PetSafe Fence (PIF-300) Review

PetSafe Wireless Fence (PIF-300) with 2 Extra Battery Packs

How effective are wireless dog fence? The wireless system model is PIF-300 with same specifications, but comes with additional battery packs for the collar. The installation usually takes 1-2 hours and if you get any problem, you can call the customer support of petsafe, which is going to serve you six days a week. It covers the area up to ½ acres and range of 180 feet diameter. Boundary is going to get affected by the obstacles like terrain, walls and metal objects. It is going to be in the form of a circle, you can’t alter it into some square or rectangle. When I tested how big the actual boundary is, despite of having some furniture and objects in my lawn, it was almost ½ acres.

When tested this thing on the dog collar, it was observed that the structure was very solid and waterproof. Your dog can be rough with it, and it wouldn’t affect it. It has 5 level of correction for big dogs and you could use the system for multiple dogs. The system is fully wireless, so you need not to worry about digging holes and grounding the wires. You can easily set up the transmitter by following detailed Step-By-Step Install Instructions. Quick-Start Guide comes with the box, so you could just start setting up the device as soon as you open it. 6 to 28 inches of neck can easily get fit into the collar. It is designed for the dogs weighing 8 pounds or more. When functioning, it creates a circular fence, which can’t be changed into any other form. Obstructions like metal, walls, and furniture are going to effect the boundary of the fence.

Batteries that are with the system, doesn’t last long, they will go out in 2 weeks. Customer complained about the batteries that they have poor voltage. Although, the whole is good. You can buy it separately if you don’t want them batteries. The unit’s performance is good, but if you can afford some more features go for it. This unit is simple and does the job. Overall, performance is good, and the thing doesn’t lag. But reliability of the fence is okay. Sometimes, the signal fluctuates, and so does fence range.

Customer support system of petsafe is best in the market. They’re available to you for six days a week. Get their help by communicating with the help of text, calls and chat. If you get stuck somewhere, you can get their help at any point of the procedure. Though instruction manual is going to give all your answers, but feel free to call them.

Features

  • Wireless range of 5 to 90 feet, covers area of ½ acre
  • Purely wireless, no need to dig holes and wires
  • 1-2 hours of installation and you’re good to go
  • You can carry it with you, on outings and vacations
  • Automatic shut off- if pet leaves the boundary, stimulation is for 30 seconds, then again after 5 minutes.
PROS:
  • Lightweight
  • Trusted brand
  • Waterproof collar
  • Easy installation
  • Portable

CONS:
  • Expensive
  • Batteries are not that good

Summing Up

The device has good performance does the simple work of keeping your dog into the fence area. Overall, after practical use, this device a good performer. Petsafe products are top of the line, but this one is basic. If you can spend some more money, you can shift to a wireless unit with more features. But if you want a simple system, that does a good job, this is the piece. Build quality of the collar is good, and transmitter is fairly accurate.

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