What exactly is a Pet Containment System?
Innotek Containment Systems create a hidden boundary, and the
receiver on your dog's collar will sound a warning dog as your dog
approaches the boundary. Should your dog remain in the signal field,
or continue farther into the field, a harmless but effective static
correction will be delivered by the receiver. Your dog will soon
learn the new customized boundaries and remain in the "safe" part of
the yard. Innotek Containment Systems enable you to give your dog the
freedom he or she wants, while securing the dog´s safety for
your peace of mind.
What does my dog wear on his/her collar?
There is a small receiver on the dog's collar that picks up a
digitally encoded signal from a transmitter. Innotek´s receiver
collars vary in size, and dogs as small as 5 pounds can wear the
collar comfortably. Properly fitted, the collar should be snug,
allowing enough room for one of your fingers to fit between the
dog´s neck and the collar. The miniature size and weight will
not cause any distraction or discomfort.
Will the stimulation harm my dog?
The stimulation your dog feels is designed to be undesirable so
your dog will avoid it, yet totally harmless to your pet. You or your
Dealer can choose the stimulation setting to suit your dog based on
his or her personality, breed, disposition and size. After just a few
training sessions, your dog will adhere to the warning tone and
rarely experience the stimulus.
Can Innotek systems be customized for my yard?
The boundary created by the wire can be customized to keep your
dog away from areas such as gardens and driveways. Your dog safely
avoids swimming pools, unappreciative neighbors or busy streets.
Since dogs cannot dig under or jump over Innotek Containment Systems,
these products are an ideal alternative to traditional fencing.
Innotek products can also be used to reinforce existing fencing that
your dog has found his way around.
What is the difference between water-resistant and
Water-resistant means the component can withstand the
effects of rain, snow and other inclement weather. However, it should
not be submerged in water, as this may reduce the battery life and
cause internal damage to the components.
Waterproof means the component is designed to withstand
submersion in water. Be sure the receptacle cover (mud plug) that
protects the charging port is pushed flush with the casing of the
collar receiver prior to use (if applicable).
Is there training involved? How long will it take for my dog to
get the idea?
Innotek manufactures training systems and training is the most
important part. Since no two dogs are alike, your Innotek system can
be tailored to meet your dog´s requirements. Using unique,
positive training methods, your dog easily learns the new customized
boundaries you have designed. Most of our customers have found it
takes a surprisingly little amount of time to train their dog to stay
in the yard. With the proper methods, some patience and praise, in
about week or so of training, your dog will soon be content, safe and
secure at home. Remember training time varies with each dog.
What is synchronization?
The remote training collar receiver and transmitter must be
synchronized to work properly. Synchronization means the collar
receiver and transmitter are tuned to each other. The user must
synchronize the receiver and transmitter after charging a receiver,
replacing a battery in the transmitter or receiver, or changing the
ID code. To synchronize, hold the red dot on the transmitter against
the red dot on the receiver for five seconds, separate them, then
push any transmitter button. The receiver will now respond to signals
from the transmitter. Synchronization does not apply to containment
collar receivers unless it is the CT-400A system to be used in the
training or dual mode.
How long do the batteries last?
The battery life for No-Bark collars depends upon how often the
dog barks and the level of stimulation. For remote trainers the
battery life varies according to the length of time the collar
receiver is turned on, the level of stimulation used, and how often
the dog is stimulated. For containment collars the battery life
varies depending upon how often the dog challenges the containment
system and the level of stimulation. For remote transmitters the
battery life depends on how often and how long a transmitter button
If a water-resistant collar receiver or transmitter is submerged
in water, the battery life may be significantly reduced and cause
internal damage to the component. For all remote trainers and Contain
'N' Train Systems, the hand-held transmitter must always be
matched to the collar receiver after replacing the battery in the
collar receiver. Failure to do so will always result in extreme
reduction in battery life. A waterproof collar receiver should have
the battery screw cap tightened before each use.
6-Volt Alkaline Battery
No-Bark Collars 2-6 months
Remote Trainers 75-100 hours
Containment System 150-200 hours
Contain 'N' Train System:
Containment Mode Only 2-6 months
Remote Training Mode Only 60 hours
Dual Containment and Training Mode 50 hours
12-Volt Alkaline Battery
Remote Trainer Transmitters 2-3 months
9-Volt Alkaline Battery
Remote Trainer Transmitters 6-12 months
3-Volt Lithium Battery
Remote Trainers up to 150 hours
Command Series Trainers up to 300 hours
Contain 'N' Train System:
Containment Mode Only 2-6 months
Remote Training Mode Only 300 hours
Dual Containment and Training Mode 250 hours
10.5 Silver Oxide Battery
Remote Transmitters 6-12 months
The waterproof battery rechargeable collar receiver is designed to
function after submersion in water. Be sure the receptacle cover that
protects the charging port is pushed flush with the casing prior to
use. A full charge takes 8-12 hours but is not required after each
use. For all rechargeable remote trainers, the hand-held transmitter
must always be matched to the collar receiver after replacing the
battery in the collar receiver. Failure to do so will always result
in extreme reduction in battery life. It is recommended that the
collar receiver be completely drained every three months. To drain a
remote training collar receiver, let the collar receiver turned on
until no light is on the collar receiver or attach the test light to
the probes and press the transmitter button and deliver stimulation
through the test light until the charge is depleted. To drain a
containment collar receiver, attach the test light to the probes and
place it by the boundary wire until no light is on the collar
- No-Bark Collars 30-72 hours
- BC-200 Collars 18-24 hours
- Remote Trainers 48-72 hours
- FS-400A Remote Trainer 30-72 hours
- FS-700A Remote Trainer 6-12 hours
- Containment System 2-3 weeks
- Contain 'N' Bark System 18-24 hours
Can I add more collars to my containment system?
