Minimal Maintenance

Congratulations on your interest in a pet containment system from Rover Pet Control.

Keeping your system working properly

Using your PetSafe® Collar:
The fit of the collar is critical to the successful working of the fence. The correction
travels between the two contact probes on the dog’s neck. The collar must be snug
enough that the probes make contact with his skin or he will not feel anything. However
if the collar is too tight, a condition know as “pressure necrosis” will cause problems with
the dog’s skin. The probes should not be compressing the skin.
All collars operate on batteries that must be changed every four to six months. A flashing
red light on the collar indicates that the battery is dying. The flashing will not continue
indefinitely so, if you are not sure if the battery still has a charge, push the correction
level button to see if it still flashes. If it does not, replace the battery.

  • The RF -275 collar operates on a regular 9-v battery that is installed by removing the
  • four corner screws. Make sure the gasket stays in place.
  • The Ul-275 collar operates on a RFA-67 battery that can be purchased at most Canadian
  • Tire stores or pet stores. Remove the old battery cap with a coin, line the arrow on the
  • new battery with the arrow on the side of the collar and turn clockwise as far as it will turn.
  • The cat collars and small dog collars operate on a RFA-188 battery.

Looking after the underground wire fence:
The transmitter that sends the signal through the installed underground wire is plugged
into a power outlet in your home or garage and the two red lights should be on. If the
wire gets broken, one light will go out and the transmitter will start beeping. The wire can
be spliced but it should be ‘heatshrinked’ to prevent rusting of the wire. Keep notes on the
location of any splices you may do. For a small service charge, Rover Pet Control
personnel will come and do it correctly.

If you aerate your lawn there is a good chance that you will damage the wire and it is
difficult to locate this kind of damage. If you aerate or decide to install new gardens or
plants, make sure you avoid the path of the wire, including the wire coming from the
transmitter.