I bought this about 3 weeks ago. It works well for the most part, and being on the lower end of the price range for electronic fences, I can say that I'm satisfied. It is not, however, as effective as an actual fence. The dog learned right away, but she does get out on occasion.
The pros: the price and the fact that with a wired fence you can define the area that you want off limits, in contrast to a wireless electronic fence (which defines a radius around the unit). However the wireless unit is much easier to install...
The cons: Installation is tricky and labor intensive, especially when you want to customize it and not just do a simple perimeter. I recommend laying the wire down with landscape staples first and making sure that it works before burying it. I was also disappointed because there wasn't enough wire to cover the area that I wanted, which is about 3/4 of an average suburban lot, so I had to go out and purchase additional wiring. Finally, I have noticed that the signal and shock can be irregular near the wire at times, which is probably why the dog can occasionally get through it (besides the fact that she's big, 90 lbs, and stubborn!).
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