Petsafe Pawz Away Indoor Pet Barrier Review
Our pets represent a huge part of our family and we absolutely love sharing our private space with them. However, we often want to exclude some parts of the house and make them pet-free for various reasons. One would be to keep our pets out of harm's way - another valid reason would be that you don't want to find a "gift" your faithful companion left you on your brand new 3000 $ couch.
If any of these reasons concern you maybe you could find some peace of mind and create a safer environment for you and your restless animals by getting an indoor pet-proofing system.
Today we are reviewing a collar from a well-known manufacturer that is a regular on our lists of best pet products. Let's see if this particular model meets the high standards PetSafe Brand set.
- Indoor system
- Fits neck sizes from 6 to 28 inches
- Comes with a wireless transmitter
- Effective on pets that weigh 5 pounds and above
- Tone mode followed by a progressive static simulation
- Powered by 2x PetSafe RFA-35-11 batteries
The collar features a pretty basic design that is perfectly sized and will sit conveniently around your pet's neck. The nylon strap is highly adjustable and has a quick release buckle which makes it super easy to put on and take off in a matter of seconds. Both the collar and the receiver are waterproof so you won't have to worry about the occasional splash or dash of water. The transmitter is pretty straightforward having only two buttons which are used to adjust the range of the circular barrier.
Both the collar and the receiver use replaceable batteries. The 2x PetSafe RFA-35-11 are 3-Volt Lithium coin cell batteries and they come included with the collar. The battery life is decent and can last up to 3 months with moderate use. The transmitter is powered up by 3x standard AA batteries that are not included in the package. You can buy these at pretty much any local store in the neighborhood, but we recommend getting rechargeable ones so you will end up saving money in the long-run.
• Fast setup, no wires required
• Portable, can be used anywhere
• Great price
• Very limited range
• Not compatible with other PetSafe products
What We Liked about It
While it is a somewhat specialized collar, it's pretty good at what it does. The entire collar and the transmitter communicate wirelessly and they are both cordless so you can practically use them right of the box, just put in the batteries and you're set. The user manual is there if you have any queries.
The price is great, definitely fits into the category of the more affordable models we reviewed int the past.
What We didn’t Like
While the cordless transmitter is very portable and gives you the option to move it around as you please, you are still limited to 5 feet of range at best. While this should be sufficient for a couch or a trashcan, don't expect it to cover an entire room.
PetSafe, being a company that is a household name in the dog containment system industry, is well known for its plethora of products being compatible with each other. It has various products on the market and you might even be an owner of one of them. Unfortunately, the Pawz Away Collar only works with a few. Besides the Pawz Away series, the collar is compatible with the YardMax Rechargeable In-Ground Fence. This kind of limits its usefulness if you were counting on using it with your existing fence unit.
Overall the PetSafe Pawz Away Indoor Pet Barrier works as advertised and is effective at pinpointing small avoidance areas in your home. It's affordable so you can consider buying more units and cover an even larger area or maybe put them in separate rooms if you live in a bigger house.
Make sure to read the instruction manual and set aside some time to introduce your pet to the barrier. Your dog or cat will quickly learn to recognize the tone as a warning sign and will clearly know they are out of bounds without the need for a static correction.
Remember, this is a pet proofing device, it works opposite to a containment system. If you're looking to get something to keep your dog in your yard we recommend taking a look here.