The PetSafe UltraSmart pairs a reasonable price point with a slim and rechargeable collar. The useful Fit Test feature, which ensures the collar is properly fitted each time you recharge and put it back on your dog is also a nice feature, especially for dogs with long or thick coats. The system is multi-dog ready but does not offer individual correction levels for dogs of different sizes, so it is best-suited to single dog households or households with dogs within 20 pounds of each other. The UltraSmart collar is compatible with PetSafe Pawz Away Indoor and Outdoor Barrier Zones. Our PRO-Grade package upgrades this best-selling PetSafe dog fence kit to include thicker professional grade wire, surge protection, ground staples, and an extended warranty to protect your investment and your pet.
PRO-Grade 14-Gauge Wire (500 ft.)
PRO-Grade 14-GaugeTwisted Wire (50 ft.)
PRO-Grade Heavy Duty Surge Protection Module
PRO-Grade Dog Fence Staples (10)
2 Waterproof Wire Splices & Wire Nuts
Transmitter Control Box
1 Rechargeable Receiver Collar
Wall Charging Cradle For Collar
Training DVD & Instruction Manual
Short & Long Contact Points & Training Caps
Contact Point Wrench
Test Light Tool
50 Training Flags
Rechargeable: The convenient and eco-friendly collar has a high-quality lithium-ion battery and is fully rechargeable. The battery charges in roughly 2 hours and the charge will last about a month.
Waterproof: The well designed collar is fully waterproof and has a plastic collar band. We like that the plastic collar band doesn't absorb water so it tends to develop less of a smell than the fabric bands, but the plastic band doesn't adjust as well as the nylon bands and tends to slip around the neck more readily.
Contoured, Lightweight Collar: The collar is slim and contoured to wrap around the dog's neck. It's on the smaller side as far as dog fence collars go but isn't small enough to be suitable for dogs under about 15 lbs.
Fit Test: The Fit Test feature is a self diagnostic tool that automatically engages each time the collar is removed from the charging station. The Fit Test feature ensure that the collar is properly fitted to your dog's neck. Since poor collar fit is the second most common reason for breakouts, this feature is really handy.
Includes Short & Long Contant Points: The UltraSmart comes with long, short, and training prongs. The training prongs are used during the initial phases of training to get your dog used to the feeling of the collar without actually conducting a correction. The short prongs are fine for dogs of average coat length and the longer prongs are generally needed for dogs with long or thick fur.
Compatible with Pawz Away Barriers: The PetSafe UltraSmart collar is compatible with PetSafe's Pawz Away Outdoor and Pawz Away Indoor pet barrier zones. These small wireless pods allow you to create smaller pet-free areas within your home or your yard.
No Individual Correction Levels: Unfortunately, the UltraSmart is not capable of individual correction level setting for each dog on the system. If you have dogs of varying sizes that would need different correction level settings you would need to go for the YardMax system.
Low Tone Volume: The warning tone volume on the UltraSmart is a little too low for human ears. It is audible but very quiet. This makes it a little bit difficult to hear the warning tone durning training.
25 Acre Capacity: The UltraSmart is suitable for spaces up to 25 acres and features a size switch that allows you to select a stronger signal for installations over an acre.
Adjustable Boundary Zone Width: The boundary zone can be adjusted anywhere from a few inches to 10 ft. We generally recommend 3-5 ft. depending on the size of the installation and the personality of the dogs.
Wire Break Alarm: The wire break alarm sounds if ever there is a wire break anywhere on your boundary loop. The audible alert in addition to the flashing light is a nice feature for people who have the transmitter in an out of th way area.
Battery Back Up: Battery back-up is a feature we like. Should the power go out for whatever reason the 8 AA batteries you install will ensure your system runs for 2-3 days, keeping your pets protected.
System-Wide Correction Level: The main downside of this system is the lack of individual correction level settings for each collar on the system. All collars are subject to the same correction level setting. The PetSafe YardMax System does have individual correction level settings.
500 ft. PRO-Grade Wire: Our exclusive PRO-Grade kits uprgade your included 500 ft. of standard factory grade wire to heavy duty pro-grade wire. With it's 45-mililiter polypropylene waterproof jacket, this thicker 14-gauge wire offers increased protection against breaks and damage caused by freezing temperatures, lawn care equipment, tree roots, and wild animals.
