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PetSafe Stay + Play Wireless Fence Review

Introduction

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The PetSafe Stay + Play Wireless Fence is relatively new addition to the PetSafe wireless dog fence range and it is an update on the aging old PetSafe Wireless PIF-300. This new, updated wireless dog fence has a number of brand new features. It has a greater range than the old system, improved boundary accuracy and it now also features rechargeable batteries on the dog collar.

Like all the best wireless dog fences, the PetSafe Stay + Play doesn’t need buried wires, it works with a radio signal and that means that you can only have a circular boundary, but is that the only drawback to this model of wireless dog fence, or is it even a drawback at all? Read on, and you will find your review of the PetSafe Stay + Play Wireless Fence and a list of the pros and cons of this addition to the PetSafe range of dog training products.

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Key Features and Benefits of the PetSafe Stay + Play Wireless Fence

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PetSafeappear to have maintained their reputation as the leading manufacturer of the best wireless dog fences with this model. Here’s a run own of the key features and benefits of the PetSafe Stay + Play Wireless Fence.

  • Rechargeable, waterproof, lightweight collar
  • Boundary area of up to 105 feet (¾ of an Acre)
  • 5 levels of static correction + beep only mode
  • Long and short prongs for long and short haired dogs
  • Fabric collar with quick-snap fastener
  • Wireless and portable – No buried wires
  • Creates a safe boundary for dogs
  • Setup in less than two hours
  • Portable, so it can be taken and used on vacation
  • Rechargeable batteries are a big plus

Review of the PetSafe Stay + Play Wireless Fence

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The PetSafe Stay + Play Wireless Fence is an easy to set up wireless dog fence that will cover a circular area of up to 105 feet in all directions, or ¾ of an acre in total. The waterproof electric dog collar that comes with this model has five levels of static shock correction and it also has a beep only mode for training.

The collar is a vast improvement over the one that was supplied with the PetSafe Wireless PIF-300. The Stay + Play collar is one of the lightest and smallest that we have seen and it can be used on small dogs as well as the large ones. The collar also now has rechargeable batteries, so that’s a big plus point too.

The transmitter, which needs to set up in an indoor location, is also a lot smaller that its predecessor and it’s a lot more accurate too. The boundary fluctuation, which happens in even the best wireless dog fences, has been very much reduced with the PetSafe Stay + Play.

The new, slim dog collar is designed for dogs that weigh 5 pounds or more and it will fit neck sizes form 6 inches to 28 inches. It’s waterproof and the transmitter may be used with any number of dogs.

Advantages and Disadvantages of the PetSafe Stay + Play Wireless Fence

There are pros and cons with every wireless dog fence and most of the cons are because of the use of a radio signal rather than a buried wire, but, of course, the lack of a buried wire is also a major pro, because that brings with it many other advantages.

Advantages

  • The PetSafe Stay + Play is very easy to set up and there are no buried wires, so you don’t need to dig any trenches. The boundary area is adjustable, so setup is simply a case of finding the right boundary size for your yard. Because it doesn’t use buried wires, the Stay + Play is portable, so you can take it with you and use it on vacation.
  • The collar that is included with the PetSafe Stay + Play is lightweight and very small compared to other wireless fence collars we have seen and the rechargeable batteries are an immense improvement on the old PIF-300. We also liked the fact that it can be used for small dogs.

Disadvantages

  • The main disadvantages of the PetSafe Stay + Play Wireless Fence are the same as they are for any model of dog fences that use a radio signal to define the boundary. Unlike a buried wire type of electric dog fence, with models like the PetSafe Stay + Play the boundary can only be circular, which can pose a problem with some irregular shaped gardens and yards. The use a radio signal can also cause problems if your property is not very flat or has a steep incline. The other disadvantage of this type of electric dog fence is that you can get boundary variations. While that has been reduced to just a few feet with the PetSafe Stay + Play Wireless Fence, it can still make training a dog a bit more of a challenge.

Conclusion

The PetSafe Stay + Play Wireless Fence is a major improvement over the old PetSafe Wireless PIF-300. The boundary is much more stable, the collars are lightweight and small, and the rechargeable batteries make it much cheaper to use as well. The boundary being limited to a circle may be an issue for some people and, if you have a property that is on a steep incline or is an irregular shape, a buried wire dog fence might be a better choice. Other than that, we give the ThePetSafe Stay + Play Wireless Fence the big thumbs up and class it as one of the best wireless dog fences that is available today.

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