PetSafe Remote Trainers Reviews Guide

 

PetSafe have a wide range of remote trainers and e collars to choose from.

It can take a whole lot of time to go in to each product page and view them all individually and try to figure out which one might suit you and your dog/s.

So, to save you time and effort, we’ve put together a PetSafe Remote Trainer Reviews Guide with all the most important information on each remote trainer on one page. We’ve also linked you to individual reviews for each.

You should be able to shortlist very quickly which one seems like a good option.

Let’s check them 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)

 

PetSafe Remote Trainers Reviews Guide

Picking the right remote trainer/e collar depends on criteria and preferences like:

The distance the remote works at in relation to the collar

The size of dog it fits

The training modes/options it has available

The number of dogs the system can support

etc.

 

You can quickly find out that information below for each PetSafe Remote Trainer …

 

PetSafe 100 Yard Remote Trainer

Has 100 yards range between the remote and the collar

It’s designed to fit dogs 8 lb. and up with neck sizes up to 28″

Choose between the standard model, or lite model

Has a rechargeable battery with a USB charging adaptor

Comes with a static stimulation training option with 15 levels of static (has a safety lock feature for levels 8-15)

Comes with a vibration training option

Comes with a tone/sound training option

A one dog system

PetSafe 100 Yard Remote Trainer Review

 

PetSafe 300 Yard Remote Trainer

Has 300 yards range between the remote and the collar

It’s designed to fit dogs 8 lb. and up with neck sizes up to 28″

Choose between the standard model, or lite model

Has a rechargeable battery with a quick charging wall adaptor

Has a backlit display on the remote

Comes with a static stimulation training option with 15 levels of static (has a safety lock feature for levels 8-15)

Comes with a vibration training option

Comes with a tone/sound training option

Can support up to 2 dogs on the system

PetSafe 300 Yard Remote Trainer Review

 

PetSafe 600 Yard Remote Trainer

Has 600 yards range between the remote and the collar

It’s designed to fit dogs 8 lb. and up with neck sizes up to 28″

Choose between the standard model, or lite model

Has a rechargeable battery with a quick charging wall adaptor

Has a backlit display on the remote

Comes with a static stimulation training option with 15 levels of static (has a safety lock feature for levels 8-15)

Comes with a vibration training option

Comes with a tone/sound training option

Can support up to 2 dogs on the system

PetSafe 600 Yard Remote Trainer Review

 

PetSafe 900 Yard Remote Trainer

Has 900 yards range between the remote and the collar

It’s designed to fit dogs 8 lb. and up with neck sizes up to 28″

Choose between the standard model, or lite model

Has a rechargeable battery with a quick charging wall adaptor

Has a backlit display on the remote

Comes with a static stimulation training option with 15 levels of static (has a safety lock feature for levels 8-15)

Comes with a vibration training option

Comes with a tone/sound training option

Can support up to 2 dogs on the system

PetSafe 900 Yard Remote Trainer Review

 

PetSafe SMART DOG Trainer

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Features

A phone app controlled training collar – simply download the app, set up and connect, and start training

Works with iPhone or Android phone; Requires iOS 8 or later or Android 5 or later as of March 2018 – as updates are made and new phones are brought out, the compatibility may change so check this when you buy

For dogs 8 pounds and up

Fits neck sizes up to 28″

Range up to 75 yards (from phone to collar)

Has a static training option with 15 adjustable levels of static correction

Has a tone training option

Has a vibration training option

Waterproof receiver collar

Collar uses rechargeable batteries that charge in 5 hours

Collar has a Low-battery indicator

 

Drawbacks

A 1 dog only training system

Relies on compatibility with your phone

There can be issues with connecting and reconnecting when your dog gets too far away – can be frustrating

 

Overall

The collar itself seems good quality, but the app and connecting to the app can be frustrating in general, and especially when your dog runs out of range. To save frustration and worry, it’s probably better to check out the system with a handheld – the PetSafe 100 Yard Remote Trainer

 

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What Is The PetSafe SMART DOG Trainer Designed For?

