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The Benefits Of Having Your Electronic Dog Fence Professionally Installed

Are you trying to decide between a do-it-yourself electronic dog fence system and one installed by a professional? There is an increasing number of self-install fence kits available online and in stores, but how do these fences compare to the professionally installed fences, like those offered by DogWatch®, Invisible Fence®, and others? What skills do you need to install them? What do you need to know about dog training? Is a D-I-Y electronic dog fence a more efficient and cost-effective choice for you? Read post »

Lost dog poster, lost pet prevention month

5 Ways To Keep Your Pets Safe All Year Long

July 5th is usually the busiest day of the year for animal shelters in the United States due to the holiday that precedes it. Fireworks, large gatherings, flashing lights, and general noise causes many pets to panic and run away. While pets are at an increased risk of getting lost during holidays and celebrations, the fact is that pets are at risk of getting lost every day.

One in three pets get lost in their lifetime, and less than 23% of lost pets in the United States make it home. The number of dogs and cats that end up in animal shelters each year exceeds 4 million. Pet owners know how important it is to keep their four-legged family members safe and at home, and that’s why PetHub started Lost Pet Prevention Month in 2014. Celebrated every July, Lost Pet Prevention Month aims to spread awareness of lost pets, the pressure shelters feel during overpopulation, and what steps owners can take to keep their pets safe.

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DogWatch Hidden Fences for Waterfront Homes

Lucy the Labradoodle lives on the shores of beautiful Joslin Lake in Unadilla, Michigan, and she loves to swim. Lucy’s parents, David and Kathy Downey, enjoy watching their young dog leap into the water, but they worried that she may swim too far away from their home. They needed a solution that would allow Lucy the freedom to enjoy the water while also giving them the peace of mind that she will stay close to home. Read post »

Small pet pig in yard with tennis ball

PigWatch? Yes, DogWatch Hidden Fences Work for Pet Pigs, Too!

March 1st is National Pig Day, so we’re celebrating our many wonderful pig customers. That’s right – DogWatch Hidden Fences work for pet pigs, too! We reached out to several DogWatch Dealers across the country and internationally to learn about their most memorable porcine customers. Enjoy!  Read post »

Photo of Lily, a young Australian Shepherd dog

DogWatch Hidden Fence and Remote Trainer Make a Big Difference in Life of Michigan Dog and Her Owner

Lily, a 7-month Australian Shepherd from Michigan, is a high-energy dog. She loves chasing after tennis balls, learning new tricks, and exploring the outdoors. Lily’s mom Tracey loves her herding dog’s spirited nature, but was worried about keeping her safe. Tracey uses a walker, and cannot chase after her speedy pup when she runs out the door or over to the neighbors’ yard.

While looking for a solution, Tracey found her local DogWatch Dealers, Rachael and Derrick Woiderski. The Woiderskis are the owner-operators of DogWatch by K9 Keeper Fencing LLC and the authorized DogWatch Hidden Fence Dealers serving Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing and the surrounding area. After speaking with Tracey over the phone, they knew that they could help her and Lily stay safe and have more fun together. Read post »

Ash with his firefighter buddies

DogWatch Dealer Donates Hidden Fence to Help Keep Firehouse Dog Safe

On the morning of May 23, Ash, a one year-old gray and white Pit Bull, went missing from his home at Hanahan Fire Station #1 in Hanahan, South Carolina. The Hanahan firefighters quickly shared Ash’s photo on social media, and the news spread fast. Soon local animal shelters, businesses, news reporters and dog lovers in the community were searching for the beloved fire dog.

One local business owner who heard Ash’s story was Matthew Cormack, owner-operator of DogWatch of Greater Charleston. Matt shared Ash’s photo on his Facebook page, and called the fire station to let them know he would be happy to donate a hidden fence for Ash upon his return. Read post »

DogWatch Dealer using trencher to bury wire in ground

Self-Installed Vs. Professionally-Installed Electronic Dog Fences

Are you trying to decide between a do-it-yourself electronic dog fence system and one that is professionally installed? There are an increasing number of self-install fence kits available online and in stores, but how do these fences compare to the professionally installed fences, such as those offered by DogWatch®, Invisible Fence® and others? What skills do you need to install them? What do you need to know about dog training? Is a D-I-Y electronic dog fence really a more efficient and cost-effective choice for you? Read post »

Lost Dog Poster - Photo by Randy Laybourne on Unsplash

Preventing Lost Pets with DogWatch Hidden Fences

Did you know that more than 10 million pets are lost each year in the United States, and one out of three pets will be lost during its lifetime? To bring attention to this issue, July has been designated Lost Pet Prevention Month, with the goals of increasing resources for preventing lost pets and relocating lost pets with their owners. July was chosen because July 5th is typically the busiest day for shelter intakes in the United States. The increase is shelter admissions on July 5th is attributed to dogs escaping their homes or running from their owners due to fear of 4th of July fireworks.

At DogWatch®, it’s our mission to keep pets safe. We are pet owners ourselves, and can understand the heartache that pet owners must feel when their pet is lost. We are dedicated to creating products than can help reduce the number of lost pets and give pet parents peace of mind that their dogs (and cats) will not be one of those 10 million lost each year. Read post »

Jason Sotke and Koda the Saint Bernedoodle

DogWatch Dealer Donates Hidden Fence and Training for Police Officer’s New Puppy

Koda, a 7 month old Saint Bernedoodle from Michigan, is a bundle of puppy energy. He loves to play tug of war with his three (human) brothers, and practically somersaults with joy when he spots another dog nearby. Koda is very popular with his neighbors, but is not popular with all of their dogs (especially the older ones, who prefer a little peace and quiet). Koda’s family needed a solution to help him exercise that puppy energy while at the same time staying safe in his yard. Enter Derrick and Rachael Woiderski of DogWatch by K9 Keeper Fencing LLC.

Koda’s story was like many they had heard before from their customers, with one big difference. Koda’s father Jason Sotke, a Grand Rapids police officer, was seriously injured in the line of duty last October. During an arrest, Jason was knocked to the ground and suffered a spinal cord injury that left him temporarily paralyzed and required surgery. Read post »

Brighton Area Schools Pack of Dogs program service dogs and handlers with David Downey of DogWatch by Laughing Labrador

DogWatch Dealer Helps Train School Therapy Dogs with SideWalker Leash Trainers

This week, DogWatch Dealers Kathy and David Downey of DogWatch by Laughing Labrador donated 12 SideWalker® Leash Trainers to a unique public school therapy dog program in Brighton, Michigan to help improve the dogs’ leash walking behavior. The Downeys and DogWatch by Laughing Labrador installer Daniel Perez also hosted a hands-on training session with the therapy dogs and their handlers. Read post »

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