This extra receiver collar can be used to add another dog or as a replacement collar to the Wireless Pet Containment System (PIF-300). Add an unlimited number of pets to your system. This collar features 5 adjustable levels of static correction.
We have had our system for a little less than a year and once before the collar stopped working. Thought maybe it got wet so took the battery out and let it air dry. Worked fine. BUT a couple of says ago the collar quit working again. Tried replacing batteries, tried re synching, tried adjusting the connection points for better contact, tried cleaning and scuffing the contacts but to no avail. So called customer service and they were the BEST! They didn't give me a hassle and are sending a replacement since I am within warranty. I love this containment system, just really wish the collars were more dependable considering my trouble along either the many other reviews. But can't praise enough the customer service. Thank you Petsafe.
So far this has worked great. I was at an advantage, as my rescue dog had been using an underground fence, so she already knew what the beeping meant - B-line back towards the house. The batteries need to be changed ever other month - even WalMart has the batteries. I can see where it might be difficult for people with smaller yards that are not circular shaped. I have 6 acres, so this wasn't a problem for me. Indoor unit can not be placed closed to any large metal objects (e.g., washing machine, refrigerator). Also, large metal objects outside (shed) can limit the range. I have been told that Bull dogs can be stubborn enough to sit and take the charge until it stops (30 seconds), then happily go on their way! :D
We have used petsafe wireless fence for about 5 years. We love it and it has always worked very well with all of our dogs. Only down fall is the collers will fall off every blue moon or the black box will fall off no matter how tight the screws are. I have had to buy 2 extra coller because my dogs have lost theirs and we can't find them anywhere on our land. Other thing is batter life, they do drain quicker then I would like so we have to stay stocked up on them at all times. But we do have stubborn dogs and the coller have to be put on 4 or 5 and they also wear their coller 24/7 since they come and go as they please.
We are so glad to hear that you have had many great years of use out of your Wireless system! You may find it helpful to know that the collar probes should be tightened regularly, every week or so just to be sure that they are snug. If this continues to be a concern, you may want to try the newer rechargeable style as the strap feeds through the front of the device rather than attaching via the probes and washers on the back of the unit. It can be seen at this web address and it is compatible with the IF-100 transmitter: