The entry-level pet containment system from PetSafe is a decent, reliable system with an affordable price tag. Certainly the best budget option, this fence does have some limitations that are worth considering. But at nearly $100 less than the PetSafe YardMax system, this basic in-ground fence offers high quality at a pretty low price. While durable and waterproof, the collar is not rechargeable and requires the PetSafe proprietary batteries. The 4 static correction levels are individually set for each collar and range from medium to high, so the collar is suitable for dogs from about 12 - 100 lbs. The system can handle up to 10 acres and is cross-compatible with other PetSafe In-Ground collars (except UltraSmart & YardMax).
Transmitter with power adapter and mounting bracket
Test light tool
Basic Surge Protector
Operating and training guide
50 boundary training flags
500 feet of 20-gauge boundary wire
2 Wire nuts
2 Gel-filled capsules
4 Correction Levels: The PetSafe In-Ground takes the collar from the retired PetSafe Deluxe. The 4 static correction levels are individually set at the collar level so the system is completely suitable for dogs of varying sizes and temperaments. The collar correction strength ranges from fairly low to high so the collar is suitable for all dogs from about 12 - 100 lbs. The tone-only setting is perfect for training.
Compact & Lightweight: The PetSafe UltraLight Collar is pretty small and lightweight for collar that is not designed specifically for small dogs. The collar fits neck sizes 6"-28" and we recommend it for dogs right down to 12 lbs.
Waterproof: Although this is a replaceable battery collar, the battery compartment is sufficiently waterproofed and the collar is waterproof and even submersible. We find the PetSafe collars to be reasonably durable as well.
Indoor Pod Compatible: A nice extra feature for a budget system, the PetSafe In-Ground is compatible with the indoor pods that allow you to create exclusion zones within your house.
Disposable Proprietary Battery: The collar utilizes proprietary PetSafe batteries. They cost about $8 for two batteries and they last about 3 months. We always prefer rechargeable systems because you never end up in a situation where you have no spare batteries and can't let your dogs out and also for the eco-friendly nature of rechargeable batteries.
Regular Prongs Only: One set of regular prongs are included with this system. While this is fine for short coats, if your dog has long fur, you'll need to purchase the long prongs seperately.
Compatible With Other PetSafe Collars: Like the rest of the PetSafe In-Ground Fence Series, this system is compatible with other PetSafe in-ground fence collars including the Elite Little Dog, In-Ground Rechargeable, and the Stubborn Dog collars as well as the PetSafe Cat Fence collar. This collar compatibility is the way PetSafe makes each of it's fence systems suitable for multi-pet households. For a complete list of collar compatibility please see our handy chart.
Adjustable Boundary Width: The boundary width can be set anywhere from 0 to 10 ft. wide. For most installations we suggest a boundary of 3-5 ft. but a narrower boundary can sometimes be used for smaller dogs or smaller yards and a larger one for larger dogs or dogs with strong breakout drives.
Wire Break Alarm: An audible alarm will sound of your system has damage that prevents the signal from traveling all the way around your boundary loop. You can use a wire break locator kit to find the damaged section of wire and then repair it.
10 Acre Capacity: The PetSafe In-Ground is capable of powering up to 10 acres. For those who need greater capacity we suggest the SportDog In-Ground, which is compatible with PetSafe In-Ground collars.
Limited Lifetime Warranty: Full one-year warranty followed by a lifetime of fixed price repairs.
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i was looking into a basic home fence for my 3 little dogs. i wasent sure if it was safe and if it works . a co worker was telling me she brought the sysem foir her dog and it worked . easy set up great price and easy shipping than you. The only real complaints I have are that it isn't adjustable so I have to shock my little guys at a very high level. (Posted on 6/28/13)
Buy This One! Review by John Richardson
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I first bought the Hava Heart system. Don' t do it. This one works so much better! It doesn't have correction levels and I know that is a drawback, but really, it's the only one. It works flawlessly and the price makes it a good buy. (Posted on 2/21/13)
Good basic system Review by Sharon
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I am relatively happy with my purchase, I also upgraded the wiring for this system and was especially please after seeing the manufacturers wire...very cheap. The only complaint I had with this system is the inability to change the level of corrections that it gives to the dog. I have two dogs and one needed much less, so I really had no choice. But all and all it was cheap and it keeps the dogs in the yard, so I am pleased. (Posted on 2/4/13)
Okay!? Review by Marcus
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“I loved the price and the fact that it covers up to 10 acres, but aside from that the features are pretty limited and the collar was not as fitted to my dog as I would have liked. Good Overall
Marcus Colbert, NY (Posted on 9/19/12)
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