If you’re looking at electric dog fences and in particular in ground dog fence systems, you’ll want to look at this eXtreme Dog Fence Review.
The eXtreme Dog Fence is a professional grade dog fence system that comes with everything you need to install it yourself.
The standard kit allows for 1 dog on the system, and for you to cover up to 1/2 an acre of land, but with additional equipment you can add more dogs, and increase cover up to 25 acres of land.
In this review, we go over the full list of features, pros and cons, and consider who the fence may or may not be for.
Overall, it’s one of the best electric dog fences on the market.
Let’s check it out!
(NOTE: this is a general information guide only, and is not professional advice, or a substitute for professional advice. A qualified vet or animal expert is the only person qualified to give you expert advice in regards to your pet/s)
eXtreme Dog Fence Review: Professional Grade, In Ground Electric Dog Fence
If you want to go straight to viewing the eXtreme Dog Fence, you can do so here:
eXtreme Dog Fence – Heavy Duty Professional Grade In Ground Electric Dog Fence (on Amazon) (for 1 dog and 1/2 an acre of land)
NOTE: when you get through to the product screen, you can get systems for up to 5 dogs, and increased footage of wire for up to 25 acres of land.
Some people also buy these additional extras with the fence system:
Fence Staples (on Amazon) – for above ground wire installation
Wire Repair Splices (on Amazon) – for fixing broken and frayed wire
eXtreme Add On Collar (on Amazon) – for adding more dogs to the system
Additional Wire (on Amazon) – for increasing the area coverage of the system
eXtreme Dog Fence: Review
- A professional grade, DIY installation, in ground pet containment system, with underground wire, a transmitter and a collar receiver as the main components
- You get a complete kit to complete your own installation – this saves you money that you might have had to pay to get a professional to do it
- The standard system provides you everything you need for 1 dog on a ½ acre of land
- Comes in a 1 dog system, all the way up to a 5 dog system, but you can purchase additional add on collars too for more dogs
- You can get different sets of length of eXtreme wire, from 500 feet, all the way up to 5000 feet – to expand the system up to 25 acres
- The wire is 14 gauge, which is some of the thickest on the market
- Collar and collar device only weighs 1.1 ounces, and it is suitable for dogs as small as 8lbs. For smaller dogs, the PetSafe Elite Little Dog is more suitable
- Collars are capable of 4 unique correction level settings and 1 progressive setting that automatically increases as the dog continues towards the boundary line
- You set the correction level of each collar at/on the transmitter
- You can set the boundary zone from between just a few inches to up to about 32 feet diameter
- Collars have a battery check/low battery indicator feature
- Collars are waterproof and submersible
- Collar uses a disposable proprietary battery that has an estimated 4-6 month lifespan, depending on different factors
- The kit comes with contacts and training caps for the collar device for different size and fur length dogs
- System is manufactured in the U.S.A.
- There’s a 24 hour support team in case you get stuck in your installation
- Transmitter runs on 7K or 10K frequency, and includes a temperature or wire check (Transmitter should be located near an electrical outlet but at least 3 feet away from large metal objects)
- Kit comes with 1 power surge and lightning protector
- A big 10 year manufacturer warranty on the electronics and lifetime warranty on the wire
- eXtreme seem to have great customer support and get back to you quickly
- No sound/tone only training option
- No vibration only training option
- You do have to put some time in planning the layout of the fence, and digging and backfilling the wire trenches. But, to be fair – you’d have to do this with any pet containment fence system. Some people choose to hire a mini trencher and do it themselves, and other prefer to hire a landscaper to do this for them.
- To be honest, overall this is a quality dog fence system, and eXtreme are a great company to deal with (they’re very helpful and care you are satisfied). Not too many people will be dissatisfied with their purchase of this system
eXtreme Dog Fence: Buyer’s Guide
What Is The eXtreme Dog Fence Designed For?
It is an in ground system designed to train your dog, and ensure that your dog stays safely contained in the perimeter you set, up to 25 acres.
How Do You Set Up The eXtreme Dog Fence?
Before you do anything, read the operating guide and training manual. Then proceed with the set up:
1. Determine Layout of Your Fence – eXtreme support can help you with that if you get stuck
2. Select a Transmitter Location – Typically a garage or utility room
3. Layout Your Fence Wire – above ground without securing it
4. Testing Your System – ensure the wire, transmitter, collars etc. are all working as they should be
5. System Adjustments and Programming Options – Set collar levels at the transmitter, and set the warning zone range
6. Bury or Secure Your Boundary Wire – once tested, you can secure your wire in place and/or bury it
7. Follow the training guidelines in the manual to train your pet(s)
Who Might The eXtreme Dog Fence Be For?
- Dogs 8lbs and over
- People with properties up to 25 acres
- People who want to train with static stimulation
- People looking for a pet containment system with heavy duty wire
- People looking for a DIY install dog fence system
- People looking for a pet fence made in the USA
Who Might The eXtreme Dog Fence NOT Be For?
- Dogs under 8lbs
- People with properties over 25 acres
- People who want to train with tone, or with vibration only training options
What Do You Get In The eXtreme Dog Fence Kit?
- Digital Transmitter – 25 Acre Capacity
- 1x Waterproof Collar Receiver
- 500′ of 14 AWG eXtreme Dog Fence Boundary Wire
- 50′ of 16 Gauge eXtreme Dog Fence Twisted Wire
- eXtreme Dog Fence Surge Protector
- 50x Training Flags
- 2x Sets of Contact Points (1x Small, 1x Large)
- 2x Sets of Comfort Contact Covers
- 2x Sets of Contact Training Caps
- 2x Professional Splice Kits
- 1x Battery for Collar Receiver
- 10x Landscape/Yard Staples
What Might Be The Safest Way To Use An In Ground Dog Fence?
If you want expert advice, speak to a professional like a veterinarian or an animal health expert.
Secondary to that, a reputable in ground dog fence manufacturer should have the health, safety and well being of the dog/s as their first priority.
They should provide you with installation and training instructions on how to install and use their products safely with your pets. It’s very very important an owner understands and knows how to use the in ground fence system properly as it was designed for.
Good in ground dog fence systems come with vibrate and sound/tone training options as well, in case you don’t want to use the static stimulation option.
Some owners like to use their in ground dog fence system as a temporary training tool i.e. once their dog/s have learnt the boundaries and are properly training to stay in the yard, they turn the fence off or remove it.
If the dog starts going outside the boundaries again, they use the fence again to re-train their dog.
A static stimulation shouldn’t hurt the dog, but rather stimulate their muscles to cue them not to go near the boundary.
Of course, pay attention to any warnings from the manufacturer in using their in ground fence, and if you notice your dog/s having negative effects from using it, discontinue use immediately and consider seeking professional help/advice.
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