Sit Boo-Boo Hidden Dog Fence Review

Sit Boo Boo Sit Hidden Dog Fence

This is a safe, hidden dog fence. Easy to install in-ground or above ground. Product is rechargable-no batteries required.  Comes with 955 feet of wire included along with a quickstart guide. No expert installation is required. Should be easy to install yourself. Very reasonably priced. There are five different levels of “correction” and they ensure that the tiny electrical shocks pose no harm to the dog physically or psychologically.  There is also a 100% money-back guarantee if you’re not fully satisfied. Return within 12 months of purchase for a full refund.

Specification:

Before considering an electronic dog fence, first be sure that your dog is trained with a collar and comfortable wearing it.  Introducing too many different stimuli to your dog at once can overwhelm the dog and the dog will not know what you want them to do.  Also, be sure that the intended receiver collar is not too heavy for your dog.  Dogs that are very small should not be fitted with a collar that is too cumbersome or heavy.  At the same time, dogs that are very large should never be fitted with collars that are too small for their necks.

Check carefully because…

The Sit Boo-Boo Hidden Dog Fence is only recommended for dogs 8lbs and above, so if you have a 4lb Chihuahua, this might not be for him/her.  Also, there seems to be some dispute regarding the fence’s coverage.  It may be 5 acres or 1.2 acres.  However, if your land is measured in feet instead of acres, you should be ok.

The Must Know, True Facts..

Invisible fences work by transmitting an electromagnetic signal to the receiver collar which in turn gives your dog an electric shock if the dog ventures too close to the fence.  The collars usually sound a warning tone first that your dog should quickly learn is a signal that they are about to be shocked and they should move away from that area quickly.  The shocks are usually not harmful and teach your pet to stay in the safe areas of your land in a short amount of time.

Included in your purchase is one transmitter, a receiver collar, boundary wire that covers at least 1.2 acres, training flags, an installation guide and an ebook training guide.  It is recommended that you charge the receiver collar at least once a week and there is a blue LED light indicating if the collar needs recharging.  Also the wire and the receiver collar are 100% waterproof.

What to Watch Out For…

If you live on a very large piece of land, you may want to double-check with the manufacturer on the length of the wire before you order.  Also, after installing and fitting your dog with the receiver collar, monitor your dog for the first few days of wearing.  Check your dog’s reactions to the shocks to be sure the settings are not too high. You don’t want your dog ending up with horrible electrical burns on its neck!  At the same time, be sure that the setting isn’t too low that your dog pushes through the shocks and out of the boundaries of the fence.

Before installing the wire, inspect the wire for any breaks or frayed areas.  Return immediately if you see anything that doesn’t look right because you don’t want to waste your time and energy installing a faulty wire only to discover too late that it doesn’t work.

Crucial Tips…

Always train your dog to be comfortable wearing the receiver collar first.  Let your dog wear it around the house and let him/her begin to associate going outside with wearing the receiver collar.  By doing this, the dog will be less afraid of wearing the receiver collar and won’t see it as something purely designed to harm him/her.

Remember to always supervise your dog while they are outside.  Don’t just depend on the fence to keep the dog within the perimeter of your property and know that the fence doesn’t keep others from coming on to your land and interacting with your dog.

Benefits and Features…

The Sit Boo-Boo Hidden Dog Fence allows your dog to have the freedom to be outside without burdening you with the cost of having to install an expensive fence.  Also, landscape remains unobscured and more open and natural. This product offers you and your pet the benefit of enjoying the outdoors together.

Also, it’s less expensive than other wireless fence systems.  Like petsafe wireless fences. Many reviewers seem very happy with this product, even with very difficult and large dogs and many have high praise for the customer service representatives. If you are looking for even more affordable options please read this about wolfwill fences for dogs or fences from Friendly pet products.

Problems…

Some reviewers stated that even the lowest setting was too harmful for their dog and the wire, which was too thin, broke.  Another claimed that the product isn’t well made and stopped working after one month.  Other reviewers complaints include collar malfunctions, adjustment difficulties regarding the collar/fence signals and many stating that the fence works only sometimes, but not consistently.  Also, the instructions seem unclear to some.

Conclusion…

Sit Boo-Boo Hidden Dog Fence has some mixed reviews, so you may want to purchase at your own risk. However, many people claim the customer service is extremely fast and helpful and there are a lot of good reviews, too, after all.  If you’re on a budget and still want you provide your furry family member the pleasure of roaming your land, this may be a great little investment for you.

 

 

Sit Boo-Boo Advanced Hidden Dog Fence

Sit Boo-Boo Advanced Hidden Dog Fence

Invisible fence system designed to keep your dog within your yard and keeps them safe.  Does not require expert installation, but offers the additional option to hire a professional installer.  It comes with a quickstart guide and it is 100% waterproof and lightning resistant as well.  A long-lasting battery, advanced lithium battery means you won’t have to recharge as often. The manufacturer claims to provide you with the best and safest dog fence you can buy.

 

Check Carefully because…

The Sit Boo-Boo Advanced Hidden Dog Fence is a bit different from the less-expensive models of the same manufacturer.  This model seems to be more well made and the company offers expert installation at an additional cost.  The item comes with 500ft of copper wire, so if you require more wire, you may need to buy additional feet of wire. You may need to contact the manufacturer for this.

Also, remember that some dogs are overly sensitive to receiver collars.  You may need to test the “correction” modes first before installing the wire.  If you feel the lowest setting is still too strong for your dog, you can return the item for a full refund.  Don’t bother installing the wire if your dog can’t handle the electric shocks.

The MUST know, True Facts…

This system is recommended for dogs over 10lbs, so if you have a small dog, this may not be for you.  The entire kit comes with:

  • 500ft 20 AWG Commercial Grade Solid Copper Core Wire that you can either bury underground or install above ground
  • One receiver collar that has 7 different correction settings and 3 enhanced modes with high-grade lithium batteries that are rechargeable
  • A 20-acre range capable transmitter with built in surge protection and low-frequency for minimum interference

The collar is made of nylon and fiberglass that the manufacturer claims is virtually indestructible.  Also, the battery is of higher quality than earlier models so you won’t need to recharge as often. Another new feature is that the entire system is lightening resistant so if you know that there is a storm coming, you can let Fido out without fear.

What to watch out for with this product?

Some customers have claimed that the power adapters didn’t work for this product.  Also some claim that the instructions are not very clear, but customer service was very helpful.  Hopefully this isn’t a tactic used to get you to purchase the very expensive option of hiring a professional installer.

Another major concern was that the collar actually shocks for 10 seconds!  One customer said he tried it on himself and he could only stand 3 seconds himself.  After he called a vet, the vet told him that a 10-second shock is torture!  Be sure you test your collar first to be sure it doesn’t shock for this long.

 

Crucial Tips:

As with any electronic fence system, ensure that you dog is properly trained BEFORE letting them wander unsupervised around your land. Never shave your dog’s neck to make the prongs on the receiver collar connect better.  You should never have to do this.  Make sure the connection points are clean.  Always remove the collar when not in use! Don’t leave the collar on your dog like a regular collar.  Be sure to watch the training video so you know how to properly get your dog acclimated to the collar and the fence.

Also, they offer a warranty.  The disclaimer states that you have to contact the company directly to activate the warranty.

One obvious tip should be that if you truly find installing this item in the ground difficult, it may be in your best interest to hire a professional installer.  If you choose to do this, always hire through the company because if you choose not to, your warranty may become null and void.  Remember you can install above ground as well.

Benefits and Features:

Some customers who have a lot of land claim that this system is fantastic.  One said that it completely covers her 6-acre land perfectly and they didn’t bury most of it.  She said that her dog was completely trained after being “buzzed” only two or three times.  Another customer claimed they’ve had the system in place for a year with no problems as of yet, but they had to purchase longer, thicker copper wire.

Most of the positive responses claim that the company’s customer service is excellent, so if there are any issues, they will try to help you as best they can.

Problems:

Many of the complaints seem to be about the power adapter, transmitter or receiver collar not working properly.  Others claim that the installation is very difficult and takes a lot of time and energy.  Some also claimed that they weren’t able to get help from customer service.  In short, many complained about the complexity of setup, the items not working properly or sporadically or not being able to get help from the company to help solve their issues.

Conclusion:

 

With all electronic devices, one takes their chances.  If you are familiar with these kinds of systems, this may be the right item for you because you already have knowledge as to how they should be setup.  However, if you are a novice, you may want to find a more well-known brand to start off with.  Also, for anyone choosing an electric fence for their dog, be sure to always remember to test the collar first! If it’s too painful for you, it’s probably far to painful for Fido!

 

Sit Boo-Boo Advanced Electric Dog Fence Train & Containment System

Sit Boo-Boo Advanced Electric Dog Fence Train & Containment System

1200-yard remote access dog containment system.  It comes with a quickstart guide and includes 500ft of solid copper boundary wire, is 100% waterproof and rechargeable.  The fence has a range of 20 acres, which should be ample for most dog owners.  Receiver collar has 3 varying settings: beep, vibration and shock.  Works best for dogs 8-100lbs.  Company offers expert installation for an extra charge.

Additionally, the dimensions of this package are 13x11x3 inches; item and shipping weight is 4.1lbs.  It comes with 2 lithium polymer batteries, which are included. The gauge of the copper wire is 18. The option to have the company hire a professional installer is possible for an additional charge, a large additional charge!