It’s a phone app controlled collar training system designed for training at short distances.

It has static, vibration and tone training options.

It’s a 1 dog only system.

 

Who Might The PetSafe SMART DOG Trainer Be For?

People who want to control a training collar from their phone

People with a compatible phone

Those looking for a training collar with a range up to 75 yards

Dogs 8lbs +

Dogs with neck sizes up to 28 inches

Those looking for a training collar with static, vibration and tone training options

 

Who Might The PetSafe SMART DOG Trainer NOT Be For?

People wanting a range of transmission from phone to collar of more than 75 yards

Dogs smaller than 8lbs

Dogs with necks bigger than 28 inches

People who want a handheld device that is not their phone with their remote training system

People who want a multi dog system

People with anything but a compatible phone

 

PetSafe Elite Big Dog Remote Trainer

Collar receiver and handheld remote system for instantaneous dog training at a distance

Works at up to 1000 yards range

For dogs 40lbs and up

For dogs with neck sizes up to 29 inches

Has 15 adjustable levels of static correction in static training 

There’s also a boost button for a higher intensity static intensity

Has a tone only training mode, which includes a beep cue

System is expandable up to 2 total dogs with add on collar receivers

Collar and remote use included rechargeable batteries (built-in; non-replaceable)

PetSafe Elite Big Dog Remote Trainer Review

 

PetSafe Elite Little Dog Remote Trainer

Collar receiver and handheld remote system for instant dog training at a distance

Works at up to 400 yards range

For dogs up to 55lbs

For dogs with neck sizes between 6-22 inches

Has 15 adjustable levels of static correction in static training 

There’s also a boost button for a higher intensity static intensity

Has a tone only training mode, which includes a beep cue

System is expandable up to 2 total dogs with add on collar receivers

Collar and remote use included rechargeable batteries (built-in; non-replaceable)

PetSafe Elite Little Dog Remote Trainer Review

 

PetSafe Big Dog Remote Trainer

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Features

A remote training handheld and collar receiver system for training your dog

Intended for medium to large dogs 40lbs and up

Fits neck sizes up to 28 inches

Has a 100 yard range

Has a static stimulation training option with 16 different levels of varying intensity static

There’s also a static boost button which increases static stimulation intensity

Has a tone only training mode

The collar is waterproof and submersible up to 5 feet

Comes with PetSafe’s RFA-35-11 batteries which are replaceable

 

Drawbacks

No vibration only training mode

The system is for 1 dog only – it can’t expand to support any more dogs

Batteries are replaceable and not rechargeable

Batteries seem to either be poor quality or just drain extremely quickly – they seem very unreliable

 

Overall

Overall, the system seems OK, but the batteries are not. They either don’t work or drain super quickly. There may be something defective with the remote or collar themselves too, but we can’t confirm this. The collar can also be inconsistent. Either way, you are better off paying a little bit more to get value for money and checking out the SportDOG FieldTrainer 425 which is extremely high quality and reliable, or the SportDOG FieldTrainer 425s which is for bigger or more stubborn dogs.

 

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What Is The PetSafe Big Dog Remote Trainer Designed For?

It’s a handheld remote and collar receiver system designed for basic obedience training mainly of medium to larger dogs.

It uses static only, and tone only training options.

Only one dog and not multiple dogs can be supported on the system.

 

Who Might The PetSafe Big Dog Remote Trainer Be For?

Those looking for a training collar with a range up to 100 yards

Those with dogs 40 pounds or larger

Dogs with neck sizes up to 28 inches

Those looking for a training collar with shock and tone only training options

 

Who Might The PetSafe Big Dog Remote Trainer NOT Be For?

People wanting a range of transmission from transmitter to collar of more than 100 yards

People who want a vibrate only training mode

People who want rechargeable batteries

People who want a multiple dog system

People with dogs smaller than 40lbs

People with dogs whose necks are bigger than 28 inches

 

What Do You Get In The PetSafe Big Dog Remote Trainer Kit/Pack?

Receiver Collar

Digital Remote Transmitter

Test Light Tool

4 RFA-35-11 Batteries

Wrist Strap

Operating and Training Guide

 

PetSafe Little Dog Remote Trainer

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Features

A remote training handheld and collar receiver system for training your dog

Intended for small dogs 8lbs and up

Fits neck sizes up to 28 inches

Has a 100 yard range

Has a static stimulation training option with 16 different levels of varying intensity static

There’s also a static boost button which increases static stimulation intensity

Has a tone only training mode

The collar is waterproof and submersible up to 5 feet

Comes with PetSafe’s RFA-35-11 batteries which are replaceable

 

Drawbacks

No vibration only training mode

The system is for 1 dog only – it can’t expand to support any more dogs

Batteries are replaceable and not rechargeable

Batteries seem to either be poor quality or just drain extremely quickly – they seem very unreliable

 

Overall

Overall, the system seems OK, but the batteries are not. They either don’t work or drain super quickly. There may be something defective with the remote or collar themselves too, but we can’t confirm this. Either way, you are better off paying a little bit more to get value for money and checking out the SportDOG FieldTrainer 425 which is extremely high quality and reliable.

 

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What Is The PetSafe Little Dog Remote Trainer Designed For?

It’s a handheld remote and collar receiver system designed for basic obedience training mainly of smaller dogs.

It uses static only, and tone only training options.

Only one dog and not multiple dogs can be supported on the system.

 

Who Might The PetSafe Little Dog Remote Trainer Be For?

Those looking for a training collar with a range up to 100 yards

Those with dogs 8 pounds or larger

Dogs with neck sizes up to 28 inches

Those looking for a training collar with shock and tone only training options

 

Who Might The PetSafe Little Dog Remote Trainer NOT Be For?

People wanting a range of transmission from transmitter to collar of more than 100 yards

People who want a vibrate only training mode

People who want rechargeable batteries

People who want a multiple dog system

People with dogs smaller than 8 lbs

People with dogs whose necks are bigger than 28 inches

 

What Do You Get In The PetSafe Little Dog Remote Trainer Kit/Pack?

Receiver Collar

Digital Remote Transmitter

Test Light Tool

4 RFA-35-11 Batteries

Wrist Strap

Operating and Training Guide

 

PetSafe Adventure Remote Dog Trainer

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Features

A handheld remote and collar training system

Has up to an 800 yard range from remote to collar

For dogs 8lbs and over

For dogs with neck sizes up to 28 inches

Has both a static, and a tone training mode

Static correction has 8 adjustable levels of varying intensity

Tone training has both a positive tone, and a negative tone

The collar is waterproof

The system uses rechargeable batteries

There is a low battery indicator to indicate when to change batteries

The system supports up to 3 dogs – if you buy two additional Add A Dog collars

 

Drawbacks

No vibration only mode

The tone training option could be lounder

 

Overall

Overall it’s a pretty good remote trainer with good working range distance.

 

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What Is The PetSafe Adventure Remote Dog Trainer Designed For?

It’s a handheld remote and collar receiver system designed for basic obedience training for distances up to around 800 yards.

It uses static and tone training options.

3 dogs can be supported on this system with add on collars.

 

Who Might The PetSafe Adventure Remote Dog Trainer Be For?

Those looking for a training collar with a range up to 800 yards

Those with dogs 8lbs and up

Those with dogs with neck sizes up to 28 inches

Those looking for a remote trainer with static correction, and tone training options

People who want up to a 3 dog remote training system

 

Who Might The PetSafe Adventure Remote Dog Trainer NOT Be For?

