Petsafe Wireless Fence
Getting the most out of a pet containment system isn’t always an easy task, especially if the quality of the product is somewhat underwhelming. Contrary to popular belief, the build quality of these gadgets is quite important because it affects the overall functionality and comfort. Truth be told, there are plenty of containment systems on the market, and quite a bit of them are borderline worthless.
If you’re looking to train your dog and change its feisty behavior, then it’s of utmost importance that you find the best-suiting unit for you and your pet’s requirements. In order to do that successfully, we strongly recommend that you conduct research and read some of our reviews. We aim to cover as many features as possible so that you don’t have to do it yourself. Take a moment and check our articles out, you’ll find plenty of useful insights.
- Wireless system
- Covers up to ½ acre (90 feet in all directions)
- Waterproof collar
- Five levels of correction plus tone-only mode
- Fits 6-28 inch neck sizes
- An unlimited number of collars can be added to the system
The transmitter isn’t particularly bulky, but it’s also not the smallest thing on the market by any means. It doesn’t take too much space though, so you don’t have to worry about that. It utilizes radio frequency to send signals instead of using wires and electric circuits. While it’s a somewhat double-edged sword, many people prefer wireless units over corded due to their ease of use and installation.
Speaking of installation, it doesn’t require any previous knowledge or experience. In other words, anyone can set this unit up within an hour without any issues. Make sure you read the user manual in order to set everything up correctly or else you won’t be able to use the full potential of this gadget.
The collar is well-made, reliable, and trustworthy. The strap isn’t too hard meaning it shouldn’t cause any irritation or friction-related problems. The main issue with the collar is the fact that it doesn’t feature an on/off button. That means you should always take the battery out while it’s not in use, or else it going to drain quite quickly. On the other hand, it uses very affordable batteries even though they are proprietary.
This unit works on a pretty simple principle. All you have to do is plug in the transmitter, find the boundaries and fine-tune them according to your own preferences. Use the tone-only mode to find the boundaries and mark them with the included flags. Once you finish marking, walk around the perimeter and make sure there are no blind spots.
The collar features an automatic shut-off system which limits the correction signal to 30 seconds. In other words, if your pet leaves the perimeter, the stimulation is only going to last for 30 seconds. It then shuts off for five minutes and continues with another 30-second cycle. This is a great feature for people who are worried about hurting their pets.
• Unlimited number of collars can be added
• Batteries don’t last long
What We Liked about It
The best thing about this product is its simplicity. Many people are reluctant when it comes to buying these gadgets because they seem either too complicated or too much of a hassle. You can rest assured that this particular one is a piece of cake when it comes to adjustments and tuning. On top of that, a well-written user manual is included which eases the whole process even more.
The other thing that’s great about this model is the portability. If you’re an avid camper or you like spending time in the park, this unit offers an easy solution. As we said, you won’t need more than a few minutes to set it up wherever you go.
What We didn’t Like
The collar could have been designed a bit better. That doesn’t mean the design isn’t satisfactory, but there is definitely some room for improvement. Also, the absence of the on/off button can be a deal-breaker for some people, even though it’s not complicated to remove the battery at all.
While it can synchronize with multiple collars, the transmitter can act a bit weird if the system gets overwhelmed. Therefore, we wouldn’t recommend using more than four or five collars at the same time on a single transmitter.
If you’re looking for a high-quality containment system, this particular one is a pretty good solution. PetSafe is a well-respected brand, and you can expect a good service from them at all times. Some people complained about inconsistent feedback, but that’s probably due to weak batteries. Also, the batteries don’t last long at all, so make sure you have a couple of spare ones at all times.
As far as the quality goes, it’s satisfactory. The price could have been a bit lower, but it’s still an affordable unit, especially if you’re planning on using it frequently. If you want to avoid the hassle of digging and installing wires, take a moment and check this model out.