Are Underground Dog Fence Collars Interchangeable?

Need a new dog fence collar for your underground dog fencing system or current fence? Wondering if underground dog fence collars are interchangeable? In this article we’ll discuss some of the most common brands and which dog collars work with which transmitters.

The short answer is yes, many dog fence collar receivers are interchangeable. Knowing which ones will work gets a bit more tricky.

Some instruction manuals will tell you. Some won’t.

You’re best bet is to always search for this based off of your dog fence brand. We’ll cover some of the most common brands below:

  • PetSafe Dog Fence and PetSafe Collars
  • Extreme Dog Fence
  • Dogtra Wired Dog Fence
  • Invisible Fence System Fence
  • PetStop – A manufacturer of generic dog fence parts compatible with other dog fences

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Petsafe Collars and In-ground Fence Compatibility

PetSafe Wireless Dog and Cat Containment System – from the Parent Company of Invisible Fence Brand – Above Ground Electric Pet Fence

PetSafe, like the Invisible Fence brand, is an older supplier of underground, in-ground dog fence wire, and wireless dog fence systems.

They’ve also been quite creative. They’ve sold dozens of different inground Pet Safe systems, transmitters, and wired dog fence collars over the years.

Due to that you may find yourself with two PetSafe products and you’re wondering if they are compatible.

Check out their compatibility page for a complete list of which PetSafe receiver collars work with which PetSafe transmitter.

Here’s a Quick Summary of some of their more popular products.

