Friendly Pet Products Wireless Dog Fence Review
Your dog ended up in the neighbor's yard for the fifth time this month and no matter what you do he always finds new creative ways to escape your yard. It's time you think about getting a containment system that will keep your daredevil from wandering off and potentially getting hurt.
In-ground wired systems offer some advantages compared other methods and are completely customizable to your yard layout. While initially, these systems require you to invest some effort into setting them up, the wires are usually buried shallowly so it's fairly easy and won't cost you a lot of time.
Today we are looking into a product that is by no means perfect, but it managed to end up on our list of top rated invisible long-range dog fences.
So let's see how well it performs...
- In-ground system
- 5 levels of static simulation and a warning tone
- Supports multiple collars
- Collars use a standard non-rechargeable 9V battery
- 500 ft cord included
The collar that comes with the Friendly Pet Products Platinum Pet Fence is what we like to call a stubborn dog's collar. The receiver is bulky, has 2 large contact points and a nylon strap. The collar fits great on medium- to large-sized dogs, but we would not recommend using them on a smaller breed. Not the most comfortable collars out there, but definitely not a deal breaker.
The wireless unit is pretty straightforward. It has an indicator light that notifies you that everything is working as intended. It comes with everything you need to mount it on the wall, just make sure there are no metal objects in the proximity.
Probably the biggest downside to this product is the battery. It utilizes a standard non-rechargeable 9V battery that goes flat in about a week, even less if you don't turn the collar off every night(which you should be doing anyway). To make things worse, when you actually want to turn the power off it makes the same warning tone it usually does when your dog is in the proximity of the boundary line making the whole process kind of frustrating for your canine pal.
Replacing the battery every week or so will put a strain on your wallet so the solution we recommend is buying some rechargeable ones and rotating them every few days. This way you will save money and also make sure that you always have a full battery inside the collar since it doesn't have an indicator light to tell you if it's on low power.
• Good investment
• Huge range if you buy additional wire
• Can support multiple dogs with waterproof collars
• Battery life
• Bulky collar is not fit for smaller dogs
What We Liked about It
While some cordless systems offer more versatility and are portable, you're stuck with that circular boundary that just won't cut it for most properties. We can all agree that having an in-ground system is a huge advantage, allowing you to precisely blueprint your perimeter layout and we are definitely a fan of this. Also, it's much more affordable compared to products that utilize the cordless method.
As long as you put in the time and effort to train your pet, you will absolutely love this product. Remember to put flags 5 to 10 feet apart along the line you buried the cord. This will help you and your pet with the training process tremendously, giving a visual cue where the boundary line is. The flags are included in the package.
What We didn’t Like
Like we already mentioned, the battery is the biggest downside to this product. If the manufacturer included a charger and an internal rechargeable battery this product would be almost perfect. Also, the build quality of the collar could be better, and the size of the receiver limits it's reliability if you are planning to use it on a smaller dog.
The system works great as long as you understand it's drawbacks, we were generally happy with it and had no problems whatsoever. Make sure to go through the Step-by-step instruction manual before setting it up, also you can always contact their customer service for further questions.
Overall we gave this product a 3.5/5 because of its main drawbacks.
Would we still recommend spending your time and money on it? Absolutely yes.While flawed, it still does a great job and works as advertised. The manufacturer even offers a lifetime guarantee. Considering the range you can potentially get from this unit just by using one transmitter, the flexibility you gain with an in-ground system and the simple setup makes it a solid purchase. It's a great way to keep your pet safe and sound inside the limits of your property and will give you a much-needed piece of mind if you own an adventurous dog that