Sunbeam Essential In-Ground Static Dog Fencing System
This is what happens when you try to buy cheap....
In July 2014 I decided to get an in ground fence for our family dog- after shopping around at petsmart a bit decided to get the Sunbeam system, mostly based on price. I (wrongly) thought that all systems were equal, and really: how can you mess up a invisible fence? I WAS WRONG. They system went in just fine- installation really was easy and painless. Training was a snap as well- and it worked great.... at first. After 3 months, the collar stopped working. I thought maybe the batteries had died and so I changed them... again... and again.. eventually I discovered that even with the freshest of batteries the collar just would not work properly. So I called Sunbeam and spoke to their customer service. They were actually very helpful and sent me a new receiver collar at no charge. It arrived in just a couple days... and only worked a week. After 7 days, it suddenly failed- I changed batteries, and found that it would not make the beeping noises that it is supposed to. I have officially given up on it. I am gonna have to bite the bullet and buy a pricier brand... so I guess the saying is true: "you get what you pay for."
December 30, 2014
I have a 10 month old, rowdy blue heeler/border collie mix. The product works very well with his moderately thick hair. Once we trained him on the boundaries of the system, he no longer needs the collar. Make sure you are doing the training along with the collar system, or else it will not work. This is not a substitute for being a good dog owner.
November 30, 2014
the collar does not work for longer than 3-4 months
September 18, 2014
Does not work!!!!!
I have a large German Shepard/Wolf mix. He has very long, thick and coarse hair. The shock collar with the longer electrical contacts does not make contact with his skin due to his long hair. The other issue is that the electrical correction shock is so weak it has no effect on the pet. I shocked myself and was amazed at how insignificant the correction shock performed. If you have a similar pet, do not waster your money!!!!!!!!!!!!
June 16, 2014