Receiver Collar ModelCompatible Transmitters
Extra Wireless Fence Receiver
(PIF-275-19)
Wireless Pet Containment System
(PIF-300, IF-100, XWF15-11801)
Stay+Play Wireless Fence®
(PIF00-12917)
Free to Roam Wireless Fence™
(PIF00-15001)
Stay+Play Wireless Fence® Receiver Collar
PIF00-12918, PIF00-14288)
Wireless Pet Containment System
(PIF-300, IF-100, XWF15-11801)
Stay+Play Wireless Fence®
(PIF00-12917)
Free to Roam Wireless Fence™
(PIF00-15001)
Stubborn Dog Stay+Play Wireless Fence® Rechargeable Receiver Collar
(PIF00-13672)
Wireless Pet Containment System
(PIF-300, IF-100, XWF15-11801)
Stay+Play Wireless Fence®
(PIF00-12917)
Free to Roam Wireless Fence™
(PIF00-15001)
Free to Roam Wireless Fence™ Receiver Collar
(PIF00-15002)
Wireless Pet Containment System
(PIF-300, IF-100, XWF15-11801)
Stay+Play Wireless Fence®
(PIF00-12917)
Free to Roam Wireless Fence™
(PIF00-15001)
In-Ground UltraLight™ Collar
(PUL-250, RFA-345)
In-Ground Fence™
(PRF-3004W, PIG00-13661)
Basic In-Ground Fence™(PIG00-14582)
Stubborn Dog In-Ground Fence™
(PIG00-10777)
Little Dog In-Ground Fence™
(PIG00-10773)
Rechargeable In-Ground Fence™
(PIG00-14673)
In-Ground Cat Fence™ System
(PIG00-11007)
In-Ground Fence™ (Discontinued)
(PRF-304W)
Comfort Fit In-Ground Fence™ (Discontinued)
(PIG00-10673, PIG00-10674)
Indoor Pet Barrier Transmitter
(PIRF-100)
In-Ground UltraLight™ Collar
(PUL-275)
In-Ground Fence™
(PRF-3004W, PIG00-13661)
Basic In-Ground Fence™(PIG00-14582)
Stubborn Dog In-Ground Fence™
(PIG00-10777)
Little Dog In-Ground Fence™
(PIG00-10773)
Rechargeable In-Ground Fence™
(PIG00-14673)
In-Ground Cat Fence™ System
(PIG00-11007)
In-Ground Fence™ (Discontinued)
(PRF-304W)
Comfort Fit In-Ground Fence™ (Discontinued)
(PIG00-10673, PIG00-10674)
Indoor Pet Barrier Transmitter
(PIRF-100)
Stubborn Dog In-Ground Receiver Collar
(PRF-275-19)
In-Ground Fence™
(PRF-3004W, PIG00-13661)
Basic In-Ground Fence™(PIG00-14582)
Stubborn Dog In-Ground Fence™
(PIG00-10777)
Little Dog In-Ground Fence™
(PIG00-10773)
Rechargeable In-Ground Fence™
(PIG00-14673)
In-Ground Cat Fence™ System
(PIG00-11007)
In-Ground Fence™ (Discontinued)
(PRF-304W)
Comfort Fit In-Ground Fence™ (Discontinued)
(PIG00-10673, PIG00-10674)
Indoor Pet Barrier Transmitter
(PIRF-100)
In-Ground Little Dog Collar
(PIG00-10778)
In-Ground Fence™
(PRF-3004W, PIG00-13661)
Basic In-Ground Fence™(PIG00-14582)
Stubborn Dog In-Ground Fence™
(PIG00-10777)
Little Dog In-Ground Fence™
(PIG00-10773)
Rechargeable In-Ground Fence™
(PIG00-14673)
In-Ground Cat Fence™ System
(PIG00-11007)
In-Ground Fence™ (Discontinued)
(PRF-304W)
Comfort Fit In-Ground Fence™ (Discontinued)
(PIG00-10673, PIG00-10674)
Indoor Pet Barrier Transmitter
(PIRF-100)
Rechargeable In-Ground Fence™ Collar
(PIG00-13737)
In-Ground Fence™
(PRF-3004W, PIG00-13661)
Basic In-Ground Fence™(PIG00-14582)
Stubborn Dog In-Ground Fence™
(PIG00-10777)
Little Dog In-Ground Fence™
(PIG00-10773)
Rechargeable In-Ground Fence™
(PIG00-14673)
In-Ground Cat Fence™ System
(PIG00-11007)
In-Ground Fence™ (Discontinued)
(PRF-304W)
Comfort Fit In-Ground Fence™ (Discontinued)
(PIG00-10673, PIG00-10674)
Indoor Pet Barrier Transmitter
(PIRF-100)
In-Ground Cat Fence Collar
(PIG00-11006)
In-Ground Fence™
(PRF-3004W, PIG00-13661)
Basic In-Ground Fence™(PIG00-14582)
Stubborn Dog In-Ground Fence™
(PIG00-10777)
Little Dog In-Ground Fence™
(PIG00-10773)
Rechargeable In-Ground Fence™
(PIG00-14673)
In-Ground Cat Fence™ System
(PIG00-11007)
In-Ground Fence™ (Discontinued)
(PRF-304W)
Comfort Fit In-Ground Fence™ (Discontinued)
(PIG00-10673, PIG00-10674)
Indoor Pet Barrier Transmitter
(PIRF-100)
Comfort Fit Receiver Collar
(PIG00-10680, PIG00-10679, 300-458)
In-Ground Fence™
(PRF-3004W, PIG00-13661)
Basic In-Ground Fence™(PIG00-14582)
Stubborn Dog In-Ground Fence™
(PIG00-10777)
Little Dog In-Ground Fence™
(PIG00-10773)
Rechargeable In-Ground Fence™
(PIG00-14673)
In-Ground Cat Fence™ System
(PIG00-11007)
In-Ground Fence™ (Discontinued)
(PRF-304W)
Comfort Fit In-Ground Fence™ (Discontinued)
(PIG00-10673, PIG00-10674)
Indoor Pet Barrier Transmitter
(PIRF-100)
YardMax™ Rechargeable In-Ground Fence™ Receiver Collar
(PIG00-11116)
YardMax™ Rechargeable In-Ground Fence™
(PIG00-11115)
Pawz Away® Indoor Pet Barrier
(ZND-1000, ZND-1200)
Pawz Away® Outdoor Pet Barrier
(RFA-378, PWF00-11923)
Pawz Away® Mini Pet Barrier
(PWF00-14040, PWF00-13665)
Pawz Away® Threshold Pet Barrier
(PWF00-14406, RFA-514)
UltraSmart® In-Ground Fence Receiver Collar
(PIG00-13620)
UltraSmart® In-Ground Fence
(PIG00-13619)
UltraSmart® Contain ‘N Train In-Ground Fence
(IUC-5100)
Pawz Away® Indoor Pet Barrier
(ZND-1000, ZND-1200)
Pawz Away® Outdoor Pet Barrier
(RFA-378, PWF00-11923)
Pawz Away® Mini Pet Barrier
(PWF00-14040, PWF00-13665)
Pawz Away® Threshold Pet Barrier
(PWF00-14406, RFA-514)
UltraSmart® Contain ‘N Train Receiver Collar
(IUC-5225, IUC-4225)
UltraSmart® In-Ground Fence
(PIG00-13619)
UltraSmart® Contain ‘N Train In-Ground Fence
(IUC-5100)
Pawz Away® Indoor Pet Barrier
(ZND-1000, ZND-1200)
Pawz Away® Outdoor Pet Barrier
(RFA-378, PWF00-11923)
Pawz Away® Mini Pet Barrier
(PWF00-14040, PWF00-13665)
Pawz Away® Threshold Pet Barrier
(PWF00-14406, RFA-514)
Wireless Mapping Fence Add-A-Dog Receiver Collar
(PIF00-13652)
Wireless Mapping Fence
(PIF00-13651)

