FUNACE PET CONTAINMENT SYSTEM (KD-661) REVIEW
Wireless or wired - It's a never-ending debate when it comes to invisible dog fences.
These two methods can seem worlds apart when comparing their pros and cons, but the one thing they have in common is keeping your dog safe and sound, and giving you much-needed piece of mind.
If you're not into wires and want a more portable option that you can take with you, or if you're a renter and don't want to invest into a more permanent solution - then wireless is the way to go.
Now most products we reviewed were limited to a smaller range and a certain breed size. FunAce Pet Containment System claims that their fence can cover a substantial property and is suitable for smaller breeds as well.
Like always, we've tested it so you don't have to. Read along and find out if their claims are true.
- Wireless dog fence system
- Preferably used for dog breeds over 10 pounds
- 500 ft radius circular boundary area
- IP65 water-resistant collar
- Rechargeable batteries
- Safety precaution prevents over shocking your dog
- 2x dog system (There is a 1x dog version)
The collar has a plastic finish and comes either in white or black color. The general feel is pretty sturdy and seems like it could take a beating before breaking down. The highly adjustable strap and the size of the receiver are what makes this system very versatile and suitable for all dog breeds, even smaller ones.
The strap can literally fit any neck size up to 24 inches, but make sure that your pet has at least 10 pounds because of the intensity of the jolt. The collar has an IP65 water-resistant rating which means rain, snow or just water projected from a sprinkler won't compromise it.
The batteries are rechargeable Lithium-ion and should last around two to three days depending on how many times your escape artist tries finding a way out of your yard. Make sure to take the collar off regularly and clean the contact points. Plug it in overnight and you will ensure no unpleasant surprises occur. Being Li-ion, you want to make sure to charge the collar even if it's not in use for an extended time period, this way you will extend the lifespan.
• Great range for a wireless system
• Ideal for smaller and medium dog breeds
• Safety feature prevents over shocking
• No way to manually adjust the intensity of the jolt
• The signal can be unreliable from time to time.
What We Liked about It
While it did take some time to find the right spot for the transmitter, having 500 feet of range at your disposal is really amazing for a wireless system. People with larger properties were usually stuck with only one choice, and that was an in-ground electrical dog fence, but with this product, you can cover up to 17 acres which is massive.
Also, it is often hard to find collars that are suitable even for smaller breeds so it's refreshing to see FunAce stepping up to the task.
What We didn’t Like
We like to mess and fiddle with our gadgets so not having a way to manually adjust the intensity of the collar was somewhat of a let-down. Also, this might discourage some potential buyers because they won't be able to tailor the intensity to their specific dog and their temperament. Luckily, you can try out the product for 30 days and return it if the shock is too strong or mild because of the companies return policy.
Overall, The FunAce Pet Containment System does a decent job of containing your favorite canine pal safely inside the boundaries of his playpen. It's not a perfect system, we can tell you that, but some of the attributes, like the range, are pretty amazing. We didn't touch upon the great price because we can't technically put it in the more affordable category, but considering this is a wireless system that's rechargeable and doesn't require any in-ground installation, (you're saving money on potential handyman fee's) the price is very acceptable.
For other products that work well with smaller dog breeds, check out our complete list and in-depth invisible dog fence reviews.