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The wireless electric or invisible pet fence is a way to keep your pets close to home without the hassle of having to build an actual physical fence. These “containment systems” come either as a wireless or in-ground and can be a safe way to train your dog as to where the outdoor boundaries on your property are.
To do this, they come with a wireless transmitter which is placed in the center of your chosen area or in your home and sends a constant signal to the receiver collar worn by the pet. Also included is said collar which “listens” for the signal coming from the transmitter. When your dog or pet approaches the boundary of the signal area, a warning tone or beep is emitted. These sounds essentially “train” your dog to learn his boundaries which can typically take up to two weeks.
Below are some options for some electric pet fences that are easy to install and setup and will help keep your pet safe and you worry-free so you can always enjoy the outdoors together.
1. PetSafe Wireless Fence Pet Containment System
The PetSafe Wireless Pet Containment System allows you and your pets to enjoy the outdoors together with no leash or fence to worry about. This works like a traditional fence as it keeps your pets secure by deterring them from leaving home, yet provides a hassle-free alternative to physical fences like chainlink or in-ground fences with buried wires. Use this system to create a hidden circular boundary around an area of your choosing.
PROS: Each collar comes with two different-sized contact points to accommodate dogs with short and long neck hair.
CONS: If you don’t want to dig your ground up for the wires, then another option might be better.
2. SportDOG Brand In-Ground Fence Systems
The SportDOG In-Ground Fence System is a simple and cost-effective alternative to a traditional fence. Along with the included wires, transmitter, collar and flags, the system works by producing a radio signal from the transmitter through the boundary wire which is buried or attached to a fixed object to enclose the dog’s boundary area. Your dog then wears the collar with contact points that touch his neck and beeps when your dog has gone too far.
PROS: The collar comes with four levels of static stimulation to match any dog’s temperament.
CONS: Might not keep other animals from entering the yard.
3. Extreme Dog Fence Second Generation Kit
The Extreme Dog Fence System is a static correction pet containment system. The kit comes with up to 25 acres of coverage and includes the standard components needed to set up your in-ground dog fence, train your dog and ensure your dog stays safely contained in the perimeter that you set. There is no limit to the number of dogs you can have on this system and the collar receiver is one of the smallest and lightest available.
PROS: Quick and easy set up in only 1-2 hours.
CONS: Must have WiFi to use this system.