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Keep Your Dog Contained With the Motorola TravelFence50 – Review And Giveaway

Win a portable, wireless electronic dog fence

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We are giving away a FREE Motorola TravelFence50 valued at $349. Leave a comment to enter the giveaway. Click here.

We all like to give our dogs a little off-leash freedom in the yard or when we take them places like to a park or camping.

Some dogs naturally stick pretty close while others try to run off if they’re not on a leash the whole time.

Long leashes/tethers are annoying because then you’re untangling your dog EVERY TEN SECONDS to prevent Grandpa or little Timmy from tripping, right?

There are other options to help you give your dog a little more freedom while considering safety.

Today I’m reviewing the Motorola TravelFence50, a wireless containment system for your dog with a handheld remote trainer. The system can be used in your yard OR for traveling to places like the beach, a park or Aunt Betty’s house.

I know some people are nervous about electronic collars, so I tried the TravelFence50’s highest correction level on the underside of my own wrist. It feels slightly stronger than a “ping” you’d feel when you “shock” yourself on a car door. It’s startling but not painful. The lower levels are more like a vibrating cell phone. All levels are meant to get a dog’s attention.

Motorola Wireless TravelFence50

Overview of the Motorola TravelFence50

Here are the three main things you should know:

1. This is a WIRELESS containment fence designed for EASY travel – take it anywhere!

2. It comes with a handheld remote with a push-to-talk “walkie-talkie” feature so you can praise or correct your dog from up to 300 yards away.

3. Everything packs into a small bag for seriously easy travel.

The system is available on Amazon for $349 currently on sale for $289. Click here.

Here’s a video we made so you can see more:

Key features:

  • The wireless fence & handheld remote can be used together or separately
  • Base and collar come with rechargeable batteries
  • Handheld remote comes with two AAA batteries
  • 15 levels of correction and a warning tone feature
  • Comes with 50 flags to mark boundaries during training
  • Has a tone-only mode

Ace using the TravelFence50

If you have any questions about the product, let me know and I’ll make sure to get them answered. Just leave them in the comments or email

The TravelFence50 handheld remote push-to-talk feature

The Motorola TravelFence50 is the only wireless fence on the market designed for both containment and training.

The handheld remote can be used with the wireless fence unit or for other training beyond the fence.

Josh and I are likely getting a weimaraner puppy this spring, and these dogs have a serious prey instinct. Believe me, we are now more interested in electronic training collars than we have been in the past! This handheld remote could come in handy when we’re working on off-leash training with our future dog.

Also, while handheld remotes are often associated with corrections, this particular system has a push-to-talk “walkie-talkie” feature that allows you to give your dog commands or praise from a distance.

My dog with the Motorola TravelFence50

The handheld remote allows you to use these options:

  • A push-to-talk “walkie talkie” feature to give praise or commands to your dog from a few hundred yards away. Things like “No!” or “Come!” or “Yeah! Good boy!”
  • Warning tone or vibration to warn your dog or get his attention
  • Static corrections (up to 15 levels)

Consider using the TravelFence50 if:

1. You like to take your dog along on picnics, to various parks, camping or to the beach. I love to do all of these things with my dog.

2. Your dog travels along to your sister’s house or your parents’ house and they don’t have a fenced yard.

3. You’re like me and don’t have a fenced yard but would like to give your pup more freedom.

4. You need to protect your dog from running into the road.

5. You need to keep your dog out of certain areas such as a pond, a compost area, a garden, etc.

How to train your dog on the wireless fence system

The Motorola TravelFence50 comes with a very helpful step-by-step training guide to teach your dog how to react to the system’s warning tones.

I trained my dog Ace on a similar electronic fence system at my parents’ house. This allowed my dog many years of off-leash freedom on their lakefront property, most likely Ace’s favorite place on earth.

