Perimeter Technologies Ultra Dog Fence

Pros

  • Independent Correction Levels
  • Soft Collar Contacts
  • Compact Design

Cons

  • Not Rechargeable
  • Proprietary battery

Rating

Retail Price

$299.95

Our Price

$204.95

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Perimeter Ultra Dog In-Ground Fence Overview

Summary: Dual Frequency for Neighboring Fences

The Perimeter Technologies Ultra Fence has multiple operating frequencies. This lets you use a dog fence system even when you neighbors have a system. If you neighbors have an electronic dog fence, this is the system to get.

Multiple Frequencies

The Perimeter Ultra lets you change the frequency on the transmitter and collar, so that you can operate your system without getting interference from neighboring systems.

Small Collars

The Perimeter Technologies collars are among the smallest and lightest dog fence collars. This lets you use the collar with dogs as small as 12 lbs.

Perimeter Battery

The system collars use a special Perimeter brand battery. While it lasts around four months, at $10 it is not cheap.

Soft Contacts

Perimeter has a unique soft contact on it’s collar prongs. These rubberized prongs are more comfortable on the dog’s skin.

Perimeter Ultra Dog Collar

Lightweight Collar

The Perimeter Technologies Ultra (PCC-200) has a small lightweight collar with more comfortable rubberized contacts. It is hobbled by having few correction levels and an expensive proprietary battery.

Rubber contacts

The collar prongs have rubberized comfort contact tips to make them more comfortable than the standard solid metal tips found on most fences. The contacts make the collar more comfortable and less likely to cause a rash on the dog’s neck.

4 Corrections Levels

The collar has four correction levels, plus a progressive correction level where the correction level starts low and increases the nearer the dog gets to the boundary line.

The correction level for each collar is set separately, by programming the individual collar using the transmitter.

Lightweight Size

The Perimeter Ultra collar is one of the lightest full sized collars, although the casing for the collar is bigger than other collars of this weight. The collar can be used with dogs as small as 12 pounds. For dogs under 12 pounds, you will want to use the even smaller and lighter PetSafe Little Dog Collar.

Proprietary Battery

The weakspot in the Perimeter Ultra is it’s reliance on a proprietary battery. The collar requires you to keep purchasing a special Perimeter branded battery that costs around $10 and lasts around 4 months. We strongly prefer rechargeable systems that do not impose this ongoing expense and inconvenience.

Cloth Collar Strap

The collar fastens with a black nylon cloth strap and a quick-snap buckle. This is our preferred collar combination because it provides a better fit and is easier to use.

Waterproof

The Perimeter collars are fully waterproof and can tolerate complete immersion in water.

No Buttons

The collars have no external buttons, with all functions controlled at the base station. Eliminating this weakpoint leads to more durable collars.

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Perimeter Ultra Dog Transmitter

Dual Frequency Transmitter

The killer feature on the Perimeter Ultra is that the transmitter and collar operate on multiple frequencies to avoid interference with neighboring systems.

Multiple Frequencies

The Perimeter system can shift frequencies to avoid interference with nearby dog fence systems. The frequency is set on the transmitter, which also programs the collar.

Typically, if your neighbors have a dog fence you need to space your fence between 6-12 feet away from the neighbor’s system otherwise the two systems will interfere and the common boundary will not work. The Perimeter allows you to place your fence boundary wire alongside a neighbor’s boundary without causing this interference.

Tempcheck / Wirecheck

The transmitter has some sort of fancy electronics that compensates for changes in the wire temperature (Tempcheck) and for changes in the condition of the wire (wirecheck). From our testing these don’t seem to do a whole lot, but we will take their word for it that they make some improvement in the consistency of the boundary line.

Adjustable Boundary Width

The width of the boundary can be set at the transmitter anywhere from a few inches to 10+ feet wide. The boundary width controls are digital which lets you more precisely select a level, make adjustments, or return to an old setting.

5 Acre Capacity

The Perimeter Technologies transmitter has a range of 5 acres (2,000 linear feet). This is one of the weaker transmitters, but is still sufficient for most yards.

