3-Volt Battery

SKU# RFA-188

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Replacement 3-volt battery. Each battery lasts about 1 month and has a 5 year shelf life.

Never run out of replacement batteries again. Battery Replacement Plan easy-ship program makes it even more convenient for you to keep your pets safe. For your containment and training products, you receive RFA-188 batteries at a discounted plan price, auto-shipped to your doorstep with no shipping fees. You'll love the value and time-saving convenience. Learn more.

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Battery Replacement Plan

With your purchase, you receive 3 RFA-188 batteries shipped within 7-10 business days. The next 3 RFA-188 batteries ships 3 months later. Only the discounted program price is charged to you at the time of purchase. Each time your batteries are shipped, there are no extra fees and no hassle! It's the ultimate in convenience, bringing batteries right to your door.

  • 1 Year STANDARD plan includes 12 batteries a year
  • Autoship program sends 3 batteries, 4 times a year, every 3 months
  • Replace your pet's collar battery once every month (normal training and containment use)
  • Save $28 plus all shipping and handling costs
  • Conveniently ships to you, automatically
  • Each battery lasts on average 1 month and has a 5-year shelf life

RFA-188 battery usage typically is 1 month with normal training and containment for one pet, so 12 batteries are needed each year. We take care of your battery needs by shipping three batteries, four times a year, providing you 12 RFA-188 batteries within a year. Regularly $12 per battery ($144 + shipping and handling), you pay $116 per year, auto-shipped with FREE shipping and handling. Order with confidence - cancel at anytime for a prorated refund.

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Not Impressed, 4/9/14
I really like the Dog Collar itself a lot, but the batteries are something else. We should not have to pay prices like these for what could have been a simple battery replacement. I am now looking for a replacement collar from a company that does not try to soak me on the batteries.

PETSAFE RESPONSE: We are sorry to hear that the 3-volt battery did not meet your expectations! We do appreciate your time and feedback on this product. Please know that we do offer rechargeable devices in many of the training systems which may be a better fit for you and your pet. If you'd like to learn more about other receiver collars we do offer, please contact our Customer Care Center at 1-800-732-2677.

Battery replacement, 3/31/14
I thought that the battery was stuck in the collar, until I figured out I had to keep buying the pet safe batteries. I would never have bought the product if I realized that the only place I could get these batteries was from Pet Safe. Way to go Pet Safe---guaranteed income for years to come for you.

PETSAFE RESPONSE: We are sorry to hear that the design of the 3-volt battery has failed to meet your expectations! We can understand how frustrating it can be to need a specific battery in order for your collar to function properly, but please know that these batteries are often carried by local retail stores. Using the link provided below, you can input your zip code to see where retailers of PetSafe Products are located in your area. If you still need assistance, please contact our Customer Care Center at 1-800-732-2677.


too expensive and difficult to use, 1/30/14
Ordered replacement battery for collar and was very surprised by the high price. The annual replacement plan cost is ridiculous. The battery/switch are difficult to operate and the plastic slot is weak. After a few users the plastic broke and now it's very difficult to turn.

PETSAFE RESPONSE: :We apologize that the 3-volt battery design has failed to meet your expectations. The 1 year plan is designed to help you save $28 plus all shipping and handling costs. We understand how frustrating it must be to struggle with replacing the battery. Please know that your test light tool is designed to help remove and replace the batteries with ease. These tools usually come with your collar. If you are unable to locate your test light tool, you can purchase an additional one on our website by using the link below.


Bark control, 1/17/14
Product works great but this device could have easily been powered by a standard battery. $12.00 a month for a 3 volt battery is ridiculous. I will look for a better vendor. It did work well for 6 weeks.


Thank you for taking the time to share your comments and the details of your situation. Please know that they have been passed on to the appropriate teams for review and feedback. If you would like to discuss this issue with us, please contact our Customer Care Center at 1-800-732-2677.

Lasts WAY longer than it says!, 12/9/13
A shock collar was our absolute last resort with our one dog, but she was just barking all day while we were at work, and we had tried spray collars with very little success. It's also too bad that she knows when we put her bark collar on her, and will even test it just to make sure we turned it on, because it has forced us to put it on her every single day we're at work.
The GREAT thing about this battery is that you can so easily turn it on and off, so we're not just leaving it on all the time and wasting the battery. By doing so, I would guess that each battery we have used has lasted at least 6 months, up to a year. The only bad part is the design for turning it, because we have to use a quarter or something similar, and after a while it gets pretty torn up. Otherwise, awesome battery life and we couldn't be happier!