The PetSafe Contain N Train PRO-Grade system takes the combination dog fence and remote training system and adds high quality, heavy duty dog fence wire and accessories to take the system to the next level. The PetSafe Ultra-Smart Contain N Train adds the remote training feature to the already popular PetSafe UltraSmart In-Ground Fence System. With the included remote you have the ability to remotely train one or two dogs either at home or when you're out of the yard. The remote training feature is built into the electric fence collar and functions in much the same way as the fence except you control the warning and correction with the handheld remote. Remote training is a useful feature for many people looking to work on basic obedience or curb problem behavior, but we have to be really careful not to confuse the dog with the remote training feature. Also, the added remote training capability renders the receiver collar about 50% larger than the same collar on the UltraSmart system without the remote training feature.
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)
50 Boundary Flags
2 Waterproof Wire Splices & Wire Nuts
Transmitter Control Box
1 Receiver Collar
Wall Cradle Charging Station
Test Light Tool
Short & Long Contact Points & Training Caps
Contact Point Wrench
1 Training Remote with Lanyard
Rechargeable: A very appealing feature in any system is a rechargeable collar battery. The battery is lithium-ion and lasts about a month on a charge in dog fence only mode but only three days in remote training mode. The collar charges on the included cradle and a full charge takes about 2 hours.
Fit-Test: The collar automatically confirms that it is properly fitted when you remove it form the charging cradle and put it on the dog. The Ready-Test feature helps you get the collar on right every time. Ill-fitting collars are a leading cause of training problems.
Waterproof: The collar has no external buttons, is very well made and well put together. The waterproofing is effective and overall the collar is very durable. The band is plastic with buckle closure. The plastic is strong, long lasting, and also easy to clean and keep free from odors.
Includes Regular & Long Prongs: Long, short, and training prongs are included with this system. The long and short are active prongs whereas the training set do not conduct corrections so they are perfect for the beginning stages of training. The kit also includes a tool for changing the prongs.
Bigger Collar Unit: Because of the extra remote training feature the collar is a bit bulkier and not suitable for dogs under 20lbs.
Short Battery Life In Training Mode: In containment-only mode the battery life is as long as any other good rechargeable system on the market. However, the battery is rapidly depleted in remote training mode - draining the battery in about 3 days.
No Individual Controls: There are no setting controls on the collar. While this adds to the durability and waterproofing it also means that all dogs on the system must use the same settings.
Low Tone Volume: The waterproofing impedes the warning tone audibility for humans. The high-pitched sound is perfectly audible to the dog but a bit too muffled for us humans to hear.
9 Correction Levels + Tone-Only: The training remote offers 9 levels of static correction as well as tone only. The correction level is adjusted using up and down arrow buttons and the level you are using is displayed on the LCD screen.
2 Dog Capacity: While the Contain N Train fence can accomodate an unlimited number of dogs, the remote training feature is available to two dogs simultaneously. The transmitter can be set to correct each dog individually or both at the same time.
Can Be Confusing: We do not recommend training your dog on the fence and remote at the same time. To avoid confusion that would undermine your training, let your dog successfully use the fence only for at least 3 months before introducing the remote training feature. Just like the fence, the remote trainer requires dedicated training for it to be successful.
Short Range: Although PetSafe claims a 150 yard range on the remote trainer, we've found it to be closer to 50 yards, after which it gets pretty unreliable. This short range is ok for in-yard training but not sufficient for off-leash work in a public space or for sporting dogs.
25 Acre Capacity: The system can handle up to 25 acres (or 5,000 linear ft. of boundary wire). A toggle switch allows you to set the fence transmission strength for small installations (under 1 acre) or large installations (over 1 acre).
Signal Field Width: Adjust the width of the boundary zone (the area where the dog receives a warning and correction) from a few inches to over 10 ft.
Battery Backup: The system can run for about 3 days on 8 AAA batteries in the case of a main power failure. There is a toggle switch to choose backup power.
Lightening Protection: The Contain N Train, like the PetSafe UltraSmart includes external surge protection to keep your fence transmtter safe from an electrical surge on the main or stemming from a lightening strike near the dog fence wire.
System-Wide Correction: The system has 3 progressive correction levels (within each level the correction gets stronger if the dog continues into the boundary zone). All collars on the system are subject to the same correction level.
500 ft. Heavy Duty Pro-Grade Wire: In this Pro-Grade Kit, we include upgraded 14-gauge pro-grade wire. This heavy duty, polyelethene plastic coated wire is more break resistant and durable than the standard wire that comes in your typical dog fence kit. Upgrading to pro-grade wire increases the lifespan of your electric dog fence system.
50 ft. Heavy Duty Pro-Grade Twisted Wire: Almost all dog fence installations require some length of twisted neutral wire. While you can twist the wire by hand, we help you speed up and simplify your pro-grade system installation by including 50 ft. of heavy duty 14-gauge twisted wire.
External Surge Protection: With our heavy duty lightening and surge protection module you won't have to worry about damage to your electric fence system due to an electrical surge originating in the power main or the dog fence wire due to a lightening strike.
10 Heavy Duty Ground Staples: Ground staples are perfect for laying out your dog fence wire or for installations that run through terrain where burying the wire is difficult or impossible. Our heavy duty ground staples are guaranteed to keep your dog fence wire in place.
