collar is too big for a cat.

Q: Can I mow over the line?

A: Yes, so long as your line is buried at least 3 in below the soil.

Q: Can my dog swim in my pool with this collar on?

A: Yes, the collar is waterproof up to 25′.

Q: Can I use this system with an existing fence?

A: Yes, the system can be used with an existing fence if you are having issues with a digging dog or a jumper/climber escaping over the current fencing. The wire that comes with the system (standard fence wire) would be ok to attach to a fence but we recommend that if you are not going to bury your wire that you upgrade to the heavier-duty pro-wire since it has better protections from the elements it will be exposed to. You can attach it to a chain link, split rail, or wooden privacy fence. The wire can be attached as high as needed on the existing fence however make sure the Boundary Width is set high enough for the dog to receive a signal. For a chain link just weave the wire though the links or use plastic ties. For a wooden split rail or privacy fence you can use staples to attach the wire but avoid puncturing the wire insulation. You can also double loop with the existing fence by running the boundary wire on top of the fence and returning it along the bottom of the fence to get the recommended 3 – 5 foot separation.

Q: Can my children get hurt?

A: No, the mild correction that is produced by the contact points are on the collar receiver itself and not the boundary wire.

Q: What if my dog gets stuck in the correction zone?

A: In the unlikely event your pet “freezes” in the static correction zone, this system’s collar features over-correction protection to limit the static correction duration to a max of 30 seconds. While the system locks out additional corrections, the warning will continue until the pet leaves the correction zone.

Q: How old should my dog be before starting training on this system?

A: Since all dogs are different you can start your dog on this fence when your dog can learn basic commands like “sit” and “stay”.

Q: How wide are the warning and correction zones?

A: It depends on what you have set on the Boundary Control Dial on the transmitter. There is a 20% warning zone and an 80% correction zone. For example, if there are 5 ft. total of wire signal than the first foot will emit a warning tone, and the last 4 ft as you approach the wire will emit a static correction. This is the same on both sides of the wire.

Q: I have a small dog and a large dog, will this work for me?

A: Sure will! Since this system allows you to adjust the stimulation level for each dog’s collar, you can use it for any or all of your dogs.

Q: Can my dog wear this collar all the time?

A: No, excessive wear can cause skin irritation or damage, especially on short haired or sensitive skinned dogs. To avoid irritation or sores avoid leaving the collar on your dog more than 12 hours a day and make sure the collar is properly fitted. Never connect a leash to this collar and be sure to check the area daily for any redness or irritation. If a rash or sore is found discontinue use until the skin is healed.

Q: I have a break in my boundary wire!

A: You may have a complete break or a partial.You may get a partial break when the wire is not fully broken resulting in a weak signal – this may cause spotty or inconsistent signal/correction. A full break will not allow any signal to be transmitted through the wire causing a “dead zone” or area where the receiver won’t work. To fix this issue you must first locate the break by checking your yard to find any possible damage to the wire – this could be from recent digging, aerating, rodents digging or any other disturbance by your boundaries. Check around flower beds, along sidewalks and driveways, and splice points. If you are still having trouble locating the break we recommend purchasing our Wire Locator Breakfinder to find the issue. Once you find your break it’s easy to fix! Start by unplugging the Fence Transmitter. Connect both ends of your twisted Boundary Wire to one Boundary Wire Terminal. Measure and cut a Test Wire which is half the length of your total Boundary Wire footage. Connect one end of the Test Wire to the other Boundary Wire Terminal. Locate the halfway point of your boundary and cut the Boundary Wire. Splice the other end of the Test Wire to either side of your Boundary Wire where you cut it in half. Plug in the Fence Transmitter and check the Loop Indicator Light. If the Loop Indicator Light is on you can assume the break is in the other half of the Boundary Wire. If the Loop Indicator Light did not come on and you hear a continuous beep, you may assume there is a break in this portion of the Boundary Wire. However, there is a small chance of having more than one break in your system. Be sure to check both halves of your entire loop. Replace the damaged Boundary Wire with new Boundary Wire. Reconnect the Boundary Wire to the Fence Transmitter. Check the Loop Indicator Light. If the Loop Indicator Light is on, test the system with the Collar Receiver.