Yes, additional collars can be purchased separately.
Can I triple my containment system wire to create a dead
Can the containment system be placed above ground?
Yes, the containment system will operate properly above ground. Be
sure to take special care that the wire does not become damaged.
Innotek recommends placing the wire in the ground.
How do I create a dead zone in my containment system in the
Twisting two wires together cancels the signal in that area. Refer
to Pet Containment System Owner's Guide for diagrams.
How old should my dog be before I start using the stimulation
as a training tool?
Innotek recommends the dog be at least 6 months old. Prior to 6
months old, we believe your dog does not fully understand the
stimulation or its purpose.
What is the difference between continuous and momentary
Continuous stimulation is delivered as long as the
transmitter button is held down. As a safety feature, stimulation
will shut down after 10 seconds of stimulation and lock-out any
stimulation for 10 seconds. The user must release the transmitter
button and press again after the lock-out period ends to deliver
Momentary stimulation is delivered for 1/8 second, then
shuts off. Stimulation will not restart until the transmitter button
is released and pressed again.
Can I use Innotek's containment systems on my cat?
Innotek's containment systems are designed specifically for canine
Why is my Contain N Train going through batteries so
For all remote trainers and Contain 'N' Train Systems, you
must always match the hand-held transmitter to the collar receiver
after recharging or replacing the battery in the receiver collar.
Failure to do so will always result in extreme reduction in battery
Do you have any training videos on how to train my dog using
one of your products?
Yes. Smart Training: Basic Obedience for the Companion Dog is an excellent
video for using our remote training systems. It is 40-minutes of
field-proven tips and techniques that professional trainers use.
How can I enclose my back yard but allow my dog to come into
the house through my back door without being stimulated?
There are two options for installing the containment wire to
enclose the back yard and allow your dog access through the back
door. Beginning at the wall transmitter, lay wire to the nearest
perimeter and proceed around the back yard until you are at the
opposite side of the house. The house will be used as part of the
barrier. With the wire within two feet of the corner of the house, do
a hairpin turn and continue laying the wire six feet from itself.
Proceed around the back yard until you return to the wall
transmitter. This design will keep the back entrances to the house
free from stimulation.
The second way to install wire for containing the back yard is to
go around the front of the house. Beginning at the wall transmitter,
lay wire to the nearest perimeter and proceed around the back yard
until you are at the opposite side of the house. Bring the wire
within two feet of the corner of the house and continue laying the
wire in the side and front yards approximately 6-10 feet away from
the house. If crossing a concrete driveway or sidewalk, place the
wire in an expansion crack and seal it with masonry caulk. After
encircling the house, attach the end of the wire to the wall
transmitter to complete the circuit. This design will also provide a
barrier if your dog bolts out the front door.
Which containment system is best for me?
When recommending a containment system, we ask the following
Rechargeable Battery or Battery Replaceable Collar Receiver
Battery Replaceable: The collar receivers for
the HF-25W and CKC-25W use a 6-volt alkaline battery. The CT-400A
collar receiver uses a 3-volt lithium battery.
Rechargeable Battery: The HF-200W, HF-201, and CB-100W
collar receivers are battery rechargeable. When a collar is charging
on the wall transmitter, the containment system is disabled. If you
have more than one collar receiver, it is recommended that an
additional charger is used to charge the other collar(s).
Waterproof or Water-resistant Collar Receiver
Is there a pond, lake, etc. in the area you are
planning to contain? Our waterproof collar receivers are in the
following systems: HF-200W, HF-201, and CB-100W.
Temperament of the Dog
Is your dog easy to train or does he have somewhat of
a stubborn temperament? How intense is your dog when chasing
something? Would your dog be more or less sensitive to the
- If your dog is easy to train, chasing squirrels is
not a priority, and a mild correction produces a positive response,
then the HF-200W, HF-25W, or CKC-25W is the system for you.
- If your dog tends to be more stubborn and has a high prey drive
(even a moving leaf is open game for the dog), the HF-201 or CT-400A
Additional Features on the Containment System
Do you want a remote trainer with your containment
system? The Contain 'N' Train CT-400A and CKC-25W systems have
a hand-held transmitter that is included with the containment system.
Do you want to control your dog's barking and contain your dog?
The Contain 'N' Bark CB-100W has the bark control and
containment features on the same collar receiver.
Innotek® has set the industry standard for safe, effective pet
containment due to the innovative technology.
My collar receiver uses a 3-volt lithium battery and it appears
that it is shorting out or losing its programming. What could cause
Check to see if you are using a 3-volt lithium battery
manufactured by Duracell. In the fall of 1999, Duracell changed their
battery design by shortening the nipple. Therefore, the battery pulls
away from the battery screw cap and defaults the programming.
Innotek® redesigned its battery screw caps to be compatible with
the new Duracell batteries. You should call the Innotek Contact
Center at 1-800-826-5527 Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm to
discuss receiving one of the redesigned battery screw caps.
My collar receiver uses a 6-volt battery and it is not working
correctly since I changed the battery. What could cause this?
Check to see if the battery is alkaline. A 6-volt lithium battery
will not give optimum performance in the collar receiver. A few model
numbers for a 6-volt alkaline battery are Kodak K28A, Panasonic
4LR44, and Energizer A54464.
Why cant I leave the collar receiver on the dog for more than
12 hours at a time?
We strongly recommend not leaving the collar receiver on
the dog for more than 12 hours. Because the strap needs to be tight
to ensure that the probes are making good contact, skin irritations
may develop if the collar receiver is left on too long. The skin
underneath the collar strap and receiver box needs to breathe. Its
just like a man wanting to remove his tie by the end of the day. Your
dog wants and needs to have the collar receiver removed after 12