The 40 Best and Safest Pet Fences

by Caitlin McCormack | Last Updated Mar. 2nd, 2016

Pet fencing systems are an excellent way to keep your pet safely contained in a specific area. When used according to manufacturer’s instructions, they provide a safe and reliable way to keep your pet out of harm’s way while allowing them to explore and get the exercise they need.

There are several types of systems to choose from. There are buried or in-ground wire systems, above-ground systems, wireless systems that use a transmitter device to project a desired boundary and even radio- and WiFi-enabled collars.

You’ll want to consider the type of system you desire before purchasing. Wireless systems provide more portability and are easier to install and set up. Wired systems can be expanded more easily though. Consider the coverage area your pet will require and look for a model that provides suitable coverage.

Replacement receiver collar batteries can be quite costly – rechargeable collars cut down on that expense but require time to charge up. If you have more than one dog or will need to expand the system in the future, that is another consideration to keep in mind.

Always install and use pet fences according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact them.

With the above in mind, in no particular order, here are 40 of the pet fences and fencing systems we consider to be the best, based on available features and average customer reviews.

1. Motorola WIRELESSFENCE25 Wireless Fence for Home or Travel

This wireless pet fence is perfect for use at home or while on the road with your furry friend and features a backlit LED screen that makes it easy to read and keep track of your pet. This package is suitable for use by up to two dogs at a time.

Key features:

  • No wires to bury
  • Can be installed indoors or outdoors
  • Low battery indicator

Cost: *Es.t $251.04

2. PetSafe Wireless Pet Containment System

This wireless pet containment system offers a quality product that can help to keep your furry friend contained and safe. It has a maximum range of 90 feet, or about 45 average steps, giving your pet plenty of room to safely roam.

Key features:

  • Suitable for pets over 8 pounds
  • Covers up to ½ acre
  • Delivers a safe, static correction

Cost: *Est. $259.95

3. PetSafe Stay and Play Wireless Fence

This wireless pet fencing system is easy to install, thanks to its wire-free lightweight transmitter. The rechargeable pet collar is ready to go in just 2-3 hours and has been ergonomically designed to provide your pet with comfortable all-day wear.

Key features:

  • Suitable for dogs over 5 pounds
  • Offers 5 levels of static correction, 1 tone
  • Creates perimeter up to 210 feet

Cost: *Est. $329.95

4. Innotek Instant Pet Barrier with 1 Zone

This pet barrier sets up instantly right out of the box and has been tested to ensure your furry friend’s health and safety. It can be used indoors to keep your pet out of unsafe areas or anywhere you don’t want them to be.

Key features:

  • Requires 3 AA batteries
  • Collar provides electronic stimulation
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Cost: *Est. $42.43

5. PetSafe Pawz Away Outdoor Pet Barrier System

This outdoor pet barrier system looks just like a rock to provide a stylish and incognito way for you to keep your pet safe and secure, and blends easily into any landscape. The lightweight receiver collar is suitable for pets with necks 6-28 inches wide and is waterproof.

Key features:

  • Can be expanded for wider range or multiple pets
  • Protects up to 16 feet diameter
  • Quick and easy to set up

Cost: *Est. $82.45

This wireless dog fence provides 100% safe and effective containment for your furry friend while outdoors. It comes with a 100% money back guarantee from the manufacturer, so you can rely on it for years to come.

Key features:

  • Waterproof collar provides 5 levels of correction
  • Can purchase additional collars
  • 24 hour customer support

Cost: *Est. $149.99

7. Innotek Instant Pet Barrier with 1 Zone

This indoor pet barrier is suitable for keeping your dog away from 1 zone in your home safely and effectively. It is suitable for protecting a space from 2-12 feet in diameter and requires no special training for your dog to learn.

Key features:

  • Requires 3 AA batteries
  • Collar delivers electronic stimulation
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Cost: *Est. $42.43

8. SportDOG 100-Acre In-Ground Pet Fence System, SDF-100A

This in-ground outdoor pet fencing system allows you to add as many collars as you need so every furry member of your family can remain safe and secure while playing outdoors. It comes with a waterproof collar receiver that offers 4 levels of adjustable correction.

