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Extreme Dog Fence
Pro-Grade Dog Fence
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Comes with everything you need to install your own wireless pet fence. 10 year warranty and made in the USA.

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Customer service for troubleshooting, heavy-duty components, customizable for large properties, affordable, and works in multi-pet home.

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May not work for larger more pain tolerant breeds such as huskies or mastiffs

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United States

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Dogtek
EF-4000 Electronic Dog Fence System
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A great pet fence option. Complete System that will contain your dog and keep him safe with minimal maintenance

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Set up in 1 day, 8 levels of correction, waterproof collar, and powered by one CR2 battery

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We really can't find any, the system is solid and sold at a great price.

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China

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SportDog
100-Acre, In-Ground
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Basic fence that’s great for people with wide properties and multiple dogs. Keep hunting dogs and runners within boundary lines easily.

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Easy-to-install system, wall-mountable transmitter, expandable, unlimited number of dogs, and low battery indicator. Training DVD included.

Cons

Can not be used with GFCI outlet, bulky battery, wire spool is fragile (watch for tangled wire), & may require purchase of lightning protector.

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China

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May be the perfect fence for suburban homes and small homesteads. ⅓ acre coverage provides plenty of room to roam while protected.

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Waterproof collar, adjustable corrections and tones, for pets above 5 lbs, manufacturer warranty, collar charges in 2 to 3 hours, and ⅓ acre of coverage

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Battery not replaceable, not ideal for rocky terrain (wire needs to be buried 6 inches), and metal objects can set off correction.

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China

China

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PetSafe Wireless
PIF-300 100% Wireless
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Keep your pet safe while they’re at play in your yard. Take with you on the go. This system works well for camping and at parks.

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Adjustable ½ acre round area, portable, easy installation, 5 levels of correction (plus tone-only mode), includes training manual.

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Not as effective in rough terrain, circular boundary may not work for everyone, and collar may be less effective on some dogs.

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China

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Who Should Consider A Wireless Dog Fence?

While wireless dog fence systems have come a long way, they all have some limitations that render them useful only in very specific situations. All wireless dog fences are hindered by one (or for some unfortunate systems, both) of two problems - poor signal consistency and/or circular shape only. Read on for more details.

We generally recommend wired dog fences over wireless dog fences across the board. In-Ground dog fences take a little more commitment on the installation at the beginning but they are much more reliable, easier to train on, more flexible in terms of collar and avoidance zone compatibility, and just generally better than their wireless counterparts. BUT, we realize that there are some situations where an in-ground dog fence may not be an option. For example, if you rent your home and can't use a wired fence or you frequently take your dog with you to a vacation home and want to travel with the dog fence.

Who Should Absolutely NOT Consider A Wireless Dog Fence?

First of all, anyone with a toy breed. There is no available wireless dog fence suitable for dogs under 12 lbs. Although manufacturers list their collars as safe for dogs down to 5 lbs. This is completely unrealistic as the collars are way to big and heavy and the correction way to strong for such tiny dogs.

Then there are the circumstances that make 99% of wireless dog fences a major no-no (the GPS based D.E. Systems Border Patrol is an exception to this rule). Wireless dog fences are not compatible with:

  • metal roofing or siding
  • large metal structures in the signal field
  • wooded areas or log cabin homes
  • properties that slope down away from the transmitter
  • large obstacles in the signal field

Wireless dog fence systems are prone to 'wobbly' boundaries in the best circumstances - where there is a direct line of sight (not including the walls of your home) from the transmitter to the boundary line. This means that wireless dog fences work best in large, open, field-like properties. Any of the above conditions on your property will either create gaping holes in your boundary where your dog can escape or create areas inside the safe zone where your dog will randomly receive correction.

In addition, most wireless dog fences are only capable of a circular-shaped boundary (the Havahart Custom Shape Fence being the only semi-reliable exception). Although the size of the circle is adjustable, you still need a space at least as wide as the diameter of the circle, so most wireless dog fences won't work for properties that are in any way narrow.

How To Use Our Wireless Dog Fence Reviews To Choose A System

Our wireless dog fence ratings are reflective of wireless to wireless comparisons and are not comparing the wireless systems to the wired dog fence systems (meaning a rating of 3 in wireless is not equal to a rating of 3 in wired). Wired dog fence systems are still far superior to wireless pretty much across the board. We can foresee a day when this will not be the case with the advent of GPS and Mapping technology, but for now wired systems are definitely still the safest and most reliable way to contain your pets.

If you need help choosing a dog fence, call us at (800) 396-5517 or use our live chat! We can pull up your property on google maps and help you choose the best system based on your property and your pets.