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The Border Patrol TC1 is a containment fence system, tracking device, and remote training collar... all in one!
The Border Patrol TC1 is brilliantly designed, rugged, and brings an entirely new concept to dog containment. By melding the worlds of remote dog training collars, wireless fences, and GPS tracking technology, this device combines them into simple to use e-collar that is capable of working with as many as 1 to 5 dogs at once. Great for walks, hiking, camping, hunting, traveling, or even keep your dog contained in the yard.
Contain your pet in a circular boundary
The first of its kind, this wireless GPS dog fence is completely portable and is small enough to take anywhere. Quickly and easily set the circular fence boundary on the handheld transmitter and you're good to go. The customizable boundary can be set to a 15 to 800 yard radius, keeping your dog close or giving them nearly a miles worth of freedom to safely roam.
The system works by using GPS positioning to set the boundaries of the containment fence. You have the ability to set the fences center point, warning track zone distance, and fence boundary line distance by using the handheld device. This allows you to customize the type of fence you feel is right for your dog. Additionally, you are able to customize the stimulation levels, warning types, auditory beeps, vibration levels, or any combination of such to customize and train your dog to the way you see fit (ie. vibration, followed by an auditory tone, and then followed by a static correction).
The fence boundary also has a built in safety feature, called "Welcome Home", which will prevent your dog from being corrected should they ever pass outside of the boundary zone and try to return to the safe zone of containment. This will avoid any mixed signals your dog might get if they by chance leave your boundary zone and try to return home.
After you setting up and activating your custom fence, you will no longer need to leave the handheld device powered on. After you create your fence, you may simply power off the handheld unit and the collars will store the last saved settings and apply warning and stimulations as you custom set.
Short-range GPS tracking
After setting your fence up, you will be able to track your dogs location up to 2 miles away. The handheld unit will display direction and distance from you of each dog, and if they have reached any warning zones or boundary lines. If for some reason your dog exits the boundary zone, you can easily track them down using the GPS tracking features and on-screen display.
If you and your dog hike with the mobile fence, you also have the ability to add a marked waypoints (up to 4) to the device GPS, so that you can easily find your way back home.
It's not just a portable dog fence, the Border Patrol TC1 is a full featured remote dog training collar system as well. The remote transmitter will work at a max range of 2 miles. There are options for continuous, momentary, vibrate, tone, jump and rise modes of stimulation that can be setup to your dog's degree of learning ability. All in all, there are 50 levels of stimulation offered by the system. If you're running multiple dogs on the device, your personalized settings for each dog will be stored within the remote. This allows the correct stimulations to be delivered to the correct dogs as you scroll through each one in the menu.
To run multiple dogs with the Border Patrol, additional collars must be added to the device. They can be added to your cart at the top of the page, or can be found here: Border Patrol Additional Collars.
Combining long-range wireless, electronic fence containment, with training and short-range global positioning satellite tracking, this is ideal for keeping your pet safely contained and trained. We have heard nothing but positive things from our customers about it, and we highly recommend this Border Patrol TC1 containment system.
