PetSafe Premium In-Ground Cat Fence
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About this item
- Adjustable waterproof receiver collar fits cats with neck sizes from 6 to 11 1/2 Inch
- Collar includes stretch section for cat's safety; avoid leaving the receiver collar on your cat for more than 12 hours per day
- Complete system for up to 1/3 acre but may be expanded up to 25 acres with additional wire and flags
- Receiver collar correction can be adjusted to cat's temperament ( 4 levels plus tone only for training)
- Low battery indicator reminds you when battery replacement is required
- Collar uses replaceable RFA-188 battery
- Call, chat or email with our expert PetSafe US-based customer care specialists six days a week; They are waiting to assist you and your pet with your product needs
- PetSafe brand has been an industry leading US manufacturer of pet behavior, containment and lifestyle products since 1991, helping millions of people and pets each year
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The PetSafe Deluxe In-Ground Cat Fence has been proven safe, comfortable, and effective for all cats over 6 lb. and at least 6 months old. The system works by producing a radio signal from the Fence Transmitter through up to 4000 ft. of Boundary Wire. The Boundary Wire is buried or attached to a fixed object to enclose the Pet Area. You temporarily define this Pet Area with Boundary Flags for a visual aid in training your cat. Your cat wears a Receiver Collar with Contact Points that touch his neck and, once trained, is allowed to roam freely in the Pet Area. When your cat reaches the Warning Zone, the Receiver Collar gives a warning beep. If your cat continues into the Static Correction Zone, a safe Static Correction will be delivered through the Contact Points to get his attention until he returns to the Pet Area. For use in the US only. This unit is compatible with all US 110v outlets and are not to be used with 220v international voltage.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 5.56 x 3 x 12 inches; 5.55 Pounds
- Item model number : PIG00-11007
- Batteries : 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
- Date First Available : June 8, 2005
- Manufacturer : Radio Systems Corporation
- ASIN : B000TZ8SFU
- Best Sellers Rank: #152,092 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
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The manual that comes with the fence outlines two training methods, which we combined. For the first week of outdoor training, she was on a leash. This was difficult. There's a reason why you never see people walking their cat! The receiver collar did not bother her, but the harness and leash really did. The collar makes a beeping sound when the cat approaches the zap/correction zone. At this point in the training you encourage her to turn around by pulling the cat back and saying "run away!" while waving a white flag (and feeling a little foolish). In the next stage on you let her get the shock (correction), and then pull her back before she gets beyond the boundary line. I won't lie, this is a little traumatic for both you and the cat! It was a rough week.
The second week I used the "tie-out method" - and staked her out at different points in the yard. leaving the length of the leash just long enough for her to get into the "correction" (i.e. shock") zone, but not through it. You really need to watch your cat if they are staked in the yard - ours would manage to get the leash tangled around herself and objects all the time. She did not enjoy being staked and would at first pull and pull when she got to the limit of the leash. Eventually she figured it out. Honestly, the leash aspect of the training was more difficult than the shock training in some ways.
She did run through the boundary several times during the leashed and unleashed training. We needed to adjust the boundary width (i.e. width of the warning beep and correction zone) and the level of the shock/correction, and this solved the problem. She now rarely receives a shock because she responds immediately to the warning beep. Success! She has adjusted much better than I could have imagined to having limits on her wanderings and we no longer have to wonder where she is and if she's been eaten.
My 4/5 star rating (instead of 5) is because Petsafe really should let you know that you can replace the batteries yourself, rather than purchase their expensive replacements. Also, keep in mind that an invisible fence isn't fail-safe - your cat can still get outside the boundary. However, it greatly reduces the likelihood that they'll do so. Our cat is happy that she gets to be outside, and we worry less. Excellent!
We took the chance and it paid off! We are a two cat household, located in a densely packed residential area. One of our cats just isn't happy until she gets to go out and do a perimeter sweep. She is extremely territorial and likes to rush approaching animals to scare them off. Including the pit bulls being walked by their owners. Fearless little knuckle-head also decided that the neighbor's small greenhouse needed thorough inspection every time she managed to escape us. After one embarrassing episode of her dodging just out of my reach for a couple laps around the neighbor's yard and garden, that was enough!!! We watched the video and read all the cat & dog reviews, did a lot of talking about how humane it would be......Tried keeping her cooped up in the house.....but she was a VERY unhappy girl.
TRAINING NOTES: It is my experience, when cats are startled the lunge forward. It's a hardwired survival reaction. Dogs on the other hand usually cower or withdraw backwards. So instead of putting my cat on a leash and clapping next to, or behind her when approaching the correction zone, I tied her to light (strong) piece of baling twine, anchored that to a heavy log and let her roam. I made the line long enough that she could get past the correction zone. Then I crossed the correction zone line and waited for her to try and come to me. When I heard the beeping for correction I rushed at her clapping and scolding.
After the first correction she was DONE. She skulked into the garage and wouldn't come off the steps.
Day 2: put collar on and tied her to rope again, she wouldn't roam far and I'm impatient, so I carried her near the line until it beeped. She walked the last couple steps and got the correction. DONE again. Wouldn't come out of the garage. Let a week pass, we're really lazy trainers.
Day 3: Put collar on, refused to leave garage. Knows better than to let me pick her up with the collar on!!
There have been some things to adjust to for me. Like most of the wire is above ground now because I will randomly sink a shovel into the ground while gardening and forget that there is a wire there. Oops. She's slipped the line a couple times and we've needed to make adjustments. Once she even hit the correction zone and it zapped her, she rolled across into the neighbor's yard, and her instinct was to head for safety (the garage) and to get there she had to cross that line again, which she did with a painfull determination.
Still haven't tried it on the other cat. She isn't as inclined to go outside, she's older and a more delicate personality....not sure her emotions will take the stress.
update 01/28/11 : The original cat this was purchsed for still uses it. She is a determined, problem solving personality, that tests boundaries constantly. More than once I've had our neighbors chuckle and tell us she's in the process of tight-rope walking the top edge of the fence to escape, while our backs are turned. I don't take this as a fault of the system, so much as a fault of installation. I have to tweak the way it's installed as she finds the weak points to exploit. I still worry less about her. My other older cat will get trained on it this coming spring. My biggest problem has been my shovel!!! I'm always digging somewhere, and I've cut the line many times.