Those looking for a training collar with a range over 800 yards

Those with dogs under 8 lbs

Those with dogs with neck sizes greater than 28 inches

People who want a vibration training option

People who want to train over 3 dogs on the same system

 

PetSafe Yard And Park Remote Dog Trainer

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Features

A remote training system for dogs with a handheld remote and a collar receiver

Has up to 400 yards range from handheld to collar receiver

Designed for dogs 8 lbs and up

Fits neck sizes up to 28 inches

8 adjustable levels of static stimulation for the static training mode

There’s also a tone only training mode that uses a beep to cue your dog

You can support up to 3 total dogs on this system if you buy add on collars

Both the remote and collar receiver are waterproof – submersible up to 25 feet

Both the remote and collar receiver use rechargeable batteries that are built in and replaceable

 

Drawbacks

No vibration only training mode

Not as suitable for stubborn dogs who are harder to train with lower levels of static stimulation

Only a 1 year warranty – 2 or 3 years would provide more peace of mind

Battery life is good without being exceptional (depends on usage though)

 

Overall

Overall, this is a good basic training remote system for most dogs and their owners. Sometimes there may be a defective unit where the collar receiver, remote or contacts on the collar may stop working after 6 to 12 months, but this is not typical. Make sure you contact PetSafe within the warranty period if you have issues with the system. As a good quality alternative, it’s worth checking out the SportDOG FieldTrainer 425 which is extremely high quality and reliable

 

What Is The PetSafe Yard And Park Remote Dog Trainer Designed For?

It’s a handheld remote and collar receiver system designed for basic obedience training mainly of softer to medium temperament dogs.

It uses static only, and tone only training options.

Up to 3 dogs can be supported from this system.

 

Who Might The PetSafe Yard and Park Remote Dog Trainer Be For?

Those looking for a training collar with a range up to 400 yards

Those with dogs 8lbs and up – smaller to medium size dogs

Dogs who will respond to low to medium levels of static stimulation

Dogs with neck sizes up to 28 inches

Those looking for a training collar with shock, and tone only training options

 

Who Might The PetSafe Yard and Park Remote Dog Trainer NOT Be For?

People wanting a range of transmission from transmitter to collar of more than 400 yards

Dogs whose necks are bigger than 28 inches

More stubborn or harder temperament dogs that respond only to high output static stimulation

Trainers wanting a super advanced remote training system

People who want a vibrate only option on their remote trainer

 

PetSafe Spray Commander Remote Trainer

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Features

A simple 3 button transmitter remote, and collar training system

One button will spray a citronella spray

Two buttons deliver a high and low sound training sound

For dogs 8lbs and up

Fits neck sizes up to 23 inches

Has a range of 250 feet from remote to collar

A waterproof collar submersible up to 5 feet

You use a Citronella spray can to refill the collar

25-30 sprays per refill in the collar device, and 300-400 sprays per can

System works with 2 x 6-volt batteries

 

Drawbacks

A 1 dog system only – not a multi dog system

Spray and tone doesn’t work for all dogs

The spray device leaks sometimes

The batteries could be much better

 

Overall

An OK spray remote trainer. Not bad, not absolutely great. Will work for some dogs, and not for others. If you want a spray remote trainer, it’s worth a look.

 

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What Is The PetSafe Remote Spray Trainer Designed For?

It’s a handheld remote and collar receiver system designed for basic obedience training mainly with citronella spray.

Also has tone training option.

A 1 dog system only.

 

Who Might The PetSafe Remote Spray Trainer Be For?

Those looking for a training collar with a range up to 250 feet

Dogs 8lbs and up

Dogs with neck sizes up to 23 inches

Those looking for a training collar with spray and tone options

 

Who Might The PetSafe Remote Spray Trainer NOT Be For?

