FUNACE INVISIBLE WIRED DOG FENCE REVIEW
According to statistics, in the year 2017, 1,2 million dogs were killed on the road just in the U.S. alone. This is a frightening fact and we can only guess that most of these were strays but in order to be a responsible owner, we need to do everything in our ability to secure the safety of our pets. There are several things you could do to reduce the likelihood of them being harmed, one of those is implementing some kind of containment system.
Now when talking about a way to contain your dog the idea is to do it in a most humane way and not compromise his freedom. For us chaining your dog outside is out of the question so that's where invisible dog fences come into play.
If you're completely new to these, don't worry, they are not complicated tools. We suggest you read along because today we are covering a good entry-level system that is easy to use and also very budget friendly.
- In-ground wired containment system
- IPX8 waterproof collar
- Rechargeable batteries
- Warning tone mode and static simulation
- 1000ft of 22 gauge wire included
The collar features a compact design that doesn't compromise durability. The size of the receiver is what makes it suitable for smaller dog breeds. While it's not the smallest one on the market, it should perfectly fit dogs that weigh 8 pounds and above. The rubberized strap has an orange finish which makes your dog more visible in lower light situations. This is especially handy for identification purposes and to prevent a worst-case scenario. It is a fact by now that we are not a fan of rubberized straps and consider nylon to be superior, but the adjustability is not questionable and the collar covers a range of neck sizes starting from 8 inches to 20.
The IPX8 waterproof rating means that the collar can be submerged over 1m of depth. While we wouldn't recommend going snorkeling with your dog, it's still good to know that the occasional swim won't damage the receiver.
The transmitter is pretty standard and has just a few buttons you need to worry about. It's small so it won't occupy a lot of space. Places like your garage are an ideal spot to mount it on a wall next to an electrical outlet and start spreading your wiring from there.
How it works
If you're not familiar how an in-ground dog fence works here are the basics - The mounted transmitter has to be plugged in and connected to your wire layout. The wires should represent your boundary line so make sure to plan ahead and place them accordingly. When in near proximity, the collar around your dog's neck communicates with the radio signals emitting from the wires and responds by an audible beep followed by a static stimulation.
For a more in-depth explanation refer to the user manual or check out an article we wrote on how invisible dog fence works.
• Highly Customizable
• Compact collar, suitable for smaller dogs
• Affordable price
• Static simulation intensity is not adjustable
• Occasional signal inconsistency
What We Liked about It
The value for money is great for this product. Right out of the box you get a highly customizable dog fence with theoretically no future investments needed. You have a 1000 feet of wire, everything you need to mount the transmitter, training flags, a well-written instruction manual and a rechargeable collar with included batteries.
All that's left to do is to set aside a couple of hours or a day to set everything up and invest some time to acquaint your canine pal with the containment zone. While the FunAce Invisible Wired Dog Fence will do its job of keeping your pet inside your yard, we can not emphasize enough how important it is going through the training process.
What We didn’t Like
Aside from the occasional signal inconsistency we already mentioned, the biggest downside is the non-adjustable level of static stimulation. While the default level will work just fine on timid dogs, sometimes you need to bump up the correction level for those that are more stubborn by nature. We were a bit disappointed, but the lack of adjustability is common when it comes to more affordable systems.
Overal another decent product from FunAce that is easy to get the hang of, but doesn't offer any breathtaking features. Due to the lack of features and periodical inconsistency, we gave it a rating of 3.3 out of 5. If you can live with that and just want a simple way to keep your furry canine safe, then definitely consider buying this particular unit, especially if you're a beginner and have a somewhat tighter budget.
You can see the rest of the products we hand-picked on our list of best wireless dog fence for small dogs review.