Safe and effective for pets over 3.6 kg, this fence will keep your little pup safe in your yard. Our smallest waterproof collar is designed specifically for comfort. The reflective strip on the collar helps you find your small dog at night, so outside playtime doesn't have to end when the sun goes down! A radio signal is sent through a buried wire, marking the boundaries you wish to set for your dog. As your dog approaches the boundary, the dog’s Receiver Collar issues a warning tone. If he continues into the boundary, your pet receives a safe but startling electrical stimulation from the Receiver Collar. While harmless, the stimulation will persuade him to stay in the containment area you’ve established. The system offers 4 levels of static stimulation plus a tone-only option, adjustable to your dog’s temperament.
We were told by Petsafe that the Little Dog system was suitable for a cat. Our cat is a large 12-year old and has always been used to the outdoors. Recently our local council ranger issued a warning that a complaint had been received about cats in the neighbourhood being outside their boundaries - not specifically our cat. Rather than force the cat to convert to being an inside cat, we invested in an in-ground fence to allow him to still enjoy the outside. I installed the perimeter wire with difficulty as we have numerous trees, shrubs, retaining walls, pergolas, paths, driveways, garden edging and other obstacles. We had to trim the neck fur of the cat as he is particularly furry and the probes were not affecting him when the fence was turned on. With the collar set on level two he was able to endure the shocks and rushed through and over the wire, despite obviously being affected. Now it is turned up to level four and the boundary width is set to just under two metres. He still managed to get over two fences by simply jumping over the wire. I have had to install physical barriers made of chicken wire to stop this. The flags are useless with a cat. Finally, we feel confident to leave him outside on his own for extended periods. He has slowly learnt not to go too close to the edges of the property. In fact he often prefers not to go outside, obviously knowing he might get zapped. Would I repeat the exercise, knowing what I now do? Possibly, but it is by no means a fool-proof solution and is certainly quite expensive.
> PetSafe Response: Hi Allan, thank you for taking the time for sharing this experience with us. Sharing your experience with the product may allow other customers understand the product more and can help knowing if this is the right product for them. The containment systems are a great way to limit your pets urge to go outside boundary areas. This system in particular has been used for cats in the past and customers have given great feedback. A tip to ensure your pet does not run through the boundary wire is to undergo training and allowing your pet to understand what the warning tone and the static stimulation means. This allows pets to stay inside the correct areas and has been known to reduce "running through" or 'bolting" as most people call it. We are glad to hear you feel confident with your pet outdoors and in a safe environment. Kind regards, PetSafe.
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