Dogtra Underground Fence Compatibility

Dogtra sells one model of underground dog fence, the E-Fence 3500. It’s compatible with E-Fence 3500 receiver collars.

Dogtra E-Fence 3500 40-Acre HPP Vibration Advanced Filtering System Underground Electric Fence

Dogtra collars are compatible with any Dogtra remote transmitter. Instructions for pairing the two devices can be found in their online manual.

In short you’ll do the following:

  1. Turn on the transmitter and set to 0.
  2. Place the red dot on the back of the transmitter next to the red dot on the receiver collar.
  3. Hold them for a minimum of 5 seconds until the green LED light starts blinking.
  4. When the green light on the receiver collar is blinking rapidly release them.
  5. Hold down the Nick and Constant buttons on the transmitter for at least 3 seconds until the rapidly blinking green light on the receiver collar slows down. It should blink more slowly about once every 4 seconds.
  6. Contact Dogtra at 1.888.811.9111 if you have other concerns.

Extreme Dog Fence Brand Compatibility

Extreme Dog fence systems are not compatible with any other dog fence system, including the Invisible Fence brand. If your existing dog fence wire and receiver collar aren’t both made by Extreme Dog Fence then it won’t work.

Underground Electric Dog Fence Ultimate - Extreme Pro Dog Fence System for Easy Setup and Maximum Longevity and Continued Reliable Pet Safety - 1 Dog | 500 Feet Pro Grade Dog Fence Wire

SportDog Electric Dog Fence and Sport Dog Collars Compatibility

SportDog underground fence transmitters are compatible with the following PetSafe In-Ground Receiver Collars:

  • PUL-275 Deluxe In-Ground UltraLight(TM) Receiver Collar
  • PRF-275-19 Stubborn Dog In-Ground Receiver Collar
  • PIG00-10778 Elite In-Ground Little Dog Receiver Collar

Sport Dog collars are not compatible with transmitters by other brands.

SportDog Brand In-Ground Fence Systems – from the Parent Company of Invisible Fence Brand – Underground Wire Electric Fence – Tone, Vibration, & Static – 100 Acre Capability – Remote Trainer Option, Containment System
SportDog Underground Fence System

How to Install a New Nylon Collar for your Extreme Dog Fence Receiver Collar

Invisible Fence Brand Compatibility

Invisible Fence was started in 1973 by Richard Peck, a traveling salesman that saw too many dogs roaming the roads and getting hit by cars.

The brand is sold through their website. It’s a form of underground dog fence. They offer high end service that includes professional installation and connecting you with certified trainers.

Pet Stop, discussed next, was built to offer lower cost replacement parts for Invisible Fence brand parts.

Pet Stop Replacement Parts Compatibility

Pet Stop replacement parts were designed to be compatible with the Invisible Fence brand line of invisible fences.

All Pet Stop receiver collars are compatible with the transmitters from the following Invisible Fence models:

  • ICT-700
  • ICT-725
  • ICT-750
  • ICT-775
  • ICT-150
  • ICT-250
  • ICT-100
  • ICT-75
  • ICT-50
  • AT-950 Indoor transmitter
  • CT-4000

You can check out all the replacement parts at Pet Stop here.

Where To Get Extra Collars And Receivers

You can find extra nylon replacement collars on Amazon. There’s a variety of brand name and generic models to choose from. Do this when the old collar gets dirty and smelly or you just want a new look.

See example below. You want a replacement collar with pre-cut holes.

DIY Option – You can also carefully cut new holes into a replacement collar with a hole punch and seal the sides with a lighter or preferably a soldering iron and make your own.

TUFF Collar Dog Fence Receiver Heavy Duty Replacement Strap (Blue)

How To Change The Nylon Collar And Keep Your Receiver for the Invisible Fence Brand