50 ft. PRO-Grade Twisted Wire: In addition to the upgraded boundary wire we also include 50 ft. of the same caliber twisted (or neutral wire) in our PRO-Grade kits. Twisted wire is used in virtually every dog fence installation to connect the transmitter to the boundary loop. By twisting the wire a neutral wire is created, allowing your dog to cross it without receiving a correctio. By including this heavy duty pro-grade pre-twisted wire we help you save time and energy during your installation.
Heavy Duty PRO-Grade Surge Protection: All of our PRO-Grade dog fence kits include a professional quality external surge protection module. This dual function surge protection keeps your transmitter safe from electrical surges originating in the power main as well as external surges caused by lightening near the boundary wire.
Heavy Duty Ground Staples: Ground staples have a number of applications when installing an electric dog fence. Not the least of which is anchoring the wire nice and tight to the ground wherever you cross a pathway or driveway. Using ground staples to hold your wire taught will help ensure it isn't snagged by edgers or other lawn maintanence equipment.
Extended 3-Year Warranty: Our upgraded PRO-Grade kits come complete with a full 3-year warranty. We triple the average manufacturer warranty to make sure you are completely satisfied with your electric dog fence purchase. We are also available to help you with any installation, training, or troubleshooting questions for the life of your electric dog fence.
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Great Product. Does The Job Perfectly! Review by Marge Kultra
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This is an amazing product!! I have been having a problem with my dogs getting out all of the time. I would have to chase them down for hours. My chain link fence was just not doing the job of keeping my dogs safe.
I bought the PetSafe UltraSmart Pet Fence PRO-Grade system around two months ago and wanted to come back and share my experiences.
Set up was so simple and easy it only took me two hours to get it out of the package and operating. I left my fence up for security reasons, but my dogs won't even go near the fence now. Definitely a God Send, previously they had been constantly finding ways out.
There aren't many products out there that work as well as this one at a price that cheap. If you are looking for an easy and safe way to keep your pets inside your yard, while not paying an arm and leg, get the PetSafe UltraSmart Pet Fence PRO-Grade system. You won't regret it! Incidentally I did have a professional from Dog Watch come to my home to give me a quote. He wanted over 1400 dollars and also wanted me to buy his batteries. No thanks was a hard days work installing the system, but I save almost a thousand dollars, I also got excellent support from flexpetz.com sorry to bother you guys so many times guys these guys are definitely the Gold Standard when it comes to support and customer service. I asked the Girl at PetSmart some simple questions, couldn't get any knowledgeable response, not mention they where more expensive then the basic kits and didn't offer any of the heavy duty options.
Thanks a lot for answering all my questions, I called you guys way to many times but you where always very patient, this review has been long overdue.
Rock River, Wyoming
(Posted on 9/2/13)
Pet Safe Ultrasmart Pro-Grade Review by Nick_M
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We previously owned a property with about ¼ of an acre that is fenced. Problem was, we have a dog who loves to dig and climb. We got a Dogwatch system about 7 years ago that was around $900 installed. It worked OK, but it seemed like we were going through batteries every few months. Because of the twists and turns on the property the tech used 20 gauge wire which broke twice over the years.
We bought a new place and the new owner of our old place wanted to keep the DogWatch system so we figured that we would get a new system once we moved into the new place. Problem was, we needed almost an acre worth of containment for the new place. We called several places for prices to have one installed and almost died from sticker shock.
A friend from work recommended Flexpetz. I had never considered installing a system myself, but after seeing that I could get a system for about 1/5th the price of the best quote I got and having a budget leaner than 7 years ago, I decided to do it.
It was not hard at all. I rented a trencher for about $45 and spent most of a day taking my time and doing it right. I had a couple of questions and their support was quick and helpful. It has worked great in the 3 months since it was installed.
I got this system because I wanted the rechargeable collar and backup battery and got the 14 gauge wire for better durability. I have had no problems and since my dog already is used to having containment I didn’t need any training.
If you are concerned about installing it yourself, don’t be. You can do it and it’s not hard. You also will be getting a great system at a great price.