Key features:

  • Anti-linger feature
  • Includes 100 flags
  • Includes 1000 feet of wire

Cost: *Est. $259.95

9. PetSafe Boundary Kit 500 Ft Wire/Splicers/Flags

This outdoor pet fence system is suitable for expanding your outdoor coverage area and comes complete with 500 feet of wire as well as splicers and flags for easy installation and setup.

Key features:

  • Compatible with PetSafe or Innotek systems
  • Can fence a ¼ acre area
  • Flags included for easy training

Cost: *Est. $17.89

10. Havahart Wireless Radial-Shape Select Fence

This outdoor pet fence is suitable for medium- to large-sized dogs weighing at least 8 pounds and provides effective containment for areas up to 11 acres in size.

Key features:

  • Waterproof collar
  • No wires to worry about
  • Suitable for up to 2 dogs

Cost: *Est. $299

11. Elite Little Dog In-Ground Fence

This outdoor, in-ground fencing system is perfect for smaller dogs with necks in size from 6-26 inches and comes complete with a waterproof receiver collar with built-in lightning protection in case of bad weather.

Key features:

  • Training guide and DVD included
  • Offers 4 levels of correction
  • Boundary flags included

Cost: *Est. $170.71

12. Extreme Dog Fence 14 AWG Professional Grade Solid Core Dog Fence Wire

This heavy duty professional-grade dog fencing wire is perfect for repairing or expanding your pet’s containment area and is available in a number of sizes and gauges to suit your family’s needs. It is suitable to use with all brands including: Dogwatch®, PetSafe®, Invisible Fence® Brand, Innotek, and Sportdog.

Key features:

  • Continuous solid core wire
  • Poly coated for protection from the elements
  • Made in the USA

Cost: *Est. $59.95

13. PetSafe Indoor Radio Fence

This radio fence is suitable for use indoors to help train your pet to stay away from certain areas. It provides a 2 foot diameter coverage area that is effective through both floor and walls and can be used with any PetSafe in-ground fence receiver collar.

Key features:

  • Transmitter only
  • Provides a mild stimulation to your pet
  • Can even be used with cats

Cost: *Est. $45.19

14. PawPrince Invisible Underground Fence for Dogs

This invisible underground fence is perfect for multi-dog households as it comes complete with two collars and can be expanded if more are needed. It includes 300 meters of fence wire to provide almost 1 acre of containment coverage.

Key features:

  • Offers 100 adjustable correction levels
  • Long-life, water-resistant, rechargeable collars
  • 100% money back guarantee

Cost: *Est. $95.47

15. PetSafe Stubborn Dog In-Ground Fence, PIG00-10777

This in-ground dog fence has been tested for safety and reliability to help protect and contain your family’s pet. It has been designed specifically to provide effective protection of stubborn and hard-to-train animals.

Key features:

  • Offers 5 correction levels
  • Suitable for dogs over 30 pounds
  • Coverage for up to 0.33 acres

Cost: *Est. $199.95

16. PetSafe Elec Stubborn Dog Fence

Ideal for that hard-to-train or stubborn dog, this in-ground electronic dog fence can provide your furry friend with reliable and effective containment and is suitable for dogs weighing 8 pounds or more.

Key features:

  • Offers 4 levels of correction
  • Includes tone-only training mode
  • Flags, wire and surge protector included

Cost: *Est. $162.59

17. PetSafe Yardmax Rechargeable In-Ground Pet Fencing System

This in-ground outdoor fencing system provides your furry friend with a large area to safely roam about. You can easily adjust your pet’s boundaries to suit your needs with the in-ground wire system.

Key features:

  • Infinite static correction zones
  • Includes 50 training flags
  • Suitable for pets with necks 6-28 inches

Cost: *Est. $299.95

18. Perimeter Technologies Perimeter Wire-Free Wifi Dog Fence Receiver Collar

This WiFi-enabled electronic dog fence receiver collar provides your pet with up to an acre of effective containment and is suitable for use by dogs weighing from 10-130 pounds.

