PetSafe Basic Invisible Fence Review

PetSafe Basic Invisible Fence Review

The PetSafe Basic In-Ground contains your dogs safely and securely in your yard. The transmitter, wire, and collar work together to pen in your dog, preventing her from darting into traffic, chasing squirrels far and wide, and getting into any other form of potentially harmful mischief.

This system is easy to use. Simply choose your boundary area and place your wire in the shape and position you desire, decide where to place the transmitter, bury the wire, and begin to train your dog. Burying the wire is labor-intensive, but it can be done in just a few days depending on soil conditions.

PetSafe Basic In-Ground Fence

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Use this fence to mark the perimeter of your property, or use it to create zones in your yard. Keep your dog clear of a swimming pool or safely away from a swing set, for example. PetSafe has designed a dog protection system that gives you the control over the area of that protection.

About The Product

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    Size of fence: 500’ of wire covers approximately 1/3 acre (transmitter system can accommodate up to 5 acres with additional wire purchases)
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    Types: This model comes with one collar. A two-collar system is available as well.
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    Layout Options:  Unlimited
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    Size of Dog: Suitable for dogs over 8 pounds; collar is adjustable to fit neck sizes ranging from 6 to 26 inches
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    Features:  Waterproof collar can be set to multiple correction levels
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    Includes:  500’ of wire, one collar, transmitter, surge protector, training flags

The collar included in the PetSafe kit can be set to five correction levels. You can set it to tone-only for training, and four different static strengths accommodate dogs of different sizes, fur thickness, and persistence/stubbornness. Try as he might, your dog isn’t likely to escape the boundaries you’ve established.

PetSafe has your dog’s comfort in mind. Your in-ground fence kit includes a collar that is lightweight and adjustable. It’s kind enough to warn dogs with a beep when they approach the boundary, which gives them a chance to turn around before receiving a jolt.

This electric fence system is suitable for dogs weighing eight pounds and up. The system isn’t designed for very small dogs. Large or stubborn doges might be able to charge right through the barrier. Increasing the sensitivity level of the collar and trimming or shaving the fur under the collar can help.

What We Like

Every dog is different, every yard is unique. PetSafe Basic In-Ground Fence honors that in an affordable electric fence system.

PetSafe Basic In-Ground Fence

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We love how responsive this system is to the needs of both humans and dogs. You can set up the system to make it work for you and your dog. Design the protection zone you need, and adjust the collar to warn your dog to stop without delivering an unnecessarily strong buzz.

We appreciate the little extras that aren’t actually so little, for they keep the system operational. The collar has a low-battery warning light. This is an added convenience that prevents your dog from escaping because no one knew that the batteries in his collar were dead.

The waterproof collar is a useful feature. Given that these are outdoor fences designed to give your dog the freedom to safely romp outside, a waterproof collar is a must.

Chances are high that your dog will be caught in the rain or have a run-in with puddles, sprinklers, and more. You don’t have to worry about the collar getting wet, as the receiver will continue to work wet or dry.

What We Don’t Like

Very persistent or large dogs can get past the electric boundaries. This seems to be an issue inherent to electric fences in general rather than to one particular system such as the PetSafe Basic In-Ground Fence.

Some reviewers have reported that the wire is too thin and prone to breaking during installation. Others haven’t experienced this problem. If you are inexperienced working with electric wire, you might consider hiring an installer or enlisting help in this DIY project.

Buying Advice

Feel confident buying this product online. The manufacturer, PetSafe, stands firmly behind its products and welcomes questions and customer services, and their full contact information is provided on the Basic In-Ground Fence Amazon product page.

Before you purchase, you might consider plotting the area around which you will place the electric fence wire. This will ensure you purchase the right amount and won’t have to interrupt installation to buy more wire.

Don’t shy away from this in-ground fence kit if you think you’ll need more than 500’ of wire (about 1/3 acre). PetSafe sells additional wire that is fully compatible with the basic in-ground fence.  Add extra wire to extend your dog’s safe play area to up to five acres. The transmitter can handle the added range.

Conclusion

The PetSafe Basic In-Ground fence has been carefully created for dogs and their humans. You will no longer have to experience stress and anxiety worrying about your dog breaking loose and running into harm.

PetSafe Basic In-Ground Fence

source: store.petsafe.net

Your dog can run happily and freely within the boundaries of the PetSafe electric fence. He won’t have to be confined to a chain and stake but can move at will while remaining close and safe.

This system works gently. With your adjustments, the collar will deliver enough of a shock to warn your dog away from the line but at a level gentle enough not to cause harm.

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