2014 Wireless Dog Fence System Review
Below you will find reviews of the best wireless dog fences. Mostly composed of dog owners, we know how frustrating it can be to have a dog sometimes, especially when it comes to keeping it around a designated area. Before you eventually progress to the actual review, it is important you know that people who wrote this article are people who have used the wireless dog containment systems and we do our best to produce both positive and negative aspects to using each product. In order to maintain the quality of our information, we stuck to only a couple of manufacturers like PetSafe and Havahart as well as others that you will discover soon. While there are other manufacturers out, we have found the ones listed below provide the best value for your money.
Listed below Are Best Sellers in No Order (More information can be found by clicking “Check Latest”)
Max # of dogs
|15lb-150lb||No||10||Yes||26 acres||2||Check Latest||4.2/5 |
|8lb+||No||5||Yes||11 acres||2||Check Latest||4.5/5|
|8lb+||No||5||No||25 acres||2||Check Latest||4.0/5 |
|8lb+||No||5||No||.05 acres||Unlimited||Check Latest||4.9/5 |
|Petsafe Wireless Containment System PIF-300|
|5lb+||No||5||Yes||.75 acres||Unlimited||Check Latest||4.5/5 |
|Petsafe Stay + Play Wireless Fence|
|15lb+||No||5||Yes||0.5 acres||Unlimited||Check Latest||4.0/5 |
|Petsafe Wireless Mapping Fence|
|10lb-130lb||Yes||8||Yes||2.5 acres||2||Check Latest||4.2/5 |
|Perimeter WiFi Wire Free Dog Fence
On the chart, we have listed what we believe is the most important information and cut out the fluff. With information such as dog weight, coverage area, price, average ratings, and backup battery, you should have no problem which you believe is the best. While these are designed for dogs, keep in mind that they can used for any pet that meets the weight requirements- so long as the pet is smart enough to be trained.
Why Review Eight?
While reviewing, we did not put a specific number in mind, our mission was to simply find the best out there and eight of them happened to be optimal based on our research. If we did have a number in mind, it would be 5. Though we could have easily ignored 3 more, we felt that it was best to include them because price is also an important factor in getting a wireless fence. Check out our buyer’s guide for more information. Other fences not included in the chart have very low quality features and ratings and would deem useless compared to others in the same price range. They all had some things in common; unstable receivers that deliver corrections accidently. It is like torturing your pet and would be an injustice to reference those models.
What You Should Expect In the Package
For more in depth information as to what you will receive in your package, read reviews dedicated to each wireless dog fence. However, you should generally receive these common items:
- Collar with the receiver
- AC Power Cord- to power the device(transmitter)
- A power chord
- Transmitter which consists of an LCD screen and buttons for control. This should be kept safe indoors and away from moisture.
- Manuals- Either for installation or dog training or both.
- Training flag(s), for some.
- Batteries for the receiver. Sometimes rechargeable batteries.
Heavily dependent on the type of containment system you choose, the package might include other things such as screws and/or something to mount.
The Benefits of Using A Wireless Dog Fence
Pet owners have a responsibility to make sure that they have happy healthy pets. Dogs and cats need plenty of fresh air and exercise, the right food, plenty of water, and of course, a veterinarian that they are taken to often. All pets need a big yard, but there is one decision that pet owners struggle over ,and that is whether the yard should have a standard fence, which can be made out of wood, rock, or wire, or owners can look into a wireless dog fence. Dogs and cats need a second of freedom, and there are other great benefits to using a wireless dog fence.
Pet owners, that want to fence in their yards, are going to soon discover that putting in fences is quite expensive. Even if people want a very basic chain link fence, they may end up paying a few hundred dollars just to keep their pets safe and confined to one area. However, wireless dog fences are a lot more affordable, which may be around one hundred dollars, to do their entire yard.
Allow For A Nice Yard View
A nice tall fence may protect the dog, but the problem is that a very tall fence may also block the view of the surrounding area. With a wireless dog fence, a dog will still be protected, but the view of the area will then be available for all to enjoy.
Dogs Cannot Dig Up Or Wreck A Wireless Fence
When pet owners put up an expensive fence, or any kind of fence, chances are their dogs might become bored and may up trying to escape their yard. With regular fences, dogs can dig them up, or even crawl under them, and then they are out to run around the neighborhood. A wireless dog fence cannot be dug up, or ruined in any way, because the fence is electronic.
