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We purchased this item on Saturday. Hooked it up on Sunday and by Monday afternoon our 5 month old Rat Terrier/Bichon was staying in the yard consistently. We are really pleased with this product. Our dog has been staying in the yard with many people walking by and other dogs passing by as well. It appears that he seldom has to experience the shock, he turns around rather quickly as soon as he hears the warning beep.
The only difficulty we have encountered is that we have cable and electricity boxes on two corners of our lot and it appears that there is some interference with the signal. We still have the signal , but it is not in the perfect circle from the transmitter that you would expect.
So far, excellent product, highly recommend. Great alternative to expensive in ... full review
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"Good Idea, Questionable Implementation" - By G. Proulx (Pennsylvania USA)
We got this product a couple weeks ago and are still training our dog due to my wife and my busy schedule. I intend to update this review at a later time with some more thoughts. But here are my impressions so far.
This product is a great idea. Our yard is not rectangular, and so we can set this product's circular range to encompass most of our yard. No problems there, unlike others with more normal yards. The look of this product is nice. It fits in with our living room. The previous model of this product would not have though. I also like the rechargeable dog collars. The charger can charge 2 collars at a time. We have only charged the collar once, and it charged very quickly. The manual says a charge can last up to 3 weeks.
Implemented according to directions in manual & accompanying video with original unit (previously purchased for first dog). Second dog benefited from consistent training and made appropriate associations with limits provided by flags. New version of collar allows varying degrees of negative consequences; this improvement proved helpful with training. Flags included with original unit are needed for use in training with 2nd unit. If such flags are not retained, orange utility marking flags can be purchased from a home improvement store. They are taller, brighter and come in larger quantities for less money than a new set of PetSafe flags. PG
We have had the Instant Fence for over 5+ years now. We started out with the wired version, but our lab was way too smart for it. When we got the Instant Fence it resolved all of our "escaping" issues. We just recently had to get a new transmitter collar, we like the new collar with the low battery alert light. With the old collar we knew we had to replace the battery when our lab would go further in the yard than he should have been able to. You can even place several of the boxes around the property to make the animals roaming area larger than one box will allow.
My dog got shocked two times and now knows the boundry, It is wonderful, I know my neighbor loves it as well, I would recommend this to anyone, no wires-no digging-just wonderful, the only downsides are the batteries don't last long & I'm sure they will make a longer lasting one sometime after complaints & the area is circle so I can't utilize alot of my yard because it would cut into my neighbors territory, but still overall I love it
Caveat: I have only used for one day. After setting up, I put the collar on as I would my lab's regular collar. He ran over to the rock and tried to pick it up. Not a good start. I tightened the collar substantially to make sure the metal studs were against his skin. He ran over to try to pick up the rock, gave a sharp help and retreated. He is now chewing on a tennis ball and warily eyeballing the rock. He has been climbing our privacy fence in a specific spot, hopefully this will dissuade him from future jailbreaks. If so, I see another mean rock appearing in the vegetable garden soon. I have the diameter set on the highest and it isn't 16'. More like 8'.
My dog is a stubborn puppy that is now contained to 180 ft area where he can run and play and just be a puppy. I had trouble with him running away to chase a squirrel or rabbit and getting distracted and not coming back. Or he would run away and jump on people walking by to greet them. With the fence we no longer have these problems. The training was very informative and we followed it as directed. However, level 3 didn't do a thing for our dog. He just shook his ears and kept on running. We had to keep retrieving him on leash and bringing him back into the containment area. He realized that after he ran thru the fence it would stop shocking him after a while and he would just keep on going but was scared of the noise because the collar keeps beeping. So ... full review
"Great product, wonderful customer service. Highly recommended!" - By Erika
After reading different reviews and tried to call all the brands of dog fence I decided to go with Dogtek, they pretty much were the only one that answer the phone right away and they knew what they were talking about.
I can't recommend this fence enough, it worked perfectly on my 2 dogs, and they are now contained in our yard.
I just have some advice for the installation, you can rent or buy an edger at Lowes, that will save you some time during the installation to bury the wire. To cancel the signal from the transmitter to the beginning of the yard you will need to twist the wire, you can do it by hand but it will take forever, I inserted 2 wire in an electric drill and pushed the button, took 1 minute!
Everything else was straight forward. You can adjust the ... full review
My dog, chihuahua, is so resilent to correction. You can tell him something a million times, spray him, watch him, stare him down, he just doesn't get it. So we put this in the living room where we don't want him on the couches, we used a leash to show him what to do.
We put the collar on, we tested the distance/perimeter with the collar, not on the dog. It beeps first, so that's their warning. We put the collar and a leash on the dog, and let him walk over to the couch, he heard the beep, and we moved him away so that he learns where to go. He didn't get it the first time, but got it everytime after that, now he runs when he hears the beep. One problem though, when we put it in the doorway to our room, if he gets too ... full review
I have a Labrador retriever who is about 4 months old and an adult boston terrier. We had trouble with them going to neighbors houses to get petted, or the boston would run after other dogs in the neighborhood. So, we decided to go with this underground fence after extensive research of other brands. I'm very satisfied with our purchase- the installation took about 3-4 hours total.
We installed the fence on approximately 3/4 of an acre. My husband used his tractor and lowered 1 of the 4 plow feet on a box blade attachment to dig the trench around the yard. This was VERY simple and took about 20 minutes. Then we just placed the wire in the trench and buried it, which took about an hour and a half or so. Take note, we had to twist wire back to the box across a spot in our ... full review