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DogWatch 2020 Annual Dealer Meeting

2020 DogWatch Dealer Meeting

A record number of DogWatch Dealers from across the country and around the world met on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina on February 7-9, 2020 for the annual DogWatch Dealer Meeting. Nearly 250 Dealers, employees, exhibitors and family members attended the meeting at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort and enjoyed informative and inspiring information sessions plus plenty of good food, camaraderie and celebration to kick off DogWatch’s 30th Anniversary! 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 »

2019 DogWatch Dealer Meeting

DogWatch Dealers from across the country and around the world met in the Texas Hill Country near Austin on February 8-11, 2019 for the 25th Annual DogWatch Dealer Meeting. More than 150 Dealers, employees, exhibitors and family members attended the meeting at the Horseshoe Bay Resort and enjoyed informative and inspiring information sessions plus plenty of good food and camaraderie with fellow DogWatch Dealers.

The annual conference features workshops, panels, exhibitors and how-to sessions, and it provides a wonderful opportunity for Dealers to brush up on the latest technology, learn business best practices and hear about new and upcoming DogWatch products and initiatives. The meeting also gives Dealers the chance to catch up with each other and share ways that they are managing their business in order to bring the best pet containment solutions to their communities.  Read post »

Close up of white DogWatch Hidden Fence flags with brown Labradoodle in background

How to Find, Fix and Prevent Wire Breaks in Your Hidden Fence

DogWatch® Dealers work hard to properly place and protect Hidden Fence boundary wires, and most customers go years without any issues. But wire breaks do happen. They are often the result of outside forces like weather, landscaping and small burrowing animals. Here are some tips to help you identify a wire break, repair the wire and avoid any future disruptions.  Read post »

DogWatch Dealers Share “Why I’m a DogWatch® Hidden Fence Dealer”

Are you interested in owning your own small business? Do you want to be a part of growing industry? Do you love meeting new people in your community? Do you like the idea of working with dogs everyday? If the answer to these questions is yes, then consider becoming a DogWatch Hidden Fence Dealer!

Want to know more? Visit the Become a Dealer section of our website, and watch the video above to hear from real DogWatch Dealers from across the country. They share why they chose DogWatch, what they love about their work and what makes DogWatch different. Here’s some of what they said:  Read post »

Labradoodle and Cockapoo in front of a garden looking up a tree

Keep Your Dog Out of Your Garden with DogWatch

You love your dog. You love your garden. But dogs and gardens can be a difficult combination. Are you looking for a way to protect your carefully cultivated flowers, trees, bushes and veggies from your dog’s rowdy ways? Consider one of these products from DogWatch!  Read post »

2018 DogWatch Dealer Meeting Collage

2018 DogWatch Dealer Meeting Wrap-Up

DogWatch Dealers from across the country and around the world met in sunny Jacksonville, Florida on February 9-11, 2018 for the 24th Annual DogWatch Dealer Meeting. Over 200 Dealers, employees, exhibitors and family members attended the meeting at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, and enjoyed great weather, beautiful surroundings and inspiring talks to kick-start a fantastic and productive 2018!

The annual conference features workshops, panels, exhibitors and how-to sessions, and it provides a wonderful opportunity for Dealers to brush up on the latest technology, learn business best practices and hear about new and upcoming DogWatch products and initiatives. The meeting also gives Dealers the chance to catch up with each other and share ways that they are managing their business in order to bring the best pet containment solutions to their communities. Read post »

black labrador retriever and Australian shepherd wearing hidden fence collar playing in yard with white flags in background

Top 6 Hidden Fence Myths Addressed

Hidden fencing (a.k.a. electric dog fencing, invisible fencing, or underground fencing) has been in existence for a long time but has recently become more popular due to the ever increasing fence restrictions and our ability to trust more in technological advancements. There are some people, however, that are still leery due mostly to myths associated with this type of pet containment. We would like to address these myths and help educate the general public about the safety, humanity and convenience of hidden fences.

The six most popular myths associated with hidden fences are 1) the shock is dangerous and inhumane; 2) it doesn’t work on my breed; 3) my dog will never want to come outside again; 4) it will make my dog become aggressive; 5) it is too expensive and 6) store-bought systems work just as well as professionally-installed hidden fences. Read post »

Bella and Solo the German Shepherds, SideWalker customers

SideWalker Helps Dog Parent Walk Her Dogs Without Pulling

Walking German Shepherds (and many other dogs) on leash can be a challenge for the average dog owner. That’s why DogWatch created the SideWalker® Leash Trainer, a training collar that gently corrects overly enthusiastic leash pulling and helps dogs (of all shapes and sizes) learn appropriate on-leash behavior.

To see how the SideWalker helped one German Shepherd pet parent gain control of walks with her dogs, we reached out to Lorna, a DogWatch customer from Van Hornesville, New York. Lorna is pet parent to two beautiful German Shepherds, a four year-old female named Bella (left) and a two year-old male named Solo (right). Both dogs were avid leash pullers, especially Solo. Read post »