Summary: Excellent Budget System
The PetSafe Inground Dog Fence (PIG00-13661) is PetSafe’s newly upgraded basic system (previous PRF-3004W). It takes the transmitter from the <a/ href=”/reviews/petsafe-large-dog/”>PetSafe Stubborn, and the collar from the <a/ href=”/reviews/petsafe-deluxe/”>PetSafe Deluxe, bringing you a high quality fence at a budget price.
The PetSafe InGround system is compatible with the collars from the <a/ href=” /reviews/petsafe-little/”>PetSafe Little Dog, <a/ href=”/reviews/petsafe-deluxe/”>PetSafe Deluxe, and <a/ href=”/reviews/petsafe-large-dog/”>PetSafe Stubborn systems for small, medium, and large dogs respectively. This inter-compatibility allows owners with multiple dogs to mix and match collars to suit their dog.
Indoor Pod Compatibility
The Stubborn collar can be used with the optional wireless PetSafe Indoor Pods to keep the dogs out of particular part of your home.
The system uses a proprietary disposable PetSafe battery that you need to keep purchasing from PetSafe. This adds expense and inconvenience to the system.
Low Price / High Quality
This is one of the best low cost system. The system is nearly identical to the mid-level <a/ href=”/reviews/petsafe-deluxe/”>PetSafe Deluxe, except the transmitter is slightly less powerful (10 acres vs 25 acres), and is priced at almost $100 less.
The PetSafe Inground takes the collar from the much more expensive <a/ href=”/reviews/petsafe-deluxe/”>PetSafe Deluxe Dog Fence. It is excellent but marred by the use of a proprietary battery.
The system can be used with collars from some other PetSafe systems. You can use the collars from the <a/ href=”/reviews/petsafe-little/”>PetSafe Little Dog, <a/ href=”/reviews/petsafe-deluxe/”>PetSafe Deluxe, and <a/ href=”/reviews/petsafe-large-dog/”>PetSafe Stubborn for small, medium, and large dogs respectively. (Note, you cannot use the <a/ href=”/reviews/petsafe-ultrasmart-pig0013619/”>PetSafe Ultrasmart collars.)
Being able to use these different collars is useful if you have dogs of different sizes or temperament. It lets you use the best collar for each dog, instead of having to use a compromise collar).
5 Corrections Levels
The collar has five levels of correction that can be set on each individual collar. This allows each dog on the system to have a level of correction appropriate to them. The range of correction on this collar is sufficient for all but the largest (100 lbs +) and low-pain sensitivity dogs (Pitbull, Rottweiler, German Shepherd, etc). For dogs that require a stronger correction, the <a/ href=”/reviews/petsafe-large-dog/”>PetSafe Stubborn collar is a good option.
The correction level for each collar on the system can be set independently allowing you to use the collar with dogs that need different levels.
The PetSafe Inground is one of the smaller full-sized collar. Because of it’s smaller size and lighter weight you can use the collar for dogs as small as 12 pounds. For dogs under 12 pounds, you will want to use the <a/ href=” /reviews/petsafe-little/”>PetSafe Little Dog Collar.
The PetSafe Inground uses a special PetSafe branded battery (RFA-67). The battery is one of the least obnoxious proprietary batteries, being relatively cheap ($5) and having a relatively long life (3 months). Still these proprietary batteries are inconvenient and expensive and we would prefer a rechargeable system.
The collar includes a low power indicator, flashing red to alert you when power is low and battery needs changing.
Medium Prongs Only
The basic system only includes medium size prongs. For long-hair dogs you will need the optional long-prongs ($10).
The collar is waterproof and can handle complete immersion in water.
Compatible with Indoor Pods
The collar can be used with the PetSafe Indoor Pods (PIRF-100). These wireless pods can be placed in your house to train your dog to keep out of certain rooms or to keep the dog off furniture.
