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!

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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.



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.


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 unlimited 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.

Electric dog fence reinvented

The difference between SpotOn GPS Fence & PetSafe® Wireless Fence 

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.

How SpotOn Fence compares to PetSafe® Wireless Fences

How SpotOn Virtual Fence compares to other wireless fences

No boundary too big.

The GPS Dog Fence that's as accurate and flexible as your dog is curious.

  • Sets up in Minutes - Any Size/Shape

    Create fences from ½ acre to 1K+ acres at home, on the go, or if you move.
  • Most accurate GPS Boundaries

    SpotOn’s patented True Location™ technology taps into a network of 128 satellites to provide boundary accuracy comparable to a buried wire fence.

    SpotOn is 7x more accurate than the other GPS smart fence. Head-to-head testing by an independent lab revealed SpotOn is the most precise and reliable solution. See the results.
  • Works Anywhere - Even Remote Areas

    SpotOn uses GPS to contain your dog. It works anywhere on the planet - even in remote areas without a subscription. Add a cell subscription to unlock additional features.
  • Details & Specs

      SpotOn includes a GPS network connection that allows you to create, save, and use unlimted GPS fences. Also included in the box:

    • 1 SpotOn collar
    • 2 sets of static contact points
    • Static contact point tester/insertion tool
    • Charging base and wall charger
    • User guide

    Package Dimensions: 8in x 7.13 in x 4.19 in
    Package Weight: 1lb, 14.7 oz
    Size Small fits a neck size of 10” - 14”
    Size Medium fits a neck size of 12” - 18”
    Size Large fits a neck size of 17" - 26”
    Battery Type: Rechargeable high capacity lithium-ion battery
    Battery Life: up to 22 hours containment, 14 hours tracking
    Time to full charge: 1 hour
    Sim Card: universal - connects to closest towers
    GPS: High-sensitivity GPS/GLONASS/Galileo/Beidou receiver

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Size Guide

Collar Size Guide

Selecting the right size is important! It ensures your collar’s antenna will face the sky and receive the strongest GPS signal, making the entire system more accurate.

1. Measure your dog’s neck just above their regular collar.

2. Make sure you can fit two fingers under the measuring tape.

3. Select correct size.

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