Making sure that your dog is safe should be at the top of the list every time when it comes to priority. No matter where you live, it’s always a good idea to make sure that your dog is safe and that means stopping any unwanted escapes.
The problem is, finding the right fence can be very tricky when you have no idea of which is good form bad.
That’s why I have taken the time to review the best wireless dog fence, to see which ones would be best for you and hopefully help you to make an easy decision. Each of the dog fences in this review is tailored to suit a house of 1 or many.
Any of the fences you choose will be a good choice as I only listed the best performing. Do not worry, as I’ll be helping you to select the best product that is right for your dog and your yard. Without further ado, here is the winner of the bunch and then just below that we will get into some more on the runners up too.
- 1 10 Best wireless dog fence systems
- 2 What is a wireless dog fence?
- 3 How do wireless dog fences work?
- 4 Why do you need an invisible dog fence?
- 5 A few things to consider before buying a wireless dog fence
- 6 How do wireless dog fences differ from traditional fences?
- 7 Pros & Cons to an invisible dog fence
- 8 With all good, there must come bad
- 9 3 Best wireless dog fence systems
- 10 1. PetSafe Stay & Play Dog and Cat Wireless Fence
- 11 2. JIEYUAN Wireless Dog Fence Pet Containment System
- 12 3. Extreme Dog Fence – Second Generation
- 13 Conclusion
10 Best wireless dog fence systems
What is a wireless dog fence?
A wireless dog fence is essentially a dog fence that works as an invisible barrier to top your pet escaping from the yard. There are 4 main parts that you’ll find inside of any setup that includes a central box (transmitter), prong collar, boundary flags, and chargers. All of which work together to ensure that your dog is stopped from escaping the yard at any given time.
How do wireless dog fences work?
So the way a wireless dog fence works is very simple. Or at least I will make it simple to understand. First, you have 2 basic parts of the system:
- Prong collar/shock collar
Once the transmitter is plugged in and switched on you can then set the level of strength of the frequency, which will alter the distance that the transmitter will transmit. To give you an idea of how it looks in a visual form I have inserted an image below.
As you can see in the example above the transmitter is set to reach a range of 90ft. For most wireless fences the boundary zone will be set in a complete circle shape forming a radius around the transmitter.
But for some better-manufactured devices, you can set the boundaries to a specific shape of your yard so that it recognizes all the bends and turns around your home too.
The 2nd part is the collar; this is the part of the device that is attached to your dog and receives information from the transmitter (located in your home). If your dog gets too near the boundaries or limits that the device is set to, the device will sound a warning beep as the first warning.
If your dog continues to move towards the boundaries in an attempt to escape or cross the boundaries, then a shock is sent through the collar via the prongs located on the inside neck area.
Do not worry this doe not hurt your dog, but instead purely sends a message to them that they should not be crossing that area. Alsmot likes a stop sign! In fancy terms, this is called a (correctional static) that will typically last for around 15 to 30 seconds depending on the brand you are using.
And that’s really about it. The shock is really not that bad at all, as I and the kids had fun testing it on my husband and he said that it wasn’t really painful at all. (that’s for another story).
To help drive this home I found a video that explains this better and also shows you briefly how to install it. Just so you get the gist of it.
Why do you need an invisible dog fence?
If you find that you have recently moved to a new home or you are still in an existing home and worried that your dog might escape (you need this device).
Or if you are just simply trying to stop your dog running out the yard and having to go fetch him back from down the street (you need this device) if you are….ok that’s getting far boring now, but here few reasons in bullets why you might need one of these devices:
- If you can’t put up a traditional fence (regulations etc)
- If you can’t contain your dog using a traditional fence
- Your dog keeps escaping out the yard
- You simply want to keep your dog safe in the yard
Whatever reasons you choose to have this system does not matter as it all simply comes under one umbrella. If you have a kind of reason why you would like to keep your dog (or pet) in your yard, then you need this device.
Before you get one though, there are a few things to know first.
A few things to consider before buying a wireless dog fence
By no means am I trying to use these points as cons to the system but instead I intend to raise your awareness of what to expect if you decide to buy this and install it for yourself. Here are a few points on exactly what to expect if you decide to get yourself a wireless dog fence.
