The Basic Remote Trainer makes training easy and affordable for any budget. With a 75 yard range and 12 levels of static stimulation and two tone training options, you can communicate with your dog and reinforce good behavior off-leash.
Poor water ingress resistance and power requirement design, 9/15/14
I have a 65 lb English fox hound who needed some correction. Mainly he digs under the 8 ft chainlink fence that his enclosure and chews EVERYTHING, shoes, trash, tools etc. I purchased an electric cattle fence, thinking something designed to stop a 3 ton bull would be adequate for a 65lb dog, alas, no. He is a determined fellow,
Anyway, the petsafe guardian is great for a training aid if you are going to put the collar on the dog, do an hour or so of behavioral modification then remove the collar and secure the dog. If you want it for a 24 / 7 way to remind him you're watching when he does something or just a failsafe if he starts regressing to previous behaviors, forget it, battery holder design is ill conceived, O ring leaks and allows water in to the unit (unit was aweek old) and battery drains in about a day if you leave it on (hard to chase down your dog turn on the unit and then give him a tone when he legs it down the road).
Like I say, as astructured training tool works great, but understand it's limitations, it cannot be used for constant monitoring.
it is a piece of junk, 6/30/14
by james b sprayberry
The design is terrible. It is too difficult to turn on and off. The batteries fall out easily and the unit cracked when they fell out. The batteries ran down w/in 24 hours. And I believe the effective range is 50 yards or less. It has sporadic effect on our 20 lb King Charles. Many times it has no impact.
PETSAFE RESPONSE: We are sorry to hear that you have encountered problems with your Basic Static Remote Trainer. We can understand how a broken product can be frustrating. Please know that this product is covered by a 1 year warranty, and we would be happy to offer replacement assistance.
This remote trainer can be used up to 75 yards in the best conditions. The battery life on the handheld transmitter is about 2 months, but if the receiver collar is left on when not in use, the battery life is estimated to about 10 days. The Low Battery Indicator will appear on the handheld/collar as a flashing red light (3 flashes every 5 seconds). For more information on this remote trainer and our warranty policy, please contact our Customer Care Center at 1-800-732-2677.
Operates Well - Some Issues, 6/16/14
by Tony Hall
I purchased this product about 6 months ago at Lowe's and the unit is simple and works well. The battery compartment is different than others researched in that to turn the unit on and off, you must rotate the battery access door. Care must be taken to avoid losing the batteries and door as it may become too loose and drop out during use. As with another reviewer the door was lost, however; I called the toll free number and the Pet Safe Representative was very helpful and pleasant to deal with and was able to assist me in getting a replacement which is not listed on the website. All in all, the product operates good, great customer service, batteries drain quickly if not turned off and the battery door must be closely monitored.