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Innotek SD 3000 Value Contain'N'Train

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Buy the system that offers you the ability to contain your dog and train with the same receiver collar. For training from up to 150 yards, the compact, hand-held transmitter provides four levels of instantly adjustable stimulation, plus a good (praise) … see full wiki

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1 review about Innotek SD 3000 Value Contain'N'Train

This Can Be a Shocking Experience for Someone.

  • Jun 14, 2008
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Pros: This definitely will contain your pets to your yard.

Cons: Will not keep dogs or kids from coming into your yard.

The Bottom Line: Yes, this does work and I am not sure if I can recommend this or not, because there are too many negative points.

I have always heard about these kinds of systems, but I never thought that I would actually buy one. I purchased mine through a magazine called Pet Edge, for $150 plus shipping and handling. When I moved from my last house I did not need it because I had a fenced in yard, but at my new house I have no fence at all. This does a very good job to contain my pets, but I am always on the lookout for those strays that continue to come in my yard. It took me several tries to get my dogs trained to learn the system, so just keep in the back your mind that just because you purchase this does not mean that your dog will learn by it. You might get one of those types of dogs that just are not smart enough to train, and like being shocked.

Description
This inground dog containment system is basically a collar that has a receiver attached to it that goes around your dog's neck. Then, you bury a wire that runs the outer perimeter of your yard and plugs into the wall. You can adjust the level of intensity to send a signal to the wire. And if the dog comes near the wire, the collar has too little prongs that send a little bit of voltage into their neck. This tingling sensation that goes into their neck is not enough to hurt them but, is just enough to get their attention and stop them in their tracks.

What Does This Come With
Basically, if you have a small yard, then everything else does come with this, such as the training flags, one 500 foot roll of wire, the base unit, one collar, one battery, one transmitter, a remote for dialing up the intensity, one training video, plus a quick start guide.

Features
This has some real nice features such as a handheld transmitter with four stimulation levels and a 150 yard range remote trainer. Do not worry about the collar and whether it will get ruined if it gets wet, because it is water resistant and comes with replaceable batteries. This also can be expanded to cover much larger yards. Remember, this is for containment only.

Installation and how to use
You should not have any problems installing this yourself, but the first thing that you have to do is design your fence system that you want to run around your yard. Then figure out where you want to install the wall Mount transmitter, after that lay out the fence wire on top of the grass. Once you have properly buried it make your final connections, and then power the system up. Once you power this up, you need to test the system and then begin to train your dog.

When designing your fence, you will need to bury the wire one to 3 inches below the surface, making sure that there is no underground cables or wire before you start digging plus make sure you form a complete loop from start all the way to finish and connect it to the transmitter when you're done. It is best to keep this at least 10 feet away from the street. Just to let you know, even though I have not had any problems with this. If you are having trouble with it working properly it could be because you are getting interference from large metal objects and buried electrical and telephone and cable TV services. If you know where these are they recommend that you stay at least 10 feet from these. Once you have buried the cable, you can now select a location for your wall transmitter, a dry location preferably and within 5 feet from an electrical outlet would be best. But before you bury the wire you need to leave it unburied. You can put it in the groove that you have made for it to go, but do not cover it up until you are sure that the system is working properly. Once you are sure, go ahead and cover the wire up. This is when you will plug the transmitter in, and install the batteries into the collar. You will need to match the receiver to the handheld transmitter to get everything properly working. Another thing that you will have to do next is programming the ID code. Just in case there is another neighbor that has the same setup. Now it is time to adjust the containment field. You will need to start at the nine o'clock position and hold the collar next to this and listen for the warning tone and watch for the test might the wider that you make the containment, the less chance that your dog can run through. This is just a test to make sure that this collar is working properly, and the dog does not get a running start and run right through the wire. If you have to cross a driveway or sidewalk it is best to use a side grinder with a masonry blade to cut through the cement and make a quarter inch groove, this way the wire will be able to go across and not be damaged. You can also place this wire, underwater in creeks and streams through a pipe or length of garden hose. Just some tips that you might want to use to protect the exposed wire.

Once the system is all good to go, then it is time to train your dog. By watching the training video and following all of the steps that they tell you to do it should be fairly simple. If your dog is not too dense after the first couple tries then your dog should get the point.

Problems
There are several problems that you will encounter once you purchase this. First and foremost, this system will not stop strays from coming into your yard and getting your dogs pregnant, it will only prevent your dog from leaving the yard. Another concern that I have to deal with is the fact that if you have any major snowfall in your area, this will not work buried under any measurable amount of snow. Another concern of mine is the fact that if you have more than one dog, you will need to purchase extra collars or purchase the two dog system. If you have three dogs, you are basically out of luck you will have to just get another collar. One more problem that you will have to be aware of, and that is the fact that they do not give you enough wire to do your whole yard, they only give you one roll of wire, and that will equal 500 feet. If you have the same size yard is I do or have to go around stuff like I do, then you will definitely need more than one row of wire. Just a little tip, you could probably purchase this wire in bulk from your local home improvement store at a lot cheaper price.

Warranty
They have an excellent warranty on this product. It is 100% satisfaction, if you are not completely satisfied with this purchase you have 30 days to return your product to the original place of purchase for a full refund. They also have a limited lifetime warranty that will cover everything else from any defects in the material and workmanship under normal usage. Now, if your dog, decides to chew on this or an animal chews through the wire well of course, that is not covered. Plus, they do not cover this product, if it is damaged by lightning. If you have a problem with this they request that you call 1-800-826-5527 discussed the matter with them.

Conclusion
If you remember that this is just a containment system to keep your dog in, then you will be okay. But, I cannot stress it enough that this will not keep other dogs out and just like my neighbor down the street, their dog got pregnant, because they had forgotten this. And remember, if you have a measurable snowfall this will not work, so you will have to be the judge whether or not you want to use this. It is not that much of an investment and I do not have much choice now, because there is no snow on the ground. I guess I will worry about that, when it becomes winter out. You still have to watch your dogs when they go outside, because if a child strays into your yard that is another problem. You will still be liable if your dog bites them. So, as you can see this product does have a bunch of downfalls and I am not sure if this will outweigh the convenience of not having a fence.


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