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Could be a great product if manufacturer would fix the battery issue.
on April 14, 2011
So far, this has been a good product keeping our dogs contained in a rental where we aren't allowed to put up a fence. There's one major problem, though, that Petsafe is content to let continue as is...the replacement batteries for the collars have the shortest battery life of any product I've ever purchased. Only two weeks, I purchased 12. Four came out of the packages completely dead. Two worked for two days before they started beeping incessantly while my poor little pooches were running frantically around the apartment with me scrambling after them to remove the collars.
Some people are removing the battery from the battery replacement unit and finding success with that. Since I sliced my hand attempting that method, I decided that should be a technique reserved for those with more advanced fine motor skills than I have.
Now, it is conceivable that this would be a supplier issue. However, after doing some research, I discovered that this is a common occurrence regardless of the supplier.
I'm not sure what to do next, but I figured I can at least inform future shoppers. You can decide if you want the ongoing frustration of finding replacement batteries before you are committed to the product.