Best* Wireless Dog Fence of 2022

Keep your canine corralled with a wireless dog fence.

 
 

Pet parent faves

From seamless installation to easy integration in your dog’s routine, these are some of the best wireless dog fences, most often purchased by Petco’s pet parent customers.

PetSafe Stay & Play Compact Wireless Fence for Dogs


PetSafe

Stay & Play Compact Wireless Fence for Dogs


Installing a wireless dog fence used to always mean burying many feet of wire around the perimeter of your yard. Today, pet parents have more options—allowing them to choose the pet barrier that fits their lifestyle, their budget and their dog. When given a choice, a lot of pet parents are choosing PetSafe’s Stay & Play compact wireless fence. Not only is it compact, it’s portable, allowing you to bring it on your travels to keep your dog corralled wherever you end up. The circular range is adjustable up to 0.75-acres, and the receiver collar is rechargeable.


Features:
  • Up to 0.75-acre coverage
  • 5 levels of static correction
  • Waterproof rechargeable collar
  • Portable
  • Can contain multiple pets with purchase of additional collars
  • No buried wires

PetSafe Stay & Play Wireless Fence with Replaceable Battery Collar for Dogs


PetSafe


Stay & Play Wireless Fence with Replaceable Battery Collar for Dogs


An adjustable boundary size, multiple levels of static correction and an ergonomic receiver collar designed for your dog’s comfort are just some of the features of this dog wireless fencing. The circular boundary can be adjusted from as few as 5-feet to 0.75-acres in diameter, and the battery-operated receiver collar can last an average of up to 2 months between battery replacements. In addition to 5 levels of static correction, there’s a tone-only setting to warn your dog they’re getting too close to the edge of the pet barrier with just a beep.


Features:
  • Adjustable boundary up to 0.75-acres
  • Waterproof receiver collar
  • Battery operated
  • 5 levels of static correction plus tone setting
  • Portable; plugs into outlet

PetSafe Wireless Instant Fence Pet Containment System


PetSafe


Wireless Instant Fence Pet Containment System


Introducing a dog invisible fence into your dog’s routine takes more than just plugging in a transmitter and wrangling your pup into the dog invisible fence collar. No matter how smart or easygoing your dog is, they’ll need to adjust to this new containment solution, and they’ll need you to provide guidance as they find their new boundaries. This dog fence wireless solution helps make that easy with a set of 50 training flags that can be placed at the boundary of the wireless fence’s reach, serving as a visual aid as your dog learns where the border lies. With up to 0.5-acre range and an installation that takes as little as 1 to 2 hours, this radio signal-operated wireless dog fence is a popular choice for both home and travel use.


Features:
  • Up to 0.5-acre coverage
  • Fits dogs 8 lbs. or more
  • 30-second automatic safety shutoff of static correction
  • Portable
  • Collar designed to be effective on long-haired dogs
  • Includes 50 training flags

PetSafe In-Ground Dog Fence Kit


PetSafe


In-Ground Dog Fence Kit


There are so many dog fence wireless options because each household’s needs are different. The best wireless dog fence for one home may not be the best for another. A portable electric dog fence could work well for pet parents who travel with their pups frequently, but the shape of the circular wireless pet barrier can’t be changed. If you want a truly customized invisible dog fence, nothing beats in-ground fencing. You can create an invisible barrier the exact dimensions of your yard, and this kit from PetSafe has enough wire to cover up to 0.33-acre. This kit also includes training flags you can use to teach your dog where the new invisible boundary is.


Features:
  • Battery-operated collar; battery included
  • 4 levels of static correction
  • Automatic static correction safety shutoff after 30 seconds
  • Can contain unlimited number of pets with purchase of additional collars
  • Up to 0.33-acre wire coverage

PetSafe YardMax Rechargeable In-Ground Frence


PetSafe


YardMax Rechargeable In-Ground Frence


This wireless dog fence gives your pup the maximum amount of yard space possible. Rather than warning your dog when they begin to approach the invisible pet barrier, this electric dog fence doesn’t beep a warning or give a static correction until your pet has crossed the border, allowing them plenty of room for romping right up to the boundaries of your property. If you have a rambunctious pup, they’ll appreciate the extra play space. In-ground installation lets you set a customized perimeter around your property, and, while 500-feet of boundary wire are included in this kit, additional copper wire can be added to effectively cover up to 10-acres.


