Petsafe Stubborn Dog Fence without Wire REVIEw
Having a playful dog is an incredible experience and most people enjoy every second of it. However, in order for your dog to reach a point of high obedience, you must consider taking some radical steps. Now, many people decide not to hassle too much with the whole training process, and they usually hire somebody to do that for them. Truth be told, it’s far from an optimal solution because it takes time, costs a lot of money, and success is not guaranteed.
If you have a stubborn pet and are interested in taking care of their behavioral issues, a high-quality fence might be one of your safest bets. These units offer versatility, adjustability, and most importantly – the presence of the owner. In simpler words, instead of putting your pet’s behavior in someone else’s hands, you can deal with it yourself quite easily. Take a moment and check this particular model out, it might serve as a good solution for your problems.
- In-ground system
- Waterproof collar
- Four levels of stimulation plus vibration
- Utilizes a conventional 9V battery
- Low battery indicator light
- System supports multiple collars
Petsafe Stubborn Dog Fence – The Basics
As the name suggests, this model is specifically designed for troublesome and stubborn dogs. As we all know, every dog has its own temper, and many of them are usually quite disobedient, especially if you aren’t as experienced in training. However, there is nothing to worry about because PetSafe offers a pretty simple solution in the form of an easy-to-setup wired fence system.
It’s important to point out that this particular model doesn’t come with the included wire. Therefore, it’s an optimal solution for people who already have a wire system installed in their yard. On the other hand, you can just buy a spool of solid-core copper wire and install it yourself.
The Collar Design
While most pet collars look pretty similar to each other, some crucial differences need to be pointed out. As far as the advantages go, the biggest one is the build quality. One can easily tell that this unit is made to last, even in case you have a particularly feisty furry friend. The gadget isn’t too bulky or cumbersome, but it’s not the most comfortable thing on the market either. The collar features a plastic clip which does its job relatively well.
The system box is pretty straightforward, and there’s not much more to it. It comes with an adapter which can be a nuisance for some people due to its somewhat short wire. Therefore, make sure you plan the positioning thoroughly and install the box near an electric outlet to avoid issues with the length of the adapter wires.
This product utilizes a standard 9V battery which is a double-edged sword for most people. While it’s accessible and can be found in most stores, changing it on a monthly basis poses an issue for some pet owners. It’s not a downside per se, but some people simply like the rechargeable batteries more. In the end, it’s all a matter of personal preferences. If you aren’t keen on buying new batteries frequently, choose a product with rechargeable ones.
One thing you should keep in mind is to take out the batteries from the collar while it’s not in use. It doesn’t feature an OFF button meaning that it draws power from the battery even when it’s hanging on the wall.
One of the great features is the vibration mode. It allows the owner to train their pet without having to use the electric stimulation. It helps you to gradually train your faithful companion instead of making you use progressive methods immediately.
• Easy to use
• Good build quality
• Batteries don’t last long
• No OFF button
What We Liked about It
The first thing we liked is the ease of installation and use, especially if you already have the wires installed. In fact, you can use this product right from the box, without any prior adjustments. However, make sure you read the user manual and set up the levels of stimulation accordingly.
The other thing we find worth pointing out is the price. While many other models tend to have a pretty hefty price, this one comes at an affordable one. It’s not a cheap model by any means, but it’s a worthy investment for people who own particularly stubborn and disobedient pets.
The compatibility with other collars is also a great thing, especially for users who are regular buyers of PetSafe products.
What We didn’t Like
The lack of the OFF button is a major issue for many pet owners. Even though the process of changing the batteries is incredibly simple, it’s not uncommon for people to forget about it. That means you’ll have to go to the nearest store in case you forgot to stack on batteries the last time you were shopping.
As we already said, this fence does not come with wire included. While it’s clearly stated in the description, you would be surprised by the number of people that oversee it. Therefore, if you don’t have wiring installed in the yard, make sure you purchase it separately.
This is a decent model for most individuals that are struggling to tame their dogs. It doesn’t require any excessive electrical knowledge or any kind of expertize whatsoever. All you have to do is find a place for the main box, plug it into a socket, and you’re ready to go.
One of the things you should bear in mind is that training is not easy and it doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of time and effort in order to accomplish expected and optimal results. Be careful when adjusting the stimulation levels and make sure you start with the lowest and gradually increase it until you see some results. This doesn’t mean that you are going to hurt your dog, but overstimulation sometimes causes reverse effects.