Compare Pet Stop of Alabama to Competitors
Why is Pet Stop of Alabama your best pet fencing & management choice?
First of all, we guarantee containment – with no time limitations. It’s our only job, after all. Simply put, we do what we say we’ll do. We will make sure your pet has the best containment situation possible, giving you the peace of mind you need where your loved pet’s safety is concerned. We use the best equipment on the market, coupled with our easy and humane training methods to achieve this goal. You can’t argue with success; we’ve effectively contained over 10,000 dogs and cats since we started in 1994 – and have yet to find the pet we can’t contain. Our services don’t stop with pet containment, either. We offer a complete line of electronic dog training collars & electronic bark control devices, as well as a large selection of pet doors & full installation services. Customer referrals account for 70% of our new customers. People just don’t refer their friends and neighbors to someone they don’t trust.
What makes our equipment better?
Designed and manufactured right here in the U.S.A., Pet Stop® brand electronics boast the lowest failure rate and highest success rate in the industry. The Pet Stop® engineering team are the acknowledged leaders in the industry, responsible for every major innovation since the industry’s inception. Patented DM signal technology virtually eliminates signal interference, a problem that still plagues other systems. Firmware based and totally programmable, Pet Stop® pet fence equipment can be made to emulate all other major brands, so you can upgrade inferior products piece by piece if desired. With the addition of the new EcoLite™ Rechargeable receiver collar, Pet Stop has extended their already enormous lead in the pet containment technology race. No other company in the industry’s history has made such ground-breaking strides in pet fence technology.
How are our training methods better?
Our background in dog behavior training and long experience in the pet containment industry have allowed us to evaluate every pet fence training method used in the business. We have tailored our processes to be humane and non-traumatic for even timid pets, working with leading experts in animal behavior to tweak it even recently. While we ask our customers not to train outside our parameters, we do allow ourselves the flexibility to tailor the training process to accommodate each pet individually. With either our free Training Assistance or Pet Fence 101, our Certified Complete Training option, we can be confident in successful results. Our customers’ pets experience less fear during training, yet our success rate continues to outperform all competitors.
What makes our customer service better?
We care about our customers’ opinions of us, and we act accordingly. In our industry, we find that simply showing up for service is enough to be better than most; but we try to put ourselves in our customer’s shoes. Our company services every brand of pet fence system, with hundreds of customers whose systems were originally installed by other companies. We’ve seen more than 30 competitors go out of business since 1994, but we’ve always remained. We are committed to providing the best service available in the industry, and we do it every day.
No dealer in the entire industry has more experience with every brand than Pet Stop of Alabama.
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Compare Specific Local Competitors to Pet Stop of Alabama
Pet Stop of Alabama vs. Invisible Fence of Central Alabama
We've competed with Invisible Fence of Central Alabama for most of our 17 years, under several different owners and a couple of gaps with no local Invisible Fence dealer. Some of those former owners and their employees are now our customers, and a couple are now Pet Stop dealers. To the best of our knowledge, Invisible Fence of Central Alabama operates as a full-time business based in the Birmingham area, and does an average amount of new business. Pet Stop of Alabama has either replaced equipment or taken over service for over 200 of their customers over the years (as of this writing in June, 2011).
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Pet Stop of Alabama vs. Invisible Fence (PetSafe) of Birmingham
UPDATE 3/2012: OUT OF BUSINESS
Yes, there are currently two local Invisible Fence dealers who compete with one another. Invisible Fence of Birmingham started as PetSafe of Central Alabama in 2002, selling PetSafe Pro brand equipment. When the Invisible Fence brand was acquired by Radio Systems Corporation, the makers of PetSafe products, the eventual result was these two local IF dealers. To the best of our knowledge, Invisible Fence of Birmingham operates as a part-time business based in the Birmingham area, and does a small amount of new business. Pet Stop of Alabama has either replaced equipment or taken over service for over 45 of their customers over the years (as of this writing in June, 2011).
Pet Stop of Alabama vs. Alabama Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing
This one has some history behind it. For about 8 years, our company was the local Dog Guard dealership, and for 7 of those we were the largest in the USA. In late 2002, we became so concerned with the very high and growing rate of product failures that we decided to sever our relationship with the Dog Guard product line. So this is a product and manufacturer we know well. In our opinion, Dog Guard brand products are the least advanced of all "professional" lines, with an inordinately high rate of failure and an obvious lack of technological advancement when compared to all other professional lines, and even most retail DIY systems. To the best of our knowledge, Alabama Dog Guard operates as a part-time business based in the Gadsden area, and does a small amount of new business. Pet Stop of Alabama has either replaced equipment or taken over service for over 325 Dog Guard customers over the years (as of this writing in June, 2011).
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Pet Stop of Alabama vs. DogWatch of Central Alabama
DogWatch of Central Alabama is a relatively new dealership whose ownership has less experience than other local competitors. Since 1999, DogWatch has set up dealerships under several different owners. None have lasted longer than a year or two. Some of those former owners and their employees are now our customers. To the best of our knowledge, DogWatch of Central Alabama operates as a part-time business based in the Birmingham area, and does a small amount of new business. Pet Stop of Alabama has either replaced equipment or taken over service for over 40 DogWatch customers over the years (as of this writing in June, 2011).
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- Download a Handout distributed by DogWatch Dealers (Unedited)
Document consists of two tables comparing product features, manufacturer experience, and important aspects of each local dealership.
PSA vs. Competitors 6.11.pdf
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This is a scan of the handout regularly given to potential customers by Invisible Fence of Central Alabama between 2009 and 2011. This copy was distributed in June, 2011. Much of the information regarding Pet Stop of Alabama is inaccurate, but a corrected version can be downloaded below.
IF of Central AL Comparison & Ref Handou
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This is the same scan as above, but with these edits:
1. All references to Alabama Dog Guard have been removed.
2. Customer phone numbers have been grayed out.
3. Names & phone numbers of customers not listed as associated with Pet Stop of Alabama have been grayed out.
4. Notations have been made throughout the document which provide corrected & verifiable information. Our opinions and conclusions are summarized at bottom page 3.
IF of Central AL C&R Handout - CORRECTED
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The first page of this document is a brief summary of the comparison information found at the top half of this web page in a downloadable, clickable format. Page two is a reprint of independent dog fence reviews from the Dog Fence Guide online, covering Pet Stop, Invisible Fence, and DogWatch brand dog fence systems.
Dealership Comparison Summary & DFG Revi
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This is a one-page comparison table prepared by DogWatch, Inc. and downloaded from their website. An annotated version is being prepared and will be posted soon.
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