- Patented GPS-Guided Fence
- Remote Trainer
- Short-Range Tracking System
- Containment area from 15-yard radius to 800 yard radius
- "Welcome Home" feature allows dog to return to safe area without being corrected
- Warning zone notifications can be set to Vibration or Audible Beep
- Options for Warning Zone notifications are Vibration or Beep followed by delayed stimulation
- 50 levels of stimulation in Stimulation Zone for containment
- 50 adjustable intensity levels for remote training
- Nick and Continuous Stimulation as well as positive vibration, JUMP Stimulation and RISE Stimulation
- Training range of up to 2 miles (line-of-sight)
- Mark up to 4 way points (in addition to the automatically saved fence center)
- Rechargeable Li-Ion batteries in Handheld and Collar unit
- Battery Life varies depending on settings: typically 6-12 hours for handheld and 12-24 hours for collar
- Water-resistant handheld unit
- Fully Waterproof collar unit
- Handheld: 5.5" x 5" x 1.25"
- Collar: 3.25” x 1.75” x 1.75” 10 oz (27” strap)
- Recommended for dogs 25 lbs or larger with a minimum neck size of 14 inches
- High-resolution 2.4” TFT Color LCD Screen on Handheld
- Expandable to 5 dogs - Add-on (TC1-Add) collars sold separately
- 1-Year Warranty
- Handheld Unit with Antenna
- Collar Unit
- Test Light
- Boundary Flags
- Screen Cover
- Carrying Case
- User Manual
- Training Manuals
- Warranty Card
- Good By:Daniel Latner
It's a great product for the price. The collar doesn't always connect with GPS but if you program a large enough warning zone it will correct the problem. The remote doesn't hold a charge for a full day so I keep it plugged in. I don't use the remote very often. The GPS fence keeps my dogs where I want them. (1/7/2023)
- Easy and effectiveBy:Catherine Visintainer
Easy to set up, effective. Just wish there was a “tone” in training mode as well. Works as a fence, also works for my dogs off leash in the woods. (11/16/2022)
- Excellent systemBy:Olin Hamilton
Purchased this to prevent two dogs from venturing away from home, but still allow plenty of room on 40 acres to run around. Works very well, the dogs learned very quickly to respect the vibration and sound alert when venturing close to boundary. The remote shows the general direction of the dogs if they can't be seen, and how far away they are, including if they are outside the boundary. A nice feature that came in handy the first day of use, before they became trained. Overall a great product! (2/1/2022)
- Pretty happy with it By:Samuel Melendez
pretty happy so far dogs learned pretty quick where the boundaries are will follow up once I figure everything out. (1/14/2022)
- Good By:Daniel Latner
The unit works really well on my property. There's only a few dead spots. It would be nice if you could produce an app with satellite tracking and the ability to customize border perimeters. (1/3/2022)
- Works well once it connectBy:John Weststrate
It does the job once its up and running. Every morning I run into the same issue that the collar does not connect to the radio remote. I add the collar and then it usually takes 10-15 tries before it connects. Fence is really easy to set up and it took only 2 days for the dog to know the boundaries. I would think it beneficial if the collar was a clip instead of a buckle. It would be quicker to put on. (9/29/2021)
- Compass By:Steven Logan
When first setting up there was some issues with the compass and just had to reconfigure the system twice. Otherwise system is running just fine (8/18/2021)
- TC1 gps dog collarBy:Travis Clark
I ordered a GPS dog tracking and correction collar online from Sporting Dog and the next day the company personally reached out to me to info me that that product was out of stock and could take 2-3 weeks before it arrived which I have grown accustom to during Covid so no big deal. It showed up in approximately 2 weeks and the collar is the best investment I have made for the safety of my Great Pyrenees. Also I didn’t mention that Sporting Dog Pro was the cheapest online that I could find. I saved almost 100 dollars by ordering from them. I would definitely recommend you to give this company you’re business. (6/17/2021)
- Very functional two in one system By:Margaret Caryer
Bought this collar for my 60 lb, 9 month old, English Shepherd. We have about 89 acres, half ag half wooded, on rolling hills. The collar does a great job keeping her from chasing cars down the long drive and keeps her off the road. The dog's instinct led to major issues with chasing runners, ATVs, pretty much anything that moves fast. GPS gets spotty in woods, and sometimes she finds the holes. We had to adjust center a few times to keep her in the open and can easily turn the fence off when we go for walks through the woods. Boundary shifts sometimes when shes in bounds but is fairly consistent. She adjusted well to her boundary in about two weeks. Using the training functions to teach her to heard and be less enthusiastic with the small kids, etc. She comes to the vibration without having to call. Working so far. Soon I hope she wont need it to know where she is and isn't supposed go. Doesn't have as many training or map functions as a Garmin (I would really like to see how many miles that girl runs in a day; she's a busy lady), but the boundary function has worked really well for our situation and is not offered in a two in one by Garmin at this time. (4/17/2020)
