Rated 5 out of 5 by effie05 Great investment
Directions well written- easy to install although it takes awhile, depending on your size yard. Our dog has responded well so far during her training. Did have to purchase additional wire since system only comes with so much.
August 31, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5
by Gr8products better than expected
After weeks of reviewing containment systems I could not help but to be drawn to LL Beans unbeatable guarantee. No system out on the Internet had more than maybe a three warranty. I had a few acres to bury wire on and I didn't want to do all the work and have to tear it out again. That said, we installed the wire late last spring. We were a bit slow in getting our lab trained on it, but we did get it done. Just this week he is now running free and playing as much as he wants to. I will post on here again if we run into problems this coming winter (we are in the up and coming great state of Michigan). I gave this product a four mainly because I couldn't quite give a five star rating, but I would give it a four and a half right now. In testing the system I was having trouble with the correction signal in a certain area, but we think we know why. We have our electrical line buried along side our driveway from the street to our home. So we stayed far away from that area while burying the copper wire. But, when you get back to the house in the final stretch you have to come close to the buried power line. This is the area that I had trouble with, and I might still have it, but as long as the dog doesn't figure it out I am fine with it. The last "maybe" I have is with the collar, and it is a dual issue. I am not sure if the collar is really tough enough to hold up to a larger dog, we will see, but out of no where when we were first testing the system, we sat the collar down on the kitchen table. It began a correction just sitting there, but it has not happened again, and thank God, if it does it will completely destroy every bit of training we have done. So, for the few months we have had this item, the installation and use of this item has been awesome. Just a couple hiccup I am not too sure about, but buy it! You will not find a better system even close to this price with a guarantee that helps you sleep a bit easier. And do not forget, when you are installing this copper wire, all the twists and bends, the ups and downs while burying the cable use up a far amount of your total length.. If your are paying attention and being consistent with your technique I think a 10% cushion will get you home. I did within a three acre piece planning on 1430 feet of wire. I ended up with on 28 inches of wire left out of three 500 foot roles,
August 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SoutheasternMass Great system!
We purchased this system in order to adopt a German Shorthaired Pointer. He has responded very well to the system and consistently does great with it. Installation wasn't too difficult. My husband and I installed it one day in about 6 hours. Directions were clear and easy to follow. The training guide was simple. Its been 5 weeks and we are now starting to slowly remove the flags. We also purchased the add on collar for our other dog which was also simple to hook up.
May 1, 2010