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Lightning Protection: The Dangers And How DogWatch® Keeps You Safe

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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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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West Highland Terrier on DogWatch Hidden fence

Can a Hidden Fence Work for a Terrier?

Terriers are known to be energetic, fearless, and independent. They seem to be on high alert at all times and can be reactive to even the slightest disturbance. Terriers are also known to be diggers and escape artists with a penchant for exploring their surroundings and occasionally resulting in a run-away dog. Terriers do not hesitate to stand up to larger dogs, and that can cause owners a great deal of anxiety when their four-legged family members get out.

Because of their high energy levels, escape skills, and desire to investigate yards of neighbors, terrier owners often assume that a hidden fence is not an option for them. Penny, a long-time DogWatch® customer from DogWatch® of Mid-Canada, thought just the same. Read post »

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 »

Tabby cat and DogWatch Cat Boundaries transmitter and receiver collar

Introducing DogWatch Indoor Boundaries for Cats!

DogWatch® is proud to introduce our new Indoor Boundary system designed just for cats!

The new indoor system is designed to keep your cats safe and out of trouble – and out of the places cats should not be. The system includes an indoor transmitter, the CAT200, and a receiver collar specifically for cats, the CR7. Both the transmitter and the receiver use the same Digital FM technology found in our outdoor Hidden Fences and Mobile Boundaries for dogs.

The CAT200 transmitter is a dual-function Indoor Boundary. It can be used either with an attached boundary wire to keep cats in specific areas where you want them or away from larger areas, such as the dining room, kitchen countertops, living room furniture, etc. Or you can use it without a wire to protect a smaller “off-limits” area two to 10 feet in diameter (one to five feet from the center of the transmitter.) Read post »

Three Great Danes sitting in open doorway with DogWatch Indoor Boundaries

New Indoor/Outdoor Mobile Pet Boundaries from DogWatch®!

DogWatch® is proud to introduce our two newest Mobile Pet Boundaries:

The MB-1 Indoor/Outdoor Mobile Boundary is a versatile, waterproof, battery-operated mobile boundary used indoors or outdoors to create an “off-limits” area for your pet. This wireless system creates a pet-free zone two to eight feet in diameter (one to four feet from the center). The MB-1 transmitter has a rechargeable battery that can last up to 30 days on one charge.

The MB-2 Dual Function Indoor Boundary is our most flexible mobile solution to keep your pet safe inside and can be used either with or without a boundary wire. You can install the MB-2 with a wire to protect a large defined indoor area or you can use it without a wire for greater flexibility to protect smaller areas one to 13 feet in diameter (one to six-and-a-half feet from the center).

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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 »

Black Labrador retriever on leash running alongside female owner

Does Your Dog Have a New Year’s Resolution?

New Year’s Resolutions aren’t just for people – dogs can join in, too! Here are four resolutions for dogs, and how DogWatch products can help you and your pup achieve these goals in 2021. 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 »

Golden Retriever with phone in hand showing SmartFence Boundary Challenge Alert

SmartFence WebApp Update: Boundary Challenge Alerts are Here!

Announcing the newest feature of the DogWatch SmartFence®: Boundary Challenge Alerts!

SmartFence users will now receive an alert whenever their dog challenges the boundary of their hidden fence. A boundary challenge means that the pet has entered the “Avoidance Zone” leading up to the hidden fence boundary, and has received an audible (or vibration) warning and/or a correction. Any time a warning or correction is triggered, the SmartFence will generate an alert notification.

Boundary Challenge Alerts can be received via text and/or email. This new feature was developed in response to requests from SmartFence customers and our DogWatch Dealers. Read post »

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