No need to buy batteries for this collar! The latest in-ground fence collar from PetSafe is rechargeable and is perfect for any pet 5 pounds and up.
This waterproof receiver collar has 4 levels of static correction to match the sensitivity of your pet plus tone-only mode for training.
Posted by Bill on Jun 5th 2015
This was my first in-ground fence experience. I went with this DIY solution because the cost of a professionally installed system to contain 5 acres was prohibitive.
I was able to rent a cable trencher for about $70/day and easily cut about 4,500 feet of trench in slightly damp soil in about 4 hours.
The trencher also laid in the wire, so that was a non-issue.
The only real challenge was twisting the wires to cancel the signal where it crossed the yard. I had to create a about a 60-foot twisted wire. This is relatively easy to do using a power drill except that the wire is constantly trying to untwist itself. The longer the run, the worse it gets. It Took two of us to wrangle the wire and this was by far the most difficult step to manage.
I mounted the power unit on a wall in the garage, ran the wire through the wall and into a small section of conduit down to the trench.
After some confusion about power settings and how to make them (I'm embarrassed to admit that I overlooked the fact the front of the power unit opens to reveal the dials) and thank to some help from a great customer service guy, the unit was functioning.
Training was a little dicey and my dogs got shocked more than I thought they would. But it's been about a month since installation and they're doing fantastic. I haven't had the confidence to remove the flags yet. I'll begin removing them gradually this week.
All in all, I am thrilled with the cost and quality of this product. It has given my dogs new freedom and my family peace of mind.
Posted by Jim on Apr 1st 2015
I ordered this to replace an older battery operated model, and am very pleased. it's light-weight, seems very durable, and the rechargeable battery holds a charge for weeks before having to be recharged with the charger that comes with it. The different strength settings are the same as my older model and easily changed. I'm a happy customer.
Posted by Fredrik on Jun 16th 2014
It is nice to have a collar we can recharge and not have to worry about dead batteries. We always seemd to have our collars stop working at all the wrong times because the batteries were dead. Now all we have to do is recharge it and in a few hours were ready to go again. Wish we would have gotten these years ago.