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PetSafe Free to Roam Wireless Fence™

Portable wireless pet fence

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Like many retirees, my parents — and their amiable dog Maddie — enjoy touring the U.S. in a large RV. The Free to Roam Wireless Fence is a containment system designed for pet parents — including cat owners — who are often on the move.

The Free to Roam transmitter is portable, so you can establish a safe perimeter wherever you travel.

The Free to Roam transmitter lets you establish a safe perimeter wherever you travel.

Keep your pet close when you're on the road

Like many retirees, my parents — and their amiable dog Maddie — enjoy touring the U.S. in a large RV. The Free to Roam Wireless Fence is a containment system designed for pet parents — including cat owners — who are often on the move.

The portable transmitter generates a wire-free perimeter "dome" that covers up to half an acre. Attach the included wireless device to your pet's collar, and she'll get a warning beep, followed by static correction, any time she approaches the invisible boundary. The included flags give her a helpful visual cue as she learns where she can and can't go.

The included receiver collar is compatible with the Stay+Play and YardMax In-Ground Fence.

Product Highlights:

  • portable wireless base station generates an invisible "dome" perimeter
  • covers an adjustable circular area up to half an acre
  • automatic safety shut-off limits static correction to a 15 second burst
  • contain multiple pets with additional collar devices (not included)
  • expand containment area with additional wireless transmitters (not included)
Collar Receiver:
  • durable and waterproof
  • 3/4" collar strap
  • fits neck sizes 6-28"
  • for dogs 5 lbs. and over
  • warns your pet with an audible beep before administering static correction
  • compatible with the Stay+Play and YardMax In-Ground Fence
  • powered by built-in rechargeable battery
Included Accessories:
  • transmitter with mounting hardware and power adapter
  • 6-volt battery
  • surge protector
  • collar receiver charger
  • interchangeable short and long contact points
  • 50 training flags
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Free to Roam Wireless Transmitter
  • Mounting Bracket
  • AC Power adapter with attached 6' DC output cord
  • Receiver Collar with short contact points
  • RFA-67 Battery (installed in receiver)
  • Long contact points
  • Contact point wrench
  • Test Light Tool
  • Mounting screws
  • Plastic wall anchors
  • 50 Boundary flags
  • Quick Start Guide
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Overview: The PetSafe Free to Roam Wireless Fence (PIF00-15001) can help you keep your dog in your yard without having to bury wires. This wireless system features a transmitter that emits a radio signal that covers a circular area up to 1/2 acre. When your dog, wearing the receiver collar, approaches the fringes of the boundary area, he'll receive a warning, and then, a safe static correction if he continues. The system also includes a receiver collar and 50 boundary marking flags.

System Design: The Free to Roam Wireless Fence transmits its signal up to 90 feet in all directions. The signal establishes a Pet Area for your dog to roam freely, and a Boundary Zone, a 2 to 3 foot area beyond the Pet Area. Your pet wears a Receiver Collar with contact points that touch his neck. As he reaches the Boundary Zone, the collar delivers a warning tone, and then a safe Static Correction through the contact points, persuading him to stay within the Pet Area. The Free to Roam Wireless Fence is effective for pets over 5 pounds.

Installation: The Wireless Transmitter should be placed at least 2 feet above the ground floor of your home, in a dry, well ventilated, protected area. It can be wall-mounted, using the included bracket, if desired. You can adjust the transmitter output to modify the size of the Pet Area. The 2-position Boundary Switch lets you set the Transmitter Range up to 45 feet or up to 90 feet. A Range Dial also fine tunes the radius in smaller increments. You can increase the coverage of your Wireless Fence by adding a second transmitter, and overlapping the ranges. Because the transmitter is portable, you can also use the Free to Roam Wireless Fence at a campsite or vacation home.

Receiver Collar: The Receiver Collar comes with two short contact points that touch the neck of your dog. Longer contact points (supplied) may be needed for dogs with long or thick fur. The waterproof collar fits dogs with neck sizes from 6 to 28 inches, and can be trimmed to fit. Additional Free to Roam Receiver Collars are available if you have more than one dog. The receiver is powered by a proprietary RFA-67D-11 battery (included), which has a life of approximately 1-2 months, depending on frequency of use. The receiver collar will emit a Warning Tone when your pet enters the Boundary Zone. If he stays in the Boundary Zone, the collar will deliver a Static Correction (if set to Level 2 or higher). The Receiver Collar's response levels include:

Static Correction Level Receiver Collar Function Temperament of Pet
1 No Static Correction; Tone only Initial Training Mode
2 Low Static Correction Timid
3 Medium-Low Static Correction Timid or Average
4 Medium Static Correction Average Energy
5 Medium-High Static Correction Average or High Energy
6 High Static Correction High Energy

Training: It is important to properly train your dog after installing the Free to Roam Wireless Fence. This should be done gradually, in short, but frequent, 10-15 minute sessions over several days, in order to achieve success. The training outline includes five phases:

Days Goals Activity and Static Correction Level
1 Boundary Awareness Using tone only (Level 1) to teach the boundary of the Pet Area
2-4 Boundary Awareness, continued Introduce Static Correction (Level 2), teaching your pet to stay in the Pet Area and respect the boundary.
5-8 Distraction Phase Train your pet to stay within the Pet Area, even with distractions outside of the boundary. (Level 2 or higher)
9-14 Unleashed Supervision Give your pet free run of the Pet Area off the leash.
15-30 Pet Monitoring Your pet should be ready to run freely within the Pet Area. You should monitor dog regularly during this phase.

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The PetSafe wireless fence transmitter generates a wire-free perimeter "dome" that covers up to half an acre; however I'm afraid there is no "minimum" distance provided. For more details or to discuss further, please contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks! [ Larry  Apr 09, 2018 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question. You certainly can. Check out the link below for additional collars. Hope this helps. https://www.crutchfield.com/p_4810015002/PetSafe-Free-to-Roam-Wireless-Fence-Rechargeable-Collar.html [ Kenny  Aug 05, 2017 ]  Staff
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