PetSafe produces a wide range of fences to suit the many different types of dog’s and your requirements. This can be a little confusing, so in this article we will summarize which PetSafe fence is the best for any given situation. We will look at the area you want to cover, speed and ease of use and your dog’s temperament.
You can get an indoor and outdoor PetSafe fence, and you can get an outdoor fence which is either wireless or uses a wire. The first decision is a very straightforward one, and that is to decide if you want an indoor or outdoor fence. If you want an indoor fence then you go for a wireless fence, if you want an outdoor then there are a number of items to take into consideration.
There are 3 underground outdoor dog fences to choose from, and they include the deluxe PetSafe fence, the stubborn pet fence and the standard fence. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. Let’s have a look at each one in turn.
Hard to Train Dog
This collar is for the tough dogs, the ones which are very stubborn and never do what you want them to do. With this fence, your dog has to weigh over 20lbs and be over 6 months old. This stubborn fence is very powerful and to our knowledge the most powerful one you can buy. The standard kit allows you create a fence which will contain a dog within an area of 1/3 of an acre. You can buy additional wire and extend this up to 10 acres.
When looking at fences you should start here as it will cater for most dogs and most back yards. You can cover an area up to 25 acres so making it a lot more versatile than either the stubborn or standard fence. You must take note that to use this PetSafe fence your dog must be at least eight pounds in weight and 26 weeks in age.
The standard fence is the cheapest fence and uses the smallest receiver collar you can get and so is designed for smaller dogs and cats! It is so small you can use it on pets which weigh 5lbs upwards. The collar only weighs 1.2 oz. This PetSafe fence can contain an area the same size as the stubborn fence but much less than the 25 acres for the deluxe model, hence the containment area is only 10 acres. However, that is more than ample for most back yards.
PetSafe Wireless Fence
A wireless fence can throw up a boundary up to 180 ft in diameter from where the transmitter is located. To make the containment area larger than 180 feet, you can buy additional transmitters. We love the wireless fence because it is so simple to set up. The downside is that you are not as flexible with your boundaries as you are with the underground fence.