Very long battery life on the battery powered units
The collar receiver is powered using a single lithium ion battery. You will definitely enjoy the long life on this one as you can use it for up to 4 months before you have to replace it again. This definitely minimizes the cost of maintenance.
To cap it all off, you get a 5 year warranty on the entire set and different parts. This covers conditional repairs and replacements. With such a long warranty, you can pretty much rest assured that you are getting a good quality set.
Follow this link to read more about the terms and conditions of coverage by the warranty agreement.
Setbacks; but not deal breakers
With a 4.3 star rating from more than 900 people who bought it on amazon, the Extreme Dog Fence kit is clearly perfect but not without its flaws. The good news is that if the reviews are anything to go by, these cons are nothing more than slight inconveniences and are not worthy of deal breaker status especially at its price point.
Without further ado, here are a few things you may have to miss out on with the Extreme Dog Fence standard kit.
The collars run on proprietary batteries
Like the rest of the fence, the sensor and correctors on the dog collar component run on non-rechargeable batteries. Unfortunately, you cannot replace them with just any other old batteries and you have to get those provided by the brand. Fortunately, they are high quality batteries with long battery lives.
No external surge protector
These are designed to protect both the fence in cases of power surges or even lightning strikes. You may have to buy a protector separately. However, given the low 6 voltage rating of the batteries running the fence, there are rarely any surge issues. It also has an inbuilt protector that is enough for most surges just in case.
No twisted wire dead zone
The dead zone in this case refers to a zone where the dog can cross back and forth across the fence without any correction. This is created when specific wires are crossed and essentially cancel out each other’s signals to some extent.
This setup is absent in the Extreme Dog Fence and limits your dog’s freedom to some extent as shown in the illustration below. However, if you just want to keep your pooch in one end of the house such as the back yard, this should not be a big deal.