(Posted on 10/5/12)
Cheapest price for this quality type product Review by Nicole Evans
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We purchased this "all in one" kit for our two dogs when we moved into our new home. The kit contains everything you need to get you started, the instructions and videos are clear and easy to follow. We researched our options and, while you can get the single components cheaper, we found that what makes flexpetz products the best option, is the fact that they do not compromise on quality. It is well worth spending the extra money and having the peace of mind that you have purchased a lasting, guaranteed item. Flexpetz offer extensive training and instructions on how to install and use their systems. In comparison to having a firm install and train you, this is by far the cheaper option with the added bonus that you use the same quality materials.
Delivery time is fast and free. With the special purchase price, this is by far the best invisible fence DIY kit there is. Flexpetz offer great after sales customer service and are quick and friendly in their response to any query. The youtube videos and instructions will have you installing your invisible fence in no time. (Posted on 8/18/12)
Fantastic quality and pretty good value! Review by DogLover
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I have this pet fence for my two golden retrievers. They're such wonderful dogs. I had a black lab five years ago, but he slipped through our old fence and we've never seen him again. It broke my heart. So, when I got my two current furbabies this year, I dreaded the idea that I might lose one or both of them if they slipped through a regular fence again.
So, I did a lot of online research. I spoke to various breeders and dog trainers. I really looked into a million different solutions to protect my dogs. I even got a professional estimate (which was 5 times the cost of this pro-grade fence!)
I ultimately purchased this fence and I'm sooooo glad I did! My dogs are happy to have the space and I'm happy to give them the freedom of the entire yard. The fence does a great job containing them.
I felt the quality of the materials was above par. Everything was well constructed and built to last.
The only thing is that I felt the package was a bit on the expensive side, but given that it holds my dogs where I need them to be without any worries it's well worth the cost. Maybe the manufacturer would consider a sale or a coupon code once in a while?
At any rate, it's a great fence with heavy duty accessories that work well for my dogs and me. I really can't say enough good things about this! Highly recommended! (Posted on 3/1/12)
Just great value for money! Review by Joe.C
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I Just recently got two new puppies, due to my kids pestering me to get them a dog. I finally gave in, but as soon as the dogs where old enough to go outside the back of the house ( we have a large open field at the back off our house leading to the nearby woods) I constantly had to go out and make sure the dogs didn't wander off too far and I even had a few close calls where we almost them, Which would of devastated my kids.
Honestly never having this problem before I had no idea what to do about it, so I contacted a friend who knew a little bit more about animals than me and they gave me a link to this site. I did check a few other sites though they seemed overpriced. Or in some cases the product just looked inadequate.
I finally decided this would be the product I would use, and i was concerned about training my dogs. But with a little help from my previously mentioned friend I was able to get my dogs trained. Now my dogs are free to roam and free not to have to constantly be chasing after them and being too concerned where they've gotten to.
At first I thought this package was a bit expensive but after receiving it, it really is worth every penny as well seeing that it comes with a 3 year guarantee. I'd recommend this product to just about anyone.
Bellefonte, Delaware (Posted on 1/1/12)
Problem Solved Review by Emma
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My neighbor has a pretty big dog. I love that dog like my own, but when he jumps on his 2 paws to welcome me home, he is as tall as i am.
Other problem, I have a toy puddle, scared of any other dog.
Can you imagine having our dogs playing in the backyard without a fence? I need to mention i also like to grow my own vegetable garden in my backyard.
My neighbor and I did not want to spend too much money, but we needed a solution. Searching on the internet he came across this site and decided to give it a try.
Bingo! The solution is perfect, I like the product, my only remark is that I wish it would cost less, but in any case, in my opinion, it's woth every penny (Posted on 9/20/09)
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WHO SHOULD CONSIDER THIS FENCE?
- Number of Dogs
- Dog Size
- Collar Size
- 12 lbs. and up
- 7” – 32”
- Maximum Area
- Transmitter Battery Backup
- Included Wire
- Collar Battery
- Collar Dimensions
- Collar Water Resistance Level
- Collar Low Battery Indicator
- Collar Fit Test
- Included Prongs
- Lightening Protection
- 25 Acres / 5,000 ft. of Wire
- 500 ft. 20-Gauge
- Lithium Ion Rechargeable
- 2.5” x 1.2” x .7”
- Correction Levels
- Independent Correction Levels
- Warning Type
- Training Mode
- Boundary Width
- 3 Progressive Levels
- Audible Tone
- Yes, Tone Only
- 0-10 ft. Adjustable
- Indoor/Outdoor Zones Compatible
- Other Compatible Collars