Q: The collar receiver is beeping, but my dog isn’t responding to the stimulation.

A: Make sure the stimulation level is set at 2 or above. Test the collar receiver with the test light (see your manual page 16, 6B). If the test light flashes then check the fit of the collar on your dog. Make sure you trim your dog’s hair where the contact points tough or switch to longer posts if his fur is thick or long. You can increase the stimulation level as well and repeat the training steps to reinforce training.

Q: The power light is on, the loop indicator light is off, and the fence transmitter loop alarm is sounding.

A: Make sure both ends of the Boundary Wire are plugged into the Boundary Wire Terminals and that 1/2 inch of the wire insulation is stripped so the copper wire is exposed. Check the fuses in the transmitter to make sure neither have blown. If both fuses are intact you may have a break in the boundary wire.

Q: How do I check the fuses in my transmitter?

A: The Fence Transmitter is equipped with two 250 volt, 1 amp fuses to protect the unit’s electronic circuitry from electrical power surges. To locate the fuses, remove the 4 screws from the back of the Fence Transmitter. If one or both fuses in the transmitter have blown, you may want to consider the addition of a Surge Protection Kit that was specially designed for this type of system.

Q: The collar is activating inside my house.

A: Turn the Range Adjuster knob on your Transmitter counterclockwise to decrease the distance from the Boundary Wire that the Collar Receiver activates. Make sure the Boundary Wire is not running too close to the house. The signal can transmit through the walls of your house. Finally, make sure Boundary Wires are twisted from Boundary to the Fence Transmitter.

Q: The Collar receiver is not beeping or correcting.

A: Drain the battery, lift the tab, then try a new battery. Check the battery to make sure it is installed properly. Try changing the correction levels. Check that both lights are lit on the Fence Transmitter. If not, perform the Short Loop Test.

Q: Collar receiver will not change correction levels.

A: Drain the battery by removing it from the receiver, then pressing and holding the correction level button until the LED fades away (usually about 4-5 seconds). Replace the battery in the receiver. If that doesn’t work, try a new battery.

Q: Why are my power and loop indicator lights off?

A: Check that the Power Adapter is plugged into the Fence Transmitter and that the On/Off Switch is turned to the On position. Try plugging the adapter into another electrical outlet. Check and/or replace both 250 volt, 1 amp fuses

Q: The fuses blow when they are replaced!

A: You need a new Fence Transmitter and/or power adaptor. Please contact us at 757-482-1000.

Q: Why do I have an inconsistent signal on my boundary?

A: Make sure the Fence Transmitter is located indoors, in a dry, well ventilated area, and at least 3 feet from large metal objects, appliances or metal buildings. Make sure all Boundary Wire turns are gradual. Make sure the Boundary Wire is not running parallel to and within 5 feet of electrical wires, neighboring containment systems, telephone wires, television or antenna cables, or satellite dishes.

Q: Why is my fence transmitter making a loud noise?

A: This sound is the loop alarm, it indicates that there is an interruption in the Boundary Loop signal. Make sure both ends of the Boundary Wire are securely plugged into the Boundary Wire Terminals and that ½ inch of the insulation is stripped so that the copper wire is exposed. Check to be sure that the copper of the ends of both of these wires are bright and shiny with no corrosion on the wire. Perform the Short Loop Test to determine if the Fence Transmitter needs to be replaced or if the Boundary Wire is broken. If the Fence Transmitter is functioning properly when you perform the Short Loop Test, then you likely have a break in your Boundary Wire.

Q: Why is my collar suddenly activating in areas it never activated before?

