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 »
August 26, 2023
Summertime and early fall bring an increase in thunderstorms and are home to the heart of hurricane season. This may cause Hidden Fence owners concern regarding their systems, how they’ll do during inclement weather, and what might happen if their fence loses connection. The design of DogWatch® Hidden Fences has just this concern in mind.
Here’s how DogWatch® keeps your pets safe, how you can confirm your fence is working, and how you can help ease their anxiety during extreme weather.
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July 20, 2023
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. 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 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. Ollie, a three year-old Great Pyrenees mix from Illinois, was once one of those sad statistics. Read post »
June 9, 2023
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 »
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 »
July 26, 2022
Did you know that you can trade in your existing Invisible Fence® or other professionally installed underground dog fence for a DogWatch® Hidden Fence and save money? It’s an easy and cost-effective way to ensure your pet will stay safe with the best, most advanced pet containment system available. Learn more about our upgrade program below. Read post »
June 7, 2022
Are you considering a wireless GPS electronic pet fence (frequently referred to generically as an “invisible fence”*) to keep your dog in your yard? How do wireless GPS systems compare to a traditional wired (underground) electronic dog fence? Do they provide the same level of safety for your pet? Read post »
May 3, 2022
They paw or scratch at the door. They sit at the window meowing. They follow you around the house, almost tripping you at every turn. If you have an outdoor cat, you know how much they love being outside and will do almost anything to get there.
If you have an outdoor cat, you also know the dangers of letting your feline family member outside. Outdoor cats live, on average, an estimated 8-10 fewer years than their indoor counterparts. A couple of common dangers for outdoor cats include feral animals, vehicles, and toxins such as antifreeze and fertilizers. However, there is a way to allow your outdoor cat to be an outdoor cat AND keep them safe!
A DogWatch® Underground Hidden Fence can help keep your outdoor cat safe by keeping them within the boundaries of your property while still allowing them the freedom to roam. Over the past three decades, DogWatch® Dealers have installed underground dog fences and indoor boundaries for thousands of cats across the country and around the world.
But how do you train a cat to use an electronic pet fence system?