Check Carefully Because…

The Sit Boo-Boo Advanced Hidden Dog Fence is quite a bit different from the less-expensive models of the same manufacturer.  This model seems to be more well made and the company offers expert installation at an additional cost.  The item comes with 500ft of copper wire, so if you require more wire, you may need to buy additional feet of wire. You may need to contact the manufacturer for this.

Along with being sure that the collar fits your dog properly, remember that some dogs are overly sensitive to receiver collars.  You may need to test the “correction” modes first before installing the wire.  If you feel the lowest setting is still too strong for your dog, you can return the item for a full refund.  Don’t bother installing the wire if your dog can’t handle the electric shocks.

The great things about this item that is not included with other similar items is that it comes with a remote control that will allow you to adjust the transmitter from the palm of your hand.  This may come in handy, especially if you realize too late that the receiver setting is too high and you can’t get to your dog in time to release him from his little torture device. A little extra money for piece of mind is always worth it.

The MUST Know, True Facts About…

The remote can be used for behavioral training, dog parks, off-leash walks, camping trips, etc. The collar receiver works well with the underground fence as well as the remote which will allow you the flexibility to bring your dog with you most everywhere you would like to take your dog and it will ensure that your dog will behave.

The boundary wire does not need to be buried to work well.  It can be mounted to a fence or simply secured to the ground.  Being 100% waterproof, the cable will work just fine in any kind of weather, even in freezing temperatures.

Sit Boo-Boo’s FlexTrainer Advanced Hidden Fence offers the most cutting-edge correction system available.  It automatically increases intensity depending on your dog’s distance and speed from the fence.  The FlexTrainer is also equipped with a fail-safe shutoff feature that prevents over-correction.  It’s perfect for docile and wild dogs alike.

The collars are 100% rechargeable and are equipped with an advanced lithium battery which does not need to be recharged as often as lithium batteries of the past.  Under normal use, a collar should only need to be recharged about once a week. A great feature for busy pet owners!

This item comes with a 90-day no-risk 100% money back guarantee and lifetime manufacturer warranty with 24/7 live customer support.  Problems with installation may be avoided if a professional installer is hired to do the hard work.

What to watch out for with this product…

Be sure you test the collar on your dog first before using the product.  The settings might be too high for your dog and you’ll need to adjust accordingly.  Also, be very sure that the collar does not over correct.  Some customers claimed that the collars tended to over correct and they had to remove it from their dog immediately.

Also, when you receive the product, be sure that the cable is not frayed or broken in any way.  Check the receiver to make sure it has the lithium batteries and that all parts are new and intact.

Crucial Tips…

As with any electronic fence, be sure your dog is properly trained BEFORE allowing your dog to wander unsupervised around your land. Never shave your dog’s neck to make the prongs on the receiver collar connect better.  You should never have to do this.  Make sure the connection points are clean.  Always remove the collar when not in use! Don’t leave the collar on your dog like a regular collar.  Be sure to watch the training video so you know how to properly get your dog acclimated to the collar and the fence.

Also, they offer a warranty.  The disclaimer states that you have to contact the company directly to activate the warranty.

One obvious tip should be that if you truly find installing this item in the ground difficult, it may be in your best interest to hire a professional installer.  If you choose to do this, always hire through the company because if you choose not to, your warranty may become null and void.  Remember you can install above ground as well.

Benefits and Features…

The manufacturer claims that the item is of superior construction, being made of materials used in aerospace and marine construction.  All portions of this item are 100% water submersible.  Rain, mud or snow is no problem for all parts of this product.  Also, unlike the other models, this one supports unlimited numbers of collars!  If you have 20 dogs, you can use 20 collars with this system.

However, know that the warranty that is included with this product is through the manufacturer If you need to take advantage of the warranty, you must contact the manufacturer.

Many customer reviews claim that this is the best containment system they have ever bought.  Those with large areas of land found it much easier to keep the cable above ground and secure with ground staples.

Problems…

There seems to be a problem with some of the receivers either not working or working too well (over-shocking the dog).  Many with small dogs said the collar was more trouble than it was worth in that the collar was far too cumbersome for their dog.  Also, one claimed that the collar comes in 3 large pieces that must be assembled first.

Another problem that seems to plague this item is the difficulty in installing the product. You may think that just digging a trench and throwing the cable in would be an easy task, but there can be other unforeseen problems that can arise.   Underground installation seems difficult because the cable broke easily in some cases. Many claim that the collars malfunction and other complaints involved the customer service agents not being able to help them properly. Sit Boo-Boo Hidden Dog Fence Review

 

 

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