Best and Safest Pet Fences

Updated Mar 1, 2021
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Pet Fencing and Safety

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, here are 10 of the pet fences and fencing systems we consider to be the best, based on available features and average customer reviews.

The 10 Best Pet Fences

  • Best Overall

    PetSafe Wireless Pet Containment System

    Our rating

    Our take

    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.

    Stand-out features include

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

    PetSafe Stay and Play Wireless Fence

    Our rating

    Our take

    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.

    Stand-out features include

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

    PetSafe Pawz Away Pet Barriers with Adjustable Range

    Our rating

    Our take

    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.

    Stand-out features include

    • Requires 3 AA batteries
    • Collar delivers electronic stimulation
    • Limited lifetime warranty
  • SportDOG 100-Acre In-Ground Pet Fence System, SDF-100A

    Our rating

    Our take

    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.

    Stand-out features include

    • Anti-linger feature
    • Includes 100 flags
    • Includes 1000 feet of wire
  • PetSafe Stubborn Dog In-Ground Fence, PIG00-10777

    Our rating

    Our take

    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.

    Stand-out features include

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