6 customer reviews
By: Steve Collier
Thursday, April 11, 2019
So we put this in in the fall, and it's now the start of May and honestly, i'm really pleased still. We had set up a small area at first, but come spring we realized that the whole yard - we have a side lot as well - needed to be expanded. It was ridiculously easy to expand it. Honestly. And the same to teach her the new boundaries. I still give this a five star, no regrets. We didn't sink the line I opted to instead by a bunch of sod staples and just force it down. Spring, grass grew up and over it. I have no problem mowing over it so long as I was generous with the staples. The flags didn't last the winter but honestly, we didn't need them to, she knows what the yellow line means. The beep is still more the deterrent and the shock the re-enforcement. She does occasionally barrel right through if there's a squirrel that's just REALLY REALLY too tempting, and then she sits on the other side of the fence, begging to be let back in since that squirrel was worth getting shocked to get to, but not so much to come back in. I still have a lot of line leftover, it's a significant chunk they include and it literally was plug in and fiddle with the strength of the line versus the strength of the zap from the collar. So, 8 months later, still a very satisfied customer. If you don't mind the DIY and need something more flexible, far less expensive than a fence fence and doesn't require a permit or thousands of of dollars, this is a great way to go
Before this, our solution to letting the dog outdoors - never off a leash because she's a runner - was an aerial line that ran between a post and a tree. She was forever getting it tangled up and in the winter, we'd have to hold the clip for a minute or two to warm it up enough to be able to attach it to her collar and let her out. We have a corner lot property, a fence is just not financially feasible and honestly, we like the look of our unfenced yard.
So after looking up the various fences - and what was in our budget - I settled on this fence. At worst, I was out a hundred bucks and learned my lesson, at best, I had just spent 100 bucks and made my life easier and the dog had more freedom or at least the illusion of. No. Regrets. It came fast, and set up was surprisingly easy. The instruction manual was clear enough to me, and armed with only my pocket knife and 100 sod staples - I opted to not bury it underground for now - I set out to install it. Half hour later I was done. I still have half a roll of wire left and I think we'll probably cut the line and expand it - comes with a set of stuff needed to splice the wire.
It took a few days of both the dog learning the boundaries - I do wish there were more flags - and us learning the appropriate level with which to set the fence at. But within the two days, Tali had pretty much nailed down where the boundaries were. Two escapes but that was at the start.
The collar is a cheap collar, and we took off the shock unit, put two holes in her current collar and attached it. Make sure it's not too tight, or it can rub against the skin and irritate it. We made that mistake and have to go get her a new collar but that's part and parcel of learning.
As of writing this though, it's fun to leave the door open and let her go out at will. There's a red giant squirrel who baits her and she hasn't crossed the line to get to it - and boy does she love to chase that squirrel - but she has come right UP to the boundary. Strangers stood in my driveway, and she did the same, where normally she would have come right over and licked/barked them to death.
I'm glad I took the chance, we'll see how it goes after a few months and through winter. If I have to replace the wire further down the road, that's fine. The unit itself though, is just great. No regrets, I'd buy again in a heartbeat and wonder why I didn't do it sooner.
By: Herbert Flores
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Works well. I am not disappointed. Keeps my Golden from jumping the fence and getting to the highway. I keep it on the lowest shock possible, and I would rather have a little shock then a dog who has gotten hit by a car on the highway. And to answer the question some may ask....yes I have tested the first 3 levels of shock from the collar, and I would not use a level on my dog that I have not tested on myself.
By: Jerome Henry
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Great product, would recommend to anyone. Took about 3 hours total for me because my backyard has some trees I had to go around but mainly just zip tied it to my existing chain-link fence, staple gun for the wooden fence/side of the house, and burried around the AC unit so they wouldn’t tear anything up around there. My 2 lab mix puppies had learned to climb the chain-link and were getting into my neighbor’s yard and to the front yard (luckily always stayed close by) so I was fearing they would get hit by a car and didn’t want them in my neighbors’ yards. We tried them inside but due to them being puppies they just wanted to tear up stuff (which they did) so I put them on leads but then they couldn’t run around as much and kept getting tangled in the trees. I was about to spend about the same amount of money on 2 large kennels so I figured I’d try this out and I’m glad I did. Saved a bunch of money over the competitors and even got the extra collar all for about $200 and the install was very easy, just time consuming. I do recommend using a drill to twist the wires, so much easier. Didn’t need to really train them like the manual said, just took a couple shocks and they learned the boundaries. They hated it the first couple days cause they didn’t understand why they were being shocked but after a couple days they started going back to their normal selves, running around and playing together and now know their limits. I don’t agree with the level system for our dogs. I consider them “very hyper” but 4 and 5 was way too high for them but 3 seemed to work just fine. As for the boundary limit, I just had to kind of mess around with it and 6 seems to be a good boundary for our needs. All in all, extremely happy so far (couple weeks in).
By: Ruben Brewer
Monday, January 7, 2019
By: Timmy Pittman
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
I was skeptical and really didn't think it would work. After installing the boundary wire we had some difficulty in adjusting the collar. The first step instructs you to "remove the battery". That totally made the following steps nonsense. However, I contacted customer service and received the instructions that I needed. The support agent agreed that there was a problem with the manual and hopefully they will get that fixed. Now to the effectiveness of the boundary wire. It only took my German Sheppard 3 days to respect the boundaries. She "jumped" the "fence" one time while chasing a squirrel. She received the correction and then was afraid to return back in to the yard. I solved that problem by driving the van out of the yard and she came back in with the van. (She doesn't get shocked while in a vehicle). So now it is a pleasure to be able to allow her freedom from the leash and to be outside (she has an acre or more to run in).
By: Roman Newman
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
It took us a while to get to actually putting up this Dog Fence. It can seem like a very daunting task. One thing I suggest is that you really map out where you want to have your fence set up before you even get it out. We made the mistake of mounting the plug where we thought we were going to run it from, and then completely changing our minds and it was a bit of a hassle. It can get quite confusing if you are wanting to block off multiple areas, like we blocked off our garden area as well as did around the perimeter, so it is definitely best to plan it out beforehand. Once it was up and running we got the collar fitted and used the larger prongs for our german shepherd pit mix. There are different strength settings on them and we had it in the middle and he jumped our fence no issues. Since then we have turned it all the way up for him. He went to jump the fence and made a yipped and back stepped. Then he went for the fence once more, and hasn't done it since. It took him and our other pup a while to map out where they are allowed and where they are not allowed to ho in the yard, but once they got it they are doing well. I have to say the first week the poor pups were scared to go out and we had to force them out. I think I was worried that we ruined the outside for them, but once they learned their boundaries they have been much better. That was a few weeks ago and this week they have been outside WITHOUT the collars with ZERO issues. I can even leave our gate open and they know they are not allowed to cross that wire barrier. I am so glad this has helped us! And I hope it continues so that we can eventually remove the wires as well and trust they will stay in the yard.