Designed with a variety of dogs in mind, the PetSafe® Rechargeable In-Ground Fence Collar is made for dogs that weigh at least 5 pounds or more. Compatible with all PetSafe® In-Ground Fence systems, except YardMax® and UltraSmart® products, the PetSafe® Rechargeable In-Ground Fence Collar is also compatible with the company’s PetSafe® Indoor Pet Barrier. In addition, PetSafe® allows you to use multiple devices with the same in-ground system.
The device has up to four correction levels and ramps up if your dog stays in the correction zone. Using static correction, this type of stimulation is less harmful to pets than the standard shock correction. The device also features a tone-only correction mode designed for training purposes.
Completely waterproof, the PetSafe® Rechargeable In-Ground Fence Collar is powered by built-in rechargeable batteries. Unfortunately, these batteries are not user replaceable, though they do feature quick-charge technology, allowing you to charge them in only 2 to 3 hours using the plug-in adapter that comes with the collar. You can also check the battery level using the low-battery indicator. The collar fits dog neck sizes ranging from 6 to 26 inches.
In addition to the adapter, the collar and device comes with both long and short contact points, giving you options when it comes to using the device with long- or short-haired pets. You can change out the contacts using the contact point wrench that comes with the device. If you need a longer collar strap, you can use any length of 3/4-inch non-metallic strap, which should easily fit through the pass-through receiver.
One of the major drawbacks of the collar is its inability to work with smaller dogs. Another is that you have to send the collar in for servicing once the batteries have reached the end of their life, though some see this as a benefit because it means they no longer have to buy batteries for their in-ground fence collars.