Wireless Dog Fences Are Easier To Maintain
Pet owners who actually do want to invest the time and money into a regular fence not only have ti pay for it to be installed, but once they are up, it is now their responsibility to make sure that it is properly maintained. For wooden fences, the wood will have to be painted frequently with special paint to keep water and moisture from warping the wood or causing it to disintegrate. If people do have a chain link fence they will not have to do much for its upkeep, and that is why people often use it for their back or front yards. With a wireless dog fence, the owner does not have to take the time or make the effort to maintain anything because the fence is electronic, and there are not parts to take care of.
A Portable Fence That Can Go Anywhere
Not every moment of a pet’s life is spent at home, and there are those times when it is time for owners and pets to get away from it all for a vacation. Because there are so many hotels that are now pet-friendly, or the ones that are end up charging a fee per pet per night, some pet owners end up renting a small house whenever they leave town. With wireless dog fences, the fence can be dug up from the yard, and the fence can be packed up and taken anywhere that the pet and their owners go. Imagine how convenient it would be to be able to go anywhere and take a fence along that will ensure that pets will be safe? In only a few minutes, the wireless fence can be set up around the perimeter, activated, and then man’s best friend will be able to be free and roam around no matter how far away it is from home. A vacation can be made that much more fun and exciting when pet owners can take their best pals with them, and the wireless fence will ensure that nothing will happen to that pet while they are having fun out of town.
Pets have to be protected, but also given their own space to run around. It is the responsibility of pet owners to provide a happy environment for their pets including a place to get plenty of fresh air, sunshine, and room to run around to burn off excessive energy. However, where can that pet go for exercise, and yet still be safe? With a wireless dog fence, pet owners can find that fences are very expensive, and with a fence being wireless, pet owners can save money, still protect their pet, still have a great view, and everyone will be very happy with this electronic solution to constructing a place for pets to play whether it is at home, or on the road to a vacation destination.
Why take Wireless Dog Fence over Underground/Invisible?
The reason why we advise you take a wireless one is because of the total cost. Though the underground one can be more accurate, it cost more to get it setup. And should one decide to set it up on their own, it will be a lot of work. Besides, wireless pet systems are portable, which makes it very convenient for some people who do not own their own house. They are also easier to setup.
As already mentioned in an article we wrote, there are some bad things that come with selecting a dog radio fence. Since they only cover a circular area, it inconveniences some people who intend to keep the dog away from very particular places. It is harder to gauge with the wireless system since most people do not have an idea what kind of radius it covers despite being given that information. An example is someone set it up one day, and it went as far as the street which was not intended.
Wireless Receiver Collar
Some receivers will only emit a sound signal should the dog approach the boundary of the designated area. Some other receivers will deliver weak signals as a warning and depending on how close your dog gets to the boundary, the signals get stronger. Some models have the nice feature of when the pet approaches the boundary, it beeps to alert it before sending a shock and this is normally enough warning for most dogs. In a perfect world, it is good to have both types for different situations.
Some electric fences can support two receivers. Most packages come with one receiver, this means you will have to purchase another one separately should it be that you have more than one pet that meets the minimum weight requirements. Some manufacturers are nice enough to include two pins and 90% of them are waterproof.
Dog fence DIY
With this system, installation is easy. Follow the steps below to get started:
- Mount the transmitter to a surface such as a wall or and plug it to a power outlet (different models require different setups and checking the installation manuals they come with will show you what to do).
- Adjust the boundary limits from the knob.
- Finally, insert the batteries and put the receiver on your dog.
You are not done yet as you will need to train your dog to be more accustomed to it. Be sure to read our guide on doing so. But we will give you a quick summary of what you should do.
Train Your Dog to Get Accustomed
You will have to place flags around your designated boundary with a space of at least 10 feet between each. You will have to teach your dog to prevent itself from crossing the flags and know what the beep or warnings mean. To make things simple, walk your dog close enough to hear a beep, then walk it back and reward it. It can be a praise or a treat. This regimen should be continued for a 3 day, 15 to 20 minute session.
Be sure to train your pet to not cross when it gets excited, so do some discipline training or “distraction training”.
Do not ponder on what is provided here as most packages come with DVD instructions with a lot more detailed information.
Now that you are done reading, it is time to take action. The wireless dog fence reviews we provided should be provide you sufficient information to make a decision. Be sure to select one based on your budget, needs, and try to balance it out.