- Great ProductBy:Chad Elrod
TC1 border patrol works as described and has been a huge help keeping or 4 year old lab home on the 40 acres. My only complaint is the fabric collar, seems to be showing wear only a few weeks in. (2/14/2020)
- works wellBy:TAIT STUEVE
got this to have some containment control for our Great Pyrenees, We had trouble with him going out to the road when the neighbor lady was walking. we live on a large farm so I needed GPS control of a larger area, this does work well. The only downfall would be to have to charge it daily. (10/9/2019)
- Great collarBy:Halley Karnowski
This collar worked really well for my dog. We have an outside puppy that started wandering the neighborhood whenever he wanted. Being out in the county with a big yard we didn’t want to spend the time and money burying a wire to keep him in the yard. With this collar I got the perimeter set perfectly and it only took him a couple shocks to understand where his boundaries were. Then we got to the point where when he heard the beep he knew he was getting too far away. Now he doesn’t even go to the point where it beeps. I also really like that if he doesn’t listen to me I can give him a little shock with the controller if needed. The only downfall of this collar is having to charge it so often, but now I don’t even have to have it charged all the time because my dog knows his boundaries. I usually only charge it a couple times a week incase he would need a reminder. Overall great collar! (1/10/2019)
- Great ProductBy:Mia Rush
This is our second purchase of this product. We have 2 homes located in 2 different states. Our first home has 11 acres and was not fenced; The cost of fencing in the entire property was way more than we wanted to invest. But after an accident left our dog missing for hours without us knowing if she was injured or dead we knew we had to do something. We began researching GPS fencing. Although not with the same dog we had tried the underground fencing, even the stubborn dog one and found it did not work.
We did not want to waste time with that product again. Our dog already had a training collar but not one with GPS. After days of research we found the border patrol and placed an order. We received the product and immediately went to set it up. The instruction manual was easy to follow and set up was relatively quick. Our goal was to keep our dog safe and be able to know where she was at all times. Since she was already accustomed to a training collar she responded well to the vibration stimulus and it wasn't long before she knew her boundaries and kept her distance from them. This purchase and set up was no different (except set up was slightly faster since we already had a unit). The reasoning behind the second units purchase was the same as the first it allows us to keep her safe and know where she is when she is here at our 2nd home.
As an FYI and to answer some questions, we have a Lab/Brittney mix (she's a handful) and yes we have had an issue with the product but it was within the warranty period, was sent back and repaired and returned to us in a timely and no hassle manner. And we would recommend this product to anyone. (10/7/2018)
- Well worth itBy:Michelle Brazfield
For our situation this item does exactly as we hoped. We have 200 acres of fairly rural property and want our dogs to be able to explore within that area without running off. If they did somehow get too far we wanted gps to track them. Burying fence for traditional shock collars would have taken forever for an area this large. We did have to crank the setting fairly high for our large husky to respect the warning but she learned quickly once we got the right settings for her. If only there was a way to set an area within the perimeter as offlimits (in our case goat and chicken pens) this system would be perfect. The initial shipping took awhile because the item was back ordered but sporting dogs emailed promptly and politely when I inquired. Very happy so far. Hopefully the system will hold up over time. (8/13/2018)
- Very Nice ProductBy:Dale Collins Jr
It is a great baby sitter for our dog. It keeps him home and off the dangerous road. (1/30/2018)
- ExcellentBy:Steve Parsons
This is a fantastic piece of technology. Training, tracking and containment all in one. Pricey but worth it for the piece of mind it offers. Highly recommend. (3/19/2017)
- Thank you!!!By:Tina Mury
Finally after 2 obedient school trainings, another training collar, and running up and down roads searching, we finally have our 22 month German Shepherd staying on our 8+ acre property. Can't be more thankful knowing he's safe at home. Resting easier (3/2/2017)
- Perfect training collar By:Theresa Mullican
This collar is perfect for the large areas and the difficult to handle dog. We use this collar to contain our very large anitolian on our 90 acre ranch, it allows him to still protect the live stock and remain on our property. It would be nice if it allowed the use of the way points as excludtion areas. (2/23/2017)
- Excellent product!By:Dillon Turnage
