September 15, 2023
Whether it’s the neighbor’s cat or a passing car on your street, sometimes it seems like a dog’s instinct is to give chase to virtually anything that moves. This behavior is one of the reasons a growing number of dog owners are installing electronic fences to help keep their canine companions safe and secure in the confines of the yard.
While many people endorse these hidden fences* for their efficacy with smaller breeds, some dog owners wonder: Do electronic fences work for big dogs? This guide will examine whether electronic fences meet the challenge of containing our larger furry companions. Read post »
May 16, 2023
When you picture Siberian Huskies, chances are you picture them in motion. Whether they are pulling a sled, running laps at the dog park or chasing squirrels, Huskies are among the most energetic and independent of all dog breeds. They are also well known “escape artists,” and can often be found digging under or leaping over fences.
Because of this reputation, pet parents often ask us: “Can a hidden fence really work for my Siberian Husky?”
Yes, it can! For over 30 years, DogWatch Dealers have been training Siberian Huskies, Husky mixes, Alaskan Malamutes and more to stay in their yards with our hidden fences. We reached out to our DogWatch Dealers and customers to learn more about the process of training Huskies, adjusting collars to work with their thick coats, and how adding an underground electronic fence to their property helped their smart and athletic pups enjoy their freedom! Read post »
January 18, 2023
Pointers and Setters, Spaniels and Whippets, hunting dogs come in all shapes, sizes, and breeds. Different breeds of hunting dogs share one similarity: they’re bred to hunt alongside humans. Dogs have been hunting with humans for thousands of years, and there’s evidence that this relationship reaches back to prehistoric times.
Hunting dogs are athletic, loyal, intelligent, eager to please, and typically have tremendous stamina. These attributes often prove invaluable during a hunt. Breeds that fall into this category also possess a strong predatory drive.
When their prey drive is triggered, these dogs can find themselves in hazardous situations. When chasing prey your dog could end up in the middle of a busy street, on someone else’s property, in hunting territory, or even lost. A Hidden Fence from DogWatch® is a great way to ensure that your hunting dog stays safely on your property. Read post »
March 28, 2022
Hounds are famous for two things: their noses and their speed. And anyone who has ever lived with a beagle, bloodhound, greyhound, dachshund or other hound dog knows just how fast and determined they can be when chasing prey (or the neighbor’s cat).
DogWatch® Dealers are often asked: “Can a hidden fence REALLY work for a hound?” The answer is yes! For over 30 years, DogWatch® Dealers have been training hounds and hound mixes to stay in their yards with our hidden fences. We reached out to our Dealers and customers to learn more about the process of training hounds, their unique personalities and how adding an underground electronic fence to their property helped their pups stay safe and do what hounds love to do – sniff, run and play! Read post »
February 14, 2022
Herding dogs are energetic, loyal, focused, and intelligent. These dogs are happiest when they have a job to do and do best with plenty of room to run. They require an above-average amount of daily exercise and get bored quickly if they aren’t given enough tasks or engaging activities.
When herding dogs aren’t given enough to do, they become anxious, resulting in excessive barking or destructive tendencies such as chewing or digging. Due to their genetic makeup, herding dogs also possess a high prey drive, which can sometimes make keeping them on your property difficult.
Due to these factors, herding dog owners often assume that a hidden fence is not an option. However, a DogWatch® Hidden Fence won’t only keep your herding dog safe, the freedom to roam their yard will keep them happy. Here’s how!
October 27, 2021
Pit Bulls are known to be loving, patient, brave, and loyal companions. Pit Bulls are not one specific breed, but a mix of several breeds, such as Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Bulldog, and American Staffordshire Terrier. These gentle giants are not generally aggressive and only rank behind Golden Retrievers in tests of tolerance.