Features:
  • Fits dogs 5 lbs. or more
  • 5 levels of static correction
  • Can contain unlimited number of pets with purchase of additional collars
  • 500-feet of wire included
  • Maximizes yard space available to your dog

PetSafe Basic In-Ground Fence


PetSafe


Basic In-Ground Fence


Bells and whistles can be nice—but sometimes, you just want the basics. This in-ground invisible dog fence shows that a basic electronic dog fence setup can still provide everything you need to effectively keep your dog contained at home. It covers up to 0.33-acre, and with additional wire this can be extended to an impressive 25-acres. The collar is waterproof and the static correction has an automatic safety shutoff feature. This kit even comes with a set of training flags. It might not be such a basic pet barrier after all.


Features:
  • Waterproof receiver collar
  • 4 levels of static correction and a tone-only setting
  • Automatic static correction safety shutoff after 15 seconds
  • Includes training flags

PetSafe Elite Little Dog In-Ground Fence

PetSafe


Elite Little Dog In-Ground Fence


A wireless electric dog fence might conjure images of a big, energetic dog bounding around a backyard, but little pups deserve the best wireless dog fence, too. This pet barrier kit is designed specifically for small dogs, with a collar that fits dogs as little as 5 lbs. and necks as small as 6-inches. 0.33-acre of boundary wire is included, but additional wire can be added to cover up to 25-acres.


Features:
  • Designed for small dogs
  • Fits dogs as small as 5 lbs. with necks as small as 6 in.
  • Waterproof battery-operated collar
  • 4 levels of static correction

PetSafe Pawz Away Outdoor Pet Barrier Transmitter


PetSafe


Pawz Away Outdoor Pet Barrier Transmitter


Traditional dog barrier fences aren’t your only option for outdoor-only methods of keeping your dog out of trouble. While many wireless dog fence transmitters are installed inside the house or a garage, this transmitter sits outside and is lightly disguised as a boulder. It has a 16-foot range so you can keep your dog away from areas that may be bad news for your dog—or for your flowerbeds.


Features:
  • Automatic safety shutoff after 15 seconds
  • Designed for outdoor use
  • Transmitter only; collar sold separately

PetSafe Rechargeable In-Ground Fence


PetSafe


Rechargeable In-Ground Fence


With the reliability provided by a rechargeable dog invisible fence collar and the customization of an in-ground pet barrier, this invisible dog fence is built for convenience. The waterproof collar receives a radio signal from the transmitter in your home, and the adjustable level of static correction lets your dog know when to stop.


Features:
  • 4 levels of static correction
  • Automatic safety shutoff after 15 seconds
  • Rechargeable waterproof collar
  • Correction increases if dog attempts to run through the warning zone

PetSafe Pawz Away Outdoor Pet Barrier


PetSafe


Pawz Away Outdoor Pet Barrier


The transmitter looks like a rock, so it blends in with your garden or landscaping features. This outdoor-only wireless dog fence transmitter keeps your dog contained in a 16-foot space, but that can be widened to 150-feet if you choose to incorporate boundary wire. The included receiver collar is waterproof and lightweight for your dog’s comfort.


Features:
  • Progressive static correction
  • Optional diameter expansion with boundary wire (not included)
  • Designed for outdoor use
  • Waterproof receiver collar
  • Automatic safety shutoff after 15 seconds

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Learn More About wireless dog fences

When used correctly, a wireless dog fence can do a great job keeping your dog contained. It’s important to remember that no electric dog fence is guaranteed to be completely effective, just as no traditional barrier fence is guaranteed effective. Dogs are intelligent creatures, and some dogs find ways to outwit an invisible fence, just as some dogs find a way to burrow, climb or force their way beyond a barrier fence. You’ll have the best success with an invisible dog fence if you take the time to train your dog how to respond to it—a process that could take up to 2 weeks. Get your dog used to the warning signals emitted by the collar and use training flags to establish the new invisible yard boundaries. Just as with all types of training, clear signals, repetition and consistency will yield the best results.

The best wireless dog fence for you and your dog depends on your lifestyle and needs. If you’re in a home where you intend to stay for some time, an in-ground invisible dog fence may be the best option, as it allows you to mark the exact borders of your property. If you love camping or going on road trips with your dog, a portable wireless dog fence will let you take your pet barrier on the go with minimal hassle. Browse Petco’s electric dog fence options to discover which containment method is best for your dog.

The cost of a GPS wireless dog fence varies according to the brand, model and features of different wireless fence kits. In general, you should expect to pay at least $100 for this type of pet barrier, though most models cost significantly more. If you’re not ready for that steep a financial commitment, you can consider trying one of Petco’s wireless dog fence options, which are more affordable than many GPS wireless dog fence options currently available.

*Based on petco.com sales data.