Forest Mode


Live on a wooded lot? Going camping under dense tree cover? Use Forest Mode to increase GPS accuracy.

About Forest Mode

SpotOn is the only GPS dog fence with a setting designed specifically for dense tree cover.  Whether camping, hiking or anywhere under the trees, SpotOn has got you covered. Forest Mode improves GPS reception and makes the GPS boundaries more reliable. It’s most useful from spring through fall when leaf coverage from trees is at its peak.

Why you need to activate Forest Mode

If your dog is outdoors and under trees, brush, or bushes coverage without Forest Mode activated, SpotOn’s indoor detection algorithm may (mistakenly) think your dog is indoors, and disable the boundary tones, vibration and static correction. When Forest Mode is on, the indoor detection is turned off and the tones, vibration, and static correction will not be disabled. All alerts will be active, and your dog can enjoy more time outdoors without the worry of boundaries under dense tree cover being less reliable. The new SpotOn GPS Fence has Forest Mode turned on as the default setting.

Think of Forest Mode as outdoor only mode

When Forest Mode is enabled, indoor detection is disabled.  So to ensure the safety and comfort of your dog when Forest Mode is enabled, always be sure to remove your dog’s collar any time he or she goes indoors.


Do I need to activate Forest Mode during fence creation?

No. When you create a fence, Forest Mode is automatically enabled to maximize GPS sensitivity. It will automatically deactivate once you have completed your fence, and if you need to you can manually activate it at any time.    

    How do I activate Forest Mode?

    Go to 'Collar Settings' in the app to turn Forest Mode on and off.

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