But that does not mean it will always fit as some houses have a lot of bends and curves and so I have listed out the specs to each of the systems so that you can be sure the one you pick will cover the distance of your yard.
How do wireless dog fences differ from traditional fences?
Traditional dog fences require space and are fixed to one location that cannot be moved unless you physically dig it up and move it manually. For wireless fences, you have the option of resetting the fence to any location, shape or size (based on limits).
For most homes, a wireless dog fence will be the best option to use if you have a yard that is made of many twists and turns. However, for some, a traditional fence will be just fine and you can be sure that there will be no possible faults with it if you do.
Every product has its pros and its cons, so I have decided to list out a few generic points of this just below.
Pros & Cons to an invisible dog fence
First I’ll go in the with pros to getting this set and then we will go through a few cons to the system too:
With all good, there must come bad
Here are a few of the cons to having a wireless dog fence as there are still a few reasons why this may not be the best choice for you. Take a look at the list and decide what option is best for you based on the points I have listed out below:
That’s really about it for the pros and cons to dog fences, so now we will get into the meat and potatoes, the beans and bananas, the … ok, I’m getting carried away now.
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3 Best wireless dog fence systems
The fences I have listed below are the best 3 I believe to be on the market in this current time. They all have varying functionalities bt by reading each of the specs you should have no problem in choosing the best one for you.
Some are more expensive than others but you will usually find the higher priced fences to have more functionalities and available options that meet your needs.
Anyway, I give you the 3 best dog invisible dog fences currently selling on Amazon.
This system will allow you to secure an area of up to 105 feet of a circular boundary form the transmitter.
You have the option of setting this up to focus on the backyard, from or whole yard as there a varying option to select the distance and location where you would like to allow your dog access.
The waterproof collar delivers a warning tone (beep) as your dog approaches the boundaries before sending a static correction if he attempts to pursue across the set limit.
There are 5 levels of strength for the level of correction that can be adjusted to suit your dog’s sensitivity and size.
Once your dog has been trained to become aware of the boundary flags this system is near enough plug n play. It’s a mobile system that you can take anywhere you go and as long as you have access to a power supply, you’ll be good to go.
The battery in the collar will take around 3 to 4 hours for a full charge and then lasts up to 2 months before needing another.
This has multiple frequency settings for the transmitter so you can be sure it will not interfere with neighboring dogs and their systems. It can also be sued on the same setting to pair up with friends dogs collars that visit your home.
This product works with multiple different collar and transmitters and on their sales page, you have the option to buy the collar alone or the whole system if need be. There are many different options that are available for if you get an additional dog or pet later on down the line.
This product comes in at one of the more cheaper products on the list but this does not mean that it does not compare.
It has many features just like the other in higher prices ranges such as a waterproof collar, wireless set up and varying levels of intensity.
You can use this system on any dog that is 10lbs and up to enjoy them playing the yard for up to 24 hours without needing a charge.
The reviews speak for themselves over on Amazon as this product doesn’t fail to deliver on reliable safety protection for your dog not escaping and indicating with a warning signal when the battery on the collar is running low.
Each collar comes with an adjustable size that can fit dogs anywhere from a neck of 3” – 21”, and the option to cut off the excess collar if need be.
As a bonus, you have a whole lot of distance to mess around with too, as this transmitter and collar works for a radius of up to 58 acres. So if you live in a large establishment, this will most definitely be a great option for you.
You can be sure that your dog will not escape as the static correction on this collar is one of the most reliable I have ever come across (especially for the price).
This is great for covering a large span of the area to protect your dog from escaping out back.
By using wired secure connectivity you can be sure that the system will perform reliably at all times over long distances.
The system also includes varying settings of frequency so that you do not any neighboring dogs and their transmitters.
The width of the boundary zone buffer is also adjustable, so you can get an extra few inches to 32 feet on the sounding areas if need be. This means that if you warn your dog before they get to the boundary wire, you can increase the buffer zone.
A great bonus to this system is that you can use it with an unlimited amount of dogs. All you have to do is purchase additional collars and your good to go.
There you have my best wireless dog fence systems that will keep your dog safe and sound out back. All of the products on this list have different pros and cons to each so make sure to check out the details to see which one is best for you.
For more on dog collars and training then be sure to check out my review on the brain training for dogs online program.