My neighbor has the petsafe RF fence. Keeps his pitbull from running off. His dog will
Bark at us daily and at my dogs thru the fence but won't go past the boundary. I've watched other dogs wander toward his property while the pitbull watched, but never crossed the boundary.
I am very impressed by it. But, as others have said, some dogs might be smarter/stubborn and learn to go thru it.
We installed a Petsafe wireless and ended up taking it back, we have two hounds and they ran through it the first day,
couldn't keep them in the yard.
We put up a heavy duty stock fence and they can't get out and nothing gets in.
My dad has one( PetSafe) for his yard dog, a feist/black mouth cur cross. It works. The dog hates a squirrel and when one is on the other side of the wire ,he runs to the shock zone ,stops and barks. When we trained the dog the system was turned to its highest training level, once the dog was trained we turned the system to low level. My dad lost power for 5 day after Matthew and the dog never went past his fence line during that time. If the dog is properly trained on the system it works. If you put the wire in and put the collar on the dog and expect it to contain the dog you will be disappointed.
Old Mossy Horns
They work well, depending upon the nature of your dog. We used the petsafe brand on 3 dogs. They worked GREAT on two of our dogs. However, we had a stubborn, "Houdini" of a beagle that constantly challenged us and the system. A physical fence alone could not prevent her escapes. The petsafe alone, could not prevent her escapes. We had to use BOTH a chain link fence AND the petsafe system to keep her contained. Even then, we would occasionally find her laying in a zone that would cause the color to "beep" constantly, but not shock...she learned she could wear down the battery and the collar wouldn't shock her!
Other considerations are, they may keep your dog in, but they won't keep other dogs, critters, people out.
I would advise having a second unit on hand as a backup. Lightning strikes, blown fuses, etc will disable them. Petsafe has a pretty good warranty (last we used it, it was $25 to repair a unit), but you will be without it for several weeks. Extra batteries and repair wire should also be kept on hand.
As posted above.
Originally Posted by Markfromflorida
If you are talking about the radio fence from Petsafe, they work. You need to condition/train the dog [one day-5 hours] and you should be good to go.
These units are not the "wire-in ground" type they use RF signal.
The dog cannot "run thru" the boundary like the in ground type.
IMO they are the best thing to keep your dog contained.
Last edited by shadycove; 01-12-2017 at 09:42 AM.
Been having the same problem with one of our dogs, she discovered she could either dig out the fence or climb the dang thing. Picking up a pet safe wireless unit today. Hopefully the combo of the two will keep her in the yard.
Originally Posted by Soilman
One of my old neighbors had one and had two undisciplined pit bulls that he would leave outside unsupervised all day. I would get a call at work that there are two pit bulls on my porch growling or at my fence (an actual real fence btw) barking at my dogs. The only thing that saved their lives was my girlfriend wouldn't shoot them and I was at work usually when this happened. I would have not hesitated to take care of them myself if I had been there.
I have also had to put the beatdown on a dog that ran through a invisible "fence" to attack my dauchshund, and then cussed out his female owner for not supervising her aggressive dog.
If you like your dogs and your neighbors, save up the money to get an actual fence instead of risking some situations like I have been in. Even if your dog is great that doesn't stop other dogs/animals/kids from wandering in and who knows what could happen then.
I had one of the wireless deals when I lived in a neighborhood. It would beep as the dog got close to the edge, then it would shock them. It was very reliable and after taking the dog on a leash to the edge and letting him hear the beep and then get shocked the first day, he was fine.