10 Best Dog Fence Systems to buy | 2018 Buyer’s Guide

10 Best Dog Fence Systems to buy | 2018 Buyer’s Guide

In this article we are going to cover ten of the best dog wireless fences, their pros and cons as well as the best deals to help you make an informed decision for your canine companion.

Last updated on May 6th, 2018 at 10:42 pm

e-fences, radio fences, Invisible Fences™,Electronic fences, wireless dog fence, pet containment fences: they all amount to the same thing. A system where your dog wears a radio controlled electronic collar that shocks him whenever he crosses a certain perimeter, sometimes marked (at least at first) with little flags. If you are considering this kind of fence, this buyers Guide is specifically for you to help you make the right choice.

Review Summary & Ratings Chart

  Product Price Review Max. Number of Dogs
 1

PetSafe Stay + Play Wireless Fence, Covers up to 3/4 Acre,  5 lb.

 

$299.95

View Review 5 to 90 feet with additional ½ acre
 2

PetSafe Wireless Fence Pet Containment, Covers up to 1/2 Acre, 8 lb., Waterproof

$259.95

View Review 105 feet in all direction
 

Perimeter Technologies Wire-Free Wi-Fi Dog Fence

 $338.95

 

View Review Up to 11 acres
   

Extreme Electric Dog Fence eXtreme Dog Fence – In-Ground Electric Dog Fence Easy Installation D.I.Y. Kit

 $279.95

View Review ⅓ to 5 acres
Sit Boo-Boo Advanced In-Ground Electric Dog Fence System, 20 Acre Range

 $145.00

View Review Up to 2.5 acres
  SportDOG Electric Pet Fence System with Waterproof Collars for Single or Multiple Active Dogs

 $750.75

View Review Up to 5 acres
  FunAce 100% Wireless Pet Containment System – WiFi Radio,No Wire, No Dig, No Bury,17 Acres

 $160.00

View Review Up to 500 meters radius
Petsafe PIF-300 Wireless 2-Dog Fence

 $389.90

 View Review
GoodBoy – Invisible Perimeter Fence Prevents Pets Escaping – Underground System

 $149.00

View Review
PetSafe Stubborn Dog Electric Fence

 $189.94

 View Review

PetSafe Stay + Play Wireless Fence, Covers up to 3/4 Acre, 5 lb.

Summary:
The Petsafe Stay + Play is the update on the decade old PetSafe Wireless PIF-300. It features significant improvements to the range and accuracy of the system, as well as adding rechargeable collars.

PetSafe Stay + Play Wireless Fence, Covers up to 34 Acre, 5 lb.

The Stay + Play creates a circular wireless boundary around your property without the need for any buried wire. While more convenient, the tradeoff is less accurate boundaries and less flexibility than wired systems.

The PetSafe Stay + Play is a decent wireless system.

Conclusion Pros & Cons
The PetSafe Stay + Play Wireless system is a significant improvement on the previous PetSafe Wireless PIF-300 system. Capacity is upgraded, boundary integrity improved, and the collars made rechargeable. But the improvement does not go far enough and leave the system significantly lagging the Havahart Radial in terms of performance and features.

 

Most notably, the Stay + Play boundary moves around more than twice as much as some other wireless fences, making training harder and making the dog more skittish around the boundary. The system is also too slow in switching off the correction when the dog returns to the safe zone. The system also lacks the boundary alarm.

 

The Stay + Play does shine in a few areas. You can overlap transmitters, to make a more customized layout. The collars are around 20% smaller than other systems allowing you to use the system with dogs as small as 12 lbs.

 

Pros

  • Transmitters can be overlapped
  • Rechargeable collar
  • Improved boundary responsiveness
  • Smallest wireless collar

 

Cons

  • Circular only boundaries
  • Long retreat response
  • Limited boundary radius

PetSafe Wireless Fence Pet Containment, Covers up to 1/2 Acre, 8 lb. Waterproof

With the Wireless Pet Containment System, you can keep pets over 8-pounds safely contained in the area of your choosing. Simply plug in the transmitter and it will emit a constant radio signal from an adjustable range of up to 90 feet in all directions. Typically, full set-up takes less than two hours and no installation, wire burying or stakes are required. To begin training with the PIF-300, temporarily define the safe pet area with boundary flags as a visual aid to the pet. Activate the receiver collar and adjust accordingly to fit them, ensuring the contact points are touching the neck. The system should be used with dogs six months or older or know basic commands such as ‘sit’ and ‘stay’. An operating and training guide is included. When the pet strays into the warning zone, the receiver collar will give a warning tone. If they continue past the warning zone, a safe, static correction is delivered through the contact points until they return to the safe pet area.

The centrally located transmitter sends an adjustable radio signal to a lightweight receiver collar on your pet, giving them a 90-foot range (half an acre) to run and play. The pet area cannot be changed into a square or rectangular shape. A variety of factors including terrain, topography and metal objects may affect operating range.

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