Our overall favorite in the wireless category, the Havahart wireless dog fence out performs the competition in almost every arena.
Like the Perimeter Technologies system, the Havahart uses WiFi technology, allowing for two-way communication between the base station and collar(s) so you get the helpful Boundary Challenge Alert safety feature.
Unlike Perimeter Technologies, the collar is bigger and a bit clunky – the one notable drawback. The collar is powered by rechargeable batteries, and the out of the box system includes a battery charger and 2 lithium ion batteries. The collar offers 5 individually adjustable correction levels and the system can handle up to two collars at a time.
The clear advantage of the Havahart over the competition is the signal reliability. The Havahart system boasts a 400ft. signal range. While this may be accurate in optimal, unobstructed and flat conditions, in reality the signal is most reliable under about 250 ft. The collar features two external antennae (integrated into the collar band) that seem to be effective in increasing the consistency and reliability of the boundary signal as well as keeping correction delay times to a minimum.
SUMMARY: The most reliable wireless system on the market, hands down, the Havahart Radial system offers solid basic functions as well as the reliability that you need to keep your dogs safe and happy. The only drawback is the slightly larger collar.
- WiFi Base Station
- WiFi Collar
- 2 Rechargeable Batteries
- Wall Charger
- 75 Boundary Flags
- Collar Tester
- Long & Short Prongs
- Base Station Mounting Hardware
- Instruction Manual
- Rechargeable Battery: The Havahart Radial wireless fence comes with two rechargeable lithium ion collar batteries and a plug-in charger. We always prefer rechargeable batteries and two is a nice bonus because one can charge while the other is being used.
- Long & Short Prongs: The collar comes with two sets of contact point prongs, one for short hair and one for long hair.
- Low Battery Indicator: The small LED light on the collar lets you know that it is working and when the battery is due for a charge.
- Superior Signal: The Havahart WiFi system offers much better reception than the competing wireless systems. Two external antennae embedded in the collar band seem to promote better reception.
- Water Resistant: The Havahart collar is not completely waterproof, so while rain doesn’t seem to be a problem, the collar cannot be submerged. Unfortunately, this renders this system out of bounds for water inclusive installations.
- 5 Individual Correction Levels: The collar features 5 independently adjustable correction levels for each collar on the system. The system can accommodate up to two collars.
BASE STATION FEATURES
- WiFi Technology: WiFi technology allows for two-way communication between the base station and the collar(s). This means that the collar will communicate any challenge to the boundary to the base station where you will be alerted to the challenge so that you can immediately investigate.
- Boundary Size: The radius of the circular boundary is set on the base station to a maximum of 400 ft. The system performs best when set at under 300ft.
- LCD Control Screen: The base station controls allow you to set the boundary size and correction level for each collar with an easy to use LCD screen menu.
- 12 Month Warranty: The Havahart Radial Fence offers a 12 month full warranty.
Returned! Review by Jayson of Priest Lake Idaho
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I wish I had read the reviews before I ordered. This product might have a good price, but I really felt like you were getting what you paid for. I returned it and got a better products. Ask Flex Petz customer service for recommendations. They will help you avoid my mistake. (Posted on 4/4/13)
Listen to Advice Review by Eugenia C.
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When I read the description of this product I thought it was just what I needed. And I didn't listen to the negative reviews. I kept thinking, I'm sure it's fine. It wasn't. I ended up returning it and the good people at FlexPetz were wonderful enough to help me exchange it for something else. I should have listened to everyone in the first place. Don't make my mistake. This product simply doesn't work well. (Posted on 3/21/13)
Buy something else Review by Brian Romesburg - Pittsburgh PA
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Flexpetz is awesome, but Havahart's Radial - Shape2 Wireless fence is not so awesome. It was expensive and it just isn't that accurate. From the moment it came I just really felt like I had spent too much on an inferior product. The system is clunky and it just isn't consistent or reliable. I'm so glad the people at Flexpetz then helped me pick something else. (Posted on 2/14/13)
Not What I Expected Review by Kristi Robinson - Chicago
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I was really unhappy with this purchase. I found it to be very unreliable. The boundaries are not consistent at all. That was really troubling for me because I felt it wasn't fair to my dogs to never really know where they were allowed and where they weren't. I ended up returning this system because it just didn't work for me. (Posted on 2/4/13)
"okay" Review by Lillian Metz - Springfield Ohio
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I feel like there are probably better, more updated systems on the market. It works ok, but it's just not the most up-to-date out there. The collars are for sure not as sleek as a lot of other ones out there. I like that it is WiFi, but the radius isn't very big and I didn't find it to be very consistent. I do like the rechargeable batteries, however. (Posted on 1/28/13)
Lovely Review by Kim
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I just want to start by saying that this is an awesome product handsdown. Best product I have tried & I have been completely satified. My dog, Wisper would run out the yard every chance she could get. So I look into some poducts on the internet & ran across this site flexpetz.com. I wanted to get something that would help me keep my dog safe & easy to find in case she tried to run off again. I couldnt afford to pay to actually put up a fence so I bought this wireless dog fence system called Havahart Radial shape-2 Wireless.It was affordable & well worth it to try since I was so desperate. It is very safe & you can also get a 12mo warranty. I really enjoy not having to worry about where my dog has ran off too. I am very amazed by this product & am very happy to recommend it. I could write a story about all its features but I think it would be best to say, you could never understand how good I feel unless you try it yourself.
-Kimberly Farland - Warrensburg, Missouri.
(Posted on 10/5/12)
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