All R7, R8 and R9 receivers come fitted to an adjustable nylon collar. The collar should be positioned above the dog’s regular collar. The collar should be adjusted to insure that the contact posts touch the skin on the dog’s neck. Check the fit for the first few days of wear to insure that the collar is not too tight or causing irritation to your pet’s neck.
Safelink® FM Radio Signal
Our patented FM design allows the DogWatch receiver to recognize and activate only to our unique radio signal. This protects your pet from unintentional correction caused by stray radio signals that may be emitted by other electronic devices.
The dog containment system is designed to protect your dog from an over-correction in the unlikely event that your dog gets caught in the signal field. If your dog does not exit the signal field, the receiver will automatically stop correcting after 15 seconds – protecting your dog from over-correction. The receiver will automatically reset once the dog leaves the signal field.
The DogWatch® “collar bone” (plus the metal lock washers and contact posts) is used to attach the receiver to the nylon collar. For single-ply collars, mount the recessed holes of the collar bone against the collar strap and for double-ply collars, place the flat side of the collar bone against the collar strap.
Note: The collar bone is only used with our stainless steel contact posts. It is not used with our GentleFit™ contact posts.
The receiver comes with two sets of stainless steel contact posts (short and long). Your DogWatch Dealer will determine the correct set based on your dog’s neck shape, coat, and skin sensitivity. The posts must make contact with the skin in order for the dog to feel the correction. In certain cases, your dealer may recommend clipping some of the hair around the contact posts so that they can touch the skin more easily. Use care if you find it necessary to tighten the contact posts with the collar wrench, as over-tightening could cause damage to the receiver.
We also offer our exclusive GentleFit™ contact posts. They work just like our stainless steel posts but attach to the receiver and collar as a single piece, and they have a sleek low-profile for an exceptionally comfortable fit. GentleFit™ posts are especially good for cats, small pets and pets with short hair. Ask your local Dealer if GentleFit™ contact posts are right for your pet.
The receiver’s omni-directional antenna design assures optimal reception from the signal field.
The status light continuously monitors your receiver and provides the following features:
When you first insert the battery into your receiver, the status light will flash red and green. This indicates that the receiver has started properly. Once started, the status light will continue to flash green approximately every 30 seconds indicating normal operation. In the event that the light does not flash, check the battery to be sure that it has been inserted properly.
Training Level Indicator
When programming the training level of your receiver, the status light will flash green in conjunction with audible beeps. The number of flashes will equal the training level you have chosen.
Signal Field Indicator
When testing the receiver in the signal field the status light will flash green when the receiver is in the audible zone and will flash green and red when the receiver is in the correction zone.
You will be able to tell if your pet has tested the boundary by looking at the status light. The status light will double flash green approximately every 30 seconds during the 24-hour period after the dog has entered the boundary area.
This feature monitors the voltage level of the battery. Once the receiver detects that the battery has reached a low voltage level, the status light will change from the normal blinking “green” to blinking “red” every 10 seconds. This indicates that your battery is close to the end of its useful life and you should change the battery within the next 3-4 days.
If your light flashes double red, this indicates that your battery is low and your pet as challenged the dog containment system.
The DogWatch R7, R8, and R9 receivers offer the fastest standard reaction time available in a pet containment fence receiver. Whether your dog, strolls, runs or sprints into the Avoidance Zone, the DogWatch receiver will react – and correct – within .125 (1/8) seconds.
User Programmable Feature
When you combine the transmitter “Rate” and the receiver training levels, you can customize the receiver to one of 20 training settings. For example: If the receiver is on Level 1 and the Transmitter Rate is on Level 1, your dog is receiving the lowest level of correction and the least number of pulses per second.
When you remove the receiver collar from your dog at night, do not store it near or on a television. Please note battery handling instructions marked on the battery package.