Key features:

  • Rechargeable battery
  • Offers 5 correction levels
  • Charges in 3-4 hours

Cost: *Est. $149.95

19. Petsafe Rechargeable In-Ground Fence System

This in-ground outdoor fence system provides an effective containment area for your furry friend of up to ⅓ of an acre but can be expanded with the purchase of additional wire up to 25 acres.

Key features:

  • Run through prevention-correction
  • Suitable for pets weighing 5 pounds or more
  • Optional tone-only mode

Cost: *Est. $195.17

This in-ground electric dog fence system comes complete with 2 collars for families with multiple pooches and includes 300 meters of boundary wire to keep them safely and effectively contained.

Key features:

  • Easy to install and use
  • User’s manual included
  • Provides more than 1.2 acres of coverage

Cost: *Est. $40

21. SportDOG 100-Acre In-Ground Pet Fence System, SDF-100A

This in-ground dog fencing system comes complete with upgraded 18 gauge wire to provide your pet wire years of reliable and safe containment.

Key features:

  • Suitable for dogs 10 pounds and up
  • Built-in lightning protection
  • Can cover ⅔-1 acre

Cost: *Est. $279.95

22. Petsafe PIF-300 Wireless 2-Dog Fence Containment System

This wireless radio fence containment system provides pets weighing 8 pounds or more with safe and effective containment protection. It provides an area of up to 180 feet in diameter (about ½ an acre) of containment.

Key features:

  • Includes 2 receiver collars
  • Setup and training manual included
  • Provides static correction

Cost: *Est. $389.90

23. Innotek Rechargeable In-Ground Pet Fencing System

Available in a choice of single or two dog protection, this in-ground pet fence system can help to safely keep your furry friend in your yard. It boasts an impressive 25 acre range and run-through protection with a built-in 24/7 battery backup.

Key features:

  • Visual and audible wire-break alarms
  • Includes training DVD
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Cost: *Est. $193.26

This wireless pet fence system is easy to install and comes complete with flags, guard wire and a control module to help you keep your furry friend safely contained.

Key features:

  • Includes online training resources
  • Includes spare shocking terminals
  • 100% money back guarantee

Cost: *Est. $97.95

25. PetSafe Stubborn Dog Radio Fence Without Wire and Flags

This radio fence system is perfect for taming, training and containing those stubborn and difficult pooches and includes the receiver with AC adapter and battery.

Key features:

  • Owner’s manual included
  • Offers 4 adjustable correction levels
  • Covers up to 10 acres

Cost: *Est. $169.95

26. Amtek Scraminal

This pet training device is able to sense your pet’s presence through heat and motion sensors and then emit a high-pitched beep that deters both cats and dogs from undesired areas.

Key features:

  • Provides 10×3 foot coverage area
  • Automatically resets
  • Humane repellant

Cost: *Est. $55.99

This wireless pet containment fencing system is suitable for use with small dogs with necks from 12-17 inches, weighing at least 8 pounds. It provides up to 11 acres of containment protection – suitable for those with large properties.

Key features:

  • Waterproof receiver collar
  • In-home alarm for owners
  • Suitable for use by up to 2 dogs

Cost: *Est. $299.00

28. PetSafe Stubborn Dog Fence, No Wire

This wireless dog fence system provides reliable containment coverage for areas up to 10 acres with the purchase of additional wire. It is suitable for use by multiple pets with the purchase of additional receiver collars.

Key features:

  • Low battery indicator on waterproof receiver collar
  • Suitable for hearing-impaired dogs thanks to vibration warning
  • Offers 5 correction levels

Cost: *Est. $169.95

29. PetSafe UltraSmart In-Ground Fence

This in-ground fence can help to keep your furry friend safely contained in your yard (up to ⅓ of an acre) and is suitable for use with dogs 8 pounds and over, with necks 8-28 inches in size.