People wanting a range of transmission from transmitter to collar of more than 250 feet

People with dogs smaller than 8lbs

People with dogs whose necks are bigger than 23 inches

People who want a static or vibration training remote system

 

PetSafe Vibration Remote Trainer

Features

A handheld remote and collar device system

For dogs 8 lbs and up

For dogs with neck sizes 6 to 28 inches

Operate the handheld up to 100 yards away from the collar device

Designed for basic obedience

Choose between 16 levels of varying intensity vibration

The remote has a digital display, and allows you to deliver vibration with the push of a button

Also has a tone only training mode where you train your dog with a beep

Good for deaf dogs

Water resistant

Collar sues 2 3-volt lithium coin cell batteries; remote uses 1 3-volt CR2 lithium battery (all included)

 

Drawbacks

Can only support a total of 1 dog on the system (not a multi dog system)

Batteries could be better quality and be more durable/last longer

No static stimulation training option

Some dogs don’t react to vibration training

 

Overall

The remote trainer is OK, but for the price, you’re probably better off looking at some of PetSafe’s other remote trainers with all 3 training modes like the PetSafe 100 Yard Remote Trainer

 

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What Is The PetSafe Vibration Remote Trainer Designed For?

It’s a handheld remote and collar receiver system designed for basic obedience training mainly with use of the vibration training option.

Also has tone/beep training option.

It’s a 1 dog only system.

 

Who Might The PetSafe Vibration Remote Trainer Be For?

Those looking for a training collar with a range up to 100 yards

Those with dogs 8lbs and up

Dogs with neck sizes 6-28 inches

Those looking for a training collar with multi level vibration training option, and tone only training option

 

Who Might The PetSafe Vibration Remote Trainer NOT Be For?

People wanting a range of transmission from transmitter to collar of more 100 yards

People with dogs smaller than 8lbs

People with dogs whose necks are outside the range of 6-28 inches

People looking for an advanced remote trainer system

People looking for a multi dog trainer system

 

PetSafe Basic Remote Trainer

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Features

A handheld remote and collar receiver dog training system

For dogs 8 lbs and over

The range from handheld to collar receiver is about 75 yards

Has a static training option with 12 different levels of static intensity

Has two tone training options as well

The system supports 1 dog total only

System is water resistant

System comes with 4 x replaceable 3-Volt Lithium Batteries CR2032

 

Drawbacks

No vibration only training option

Limited range

Limited features

Could be cheaper for what it is

Batteries are not rechargeable

Only one dog total can be supported from the handheld

 

Overall

The Basic training system works for some people, and not for others.The range is limited. There seems to be some question over the quality of a small number of the units coming out of manufacture – some come not working, and some quit working after a few uses or months. For the price, it’s worth checking out other alternatives from SportDOG including the YardTrainer 105, YardTrainer 105s and YardTrainer 350.

 

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What Is The PetSafe Basic Remote Dog Trainer Designed For?

It’s a handheld remote and collar receiver system designed for basic obedience training over short distances less than 75 yards.

It uses static only, and tone only training options.

Only one dog can be supported from this system.

 

Who Might The PetSafe Basic Remote Dog Trainer Be For?

Those looking for a training collar with a range up to 75 yards

Those with dogs 8lbs and up – smaller to medium size dogs

Dogs who will respond to low to medium levels of static stimulation

Those looking for a training collar with shock, and tone only training options

Those who only need a remote trainer for one dog

 

Who Might The PetSafe Basic Remote Dog Trainer NOT Be For?

People wanting a range of transmission from transmitter to collar of more than 75 yards

Larger more stubborn dogs

Trainers wanting a super advanced remote training system

People who want a vibrate only option on their remote trainer

Those who want to control multiple dogs from the handheld

Those who want a high quality reliable remote trainer system

 

PetSafe Collarless Ultrasonic Remote Trainer

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Features

A handheld remote transmitter system

Has a 30 foot range from the transmitter to your dog

Emits an ultrasonic sound that is beyond the hearing of humans, and is a sound only dogs can hear

The Negative Tone Button activates the ultrasonic sound, which startles your pet.

The Positive Tone Button activates an audible tone that will help indicate to your pet that his behavior is acceptable.