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Perimeter Ultra Dog Accessories
Wire Gauge

Boundary Wire & Accessories

The Basic Perimeter Ultra system includes 500 feet of boundary wire (20 gauge), 50 training flags, 2 wire splices, and 2 sets of training caps.

Direct Burial Wire

The included wire is 20 gauge direct burial wire. Direct burial wire (PET) is more durable in the soil than regular wire (PVC).

Training Caps

The system includes training caps that are placed on top of the training collar prongs to stop the correction. These caps are used in the early stages of training the dog on the system when you want to teach the dog without the correction.

Optional Professional Gauge Wire

The included 20 gauge wire can be upgraded to the thicker and stronger 18, 16, and 14 gauge wire. Thicker wire, such as 14 gauge, has both a thicker conductor (the copper core) as well as a thicker insulating jacket and is up to four times thicker and stronger than the standard wire.

Using the thicker wire reduces the chances of getting a wire break in the system, and slightly increases the system range. The tradeoff is higher cost and increased stiffness which makes it harder to install.

500 Feet of Wire, 50 Flags

The system includes 500 feet of standard perimeter wire (20 gauge). The system also includes 50 boundary marking flags (for use during the training phase). The included wire and flags are sufficient for a 1/3 acre containment area. Additional boundary kits ($30 per 500 feet) can be purchased to boost the capacity up to a maximum of 10 acres (3,000 feet).

Area (acres) Wire Required (feet)
1/3 500
1/2 1,000
1 1,000
2 1,500
3 2,000
4 2,000
5 2,000

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Perimeter Lifetime Warranty

One Year Warranty

The Perimeter systems are covered by a limited lifetime warranty. This is marketing speak for a one year comprehensive warranty. After the one year, you get fixed price reparis depending on the defective component. Shipping is not included in the warranty.

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Conclusion

The Perimeter Ultra is the best system to get if you have a neighbor with a wired dog fence that runs near the path of your dog fence. It’s unique dual frequency system allows you to avoid interference with your neighbor’s system.

The Perimeter is a well made system, and the lightweight collar is particularly commendable. It’s weakness is the manufacture’s insistence on using an expensive disposable battery instead of a rechargeable battery.

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Perimeter Ultra Video Review

Video: Perimeter Technologies Ultra (PCC-200)

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Perimeter Ultra Dog Manual

Perimeter Ultra Dog Fence Manual

Download the Perimeter Ultra Dog Manual (PDF).

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Specifications

Model Perimeter Technologies Ultra (PCC-200)
Type In Ground
Collar Battery Disposable (proprietary)
Correction Levels 4 Levels
Beep Only Training Mode Yes
Collar Warning beep Yes
Collar Vibration No
Independent Correction Levels Yes
Collar Dimensions ??” (L) x ??” (W) x ??″ (D)
Collar Weight (with band) ??
Collar Weight (without band) ??
Collar Neck Size ?″ – ??″
Collar Water Resistance Waterproof
Maximum Number of Dogs Unlimited
Minimum Dog Size 12 lbs
Minimum Age 6 months
Maximum Containment Area 50 acres (2,000 feet)
Boundary Width 0-10 feet (adjustable)
Control Box Dimensions ??” (L) x ??” (W) x ??” (D)
Control Box Power Source Wall Outlet (110V)
Control Box Battery Backup No
Indoor Pod Compatibility No
Outdoor Pod Compatibility No
Included Boundary Wire 500 feet + 2 wire Splices
Included Boundary Flags 50
Training Materials Manual
Other Training Collar Caps
Package Dimensions ??″ (L) x ?″ (W) x ?″ (D)
Package Weight ?? lbs
Warranty One Year Labor (Limited Lifetime)

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If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason you can return your system within 30 days for a full refund of your purchase price. Getting a refund is easy, just email us at returns@dogfencediy.com or call on (888) 936 – 4349.

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  • It is no problem if you used the system, that was the point! We will still take it back even if there is some wear-and-tear
  • Did you bury the wire? No problem, we will still take it back. (If you can’t or don’t want to dig the wire back up, we will just charge you the regular price for the wire you kept)
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wire break kit

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