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Dog Fence Reviews

In-Ground Dog Fence Reviews

Welcome to the Flexpetz.com DIY Dog Fence Reviews. Throughout our 20+ years in the DIY dog fence industry we've used and tested all of the dog fences that we sell. In our review section we try to pass on as much of that experience as we can to our customers to help you make an informed decision when choosing a dog fence. Our motivation is customer satisfaction and that means providing expert, unbiased reviews and the most accurate information possible.

  • We sell all of the dog fence systems we review. In our reviews we try to be honest in pointing out the strengths and weaknesses of each system. We feel that providing our customers with honest information informed by real life experience is the best way to ensure customer satisfaction. You won't find an empty salespitch copied from a manufacturer website at Flexpetz.com, rather just honest to goodness details that will help you select the best fence for you and your dog.

    Our reviews are detailed and there is a lot of information to wade through. This can be overwhelming for someone new to DIY dog fences. If you find yourself confused, torn between two similar systems, or even at a complete loss, don't worry! Just contact us using our live chat or by phone at (877) 902-8132. We have dog fence installation and training professionals available to help you make sense of all the information and match a fence to your needs. We can even pull up a satellite image of your property right while we chat to help us recommend the perfect fence or help you plan your fence layout.

    We provide our customers with expert installation, training, and technical guidance for the life of your system. Feel free to call us with any questions you may have regarding your dog fence system. Unlike the big box stores, we've personally tested and used all of the systems we sell and can answer your questions from personal experience rather than just reading the manufacturer website. 



Perimeter Ultimate PRO-Grade
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PetSafe YardMax
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PetSafe Elite Little Dog
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PetSafe Stubborn
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Innotek IUC-5100
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Rating
Reliability Excellent Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good
Rechargeable No Yes No No Yes
Type Of Collar Battery Disposable 6-Volt Rechargable Lithium Ion Proprietary Disposable Disposable 9-Volt Rechargable Lithium Ion
Battery Or Charge Interval (average) 4-6 Months Up To 3 Months 1 Month 3-4 Months 2 Weeks (Fence) / 3 Days (w/ Training)
Correction Levels 5 5 4 5 3
Collar Water Protection Waterproof Waterproof Waterproof Waterproof Waterproof
Battery Backup No No No No Yes
Capacity 5 acres 10 acres 25 acres 10 acres 25 acres
Interference None Utility Lines, Metal, Satellite Dishes, Other Dog Fences Utility Lines, Metal, Satellite Dishes, Other Dog Fences Utility Lines, Metal, Satellite Dishes, Other Dog Fences Utility Lines, Metal, Satellite Dishes, Other Dog Fences
Manufacturer Warranty Limited Lifetime Warranty / Extended 3 Year Parts Limited Lifetime Warranty Limited Lifetime Warranty Limited Lifetime Warranty Lifetime Limited Warranty
Other Notes
  • Made in USA
  • Small Collar
  • Comfort Contacts
  • Progressive Correction
  • Frequency Selection
  • Temp Wire Check

 

  • Maximizes Space
  • Small Collar
  • Anti Run-Through
  • Collar Fit Test
  • Progressive Correction
  • 2-Hr Quick Charge
  • Smallest Collar
  • Lower Corrections
  • Cross Compatibility 
  • Reflective Collar

Cross Compatibility
Highest Intensity
Big Collar

  • Remote Training
  • Fastrak Twisted Wire
  • Lightening Protection
  • 2-Hr. Quick Charge
  • No Individual Correction
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Pro Version Available Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes





Manufacturer Customer Service Good Excellent Excellent Excellent Good
Recommended For Dogs image 8+lbs image 10+lbs image 5+lbs image 50+lbs image 20+lbs
Compatible Indoor Pet Barriers
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None Pawz Away Indoor & Pawz Away Mini Indoor Pet Barrier Indoor Pet Barrier Pawz Away Indoor & Pawz Away Mini
Compatible Outdoor Pet Barriers
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None Pawz Away Rock & Pawz Away Mini None None Pawz Away Rock & Pawz Away Mini
External Surge Protection Factory Grade (1 Year Warranty) Factory Grade (1 Year Warranty) Factory Grade (1 Year Warranty) None Factory Grade (1 Year Warranty)
Full Review Perimeter Ultimate PRO-Grade
full review
PetSafe YardMax
full review
PetSafe Elite Little Dog
full review
PetSafe Stubborn
full review
Innotek IUC-5100
full review