The first training step is to play with your dog on a leash and then walk him towards the boundary (marked with flags) while he wears the collar set to warning tone. Once you hear the tone, you would say “Get back!” and happily reward him for doing so with treats or praise. “Yay! What a good boy!”

Black Lab Motorola TravelFence

After a couple of days, you would introduce a correction on a low level so your dog understands something follows the warning beep. You would again move back with your dog away from the boundary and reward him.

It’s very easy to set up the boundary zone, which has a maximum coverage area of 1 acre. When your dog gets within 2 or 3 feet of the boundary zone, he will receive a warning tone from the collar.

The system comes with 50 white flags you can set up to mark the boundary while your dog is in training.

What I like about the TravelFence50
Motorola TravelFence50 base

  • It’s a high-quality, well-made product at a fair price. It should work well with almost any dog 20 pounds and up.
  • I love that it comes with the handheld remote. This is very useful, depending on your training needs.
  • I thought the walkie-talkie feature sounded a little silly at first, but I actually really like the idea after trying it. Great idea!
  • It’s so convenient that you can pack up the whole system and take it just about anywhere. Dogs really do learn to respond to the warning tones and the visual flags help as well.

What’s not so good

 Motorola TravelFence50 collar
  • The collar might be too big for dogs under 20 pounds.
  • You will need to recharge the collar every 3 or 4 days, depending on how long you use it (not a big deal).
  • Obviously no “fence” is 100 percent guaranteed to keep a dog confined. Dog owners need to take that into consideration and supervise their dogs as needed.

Win a FREE Motorola TravelFence50 valued at $349

*The winners have been selected.

Binatone Global is giving away a FREE Motorola TravelFence50 to one lucky reader of That Mutt. (Binatone Global is a licensing partner of Motorola.)

Motorola TravelFence50 review

Ordering information

The Motorola TraveFence50 is available on Amazon for $349, currently on sale for $289. Click here.

If you have any questions about the product, just leave them in the comments and I will get them answered for you.

Where would you use the Motorola TravelFence50?

Let me know in the comments below!

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Sunday 24th of September 2023

Hi, Is the Motorola fence 50 collar compatable with the Motorola fence 25 system and vice versa? Thanks

Kraig Davis

Monday 15th of August 2016

I have been waiting to get my American Tamaskan for nearly 12 years. I love him so very much and it pains me to worry he may cross the street by accident because of my back surgery! It would mean the world to me to own this to ensure his safety!!

Kp Ward

Thursday 11th of August 2016

We bought it for our Weim bc we moved to a new home; close to a road w fast cars.

I find that it beeps randomly and scares our Weim, Keen. He is nine and likes to lay around in the garage w us as we work on bikes. However, just randomly, without him moving, it beeps. Loudly. Keen skittles to the front porch and sits by the door.

Unfortunately, the collar has the opposite affect so far. Keen won't leave the front porch. He will no longer wander freely around the property.

The setting is at the farthest radius. What are we doing wrong? The random beeps within the boundary are too startling to make it fun for him.

Thanks for your time.

Lindsay Stordahl

Thursday 8th of September 2016

Hi KP, it should not be beeping randomly. Have you contacted Motorola about this issue?


Tuesday 26th of July 2016

Not sure if the contest is still available,as I just came across it. I would love this as I have 5 dogs and would love for them to learn some boundaries as well as commands.

Shane Musgrave

Sunday 28th of February 2016

Ok, so the remote can work to collars. This thing just keeps getting better. Remote works 300 yards, not bad. Fence up to 120 foot radius, wish that was a little more since I live on 5 acres. Just wish I knew what you can turn that radius down to for camping reasons. Some how I am getting this thing. Also would like to know if any of it is water proof. I know if it's motorola it is tuff.

Lindsay Stordahl

Monday 29th of February 2016

Yes, it's waterproof. The fence radius can work in a small area. I tried it set around a picnic table area and it works great. Once trained your dog doesn't really even need a correction from the collar but the flags show him where the boundaries are.