Are you in desperate need of an enclosure for your yard to safely contain your dog, but don’t have the financial resources available to spend thousands installing an expensive chainlink or wooden fence? Or it could be that community covenants forbid the usage of such fencing, and will not let you install one even if you can afford it. If this sounds familiar, don’t worry, you still have options…the Petsafe Wireless Fence.
The PetSafe Wireless Fence (item number PIF-300) dog or cat containment system is a fabulous, cutting edge, technological invention that gives dog owners the most trusted, least complicated form of pet containment available. Installing the PIF-300 couldn’t be easier. All you do to get started is to simply plug in the transmitter someplace out of the way inside your home, or in a covered area outside. The containment system sets up quickly, with no wires to bury, and no fence posts to install. The Petsafe wireless transmitter sends out a 17.5 kHz radio signal around the transmitter location. Your dog wears a compact receiver collar that “listens” for the signal transmission. As the receiver collar receives the signal transmission, your dog can run and play freely within the containment area. The moment he gets near the boundary of the signal zone, he will get a warning beep. If your dog proceeds to approach the boundary region, he / she will receive a static correction shock that may be startling, but is not harmful or dangerous. With a combination of patience, and consistent, basic training, your canine friend will promptly learn how to recognize and remember the boundary area.
What happens if I’ve got two dogs, or maybe three dogs, or perhaps even ten you may ask? Not a problem…..the Petsafe Wireless Fence system comes equipped with one receiver collar for one dog, but the system easily and conveniently expands to handle an unlimited number of dogs, though you will need to buy an additional collar for every dog you would like to contain with this system. Most wireless fence retailers have additional receiver collars available for purchase for this reason, so make sure you get extras if you need to get them.
An additional advantage of the Petsafe Wireless Fence is portability. Would you like to take your dog with you and your family on vacation? Now it’s possible. The PetSafe PIF 300 Instant Wireless Fence is the only portable, wireless containment system that provides your dog with the same degree of flexibility, freedom and security to romp and play that he enjoys at your home. Just plug it in and turn it on, and you(and your dog) are all set. Your dog has already been taught to recognize that the warning beep means he is approaching the boundary. If he has been trained properly, he will avoid the boundary area just like he does at home.
There are a few disadvantages to the Petsafe instant fence system to be aware of. Perhaps most important, the Petsafe wireless fence will not keep unwanted pets/animals off of your property, so your dog may be vulnerable if this happens. However, your dog may also be vulnerable if your only alternate option is to restrain your dog with a rope or chain, which is not advised.
Battery life is another potential problem. If the battery dies, the receiver collar will no longer receive the transmitter signal, and will not warn your dog if he approaches the boundary area. That’s why it is essential to make certain those batteries, as well as the receiver collar, are working properly before releasing your dog into the boundary area.
Finally, the wireless signal containing your furry friend is oval shaped, and encloses an adjustable 90-foot circular zone. This might make it impossible to use for people with small, square-shaped properties. It is essential to make certain the coverage area is tweaked to fit your property, and to ensure it does not extend into areas you want to be off-limits to your pet….for example your neighbor’s property, or near by roadways.
While it isn’t a perfect system, the Petsafe Wireless Fence pet containment system is a wonderful solution for people who can’t or don’t wish to install a physical fence, or bury wire for a wired, underground system. It’s budget friendly, it’s simple to set up and install, and most importantly… it works.