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  • Justpet Wireless Dog Fence

  • Dogtra E-Fence 3500

  • PetSafe Wireless Pet Containment System

  • Wiez GPS Wireless Dog Fence

  • PetSafe YardMax Rechargeable In-Ground Fence

  • Extreme Dog Fence (Second Gen, 2020)

Justpet Wireless Dog Fence

The major benefit of the JustPet wireless pet containment system is the large signal range, reaching up to 1000 feet, giving your dog plenty of room to frolic and play. This FCC-certified product can accommodate multiple collars for multi-pet households. The collars will correct the animal first with a vibration warning, then with a static correction if they do not return to the designated boundary. And for those with water-loving pups, the collar transmitter is 100% waterproof.

Pros

  • Massive coverage area

  • Supports multiple pets

  • Completely waterproof

Cons

  • Circular area is limiting

Dogtra E-Fence 3500

While it requires much more labor to install than wireless systems, the Dogtra E-Fence is the perfect option for large or irregularly shaped containment areas. The collar offers two different modes. One is a pager-only mode that vibrates when your dog approaches the boundary, warning them to back up. The other mode is pager/correction, which will warn the dog with both vibration and a static correction as they approach the limit. And the advanced filtering system stops outside electric sources from triggering your dog’s collar, reducing the number of confusing accidental corrections.

Pros

  • Covers 40 acres

  • Adjustable signal field width

  • Wire breakage alert

Cons

  • Labor-intensive installation

  • Poor battery performance

PetSafe Wireless Pet Containment System

The PetSafe wireless fence pet containment system gives your pet a range of up to half an acre from the indoor transmitter. The collars give both tones and a static correction that can be adjusted according to your dog’s needs and personality. If you have more than one pet, never fear - the system can accommodate an unlimited number of compatible collars. The PetSafe system also includes correction-free reentry - meaning when your dog obeys the collar and returns home, they will not receive any corrective static when they pass over the boundary again.

Pros

  • Easy installation

  • Effective

  • Completely waterproof

Cons

  • Circular area is limiting

  • Inconsistent corrections

Wiez GPS Wireless Dog Fence

The Wiez GPS Wireless Dog Fence uses GPS signals from 12 satellites to create a massive boundary area for your pet up to 776 acres. Because that boundary is set by satellites that communicate directly with your pet’s collar, there is no need to have a separate transmitter in your home. This means that the system is fully portable - just set a new GPS boundary on the collar wherever you are, and it will contain your dog using the beep, vibration, and static correction settings that you have established. The one drawback of any GPS system is that weather and overhead obstructions can interfere with the signal, reducing the precision of the boundary or even cutting it out entirely.

Pros

  • 776 acre coverage area

  • Doesn't need separate transmitter

  • Portable

Cons

  • Circular area is limiting

  • Weather interferes with GPS

PetSafe YardMax Rechargeable In-Ground Fence

The PetSafe YardMax In-Ground Fence is a standard wire-based system that can contain dogs in any shaped space up to ten acres. The system works with unlimited collars for multi-pet households. The waterproof collars offer five static correction levels, as well as a tone-only mode. The package also includes the Pawz Away Outdoor barrier, a short-range transmitter camouflaged as a rock to keep your pets away from specific areas of your yard inside the fence line, such as trash cans or gardens.

Pros

  • Contains unlimited pets

  • Static-free reentry

  • Expands up to 10 acres

Cons

  • Labor-instensive installation

  • Defective collars reported

Extreme Dog Fence (Second Gen, 2020)

The eXtreme dog fence, a US-manufactured wire-based system, covers an area of up to 6 acres in nearly any shape or configuration your yard requires. The collars are waterproof up to ten feet, and offer seven correction levels, with one sound-only mode, so you can configure the right level of correction for your pup. The system also features frequency encoding, which prevents neighboring electric fence systems from interfering with your pet’s collar.

Pros

  • Unlimited collars

  • 8 levels

  • Waterproof up to 8 feet

Cons

  • Labor-intensive installation

  • Can cause collar problems

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Jean Levasseur became a professional writer over a decade-long career in marketing, public relations, and technical writing. After leaving that career to stay home to care for his twin boys, Jean has continued to write in a variety of freelance roles, as well as teaching academic writing at a local university. When he's not reviewing tools or chasing toddlers around the house, he's also an avid fiction writer and a growing woodworker.

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