Dog Fence Reviews

This section reviews and compares the DIY dog fence systems. We review systems by Innotek, SportDog, PetSafe, Perimeter Technologies and Humane Contain. The comparison chart below summarizes our findings. Click on the model name or use the navigation menu of the left for a more detailed review of each system.

  PetSafe YardMax PIG00-11115 SportDOG Contain-N-Train Electric Dog Fence And Training Collar System SDF-CT SDF-CT SportDOG In-Ground Dog Fence SDF-100A SDF-100A PetSafe In-Ground Fence PIG00-13661 PIG00-13661 PetSafe Rechargeable In-Ground Fence PIG0014673
Reliability Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Rechargeable Yes Yes No No Yes
Correction Levels 5 7 5 4 4
Battery Backup No No No No No
Capacity 10 acres 100 acres 100 acres 25 acres 25 acres
Other Notes
  • Anti-run-through Collar Fit
  • Pod compatibility
  • Rechargeable
  • Expandable
  • Dual Purpose
  • Highest Capacity
  • Best for working dogs
  • Waterproof collar
  • Slimline Collar
  • Small Collar
  • Pod Compatibility
  • Rechargeable
  • Expandable
  • Good for multiple dog sizes
Price $299.95 $399.95 $259.95 $169.95 $219.95
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  PetSafe Elite Little Dog PIG20-11041 Perimeter Technologies Deluxe Ultra PTPCC-200D PTPCC200D Smart Dog HT-023 Humane Contain
Reliability Good Good Poor Poor
Rechargeable No No No No
Correction Levels 4 4 1 3
Battery Backup No No No No
Capacity 25 acres 5 acres 1 acres 100 acres
Other Notes
  • Smallest Collar
  • Lower Correction
  • Collar Compatibility
  • Multiple Frequencies
  • Soft Contacts
Cheapest dog fence Works with Auto Door
Price $209.95 $209.95 $49.95 $99.95
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  PetSafe Stay + Play Wireless PIF00-12917 PIF12917 PetSafe Wireless PIF-300 PIF300 Perimeter WiFi Dog Fence
Reliability Good Good Poor
Rechargeable Yes Yes Yes
Correction Levels 5 5 8
Battery Backup No No Yes
Max Number of Dogs Unlimited Unlimited 2
Capacity 0.75 acres 0.5 acres 0.5 acres
Other Notes
  • Backwards compatible
  • Rechargeable
  • Combinable systems
  • Older & reliable
  • Challenge alert
  • Battery backup
Price $329.95 $259.95 $329.95
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  1. hans jacob sørensen says:

    Are you selling to Europe and Denmark?

    ADMIN – Hi Hans Jacob,

    The only model we sell for the European market is the Dogtra EF-3000 (EU Edition). It is the same Dogtra EF-3000 model that you see in our store, but works with 220V. Shipping is around $100 USD.

  2. Joanne Hayden says:

    I have a 4 month old Goldendoodle. Could I use the Petsafe Stubborn Dog on the low settings? Also hoping to install before the snow falls rather than waiting until spring. If I install now can I train in winter when she reaches 6 months?

    ADMIN – Hi Joanne,

    You can use a PetSafe Stubborn with a golden doodle. As you say, you want to keep the correction set to low, or medium low.

    You can install now and then wait till the dog turns six months to start training. You could even start with the first stage of the training now if you wanted.

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