Me & my wife were looking for an easy solution to keep our dog in the yard. This is definitely the answer. You can take this thing anywhere and set up a fence. The two best parts are you don't have to bury wires and it dual's as a dog trainer too so you don't have to buy another system just to train. They both work simultaneously too.YOU NEED TO BUY THIS!!!! (2/7/2017)
- very good product!!By:Myron Barker
very good product!! (1/31/2017)
- Border Patrol TC1By:Jamie Vanbeek
Works great - wish it had a longer battery life (11/9/2016)
- Great ProductBy:Jordan Stockton
I got this for my lab and so far it is working great. You can program it to how far you want the dog to run and how strong of a shock you want the collar to give off. It is expensive, but it is working great. You can also track the dog with the GPS system. The only downfall is, some things such as tin barns and powerlines will throw the signal off, so you wont be able to track the dog, but other than that this system is well worth the money. (9/1/2016)
- Great Product!By:Joe Smith
We purchased the Border Patrol TC1 Fence/Remote Trainer in order to keep our three dogs on our 35 acre ranch, yet still let them roam the property. The system works great and is easy to use. The most difficult task was locating the center of the radius so that it covered what we needed but excluded the area we wanted left out. The only reason that I didn't give it a five star rating is that the dogs can enter the house through a doggy door while we are away. If they stay in the house to long it seems to shut off the collars due to loss of signal. It may just be a setting on my part as these are new to me and I have not had the opportunity to fully understand the product. I would recommend this product to others. (7/1/2016)
- This is a fantastic collarBy:Jason Brown
We absolutely love this collar/fence. We just got this two weeks ago, and Buster is getting the buffer zone pretty well. We've heard about how the problems with this collar have been fixed with this recent v2 release. We've had no issues at all, and our dog isn't having any issues wearing the collar unit. We're also using the collar to train him to come back to the house on a beep. Pretty amazing stuff. (1/21/2016)
- Needs new design for antenna on collar and improvement on battery life for controller By:Andrea Hand
This is a good product, it could just use some improvements to make it a great product. I think the battery for the hand held controller needs to be able to have a much longer life. Another issue is the antennae on the collar, it sticks out much too far which makes it prone for getting caught on things and torn off. The setup was user friendly, I appriciated that. (1/12/2016)
- Best purchase everBy:Steven Asby
I am an avid outdoorsman... and so is my dog. He loves to venture far, which is fine by me except when he is too far to hear me call his name. This device solved the problem. I can keep him as close as I want or talk to him from afar. Thanks for the recommendation Sporting Dog Pro! (1/7/2016)
- product sent backBy:Stephen Richard
problem with handheld unit charging; charger not working could not get handheld unit to calibrate for compass overall I like the system I am awaiting its return hopefully problems will be corrected (5/23/2015)
- 1 thumb upBy:Sam
I like the border patrol tc1. The training with my dog is going great! Battery life could be a little better. All around I give this product a 7 out of 10. (1/15/2015)
- I take this everywhere in AlaskaBy:Mike Sidie
Up here in Alaska, there is a lot of trouble my GSP can get into in the wilderness. In wide open plains, I'll set his boundary to the maximum setting to give him free range. But when we head into the willows or forrest, I can tighten up his boundary circle to keep him a little closer and away from chasing after moose, bear, or wolves. And if we do ever run into something dangerous on the trail, I can call him to my side with the trainer. I never leave home without it and can't recommend this collar enough. Thanks Sporting Dog Pro! (5/21/2014)
- Works amazingly. By:Sheila Waters
Amazing! I have two golden retrievers and a Britney spaniel that I go for long hikes with daily behind my house. If Lucy, the britney sees a deer or other creature, she would take off after it and there was nothing I could do to stop her. We would just have to hope that she would make it home each evening. She learned very quickly with this system to stay close by my side. It's like walking with a portable force field around you to keep your dogs within. It fixed my problem right away, and now I know where all three dogs are at all time. Highly recommended. (4/7/2014)
- Very impressed. By:David Short
We got tired of repairing wire on our old dog fence, so we decided to give this wireless fence a chance. It's amazing how well it works. We live on an 18 acre farm and all we had to do was stand in the middle of the property and set our boundary circle. It holds the perimeter at that center point no matter where the handheld device is, or even if it's powered off. Every once in a while, our Brittney escapes (she's always been tough), but she's easy to find using the tracking GPS mode. Very impressed! (4/7/2014)
- Perfect portable fenceBy:Chris Walker
This is the best darn dog fence I've ever owned... Period. (4/7/2014)