A: There are several causes that could result in the Collar Receiver activating in unintended areas of your yard or home. To help find the cause of this type of unintended activation you should check the settings on the Fence Transmitter to make sure the Range Switch is set on LOW. The Fence Transmitter should only be set on the HI setting if the size of your Boundary Area is 30 acres or more, or if you have 4400 feet of wire or more in and around your Boundary Area. Check the Range Adjuster Dial on the Fence Transmitter to see if it has accidentally been increased beyond what it had originally been set on when you installed and setup your system. Turn the Range Adjuster knob counterclockwise to decrease the distance from the Boundary Wire that the Collar Receiver activates and then retest to see if this has resolved the issue. Examine the area around your Fence Transmitter. Has the Fence Transmitter been moved recently or have any large metal objects, such as appliances or metal shelving, been moved near the Fence Transmitter? If so, move the Fence Transmitter away from any large metal objects and then retest to see if this resolves the issue.

Q: My transmitter is not lighting up anymore.

A: Plug into a different outlet and retest. Unplug your Transmitter and check your fuses on the inside of the Transmitter to check to see if they are blown. If they are, replace and retest. If the fuses are good, try a new power adapter. If the power adapter doesn’t fix the issue, please contact us at 757-482-1000 for assistance.

Q: What is a surge protection kit?

A: If you are in the US, you can purchase a specially designed Surge Protection Kit for your SDF-100A In-Ground Fence™ System. The Surge Protection Kit protects the system against surges that travel through the power source and/or the Boundary Wire. If you use a Surge Protection Kit, the Ground Wire must be removed from the Fence Transmitter. The Surge Protection Kit uses a ground connection separate from the Fence Transmitter. You may purchase a Surge Protection Kit (LP-4100) from us directly.

Q: How do I drain the battery memory in the collar?

A: Remove battery from the receiver and set aside. Press and hold the correction level button until the LED fades away (usually about 4-5 seconds).

Q: Can I use this system with an existing fence?

A: Yes, the system can be used with an existing fence if you are having issues with a digging dog or a jumper/climber escaping over the current fencing. The wire that comes with the system (standard fence wire) would be ok to attach to a fence but we recommend that if you are not going to bury your wire that you upgrade to the heavier-duty pro-wire since it has better protections from the elements it will be exposed to. You can attach it to a chain link, split rail, or wooden privacy fence. The wire can be attached as high as needed on the existing fence however make sure the Boundary Width is set high enough for the dog to receive a signal. For a chain link just weave the wire though the links or use plastic ties. For a wooden split rail or privacy fence you can use staples to attach the wire but avoid puncturing the wire insulation. You can also double loop with the existing fence by running the boundary wire on top of the fence and returning it along the bottom of the fence to get the recommended 3 – 5 foot separation.

Q: How do I fit the collar receiver for my dog?

A: To make sure you have the right fir start by turning the power OFF at the fence transmitter. With your dog standing, center the receiver collar so the contact points and under your dogs neck, touching the skin. If your dog has a long or thick coat you can either trim the fur surrounding the contact points or switch to the included long contact points. The receiver collar should fit snug but loose enough to let one finger between the strap and your dogs neck. Allow your dog to wear the collar for a few minutes and recheck the fit. Make sure to avoid leaving the collar on the dog more than 12 hours per day, and when possible reposition the collar every 1 – 2 hours. Check fit often to prevent excessive pressure.

Q: How do I change the Boundary Width?

A: The Range Adjuster Dial is on the right side of the fence transmitter if you are looking at the unit on the wall. This dial lets you choose the width of the boundary of the warning & stimulation zones from 0-10. Set the Boundary Width as wide as possible to give your dog the largest warning & stimulation zones without reducing Boundary area too much. Please note this knob does not change stimulation level. Do not adjust your Boundary Width while the collar is on the dog or he/she may receive unwanted correction. To identify your warning & stimulation zone after changing it with the range adjuster knob make sure the collar receiver’s battery is properly installed and the stimulation level is set at 2 or more and use the test light on the contact points. Walk towards the boundary wire holding the collar receiver at your dogs neck level until the collar beeps. If it does not beep at the desired range, just adjust the range adjuster knob to your desired spot. Turning clockwise increases the width and counterclockwise will make it smaller.