Cloth Collar Strap
The red collar band is made of a nylon cloth. The collar fastens with a quicksnap collar.
The system includes the basic PetSafe 10 acre transmitter from the <a/ href=”/reviews/petsafe-large-dog/”>PetSafe Stubborn.
Adjustable Boundary Width
The transmitter gives you control over the boundary width. You can change the distance that the boundary extends out from the boundary wire from 0 to 10 feet. A typical boundary will be set between 3 and 5 feet. For smaller dogs or smaller yards, the boundary width may be set lower. For larger dogs, escape artists, or larger properties the boundary width may be set wider.
Boundary Break Alarm
When the system is working properly, the loop light will be illuminated. When there is a break in the boundary wire, it is signaled by an alarm at the transmitter.
10 Acre Capacity
The transmitter has sufficient power to support 3,000 feet of boundary wire (10 acres). This makes the PetSafe Inground a medium capacity system. For large properties areas, the SportDog SDF-100A (100 acres) is a good alternative that is also compatible with the PetSafe Inground collars.
Boundary Wire & Accessories
The system includes 500 feet of boundary wire (20 gauge), 50 training flags, 2 wire splices, and a collar tester.
Direct Burial Wire
The PetSafe wire is direct burial rated wire has a copper core and is coated with Polyethylene. The direct burial wire is designed to be buried in the ground and consequently holds up better to soil acids. In contrast, PVC coated wire used in most standard wire tends to rot out within a couple of years.
Collar Tester Tool
The system includes a plastic tester tool that lights up when the collar is triggered. Holding the tester tool against the collar prongs, you can test the collar and also locate the system boundary.
Optional Professional Gauge Wire
The standard 20 gauge wire included in the basic system works well, but is vulnerable to breakage. The wire can be upgraded to the stronger 18, 16, and 14 gauge wire. The thicker wire, such as 14 gauge, has a copper core and protective jacket four times thicker than the standard wire.
Thicker wire reduces your risk of developing a wire break. Thicker wire also provides a slight increase in the system range.
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).
||Wire Required (feet)
PetSafe Indoor Pods (optional)
The PetSafe Inground Collars are compatible with the optionalPetSafe Indoor Pods (PIRF-100) ($50). These wireless discs can create a circular exclusion area. They can be used to block access to parts of your home or stop the dogs getting on the furniture. The radius of the wireless exclusion zones are adjustable from 2 to 10 feet.
One Year + Limited Lifetime Warranty
The PetSafe Inground has a one year full warranty plus a limited lifetime warranty. The limited lifetime warranty covers parts, but not labor. The labor charge for repairs made after the expiration of the one year comprehensive warranty is usually in the $30 to #50 range depending on the part that requires repair.
The PetSafe Inground Dog is a good fence at a bargain price. For around $150 you get a high quality system with excellent performance and reliability.
The only thing not to commend on this system is the use of the proprietary PetSafe battery.
||PetSafe Inground Dog Fence
||Disposable (PetSafe RFA-67)
|Beep Only Training Mode
|Collar Warning beep
|Independent Correction Levels
||1.3” (L) x 2.3” (W) x 1.3″ (D)
|Collar Weight (with band)
| Collar Weight (without band)
|Collar Neck Size
||5″ – 23″
|Collar Water Resistance
|Collar Fit Test
|Maximum Number of Dogs
|Minimum Dog Size
|Maximum Containment Area
||10 acres (3,000 feet)
||0-10 feet (adjustable)
|Control Box Dimensions
||4.8″ (L) x 4.3″ (W) x 2.0″ (D)
|Control Box Power Source
||Wall Outlet (110V)
|Control Box Battery Backup
|Indoor Pod Compatibility
|Outdoor Pod Compatibility
|Included Boundary Wire
||500 feet + 2 wire Splices
|Included Boundary Flags
||Collar Tester Tool
||??″ (L) x ?″ (W) x ?″ (D)
||One Year Labor, Lifetime Parts
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