Summary: Most consistent wireless dog fence
Havahart has been in pet product industry for over 70 years and they introduced its first wireless fence-Havahart Radial-Shape Select Wireless Fence in 2010.
Using the same data filtering technique as NASA, this wireless system dramatically improved the boundary stability and coverage areas.
Is this a good fence for my dog?
The Havahart Radial-Shape Select Wireless Dog Fence is recommended for dogs over the age of 6-months to ensure that they have sufficient training to be able to understand what is being asked of them.
It is also recommended that the dogs be over 8 pounds, and the collar that comes standard with this system is designed for a dog whose neck is 14 to 26 inches.
There is a small dog version of this system and it is designed for dogs with a 12 to 17 inch neck while still being over 8 pounds.
How many dogs can I use this fence for?
The Radial-Shape Select can have a maximum of 2 collars synced to its system.
How do the batteries last?
The batteries are rechargeable and should be charged when the collar is not in use. If they have not been thoroughly charged before, use they can last 1-3 days from the last full charge.
I live in the suburbs, will this cover my large lot?
The Radial-Shape Select is able to cover 11 acres. It can expand from a 40 foot to 400-foot radius in 5-foot increments.
What can affect the coverage?
This containment system has a very small degree of error; it only has a 1.3-foot area where the fence may fluctuate.
Metal and stucco can be highly detrimental to your wireless fencing signal and may make your home unsuitable for this type of fencing if your home is covered in it. As this system is circular, long, narrow lots are not the best fit as the dog would either have a small area to be in or the wireless fencing would extend past your side fence. Hills, water, and heavy trees can also cause some distortion of the signal making it less than suitable for those areas.
In short, what is the Havahart Radial-Shape Select Wireless Dog Fence?
The Havahart Radial-Shape Select Wireless Dog Fence is a sleek, easy-to-read product that lets you know exactly how far your fence is set. The wireless collars offer freedom from constant battery charges, even with dogs that are active and test their boundaries frequently. In all, it is a product that is great for larger pieces of land in the suburbs or country.
Learn more about Havahart Radial-Shape Select Wireless Dog Fence in this video:
How much does this system cost?
Havahart charges $360 for this fencing system with a secondary collar. They also offer free shipping on orders over $99 so shipping would be included in the price. They do offer sales through their website that can change at any time.
Amazon.com often has these collars for less than the listed price at Havahart although their system only has a single collar with it. Items sold through Amazon.com still have the same manufacturer’s warranty that the systems sold through their site come with. They do, however, have pre-owned and open-box systems that are not covered by the warranty at a discounted price with free shipping and a 30-day return policy.
Is there anything that can help me set this up?
This system comes with an instruction manual that includes a training guide, quick setup guide to make sure that you have everything that you need to efficiently set up your wireless fence.
What do I do if I have problems installing this system?
If you have any issues with setting up your fence, there are plenty of options for assistance. Havahart offers both phones and chat support for all of their products during office hours. They also have a contact form that you can request further contact for those after-hour questions.
Their website also has a troubleshooting guide, online copies of the manuals and setup guides, and offers a frequently asked questions section to provide you with answers when you need them.
Does this system have a warranty on it?
Yes, there is a 10-year parts warranty and a 12-month labor warranty on this system to the original purchaser. The collars come with a 1-year warranty. These warranties are not transferable if the unit is sold.
Why should I like this system?
Over 70% of the 43 Amazon.com users who purchased this unit and left a review rated it three stars or higher.
They liked the fact that they did not have to dig fence posts or trenches for underground fences. They also liked that it was cheaper than a traditional fence. Users also liked being able to easily control the fence’s radius clearly through the display. They also like the rechargeable collars since you do not need to be constantly buying replacement batteries.
What are known issues with this system?
Some customers had issues with their dogs breaking the collars and noted that Havahart did replace them promptly. Others had issues with signal strength when using it in their basement, on hilly properties, or ones that were otherwise noted to be unsuitable for this fence type.
- The Havahart Transmitter / Control Unit
- AC Power Adapter
- Adhesive strips
- Wall anchor + screw
- Collar with receiver
- Long and short probes
- Receiver Tester
- 2x rechargeable batteries
- Battery Charger
- 75x boundary training flags
- Instructional DVD + printed installation and dog training manual