PetSafe® vs. SpotOn
It's time to rethink your wireless fence! PetSafe’s® buried wires and base stations are a thing of the past. As the first truly wireless fence solution, SpotOn GPS Fence lets you create fences anywhere, anytime, from the palm of your hand. So you can give your dog a great adventure, without risking a great escape!Shop Now
Rethink your wireless fence
PetSafe’s® buried wires and base stations are a thing of the past. SpotOn is the only truly wireless fence solution so you can create fences anywhere, anytime.
ANY SHAPE, ANY SIZE
ANY SIZE, ANY SHAPE
Create GPS dog fences from 1/2 acre to 1,000+ acres. Follow unusual property lines, fence through obstacles like water, heavy brush or buildings, and more.
MOST RELIABLE & ADVANCED
Our patented True Location™ Technology uses four GPS systems at once to maintain precise boundaries and keep tabs on your dog.
The best wireless dog fence for weekends away. With no hardware to install, it’s easy to make fences at home, at a 2nd home, on the go, or if you move. Also makes a great dog fence for camping.
Keep your pet safe with wireless, custom GPS dog fences you manage from your smartphone.
With SpotOn GPS Fence you don’t have to worry about burying wire or expertly placing your base station so your circular radius will keep your pet safe within his wireless fence. Unlike traditional products, SpotOn uses satellite technology—not buried wires or base stations— to safely and dependably contain your dog. You can create and save up to 20 custom wireless fences (without a power source) for at home or on the go. Any shape, any size, anywhere.
Plus, you can easily fence through any tricky terrain including water, a driveway, a hillside or marsh. The SpotOn GPS dog fence is designed for properties from ½ acre to 1000s of acres, so it’s a great solution if you’re looking for a large area wireless dog fence.
The difference between SpotOn GPS Fence & PetSafe® Wireless Fence
How does a PetSafe® Wireless Fence work?
The PetSafe Stay & Play® Wireless Fences and Wireless Pet Containment System™ are designed to contain pets in small yards - up to ¾ of an acre. The transmitter creates a circular, wireless boundary from wherever it is placed, and requires a power source. It’s important to note that the transmitter cannot be placed outside; it must be fully indoors (at least 3 feet away from metal objects), in a climate-controlled location where temperatures don’t fall below 10 degrees Fahrenheit or rise above 104 degrees Fahrenheit.
The size of the circular wireless fence can be adjusted to be smaller or larger, but the circular shape cannot be changed. So depending on the shape of your yard, a circular fence may or may not work, as you will need to ensure the fence perimeter - and your dog - are kept safely away from any hazards. The Stay & Play® Wireless Fences and Wireless Pet Containment Systems all include a PetSafe wireless collar, which is waterproof and battery operated, as well as the transmitter and boundary flags.
These wireless fences are portable if you’re taking it somewhere where the transmitter can be placed inside and plugged in. So moving to a new home works, but taking it to a campground or park does not.
How to set up a PetSafe® Wireless Fence
These systems are easy to set up, and should take about 1-2 hours. The key is to find the right place in your house for the transmitter. The transmitter acts as a base station, emitting a radio frequency ‘fence’ around it, as a circle. The transmitter will communicate with the collar your dog wears to keep your dog inside the boundaries, using audible warning tones and optional static correction. Because the circular fence shape cannot be changed (though the size can), it’s extremely important to ensure the circle does not extend out to a street or any dangerous areas. Given the circular fence shape, pay attention to the diameter measurements per product to pick the right size for your yard. If a circular radius does not work for your property size and/or shape, this is not the right solution to keep your dog safely contained and secure from any streets or other hazards. The different PetSafe® wireless fence products have a maximum containment area of .75 acres, so are not meant for big properties.
The benefits of SpotOn's GPS Fence
- Easy & hassle-free. All you need is the SpotOn dog collar, the app and your smartphone. Just walk the fence boundary and SpotOn does the rest.
- Make and use multiple fences for different days, times and seasons
- No digging, installation or costly maintenance required.
- You can fence through water so your dog can swim while contained.
- You can fence through tricky terrain like marsh, forest & boulders.
- The cost stays the same no matter how big your yard is. Fully portable.
- You can take it with you when you move, travel, and visit friends & family. No power source needed.
- Offers containment and tracking, with escape notifications if the dog breaches the boundary.
- The SpotOn tech knows the direction your dog is going and never corrects him for coming home.
- Train your dog in 3 easy steps, with the help of professional training videos
- Works on properties from ½ acre to 1000’s of acres. There is no boundary too big!
Training is key for ALL wireless and invisible dog fences.
For any and all wireless or invisible dog fences, training is required. Whatever system you choose, you must train your dog to the signals (tones, vibrations and/or static correction) depending on the specific system.