Setup Step 7: Set the Warning Zone

After programming the boundary data, you are ready to set and test the warning zone for your pet area. The Warning Zone width is adjustable using the System Settings menu in the SPU. The Warning Zone width default setting is Average. The adjustable ranges are as follows:

  • Min.: approximately 1 foot warning distance.
  • Average: approximately 3 feet warning distance
  • Max.: approximately 5 feet warning distance
  1. Connect the BPU to the Receiver Collar.
  2. On the BPU, select System Settings.
  3. Set the Warning Zone width to the Min. setting if you have a smaller yard and would like to maximize your Pet Area. Keep in mind that your dog will have very little warning before the higher level of Run Through Prevention Static Correction is generated. This setting would also be appropriate if you have a stubborn dog.
  4. If you have a very timid dog, consider setting the Warning Zone width to Max. to allow more distance before the higher level Run-Through Prevention Static Correction is generated.

Test the Warning Zone

  1. With the Receiver Collar on the Receiver Handle, turn ON the Receiver Collar and verify the battery is charged.
  2. Verify that the boundary programmed correctly by approaching the Boundary Flags from inside the Pet Area. Don’t move the Receiver Collar back and forth like a pendulum. Do not walk or move the Receiver Collar backwards. Always hold the Receiver Handle so that the PetSafe logo on the Receiver Collar is facing toward your direction of motion.
  3. The Receiver Collar should generate a warning tone as you approach the flag. This distance will vary slightly but should be close to the Boundary Flag location.
  4. Next, continue beyond the boundary flag. One to five feet beyond the Boundary Flags location is where the Receiver activates the Run-Through stimulation level. The Receiver Collar generates three distinct Warning Tones to assist you in determining the Receiver Activation Status.
  5. As you’re testing the boundary, you may notice the Receiver Collar no longer responds when you cross the boundary. This is due to the Receiver Collar entering the Over Protection Correction mode as described in Step 3. After about 15 seconds of anti-linger or normal Static Correction, the Receiver Collar will enter a time-out condition, the green light will turn ON for 10 seconds, and you must allow for a full 10 seconds recovery time (and be back inside the Pet Area) before the Receiver Collar will again respond to the boundary.
  6. If the Receiver Collar fails to detect the boundary, then time-out is the likely cause. Wait 10 seconds with Receiver Collar located inside Pet Area and try again.
  7. Walk along the Pet Area, especially around AC power entrances, cable TV and phone line entrances into the home, and near air conditioning units. Make sure the collar does not tone in the area where your dog should be free to play. If there are problems, you will need to adjust your layout to exclude these areas or possibly move your Transmitter to a different location. Reminder: If you move the Transmitter you will need to reprogram your Boundary.

Test Light Instructions
If you have difficulty hearing the tone, use the test light tool.

  1. Remove collar from the Receiver Handle.
  2. Set the Correction Level to 2 or above.
  3. Hold the Test Light Contacts to the Receiver Collar Contact Points.
  4. When moving, the PetSafe logo must  be pointed in the direction of forward motion. Logo must be forward and facing the outward direction, facing away from the Transmitter.
  5. Walk toward the Boundary Zone holding the Receiver Collar at your pet’s neck level until the Test Light flashes. Save Test Light for future testing.