Key features:

  • Easy to install
  • Expandable coverage area up to 25 acres
  • Offers 3 correction levels

Cost: *Est. $299.95

This wireless pet fencing system features a lightweight and portable transmitter with no annoying wires to bury. You can use it at home or on the road to help keep your pet safely and effectively contained.

Key features:

  • Ergonomically-designed rechargeable receiver collar
  • Offers 5 correction levels
  • Perimeter of up to 210 feet

Cost: *Est. $329.95

31. Innotek Basic In-Ground Pet Fencing System, SD-2000

This in-ground pet fence system offers an affordable and effective way to help keep your furry friend safe and secure and features a coverage area of up to ⅓ of an acre and is adjustable up to 25 acres with the purchase of additional wire.

Key features:

  • Suitable for all dogs
  • Batteries are easy to replace
  • Training DVD included

Cost: *Est. $179.99

32. High Tech Pet Humane Contain HC-8000 Electronic Dog Fence Ultra System

This electronic dog fence system comes complete with 500 feet of wire to help keep your pet safely and effectively contained. It features exclusive technology that automatically adjusts the correction intensity your pet feels based on distance from boundary.

Key features:

  • Won’t overstimulate your pet
  • Slim, waterproof collar
  • Can be expanded to provide up to 30 acres of protection

Cost: *Est. $113.99

This dog fencing system is available in a number of different options and combinations to suit nearly any family’s situation and needs. This model comes complete with 1500 feet of wire and 2 receiver collars to effectively contain 2 dogs in an area up to 1 acre in size.

Key features:

  • Digital display
  • Offers 5 correction levels
  • Made in the USA

Cost: *Est. $529.99

This in-ground dog fencing system helps to contain your furry friend within boundaries via a transmitter and rechargeable receiver collar. The collar gives a warning beep when your pooch nears the buried boundary wire, followed by a static correction.

Key features:

  • Offers 5 correction levels
  • Unlimited boundary
  • Suitable for pets weighing more than 5 pounds

Cost: *Est. $299.95

35. MoneySaving4U Premium In-Ground Dog Fence

This in-ground dog fencing system provides an economical solution that can safely and effectively contain up to 3 pooches at a time in an area up to 1.2 acres in size.

Key features:

  • Batteries are easy to replace
  • User manual included
  • 1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $65.99

36. KD Anti-Run Electric Pet Fence with Waterproof and Rechargeable Dog Collar

This wireless radio signal dog fence system provides a containment coverage area for your pet of up 5000 square meters and features a progressive warning tone to let your pet know when they’re approaching the boundary.

Key features:

  • Waterproof, rechargeable collar
  • Progressive shock system
  • Easy to install and set up

Cost: *Est. $71.50

This training mat is an effective and ideal way to train your pet indoors to stay away from certain areas of the home. It is easily portable for use in any room and can be used with both cats and dogs.

Key features:

  • Available in a choice of 2 sizes
  • Low battery indicator
  • Choose from 3 training options

Cost: *Est. $61.94

38. PetSafe In-Ground Fence

This in-ground fencing system is an effective and economical way to ensure your furry friend is safely contained. It features progressive run-through protection to keep your dog safe in the event they break the barrier.

Key features:

  • Offers 4 correction levels
  • Anti-linger protection
  • Includes ultralight receiver collar

Cost: *Est. $169.95

This outdoor fencing kit comes complete with 2000 feet of fencing to help keep your pet safely and effectively contained and is made of heavy duty professional-grade materials. The wire in this system is compatible with all fence brands.

Key features:

  • Made in the USA
  • Free shipping
  • No digging required

Cost: *Est. $329.95

40. Electric Dog Fence Perimeter Technologies Ultimate Electric Dog Fence Pro-Grade DIY Kit

Available in a choice of 1, 2 or 3 dog kits, this electric outdoor dog fencing system provides safe and effective containment of your furry friend in an area of up to ⅓ of an acre and can be expanded to provide up to 10 acres of coverage.

Key features:

  • Offers 5 correction levels
  • Suitable for dogs 8-120 pounds
  • 3 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $299.99

 
 
   
 
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