RADIO WAVE ELECTRIC DOG FENCE SYSTEM review
If you have a canine escape artist in your household and a physical fence is out of the question, maybe it's time to consider an in-ground invisible dog fence.
You might ask yourself how much will a containment system like that set you back?
In order to answer your question, we would first have to ask - what is your budget? How many pets do you own? What is the size of your property? What kind of features would you prefer?
If you're not quite sure and just want something that does the job and is cost-efficient, then maybe this product we're reviewing today is the perfect choice for you.
- In-ground invisible fence system
- Warning tone mode and static simulation
- Supports multiple collars
- Rechargeable and splash-resistant
- 1000 ft cord included
The collar has decent build quality, definitely not the best on the market but it will get the job done. Unfortunately, the intensity of the static simulation is not adjustable which is probably the biggest downside to this system and limits the usability when considering different sized dogs. The nylon strap is adjustable but due to the intensity of the jolt, we would not recommend using this collar on dog breeds that weigh less than 10 pounds.
The transmitter is pretty standard. Mount it on a wall and adjust the distance settings by using the dial button. By turning the dial you fine tune the desired distance at which you want the collar to let your pet know he's out of bounds. We highly recommend using a surge protector between the electrical outlet and the transmitter for safety precautions. This way you will make sure to prevent any hazards in case of a power surge or a lightning strike.
How it Works
The way an in-ground fence works is pretty simple and straightforward. When plugged in, the transmitter communicates with the wires that are spread in a custom layout around your yard. This way it establishes an invisible boundary which makes sure to keep your canine family member out of harm's way. Then the collar around your pet's neck detects the radio signal coming from the wires and emits a warning tone, followed by a static shock depending on the distance you've set beforehand.
Make sure to go through the training process with your dog and give it some time to get used to the boundary line. Training flags help as a visual aid, also positive reinforcement is recommended whenever your canine pal does well and withdraws from the boundary line.
• Easy to setup
• Affordable price
• Supports multiple collars
• Included cord is not the best quality
• Static simulation intensity is not adjustable
What We Liked about It
"Bang for your buck" is the expression that comes to mind when describing this in-ground invisible dog fence. The price is great compared to other products on the market, but don't expect top of the line performance. Using this containment system for multiple pets is also possible since the transmitter supports an unlimited number of collars and won't be an expensive venture either.
What We didn’t Like
30 gauge wire that comes with this unit is too thin and susceptible to breaking if not handled with caution. While we didn't experience any issues, other customers complained about several problems when burying the wire in their yard. If you own a bigger property we would definitely recommend buying a thicker cord that is more reliable when it comes to long wire runs.
The level of intensity of the static correction that the collar emits is not adjustable which limits its versatility and is impractical when considering smaller dog breeds. While the jolt is harmless and won't hurt your pet in any way, the idea is not to terrify your canine pal but rather just grab his attention.
The Radio Wave Electric Dog Fence System by FunAce is by no means a perfect product. Still, it gets the job done. Due to the ease of use and the price tag we gave it a rating of 4.1 out of 5 and would definitely recommend taking a look at this product if you're considering installing an in-ground system without investing too much time or funds.
You might be looking for a completely wireless option that is more portable; if that's the case, we got you covered, but expect to pay way more than you initially planned.