Frequently Asked Questions

Any Layout

Each of our systems include containment for up to one acre with any layout you choose. This means that we will install the wire where we can safely operate our wire trencher (see video) to establish containment boundaries.

If excessive hand digging or manual placement of wire is necessary (more than 20 linear feet) to accomplish your layout request, our technician will evaluate the additional time required and give you a cost for this additional labor and you can decide if you want to proceed or simplify the design

Driveway Crossing

Regardless of the type of driveway you have, we simply use our concrete saw to clean out a natural expansion joint and insert the wire 2″ deep and re-cover with

material that came out of the joint. If your driveway has no joints we will make a fresh clean cut where you instruct us to and seal it if necessary.


Winter Installation

The only part of a normal installation we can not do in the winter is bury the wire. If the ground has frozen we simply surface lay the wire and return in the spring to trench it in. The operation of the fence is the same whether the wire is buried or not so don’t let the cold weather prevent you from having us put in your system.

Interest Free Financing

No Application & No Credit Check required!

We have been told that our “in house” interest free financing is one of the best services we offer. Simply tell us you want to do the interest free financing and we will work out the details with you that work for your budget.

Example…$1,299 system price, you pay $499 after we invoice you the day of installation and then you will pay $100 per month for 8 months to pay off the balance.

We will finance any price package and all we ask is that you pay it off within 8 months if possible. We will work with other situations on an individual basis depending on the circumstances.

Will a Pet Containment System Really work for my Small, Medium, Large, Stubborn, Difficult, Prey Driven, Overly Friendly, Squirrel loving, Bunny Chasing Dog?

Absolutely! We have a 100% containment guarantee to ease your mind and to help you decide to get started with one of our proven systems. Hidden Fence of Minnesota strives to offer the highest quality experience to our clients, beginning with the initial online price quote, an optional home consultation if desired, followed up with a custom design and installation including Gentlesteps™ certified training, and finally off-leash freedom for your pet(s).

Please consider the reasons and motives of a company that will not give you a price quote online or over the phone and insist on visiting your house in order to give you a simple price quote. Might this be an indication of the type of customer support you can expect when you need future assistance?

Hidden Fence of Minnesota makes it quick, easy and convenient for customers to obtain a personalized price quote, online or over the phone, for the highest quality American Made name brand electronics for a new system installation, existing system repair, or an upgrade for any situation you may have. Our GentleSteps™ training is certified, easy to do, fun for all family members, humane, modern and above all SAFE! We always start off with the lowest correction level available because that is more respectful of your pet.

We are often asked if our systems will work with “difficult” or stubborn breeds, independent, strong willed high drive, large medium and small dogs, or cats. The answer is YES and to set your mind at ease Hidden Fence of Minnesota also offers our unmatched 6 month 100% money back satisfaction guarantee! There are no fine print exceptions to this. If you’re not completely satisfied we will refund your total purchase price with no hassles.

The highly experienced team at Hidden Fence of Minnesota will help you to achieve the safety and pleasure associated with a pet fence done right. We use only the highest quality wire, connectors, and American made components and we do this work for a lower cost than our best known competitor.

We are not a franchise or giant company beholden to shareholders, instead we work directly for you, our customers! We are an independent, local, family owned business earning referrals by providing the highest quality Made in the USA products and service at a lower cost, everyday.

The Truth about Extended Duration Corrections

Don’t be persuaded by cute analogies into purchasing the competitor’s system that is programmed to continuously shocks your pet for 10, 20, or 30 seconds if they leave the yard (Boundaries Plus®). This is animal cruelty any way you slice it!

The dangers of systems that are programmed to continuously shock your dog outside the boundary for 10 seconds is the accidental infliction of this on your pet if you forget to take the collar off your dog when leaving in your car. Not only will your beloved pet experience this horror due to your unintentional mistake but you will likely be subject to a very dangerous distracted driving situation due to the chaos and confusion resulting from this. 

Another potential hazard from these systems can occur if the polarity gets changed when your fence line is repaired and the yard becomes “hot” by accident without you being aware of this. You likely will not even understand what has happened when your pet experiences the intense discomfort from this error.

The reality is that extended duration corrections are not necessary to contain most dogs. A stronger correction, associated with a warning tone, that your pet respects and is conditioned to avoid is the BEST & SAFEST and most humane approach. 

The Safest Solution is GentleSteps™ Certified Training

Once a dog has completed GentleSteps™ training, if it is determined that an extended correction advanced training session is needed to contain a particularly stubborn dog (1 in 50), Pet Stop® has designed patented features to be used in a safe & controlled environment that will stop even the most determined escape artist dogs.

Although this is rarely needed, extended correction training will give a stubborn dog the “one time experience” that will solve this problem while maintaining the patented Pet Stop® safety features that prevent accidental infliction of extended corrections from occurring with our systems.

The History of GentleSteps™​

In 2001, a very good friend of ours, Hidden Fence of New Jersey Owner & Industry Renowned Dog Trainer Rich Weinssen, revolutionized the pet containment industry with the most gentle training process ever seen in this field. Rich’s approach begins at low, tickle levels for conveying location information, and then a progressive increase in pressure once the dog learns and is challenged with real life distractions. This gentle process was introduced publicly at the March 2002 International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP) annual meeting.

We Provide Compatible Products & Service For All Brands

We have many clients who originally purchased other brands, including Invisible Fence®, PetSafe®, DogWatch® and more. We have compatible products which will integrate with Invisible Fence®, PetSafe® and DogWatch® systems. We also supply batteries which were designed by Pet Stop engineer Scott Touchton (former chief engineer with the Invisible Fence Company) and John Purtell, the original Founder of Invisible Fence Company, who is now the Founder and President of Perimeter Technologies® and President of Pet Stop®. Ironically, John even coined the term “Invisible Fence®” back in the 1970s.

Today, while the brand remains in the industry, the protected term Invisible Fence® is also commonly used as a generic term for Hidden Fence systems. Our own clients sometimes use the term “invisible fence” in a generic sense to describe the fence we installed. Again, we are not associated in any way with the Invisible Fence Company.

Hidden Fence of Minnesota offers the most competitive prices in the industry for the services and guarantees we provide. Our staff is educated and extremely knowledgeable about the latest products and trends in electronic pet fencing and our collective goal is to create completely satisfied customers with every opportunity that comes our way.

Link EcoLite Unique Features

  • Rechargeable Receiver with Lifetime Guarantee.
  • Operates up to 3 weeks per charge!
  • Save Hundreds of Dollars over Competitors Lifetime Battery Expense!
  • The Smallest & Lightest Professional Grade Receiver.
  • Guaranteed to Stop the Most Stubborn Dogs!
  • Gentle Enough for Sensitive Dogs.
  • Link Bluetooth Connection to your Smartphone Using the Link App.
  • Displays Your Dogs Activity with the Boundary.
  • Review & Adjust Settings from your smartphone.
  • Receive and Upload Advanced programming from your Dealer using the Link App.
  • Nightlight activation from your smartphone.
  • Use the Remote Trainer included with the Link app from your smartphone.
  • Diagnostic charging base for Link EcoLite receiver verifies trouble free operation.
  • Locate a Lost Link EcoLite receiver using Link App feature.