Our professionally-developed and tested training programs help you and your furry friend bond while learning the skills necessary to use the SpotOn system safely and effectively (for maximum fun!). Written instructions and a helpful series of training videos ensure that you and your dog will know what to do at every step in the process.
Because every dog is unique, we offer three distinct training programs designed to work with a range of canine abilities and personalities. Take our short Training Quiz or explore our plans below to determine which one is just right for you and your pup.Take the Training Quiz
SpotOn allows you to create a virtual smart fence of any shape and size, anywhere on the planet with a clear view of the sky. Use SpotOn’s unique capabilities (such as the handy “Pause” feature) to make safe, effective perimeter maps for you and your pup to play in.Watch the video
Tips & Tricks
Overcome obstacles with the “Pause” feature
Use the collar’s “Pause” feature to easily cross over barriers like ponds or bushes. Simply press the “Pause” button while walking your perimeter, then press “Resume” when the terrain allows you to continue your path. SpotOn will automatically “snap” a straight line between the two points. This is also useful when your virtual smart fence needs to pass through a building (like your house).
Stay connected to the sky
Hold your collar with the antenna facing up at chest height to keep connection with the global navigation satellite system network. Avoid walking too close to buildings or overhead structures when creating maps to avoid inaccuracies in performance. Start and stop the map a minimum of 30 feet from the structures, so the collar's antenna can view as much of the sky as possible.
Give your dog room to roam
We do not recommend creating maps of less than 80 feet at their narrowest location. If the map you have is too small, your dog will likely hear the audible tones throughout the entire area, and will become confused—this makes learning difficult, and will result in less effective containment.
Set your perimeter at least 15 feet away from off-limits areas
Create your virtual smart fence at least 15 feet away from hazardous areas to create a buffer zone between the intended boundary and the off-limits area. This will account for any slight shifts in the boundary which may occur due to variations in global navigation satellite system accuracy and performance. Setting your perimeter at least 15 feet away from hazard areas ensures that, in the event of the occasional shift, your dog will remain contained in a safe area.
Stay at least 15 feet away from tall structures
Never create a boundary within 15 feet of the side of a home or other tall structure (such as a wall). Due to slight variations in global satellite navigation system accuracy and performance, a perimeter set too close to a structure could wind up cutting your dog off from a portion of your yard or other containment area.
Create an instant circular perimeter
If you don’t have time to walk a detailed perimeter map, or just need a quick way to keep your pup close to you, use the collar’s “Perimeter” feature to set a circular perimeter around your current location. Circles can range from 20 to 1,000 meters.