The Extreme Dog Fence in-ground containment system is pretty powerful. In fact, it can cover up to twenty-five acres. The system can be used with up to three collars, all of which are waterproof and incredibly durable.
This second-generation containment system is said to be bigger and better than the first system produced by Extreme Dog Fence. This system is very user-friendly and comes with everything you need to get started, including training flags.
Overview and Features
This fence kit includes twenty-gauge boundary wire made out of high tensile steel and a heavy protective jacket, collar receivers, a digital transmitter, splice kits, and training flags.
As we mentioned, the collars are waterproof and can be submerged up to one hundred feet deep, so your dog can wear it while going for a swim.
This is one of the leading containment systems on the market. Not only because it provides more coverage than competing systems, but for the simple fact that it’s so easy to use and set up. It also comes equipped with top of the line components including the durable waterproof collars, the powerful transmitter, and the thicker than average wire. Overall, this manufacturer has outdone themselves this time around by providing the total package with a containment system that comes with all the features the pet owner could want in an invisible fence system.
If you have a smaller yard, the size of this system may be overkill. However, some dog owners recommend doubling the wire for added protection. The SportDOG electric pet fence system is a competing system and one that’s just as effective but designed for smaller yards.
This containment system comes with a one-year product warranty on all electronics and a two-year warranty on the collars.
The included wire is heavy duty, and able to withstand the elements and even chewing thanks to the protective jacket. This type of durable wire is a must-have if your dogs are diggers or chewers.
Like any other in-ground electric dog fence, you can expect a lengthy installation process. We recommend doing a dry run before you bury the wire. This means, even before you dig the trenches, run the wire along the perimeter of your backyard to ensure the wire is long enough, then test the system out with the transmitter and collar to make sure it’s ready to go. If the system is functioning, you can proceed by burying the wire.
Aside from the manual labor aspect of the installation process, setting up the system itself is actually very easy.
Aside from the impressive coverage this system offers, the best aspect of this electric dog fence is the quality of all the components, especially the thick wire. The transmitter is also said to emit a strong signal, so you won’t have to worry about dead spots in your yard in which objects and structures are able to interfere with the transmitter’s signal. This will give consumers much-needed peace of mind knowing that their pets will remain safely within the system’s boundary.
During testing we found that the system emits a loud beeping sound when the wires have been disconnected. This is a great safety feature to have in the event that your dogs get ahold of the wire or it becomes damaged.
The collar itself also emits a loud beep if the perimeter is crossed.
The system is also very adjustable, allowing you to adjust the strength of the signal and the distance of coverage.
The collar will allow you to use beeps or varying levels of static stimulation to prevent your dog from crossing the boundary lines. One of the best aspects of this collar system is the fact that you can program the intensity of each collar separately, so if you’re having trouble with one of your dogs continuously trying to cross the boundary line, you can turn that dog’s collar up and leave the other one or two collars set at their own intensity level.
The collars also have plenty of extra strap, so you can adjust it from very small to very large. The kit comes with batteries which have an average lifespan of six months.
The collar operates with a couple of CR1 3N batteries. Once the batteries begin to die the collar’s light will start flashing. This is a great safety feature that will alert pet owners immediately that a battery change is needed ASAP in order to prevent their dogs from crossing the boundary line.
The included training flags will help you teach your dog where the yard’s boundaries are so he or she doesn’t try to go exploring. During the training process, you can slowly begin to move these training flags once you notice your dog is responding to training and is fully aware of where they can and can’t go.
- Covers a wider range compared to competing models
- Waterproof collar
- Supports up to three collars
- Thick, heavy-duty wire
- Different correction options
- Training flags included
- Some buyers had complaints that the included surge protector is defective