This virtual dog fence, called the SpotOn Virtual Fence is both a virtual fence and a GPS tracker. It allows you to set places where you do and don’t want your dog to go, OnPoint Systems LLC provides training in how to use this fence. It allows you to set up up to 10 different boundaries you want for your dog, for those that have big yards.
The set up is easy, you just walk the perimeter with the collar. Instead of using underground wires, it is based on the location of your dog. The collar is said to be light weight and comfortable for the dog. You don’t have to dig up the yard, and it adjusts easily if you want to change things.
This is a well engineered product that is well adapted to both large and small dogs. Its precision is military grade. There is a direct connection between GPS satellites and the dog collar, making it like a fence. It also helps to track down a lost dog, using the phone app that is included in the set up. It is tough under extreme conditions, and it is water resistant.
There is no minimum or maximum size limits when setting up a perimeter, and it is less expensive than the traditional underground wire fences.
It requires cell coverage, so it may not work properly if you have spotty cell coverage. It is high priced compared to other Virtual Dog Fences, $1,495, though the company claims it is better than the other products out there. It does also have a $7 a month subscription price in addition to the Fence price. There are a lot of add ons that most people will not use.
There is the option in the system of using an electric shock. This is a Pro or Con, depending on your views on how to train a dog. Anything that can block a GPS tracking, like the weather can potentially block the collar.
This product was named the 2019 Product of the Year by the New Hampshire Tech Alliance. The collar provides a series of audible warnings, with an optional (electric shock) static correction. If the dog is coming back, they are not zapped on their return to the circle. If you are against zapping your dog, feel free to use it with just the audible warning, with your choice of reinforcement. Some say your dog isn’t properly trained if you need to use your tool.
The barrier does follow the dog wherever you go, due to the reliance on GPS tracking.
The Spot On Virtual Fence goes right on your dog and not only keeps track of where he is, but it gives you the ability to set up mobile barriers from your phone for your dog. It doesn’t require an underground wire, it is hard to damage. It is rather expensive, but customers say it seems to work; some using just the audible warnings, and some the electric shock, it is your choice. It keeps your dog where you want them, that is the bottom line.
If you want to buy this overall quality product, check out the Spot On Virtual Fence here.
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