Extended 3-Year Warranty: To ensure you get the most out of your electric pet fence, our PRO-Grade kits come with an exclusive extended warranty. We're so confident in our PRO-Grade systems, we've tripled the manufacturer's warranty.
Hard Core Stuff Review by Doug Marino
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I bought this system because I was tired of cheap Mickey mouse systems, with cheap wire and cheap parts. The quality is noticeably better although it is much more expensive. Knock on wood I have had it installed for about 2 months and no wire breaks. Also have had some pretty bad storms and everything seems to be holding up fine. My two Golden's are happy and I'm happy I don't have to deal with fixing the fence, once and done is what I say.
Coolidge, AZ. (Posted on 2/11/12)
Our dogs won't go missing again Review by Charlie D.
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Finally we can keep our dogs safe without breaking the bank! After a few stressful situations with runaway dogs etc., we decided to set up a fence, but were shocked at how much most vendors are charging. Some were up to 6-7 thousand AUD just for fence posts and wire!
After a bit of researching we found this and have never looked back. Our 3 Labradors are safe and sound always, and we're happy knowing it. Also loving the remote control, great feature and really comes in handy for jumping, barking and digging. Love the heavy duty supplies that came with the kits, this website was the only one I could find that had these options available, I did a little research and found out that wire breaks can be common with these types of systems, worth the extra for the agravation that comes along with cheap parts.
Couldn't be more pleased.
(Posted on 2/10/12)
Best Quality at most reasonable price Review by NickTye
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We were made aware of felxpetz by friends who succesfully used and installed their invisible fence supplied by this company. After doing extensive research online and offline, we found that this all in one kit really is the most affordable solution, without compromising on quality. Step by Step videos on youtube and excellent customer service make the self installation of this invisble fence solution achievable, even for non DIY enthusiasts such as us. The training videos and guide are excellent and it is amazing how quickly our border collies responded. The option to buy extra upgrades for this kit makes it suitable for everyone starting out with invisible fences to keep their pets safe. We found that the customer service is second to none, with quick responses to queries. The delivery was prompt and without fault.
As far as the system itself, I was most impressed with the quality of the system. The heavy grade wire is really heavy duty, no the light weight stuff that comes with most of the do it yourself kits, the surge protector also very heavy duty and I love the hand held remote we have used it as a training aid with our two stubborn Labradoodles we use the remote for digging barking and jumping...very effective.
Attleborough, MA (Posted on 10/14/11)
Contain and Train Pro Grade Review by WendySomething
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Keeping my Boxer Laila safe is SO IMPORTANT to me. I love her but she is quite a spirited little brat lol. The Biggest sell for me on this product is the price. Of course it is something I had to figure out how to install myself but it didn't take nearly as long as someone tech challenged like me. If I can figure it out anyone can. But the fact that I'm not having to pay $2500 for a company to come and install it for me is what made me really really happy with the price.
I can't say enough good things about this product. Laila is extremely important to me and she is crazy and likes to run. When she is on her leash she tends to run in circles around poles and fence posts and all of my flowers in my yard basically yanking them out of the ground. This system allows her to run freely in the yard without me having to worry about destruction and losing her!
Although the collar tends to be a bit flimsy, replacing it with a bit stronger one causes the system to last a very long time and gives me peace of mind that the slight shock and warming sensation wont dig into her and hurt her but will deter her from leaving as well.
One of the most appealing features of this system was the hand held remote that comes with it, I didn't quite understand this at first, the tech filled me in. You basically have two buttons you can press like a tv remote, warning & correction. I have found numerous uses for this and I'm loving this almost as much as the fence itself. We use it for jumping, barking digging...food theft etc. etc. kinda funny Laila will be doing something bad and I just reach for the remote and she immediately seizes and desists and resumes good behavior. I also use it while walking her previously she had pulled very hard on the leash, now it just takes a warning tone and she understands quickly, most of the behaviors since we began training have been altered, but on rare occasions we still break it out.
Overall I highly recommend this product because of the price as well as the peace of mind it gives any dog owner.
(Posted on 8/25/11)
It REALLY works! Review by M. Nelson
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This training system was recommended to me by a friend, and at first, I was doubtful. Every other system I had used to train my Collie had failed and he still remained obnoxious, and ran away often because of wire breaking. So I decided to give this a try, and it actually worked! Like I was astonished at how well the fencing held and how the wire never snapped! Very impressed! (Posted on 10/22/10)
LOVED THIS Review by Monica
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I have a 6 month old Australian Shepherd. She is the poster child for stubborn dogs. She does what she wants. This fence is a lifesaver. She was constantly going over to the neighbors and bothering them. I would get phone calls and I was at my wits end.
It took two days to put the fence in. We have fence on three sides of 10 acres, but the front has nothing, so we just fenced the front with this.
It has been 2 months since we put it in and it is so nice to be able to walk down the driveway without the dog following us. She knows her boundaries now and life has become a lot easier. She was in danger because she was wondering on the road and barking at everyone who passed by.
At first she was scared and she didn't want to go outside except to do her potty business, but she didn't want to go without one of us with her.
She has gotten over all that. She is back to her happy little self. We did not do the training that was suggested in the manual. We showed her a couple of times and after her trying to break the boundary a few times, she learned. She does not go anywhere near it now for any reason. Also very happy with the heavier duty supplies that came with this kit, having read lots of reviews and reading about the furious people with the low grade wire we decided to spend a little more and get something that will hopefully last.
Apple Valley, ca (Posted on 3/17/09)