I purchased a wireless pet containment system because keeping my dog safe outdoors is one of the most important concerns I have with owning him. He is a member of our family. If anything were to happen to him it would be heartbreaking. I do all I can to keep my dog healthy and safe. He enjoys his time outside our home and while we live in what I consider a safe area, he does have a habit of getting out.
Sometimes he will jump over the very fence that is meant to keep him in the yard. This concern is something a lot of people have especially in areas where a busy street is close by. Dogs can be curious animals and if they want to investigate something that interests them they will go to great lengths do to it. When I heard about these systems I had to check them out.
In doing so, I discovered that they are safe, humane tools for keeping dogs where you want them to be. There are no wires to worry about installing underground which is a relief. I found five that I would recommend and since I did a careful review of each product I am listing the details here to help other people who are interested in buying these types of units for keeping their dogs safe.
You do not need to dig in your yard to install this. You can literally plug the transmitter in and start using it within an hour or so. Yes, there is training involved and no the system cannot be configured to cover your yard's exact shape. It only sends out a signal in a circular form but that seems par for the course with these systems.
Allow about two weeks to train your dog but rest assured, it is worth the investment of time. The system can cover your pet's movement up to 90 feet in each direction. It translates to up to ½ acre of coverage with a wireless signal that, unlike some systems, will not be affected by your home's Wi-Fi.
Read the instructions carefully to train your dog using the flags. Only use it with pets that are over 6 months old and over 8 pounds. You can set the waterproof collar to tone-only mode when training the dog. There is a total of five levels of static correction on the collar.
What makes this the ideal system is that you can pack it up with you when you travel and use it wherever else you like as long as there is an electrical outlet. We camp often during the summer so this is beyond perfect for us because our dog loves camping, too!
You get the same waterproof collars with five levels of static correction and tone-only training mode. The collars can fit a small dog of at least 8 pounds as well as an 80-pound big dog. I read that some people order this kit after buying the one listed above simply because they want extra collars and transmitters because the system works that well.
I would invest the money in this one even if you have one or two dogs if you think you will be using it a lot. This way, you have extra collars on hand. Do you ever dog sit? Perfect system for anytime you have a few extra dogs to look after. Just remember to take some time to train them.
It comes with a transmitter, a collar and the flags. It works great with large dogs like Great Danes and small dogs like Chihuahuas. Perfect for taking it with you when traveling with your dogs. The system is particularly good at alerting dogs using the beep tones before having to deliver any kind of electrostatic correction but you can opt to keep it on tone-only mode if you prefer.
It also has five different levels of static correction and the batteries are easy to install. You get replaceable PetSafe batteries which automatically turn on. They last for about two months.
It comes with the transmitter which goes up to 700 feet in diameter. The collars are waterproof and, like the transmitter, are rechargeable. They have built-in batteries that work for up to 26 hours outdoors. There are four levels of static correction and a warning tone to alert the dog if he goes outside his boundaries. Works for dogs between 8 pounds and 120 pounds.
Another reason I list this one is that it seems comparable to my number one recommendation, but it can operate both on AC or DC not just an electrical outlet like the PetSafe systems. That's something to keep in mind because it is a truly portable system. Buy it only if you can find a seller that offers the PetFender system in new condition. This way, you can take advantage of the manufacturer's warranty.
As you can see, most all of the top 5 products which I recommend after researching them and which people rave about with thousands of 4- and 5-star reviews all come from PetSafe. This company seems to offer the most variety in these complete wireless systems. Many products available are wired or underground wired systems. Some are listed as wireless, but they are actually wired with wireless collars.
I'd recommend going with the Pet Safe brand first. The quality and value all seem consistent. Keep your dogs and cats- safe outdoors with a wireless pet containment system. They are easy to use and offer plenty of peace of mind.