 

SportDOG Containment Fence
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PetSafe In-Ground
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Dogtra Gold 3000
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Dogtek EF-4000
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Havahart Fence Free
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Rating
Reliability Very Good Good Good Good Good
Rechargeable No No Yes No Yes
Type Of Collar Battery Disposable 9-Volt Proprietary Disposable Rechargable Lithium Polymer Disposable CR2 Disposable CR2450
Battery Or Charge Interval (average) 2-4 Months 3 Months 3 Weeks 3-4 Months Every Two Months
Correction Levels 4 4 5 8 5
Collar Water Protection Waterproof Waterproof Water Resistant Waterproof Water Resistant
Battery Backup No No No No No
Capacity 100 acres 10 acres 40 acres 2.5 acres 13 acres
Interference Utility Lines, Metal, Satellite Dishes, Other Dog Fences Utility Lines, Metal, Satellite Dishes, Other Dog Fences Other Dog Fence Systems Metal, Utility Lines Utility Lines, Metal, Satellite Dishes, Other Dog Fences
Manufacturer Warranty Lifetime Limited Warranty 1 Year Warranty 2 Year Warranty 1 Year Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Other Notes
  • Cross Compatibility
  • Largest Capacity
  • Vibration Warning
  • Pro Durability
  • 1000 ft. of Wire
  • Long & Short Contacts
  • Big Collar
  • Best Budget System
  • Smaller Collar
  • Cross Compatibility
  • Long & Short Contacts
  • Training Contacts
  • Progressive Correction
  • Warning Vibration
  • 18-Gauge Wire
  • Big Collar
  • Long & Short Contacts
  • Adjustable Warning Zone
  • No Low Battery Light
  • Up To 24' Signal Field
  • Motion Sensor
  • Short & Long Contacts
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Pro Version Available Yes No No No No





Manufacturer Customer Service Excellent Excellent Average Poor Good
Recommended For Dogs image 20+lbs image 12+lbs image 20+lbs image 12+lbs image 10+lbs
Compatible Indoor Pet Barriers
(sold separately)
None Indoor Pet Barrier None None None
Compatible Outdoor Pet Barriers
(sold separately)
None None None None None
External Surge Protection None None None None Factory Grade (1 Year Warranty)
Full Review SportDOG Containment Fence
full review
PetSafe In-Ground
full review
Dogtra Gold 3000
full review
Dogtek EF-4000
full review
Havahart Fence Free
full review


 

Innotek SD-2100
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Innotek SD-2000
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Innotek SD-3000
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Humane Contain 8000
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Smart Dog HT-023
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Rating
Reliability Good Good Good Poor Poor
Rechargeable Yes No No No No
Type Of Collar Battery Rechargable NiMH Disposable 3-Volt Disposable 3-Volt Proprietary Disposable Disposable 6-Volt
Battery Or Charge Interval (average) Once Per Month 2-3 Months 2 Months 1 Month 4 Months
Correction Levels 3 1 1 3 1
Collar Water Protection Water Resistant Water Resistant Waterproof Waterproof Waterproof
Battery Backup Yes No No Yes No
Capacity 25 acres 5 acres 5 acres 100 acres not known acres
Interference Metal, Utility Lines Low Interference Issues Utility Lines, Metal Utility Lines, Metal, Satellite Dishes, Other Dog Fences Anything & Everything
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year Warranty Lifetime Limited Warranty 1 Year Warranty 1 Year Warranty No Warranty
Other Notes
  • Cheapest Rechargeable
  • Short & Long Contacts
  • Noisy Charger
  • 8-hr Charge Time
  • Cheapest Reliable System
  • Progressive Correction
  • No Adjustable Correction
  • No Individual Correction
  • No Battery Indicator
  • Cheapest Remote Trainer
  • Progressive Correction
  • No Adjustable Correction
  • No Individual Correction
  • No Battery Indicator
  • Auto Door Compatible
  • Radio Mat Compatible
  • Waterproof Transmitter
  • Optional Battery Backup
  • 2 Collars Included
  • 90-Day Money Back
  • Tone w/ Static Training
  • Questionable Collar Quality
  • Poor Quality Battery
  • Low Quality Knock-Off
  • No Warranty
  • Max 12" Neck Size
  • 28-Gauge Wire!!!!
  • Crappy Collar
  • NOT SAFE FOR USE
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Pro Version Available No No No No No





