PetSafe Stay And Play Wireless Electronic Pet Fence For Dogs And Cats Over 5 Pounds
As they are electrically powered components, each Electronic pet fence transmitter sold in our online pet store must be protected from the weather. Obviously it cannot be exposed to moisture and should be positioned in a dry, well-ventilated location on the ground level of your home where temperatures are unlikely to go below freezing although, according to the owner’s manual, the PetSafe Stay And Play Wireless Electronic Pet Fence PIF00-13210 Transmitter is safe to position in an area where the temperature falls as low as -10° F. The owner’s manual for the PetSafe Instant Fence Wireless Electronic Fence Transmitter IF-100 only says that it should be positioned in an area where temperatures do not fall below freezing. These transmitters should also be located at least 3 feet away from any large metal objects (as these items may reduce the size and shape of your pet’s containment area) and 2 to 4 feet above the ground.
In terms of a wireless installation, most smaller yards will be fine with only one transmitter but, over the years, many customers have approached us inquiring into the feasibility of a wireless Electronic pet fence system for a larger property. Generally speaking though, if a property is larger than about an acre, we try to steer that prospective customer toward a wired system purchase for 2 essential reasons:
1. Expense is a concern for most customers and a pet fence installation on a larger property which would require a number of wireless Electronic pet fence transmitters to create a viable containment area of intersecting circles will become prohibitively expensive and soon double or triple the cost of installing a wired system. This is because the PetSafe Stay And Play Wireless Electronic Pet Fence PIF00-13210 Transmitter (the black object pictured to the right in the system’s graphic on the right side of this page) which comes bundled with the PetSafe Stay And Play Wireless Electronic Pet Fence PIF00-12917 For Dogs And Cats Over 5 Pounds allows for a containment field range of up to a 105′ radius (for a 210′ diameter maximum or about a 3/4 acre containment zone) and the PetSafe Instant Fence Wireless Electronic Fence Transmitter IF-100 which comes bundled with the PetSafe Instant Fence Wireless Electronic Fence PIF-300 For Dogs Over 8 Pounds allows for a containment field range of up to a 90′ radius (for a 180′ diameter maximum or about a 1/2 acre containment zone) so it becomes easy to see just from a monetary viewpoint that a wireless installation on a large property is impractical.
2. Even where expense is not a factor, as a practical matter, given that as mentioned above, the transmitters are electrically powered components such that their location must meet certain criteria such as being dry, there is usually no way to position the transmitters the required number of feet apart unless conveniently there are already existing heated, insulated structures on the property ideally appointed to facilitate such a set up. Otherwise one would need to consider the complications involved with erecting small weather proof structures with access to the household electrical supply for each transmitter and, more often than not, such an undertaking would make it more trouble than it would be worth.
For these reasons, we recommend our wireless pet fences for smaller yards and not large ones.
It is also worth reminding prospective wireless Electronic pet fence owners as well as folks who already own one or the other of these 2 wireless systems that these 2 systems and their components are compatible with one another so that, for example, owners of the PetSafe Instant Fence Wireless Electronic Fence PIF-300 For Dogs Over 8 Pounds system which has been on the market for years will be happy to learn that they now have the option of ordering a Stay and Play Wireless Electronic Fence Receiver Collar PIF00-12918 for that very small dog or even for a cat without needing to swap out transmitters.
Of course, as with every item in our online pet store, the Stay And Play does come with a money back guarantee so a customer may ship it back to the warehouse if it does not meet his or her expectations and only be responsible for the cost of shipping back and forth. For more information, please leave us a voice mail at (800) 318-9039 or send an e-mail to
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