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What’s every dog owner’s greatest fear?
It’s impossible to know for sure but certainly up there is their pup running away. This is a tough position to be in, as most want to allow their hounds to play outside but can’t directly supervise them all the time.
So what can be done? One possible solution is a wired fence. However, the installation costs can be substantial. The equipment will be exposed to outside elements. Also, it’s usually not an option for renters either.
Fortunately, technology now exists for light weight wireless dog fences. The equipment t is quite mobile, so the device is perfect not only for homes but also activities such as camping as well.
With the FunAce fence, installation is quite easy. The transmitter can be kept indoors (anywhere in the house). The radio transmitter signals to create a safe zone for your pet.
The shock collar is attached to your dog. Make sure it is firmly connected so that your dog cannot remove it. Power it on, and set the boundary by moving the radius up or down.
The neck strap has a wide range and can fit up to 24 inch-sized neck. However, your dog should weigh at least 10 lbs or the shock intensity might be too strong for him or her.
That’s it! You’ll be up and running in ten minutes flat.
In addition, there are a couple of features that we like.
There is battery backup. So in case there is a power outage, the transmitter will still be active and your pet will not leave the property. Most power in the US (and other developed countries) is quite stable but you never know when this will come in handy.
Unlike other collars, the FunAce collar is rechargeable. It will be fully charged in only 2 hours. If it is at this state, it can run for up to 3 days. Of course, the more your dog tries to escape the more the collar needs to be charged.
This is very convenient, as you won’t be running out to buy new batteries every other week. Not to mention, good for the environment.
There is anti-over shocking design. Basically, the maximum your dog can be shocked is 54 seconds outside the boundary zone.
The collar is water resistant. It has a ip65 quality rating. This means your hound can do all the doggie things they do – roll around in wet grass or mud or play in the rain. You don’t have to worry about things like sprinklers with this collar.
The shock level is adjustable. This is quite important, as obviously you want the shock level to be lower on a small dog versus a big dog.
The possible coverage is massive: 17 possible acres. The area is adjustable.
And if you add another transmitter, the coverage area is expanded. Therefore, with a few of these kits your coverage area is potentially unlimited.
Additionally, there are potentially an unlimited number of collars allowed. So you could have multiple dogs using this system.
What don’t we like?
In some reviews, some users are reporting manufacturing mistakes. This causes the equipment to malfunction. One poor reviewer said his dog was shocked again and again, despite clearly being in the safe zone.
This is quite unacceptable. Fortunately, there are not one but two guarantees that protect you. The first is an unconditional 30-day 100% money back guarantee. The other is a 90 day manufacturers warranty
Additionally, the signal is affected by weather conditions. All wireless dog fences are affected by this though.
Overall, we think this wireless dog fence by FunAce is a great buy. It’s a well built piece of equipment that has a couple extra features that go a long way. Additionally, you’re protected by 2 money back guarantees so you can purchase it risk free.
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens if the collar gets wet?
The FunAce collar is water resistant. This means a rainy day will be absolutely no problem.
Is it worth it to buy a cheaper wireless dog fence?
There are some on the market that are more inexpensive, and it seems every month or so a cheap one hits the market.
The question is: are you cheap with your dogs safety? A wireless dog fence is not a very expensive piece of equipment. FunAce’s certainly is affordable.
All wireless dog fences utilize advanced technology. Cheap ones tend to break down. Reading user reviews, we’ve come across cases where a collar will keep shocking a dog, even he or she is in the safe zone! Or worse, not properly alerting the dog they’re leaving the safe zone and essentially being useless.
It’s definitely worth it to drop a couple hundred bucks on a quality wireless dog fence.
Where can I buy a funAce dog fence?
You might be able to find one at your local discounter (such as Target or Walmart) or your big box pet store (PetCo, PetSmart, etc.) But for your best bet, try Amazon. It’ll easily meet the price threshold for free shipping. You’ll get the dog fence within a few days and be able to set it up in ten minutes after it arrives.
Drawbacks of course, are that you’ll have to wait a few days for delivery.
Are wireless dog fences cruel?
Some might object to a “shock collar” (which is employed by a wireless dog fence system.) However, would it be more cruel keeping your dog cooped up in your house the whole day? A dog fence allows your hound to run up and about. It’s up to every individual dog owner, but that sounds like a good tradeoff for the occasional shock.
What are some of the alternatives?
You can get a wired dog fence. However, this would require a lot of digging. There are a lot of installation costs and it might not be worth it in the end.
There are some simple alternatives as well. You can simply put a dog on a leash, put a pipe in the ground and tie your dog’s leash to the pipe. That way they can still run around. Your dog’s movement will be more restricted however.
Alternatively, you could tie your dog’s leash to something like a tree or other landmark.