Petsafe Wireless Fence Reviews
Stay + Play PIF00-12917
The Petsafe Stay + Play wireless dog fence is the new and improved version of the classic Petsafe PIF-300 wireless fence (which incidentally was the first ever wireless pet fence). The new model is smaller and sleek which is certainly welcome. But the main improvement is in the collars – they are rechargeable and don’t require the special batteries that are necessary for the older model. Additionally, the new equipment (base unit and collars) are compatible with the old system. Nice touch Petsafe!
The new Petsafe wireless instant fence transmitter is considerably smaller than the old version. It’s about the size of a half-gallon bucket and is modern and sleek looking. The range is a bit bigger with a 105 ft. radius (vs. the old unit at 90 ft.) so your dog(s) get a bit more play area – about 3/4 acre. Like the old system, you can use more than one unit to overlap “circles” to make a larger containment area. You can’t do that with competing systems.
Also, there is an alarm that lets you know if there is a power failure which would obviously render the unit inoperable.
Thank goodness for the rechargeable collars that supersede the collars which require special proprietary batteries. The lithium ion battery is charged through a connection under the collar strap. A complete charge takes about 3 hours but lasts for a couple of weeks. This is considerably better than the competition (Havahart and Perimeter systems collars keep a charge for about 3 days). However, the battery is integrated into the collar so it can’t be switched out. This shouldn’t be a problem though, as according to most Petsafe wireless fence reviews this type battery lasts a long while.
The old collars were water resistant but this new model is completely waterproof – a nice feature for water loving dogs! You will receive two sets of prongs; a long set for long haired dogs and a short set for dogs with short hair. These are easily changed out with the enclosed tool. The mode button is actually between the prongs and can be set to 5 levels of static correction or a tone only mode. A light on the collar unit tells you which mode it is set to. You will also get the testing tool which you hold against the collar prongs to see if the collar is working. As you cross the boundary, the internal light on the tool will light up to confirm the collar is working. Plus, you can test the location of your wireless dog fence boundary using this method. Another nice feature is the ability to change out the actual nylon collar itself if you want something nicer or a different color. Other Petsafe wireless fence reviews leave out a great feature – the collar LED lights indicate when the collar needs recharging. This is important!
Overall Score ———- Top Notch!
Great job Petsafe!
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