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.
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:
- 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
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 Lindsay@ThatMutt.com.
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.
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!”
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
- 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
- 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.)
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?
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