Manufacturer Customer Service Average Average Average Poor Poor
Recommended For Dogs image 15+lbs image 20+lbs image 20+lbs image 20+lbs image 10+lbs
Compatible Indoor Pet Barriers
(sold separately)
None None None None None
Compatible Outdoor Pet Barriers
(sold separately)
None None None None None
External Surge Protection None None None None None
Full Review Innotek SD-2100
full review
Innotek SD-2000
full review
Innotek SD-3000
full review
Humane Contain 8000
full review
Smart Dog HT-023
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Comment / Questions about Review

Janet Ackley
October 17, 2014

I have two sheltie/border collie mixed female dogs who are about 10 years old. They have never been on a lesh, caged, etc. I live on two acres in the country...but am moving in with my mother to take care of her. She lives on a busy country road and has an acre of land not fenced in. Why type of invisible fence would you recommend?

Flexpetz

Hello and thank you for your response, Border collies and Border Collie Mixes tend to have longer hair, but have a pretty even temperament and can tend to be skittish. With that in mind i would recommend the Pro-Grade Perimeter Ultimate, it has lower intensity levels and long prongs for better skin contact for longer haired dogs, the collars as are also very light weight and durable which is perfect for Border collies and the underground fencing system. Feel free to call us or live chat with us, and here is a link to the Perimeter Pro Fence System.

ryan
October 23, 2014

I have a Golden Retriever puppy and old Westie. Moved into house with old Invisible Fence brand system. What collars can I buy that are compatible and good. I don't want to spend $700 on 2 collars from IF Store.

Flexpetz

Hello and thank you for your inquiry, you certainly don't have to pay Invisible Fence Brand 700 dollars, you can buy Invisible Fence compatible replacement collars here. https://www.flexpetz.com/invisible-fence-r21-compatible-collar-perimeter-technologies-computerreceivertm.html


Just click on the above link, when you get to the page you must choose 7 or 10 K 99 percent of the systems are set to 7K, but always a good idea to open the Invisible Fence transmitter and look at the posistion of the switch, there is a diagram on the Invisible fence compatible collar page, as always feel free to give us a call or Live Chat with us if you have any questions at all. 800-396-5517

Win Robinson
April 06, 2015

i HAVE 2 GOLDEN RETRIEVERS AND AN iNVISIBLE FENCE BRAND AT HOME.....I WOULD LIKE TO INSTALL A LESS EXPENSIVE SYSTEM AT OUR CAMP AND WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE TO USE THE SAME IF COLLARS.

WHAT SYSTEM COULD YOU RECOMMEND?

Flexpetz

Unfortunately, we don't have any fence systems that are compatible with fence systems that Invisible Fence brand make.
We do carry a collar that will work on the Invisible Fence series up to and through 700, but those collars will not work with any of the systems we sell.

If you are interested in getting into a less expensive setup with cross compatibility, we do have a trade in program in which you can send us your Invisible Fence transmitter and collar for a $50 credit toward one of the systems we carry.
You can read about that HERE

The fortunate thing is that the wire is universal among dog fence systems, so you would not have to replace that.
As such, we do offer several of our fence systems with "wire removed", at a discount.
That way, depending on your needs, you can be into a new (less proprietary) fence system for as low as $54.00 (after the $50 credit mentioned above).

With that, you can get a second fence that would be compatible with that one and be covered both at home and camp.

wayne bosheas
April 22, 2015

i am planning on getting a German Sheppard. I have approximately 1.5-2 acre lot. I want a very good quality system.
I reviewing your insulation information you said that you could do an above and below ground insulation. i have fencing on part of two sides of my property. can wire be attached to that existing fence where possible?

Flexpetz

Yes, you can attach the wire to your existing fence where necessary. We have many customers who have their boundary wire attached to an existing physical fence. Just be sure to secure the wire, so that it isn't left hanging loose.


best,

Flexpetz


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