eXtreme Dog Fence vs PetSafe® vs SportDOG: Comparison


We will keep this guide short because we have already put together individual reviews, and comparison guides on each of these brands and models of dog fences elsewhere on the site.

You can read the comparison guides we’ve already put together here (which also contain links to the individual dog fence system reviews):

SportDOG vs eXtreme Dog Fence Comparison Guide

SportDOG vs PetSafe Dog Fence Comparison Guide

In the guide below though, we’ve still provided an opinion of how these brands rate against each other, so it might be worth a read for those interested.

Let’s take a look at this particular comparison guide!


(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)

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eXtreme Dog Fence vs PetSafe® vs SportDOG: Comparison, & Which To Get?

In case you wanted to go straight to checking out some of our top rated dog fence systems we mention below, you can do so here …


Look at these systems first:


Look at these systems second:


Note the above models are in ground systems. If you want a wireless model, read on below.


Which Dog Fence To Get?

Overall, it does depend on variables such as:

– the size and number of dogs you want on the system,

– the area you want to contain your dog/s to,

– and the individual features you want and need with the fence system

So, make sure you check these things before you buy.


But, as a general guide of which dog fence system we would choose according to different ways of categorising and rating them, it would be:


Best Overall Dog Fence Systems

In our opinion, eXtreme has the best range of dog fence systems.

Probably the models that best balances value and performance are the Standard and Professional Grade models.

The Standard grade model is comparable to the SportDOG models in price and features.

The Professional Grade model is one of the best sellers, and it comes with the thick and durable 14 gauge perimeter wire is that is a preference for you.

It can be buried, or even installed above ground.

The Max Grade comes with the 60ML poly coating/jacket on the wire instead of the 45ML poly jacket the Pro Grade offers.


You can view each of these models here:


SportDOG and PetSafe models come second and third:


Dog Fence System With A Rechargeable Battery

If you want a dog fence system with a rechargeable battery, the SDF-100C is probably the best system.

The eXtreme Basics system also has a rechargeable battery as well, but, the SDF-100C is a more extensive system with more features.


Dog Fence System For The Smallest Dogs

This dog fence system is specifically designed for the smallest dogs – 5lbs and up.

If you have a tiny dog around this size – this dog fence system may be for you.


Wireless Dog Fence System

Some people prefer a wireless dog fence system as opposed to the above in ground systems.

These dog fences use a circular signal from the transmitter to the collar/s, without the need for wires.

They are also portable.

The options might include:


Electric Dog Fence FAQ Questions

You can read an FAQ Guide here about commonly asked questions by potential buyers and owners of electric dog fences.

We outline things such as:

Types of electric dog fences

All factors to consider in choosing an electric dog fence

Most important factors to consider in choosing an electric dog fence

How much an electric dog fence costs

How to install and set up an electric dog fence

How an electric dog fence works

How to train a dog to use an electric dog fence, and how long it takes

Type of wire used for an electric dog fence

How much wire is required for an electric dog fence

Which electric dog fence wire is best

How to bury the wire for an electric dog fence system

How deep to bury the wire

Are dog fences safe, and are they effective


Best In Ground, Above Ground & Wireless Dog Fences On The Market

These guides outline some of the best dog fence models on the market at the moment:

Best Above Ground & In Ground Electric Dog Fences

Best Wireless Electric Dog Fences

Above Ground vs Underground vs Wireless Dog Fences: Comparison



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