For dogs of most sizes

For dogs 6 months and up

Remote uses 9-Volt alkaline battery (included)

 

Drawbacks

Factors like age, hearing ability, and temperament etc. may cause the system to be ineffective for some dogs

Only a 1 dog system – not a multi dog system that can train multiple dogs at a time

Battery could last longer and be better quality

No static training mode

No vibration training option

 

Overall

Ok, but ineffective for most. The range is very short, and the ultrasonic/tone training method is not great for a lot of dogs. Perhaps look at another trainer like the PetSafe 100 Yard Remote Trainer

 

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What Is The PetSafe Collarless Ultrasonic Remote Trainer Designed For?

A transmitter only training remote system that emits sound and tone. It’s for basic training.

A one dog only system.

 

Who Might The PetSafe Collarless Ultrasonic Remote Trainer Be For?

Those looking for a tone/sound only training remote system

For dogs of most sizes

Dogs 6 months and older

Those ok with a 30 foot range

 

Who Might The PetSafe Collarless Ultrasonic Remote Trainer NOT Be For?

People wanting a range of transmission greater than 30 feet

Dogs younger than 6 months

People who want a static or vibration training system

Those who want a multi dog system

 

Other E Collars & Remote Dog Training Dog Collars

You can read about some of the best overall e collars and remote dog training collars from different brands in this guide.

 

E Collar & Remote Dog Training Collar Buyers & FAQ Guide

You can read this guide which is an e collar and remote dog training collar buyers guide and FAQ guide.

In it, information is provided on the following:

What some of the best e collars might be

Factors to consider in deciding which e collar to buy

What the cost of an e collar is 

What size e collar to get

What is an e collar

Types of e collars

What is an e collar used for, and why use one

How to use an e collar

How to put an e collar on your dog

How to train a dog with an e collar

At what age to start using an e collar, and how long training takes

When you might consider using an e collar

Safety considerations for using an e collar

E collars vs bark collars

 

What Size E Collar/Remote Dog Training Collar Do I Get?

In terms of size of the e collar, you might look for two main things:

– The weight range of the collar i.e. it might say ‘for dogs 8lbs and over’

– The neck size that the collar fits i.e. it might say for dogs with neck sizes 6 to 28 inches

 

So:

– Find out the weight of your dog

– Measure their neck size and compare it to the collar strap length that the collar comes with

– And, make sure you follow the manufacturer’s sizing specifications for the e collar you want

 

Safety Considerations With A Remote Dog Training Collar

Safety is extremely important with a remote dog training collar.

Always always get your vet’s advice or the advice of an animal health and/or training expert – nothing is a substitute for professional advice.

Some general safety guidelines for using an e collar humanely might be:

Buy from a reputable company who put proper use of the e collar and the safety of the dog as a priority 

Read and follow the operating guide, instruction/safety manual and training guide that comes with the e collar system from the manufacturer for operation and safety instructions and guidelines

Pay attention to any warnings issued by the manufacturer

Monitor your dog’s response both mentally and physically to using an e collar. Take the collar off immediately and discontinue use of the system if you notice any negative implications or reactions

 

A good remote dog training collar that uses static stimulation should simply stimulate the muscle (to the point of reflex) to get the dog’s attention, but should not cause pain (it might be slightly annoying for the dog to act as a small deterrent – but shouldn’t cause pain or harm). It certainly shouldn’t cause a ‘sharp pain’ to the muscle or body. 

To get a safe stimulation level – you can always start from the lowest stimulation level, and work your way up to a level that gets the dog’s attention (such as changing body language when a stimulation, vibration or tone is administered) without any visible sign of pain or harm (such as yelping, or showing signs of stress).

A good e collar company should give you all the necessary safety, use and training instructions, and should have a dedicated customer service line to help when you being using the collar system.

The static stimulation function does not need to be used either – tone and vibrate training modes can be used instead.

Some owners like to even use their e collar as a temporary training tool, and may go back to using body or verbal commands once behaviors are reinforced (if suitable).

 

 

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