Sit Boo-Boo Hidden Dog Fence Review
So you've decided your property needs a wireless dog fence. You like the idea of having a concealed and safe way to keep your pet from harm, but you're not ready to invest a lot of your hard earned money into such a system.
While some companies offer better quality products for a substantially bigger amount of money - today we want to cover a unit that does the job but doesn't put a dent in your bank account.
Hidden Dog Fence by Sit Boo-Boo is a fully customizable, secure system that is super easy to set up. Some of the features it offers are usually not found in products at this price range but before you decide on your purchase we recommend you take a look at how well it did on our test.
- In-ground system but will work above ground as well
- 5 levels of static simulation and a vibration only mode
- Supports multiple collars simultaneously
- Included cord can cover up to 1.2 acres
- Collars use a fast recharging battery.
The collar that comes with the Hidden Dog Fence by Sit Boo-Boo is surprisingly well-built. Don't expect it to be on the level of some more expensive named brands, but definitely a solid product that fits comfortably on your dog's neck. Depending on the length of your dog's coat, you will want to choose the appropriately sized contact points. Two sizes are included, for shorter and longer lengths. We were very pleased with the intensity of the electrical jolt this collar sends. It's very safe and harmless but still enough to let your canine pal know he's not behaving the way he's supposed to.
The transmitter box is pretty standard and should be mounted on a wall as long as you make sure there is an electrical outlet next to it. The underground wires need to be connected to the transmitter so you should take this into consideration when planning the spot where you want to put it.
The battery that comes with the collar is rechargeable which is great since you won't have to worry about getting tons of spare ones to have in case it goes flat. Keep it on the charger for about two to three hours in order to get a full charge. We recommend paying attention to the indicator light and only charging the collar if it's on low battery life. This way you will get the most out of it and avoid shortening its lifespan.
• Customizable perimeter layout
• Good price
• Great range right out of the box
• Quality of the included wire
What We Liked about It
It's a great system if you're looking to avoid digging entirely. While we recommend burying it along the line where you want the boundary zone to end, it will work even if placed above ground. You can even attach it to an existing physical fence.
The collar is very solid, it emits a mild, harmless jolt that is just enough to correct unwanted behavior while keeping your pet perfectly safe.
What We didn’t Like
If we have to point one flaw this unit has - it has to be the included cord that comes by default. It's very thin and somewhat susceptible to breaking. While we didn't experience any wire breaking, a number of other customers did report a lot of issues while installing the system. This can cause various reliability problems.
Besides being careful while setting it up, we recommend getting a thicker, heavy-duty wire and just forget about the one you got in the package.
Other than that, the system works as advertised.
The Sit Boo-Boo Hidden Dog Fence is an excellent choice if you're looking into getting a decent quality wireless dog fence at a great price. As long as you set it up according to the instruction manual, you are guaranteed to have a reliable system that will assure your pet has all the freedom it needs to enjoy your backyard.
Invest some time into training your furry friend to the new boundary system. Don't forget to use the included flags as a visual cue, once your pet gets a sense where the perimeter ends, you can remove them altogether.
Overall we rate the product a 4.0 out of 5. We give the verdict mostly due to the price, the rechargeable collar and other features it boasts. If you're willing to spend more, we would recommend you check out a product we already reviewed.