One of the best systems which does not require a boundary wire to be buried is The Petsafe Wireless Pet Containment System PIF-300. A circular boundary is transmitted by the system itself. What you have to do is just plug the system in and adjust it so that it covers the whole radius where you are thinking about training your dog. The system is very easy to use and you don’t have to do the hard work of burying a boundary. Instead, the system can be installed and will be ready in only 5 minutes. So if there is no boundary wire installed that means you don’t have to think about the maintenance of the wire and the setup will be very quick and durable. People usually carry this product if they are going for a vacation or camping trips where they are taking their dog with them.
Not only the product is saving strength but you can also train your dog normally as a real fence is installed. But one thing you must take care of is you need to shelter the system. So you need to choose a shaded spot anywhere or a place in the house to install the system.
Features of the System:
Table of Contents
- Features of the System:
- The PetSafe Wireless Transmitter:
- The PetSafe Wireless Collar:
- The Manual & the instructional DVD:
- The Warranty of the Product:
There are three receiver collars and a wireless fence transmitter which include in The Petsafe Wireless Pet Containment System PIF-300. All the receiver collars are completely waterproof. 180 feet of circular area can be covered by the system. Five levels of static correction are featured here. It is very helpful as you will be able to control the amount of pain which your beloved pet is going to get while wearing the collar. But keep one thing in mind that the correction you are going to make will not apply instantly as it takes some time to adjust. Whenever your pet will get near the boundary, they will be given a warning beep to regain their senses and not to get out of the boundary. If after hearing the warning still, they went out of the boundary, after 30 seconds the correction will automatically stop.
Like all other systems, this system has its pros and cons too. They are described below.
On a single purchase, it can be used for three pets at a time. You can see that as it comes with three collars in a single pack.
The battery is good but it needs to be replaced every couple of months to keep the system in good shape.
Your time will be saved as the dog will automatically learn about the new boundaries in a day or two.
The system is very portable so you can carry it anywhere with you. If you are going on a trip or vacation for a few days, you can always carry it and bring back with you as it is very lightweight.
The collars are adjustable and you adjust it according to the neck of your pet. Not only that, you can do the static corrections too. An approximate of 85 to 90 feet can be set in the system and you will feel a lot safe for your pet while having it.
The build quality is a lot better than the wired system.
The price of the product is also around $100 lesser than the wired system.
The whole system is very temperamental. It does not go well with some of the houses. The walls in a house usually block the signal as they are not able to go through. There are a lot of other things like a metal roof. Metal siding, land slopes, and trees which block the signal.
There are some other difficulties too like the signal breaking. You will not get a crisp boundary line as they tend to change from time to time. Within minutes they change around 3 to 5 feet. So the dog training can be a bit hard using them. You need to keep more space behind the boundaries to make it safer for your pet.
Most of the times the system is advertised as a one-touch solution for keeping your pets safe. By pushing a button you will not have to worry about your pet any more but that is not the case every time. The wired system takes a day of real hard work to get installed but after that it keeps its promise and works 99% times. Whereas with The Petsafe Wireless Pet Containment System PIF-300 system the chance is always 50-50.
Now you need to know about the product you are going to buy too. Here are the details of The Petsafe Wireless Pet Containment System PIF-300 system.
The PetSafe Wireless Transmitter:
The PetSafe Wireless Transmitter is a large unit. It is of the size of a paint can of a gallon. You can create the boundary shape using the system but do not forget that you can only make circular shape of fence with it. The boundary you are trying to make must not be bigger than 90 feet in radius as it is the maximum limit of the system. You can overlap the transmitter units to a large containment space. The thing it does is to sop the dog from running across the boundary line. But if after hearing the warning beep, still your dog went out of the boundary, after 30 seconds the correction will automatically stop if the dog does tot returns inside the safe area. The setting of the system is easy as you just have to plug it in an outlet. You must keep the unit on a wall mount unit or table 2-4 feet over the ground for being effective.
There are three controls in the system.
- The On/ Off Switch: Used to On or Off the system.
- The Boundary Switch: It keeps boosting the wireless signal. You must keep it low for the boundary circles of 45 feet radius. For the 90 feet circles you have to set it to high.
- The Boundary Control Dial: This dial is used for the fine tuning of the size of the boundary you are going to create.
The PetSafe Wireless Collar:
It is the collar which you need to put around the neck of your dog. It is absolutely perfect for the dogs which are over the weight of 15 lbs. A good band of cloth holds the receiver which is fastened by a snap type buckle. The features we find in the collar are:
- The Correction Level Button: There are a total of five correction levels in the collar along with a no-correction beep. You can toggle the correction level by pressing a button on the collar by removing a plastic cap over it.
- The Indicator Light: The indicator light helps you to know that the collar is working in perfect condition. You will also know that if the battery of the collar needs to be changed or not. You will also know the correction level of the collar with the help of the indicator lights too.
- Long or Short Probes: The collar has long or short probes which are helpful in using them over the long or short haired dogs.
- Disposable Collar battery: You can use PetSafe RFA-67 batteries in the collars. A new battery will last around 2 to 3 months and the price of the battery will be around $5 each.
Flags: The Petsafe Wireless Pet Containment System PIF-300 system has 50 boundary flags which help you to mark the boundary circle very easily. There is a good way of making a boundary. Take the collar to the boundary. Mark the place with a flag where it starts making a beep sound.
The Manual & the instructional DVD:
It will be inside the box and you can also watch instructional videos and find the manual too in their official website.
The Warranty of the Product:
The Petsafe Wireless Pet Containment System PIF-300 system has a 1-year complete warranty. After the completion of the year, if there is any problem in your system or collar, you will be charged at a limited fixed rate. But one thing you must know is the system is very durable and it does not need a lot of repairs.
- Shipping Weight: 8.1 pounds4.0
- Shipping: FREE Shipping5.0
- You can add more collars with this system5.0
- PetSafe recommends for dogs over 8 lbs.4.5
- You can turn the knob to set the distance around the house5.0